Don’t talk to strangers, just look

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Kevin Tomasunas, 19 months, doesn’t know what to make of OPUS Mime (Michael Lee). Keeping a safe distance, he must surely be thinking, “Are you for real?” On the first Saturday of Harvest Fest, Kevin stood transfixed for 20 minutes while deciding to come a little closer to the mime extraordinaire or turn and run […]

Harvest Fest’s heritage weekend offers food, music, classic cars

The classic cars roll into Rockford Saturday, October 3, one of a town-full of attractions for this weekend’s Harvest Fest. Returning is an annual chili cook off, now organized by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, along with the festival itself. For the second year, enjoy a Fiddle Fest on the banks of the Rogue River. […]

Rotary chicken sale over, plenty more to eat, do at Harvest Fest

DELICIOUS—Rotarians served them up hot and steady during their three days of chicken dinner sales. They even impressed a new fan in eight-year-old Michael Foster of Grand Rapids, shown with Dave Speese, who chaired this year’s sale. Foster, who is new to Grand Rapids, was enjoying Rockford with his family. “We love Rockford, it’s so beautiful here,” said his mother, Stacey.

  Don’t miss the used book (and more) sale at Krause Memorial Library on Saturday, October 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the last hour, items are a buck a bag. Other events happen througout the day. Animals on the Go are back at Garden Club Park Saturday and Sunday from 2 to […]

Harvest Fest—the way real life should be

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Take a break from the sun and have a hand-drawn caricature done. Enjoy simple, succulent steamed corn or admire the many talents of the local Rogue River Arts Association artists. These are just a few of the old-fashioned, real-life things to do at Rockford’s three weekends of Harvest Festival.        

Harvest Fest—Week one is family fun

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Forget high-tech, old-fashioned food and games are best What did kids and adults used to do to have fun? Find out during the three weekends of Harvest Festival in Rockford, starting this Friday with Family Fun Weekend. This year, what is new is what is old as students from the Rockford High School Youth Initiative […]