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Vote Now: What Would You Like to See at Oak Fest This Year?

We reached out to Oak Forest residents and got some ideas. Now, here's your chance to vote.

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Jason Akai April 24, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Julia - I think the idea of charging for parking is probably past its prime, and instead they should charge for entrance to the fest. It would end up costing more per person ($5 per person vs $5 a car), but it might help contain the event more effectively. Good idea.
Oak Resident April 24, 2012 at 10:25 PM
How about more security, considering we just had a stabbing last year. As well there are drunks wandering the streets every night after the fest.
Julia April 25, 2012 at 07:34 PM
I live a few blocks from the fest and I have never seen drunks wandering the street, only loud teenage punks...
Oak Resident May 07, 2012 at 07:26 AM
I agree with the problem with some teens. But I have seen my handful of drunks and it is not pretty. Where are the police watching these neighborhoods after the fest ends?
Terri July 03, 2012 at 12:02 PM
I like the fest and have worked to provide fee's paid towards two of my children's sport teams. I would like to see more food vendors as well. The crafters would make a nice addition. I also have teenagers who go to the carnival to meet up with their girlfriends and "hang out" that do not cause any problems, I saw a lot of security this year and think they are doing an outstanding job. It is a shame that a handful of disorderly people make it uneasy for residents not want to go. I am working again tonight and look forward to it! Should be some nice fireworks and good music. As far as the beer, they have MGD, Lite, Coors Lite, 3 kinds of Mike's Hard Lemonade and twisted Tea. Yup- I know I worked the beer tent the other nite!

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