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Fall Festival at Danada

Don't miss our largest event of the year!

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 & 8

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Danada Equestrian Center
3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton

Celebrate the horse! Festivities will include equestrian performances and demonstrations in the outdoor arena, wagon rides, children's activities, barn tours, and more. No registration.

Questions? Call 630-668-6012.


Arena Performances

Schedule subject to change

Saturday Sunday
11 a.m. Star Spangled Banner Star Spangled Banner
11: 15 a.m. Stateline Spitfires Midwest Renegades Dare Devils- Patriotic
11:30 a.m. HorsePower Therapeutic Riding Arabians
11:45 a.m. Laurie Soukup – Driving Demo
Noon Danada Equestrian Center Drill Team Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities
12:15 p.m. Stateline Hotshots Rodeo Drill Team Hobby Horse Romp
12:30 p.m. Arabians Midwest Renegades Rebels
12:45 p.m. Hobby Horse Romp Hobby Horse Romp
1 p.m. Break Break
2 p.m. Stateline Hot Shots Midwest Renegades
2:15 p.m. Danada Equestrian Center Drill Team Chicago Vaulting
2:30 p.m. Laurie Soukup – Driving Demo Arabians
2:45 p.m. Arabians Diane McPherson Driving Demo
3 p.m. Stateline Spitfires Drill Team Bareback and Bridleless Demo
3:15 p.m. Break Break
4 p.m. St. James Pony Club Hobby Horse Romp
4:15 p.m. Midwest Renegades Dare Devils



Children's Entertainment

Chicago’s own Grammy-Nominated Wendy and DB (Tigerlily Music)
Saturday: 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Sunday: 3:15 – 4 p.m.

Firefly Theatre
Saturday, 2 – 2:30 p.m. and 3 – 3:30 pm.

Other Musical Acts

Ashley Lewis
Sunday: 12 – 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Food Sales


Kona Ice

La Cochina De Maria


Open Door Coffee

And Don't Miss

The Friends of Danada's annual "Danada Nature Art and Photo Show" inside the Danada House. The free show is open to the public and traditionally attracts up to 150 artists from around the Midwest.

Visit Our Partners

Bird Conservation Network

DuPage Birding Club

DuPage Children's Museum (Saturday only) 

Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (Saturday only)



Help the Friends help the animals at Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

Stop by the Friends' booth to help create snuffle mats to encourage the animal patients and permanently injured residents to use their noses to find food. But first bring an item or two from home from Willowbrook’s wish list to help meet the  animals’ needs for comfort, housing, and enrichment. We have a goal of filling up an electric hatchback full of supplies to deliver to the center!