The Elim Dutch Festival offers something for everyone !
Children will enjoy the petting zoo, magic show, face-painting, Kid’s carnival, and musical entertainment throughout the day.
Adults will love the Christmas collectibles, delft, unique Dutch groceries, baked goods, Farmer’s Market, and Wooden Shoe Carver.
Everyone will enjoy Dutch treats such as oliebollen (Dutch doughnuts), poffertjes (little treats), rodekool (red cabbage), pea soup, pigs-in-a-blanket, banket (pastry with almond filling) and hutspot (beef and potatoes). For more conventional appetites - hamburgers, pizza by the slice, bratwurst, hot dogs, baked potatoes, pie slices, brownie sundaes, caramel apple delights, taco-in-a-bag, popcorn, coffee and soft drinks are all available.
The day begins at 7:30 am with a home cooked pannekoeke (pancake) breakfast. The Dutch Village shops open at 8 am and the children's games and Petting Zoo open at 9 am. Entertainment performances yet T.B.A.! There will be entertaining performances by the members of Elim's Choirs and the Dutch dancers doing klompendanskunst (Dutch clogging). The Festival's events end at 4 pm.
The Elim Dutch Festival takes place on the campus of Elim Christian Services in Palos Heights, Illinois (13020 S. Cenral Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463). Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle bus service is also provided. You can find out more about promoting your business at the Dutch Festival (through event sponsorship) by clicking here and going to the bottom of the page!
All proceeds benefit Elim Christian Services! Elim’s mission is to equip children and adults with disabilities to achieve to their highest God-given potential. Elim pursues this mission by providing educational, vocational, therapeutic, and residential services to over 1,000 persons with developmental disabilities.