‘Museum Weekend’ announced for September

This auction item is a one-of-a-kind replica of an 1800s children’s sled, handcrafted by Gordon Pickerd, Algoma Township trustee and local craftsman. The sled shows the result of over 100 man hours spent creating what will be a showpiece for anyone. Value: priceless.

As many of you know, Rockford’s Harvest Festival, which has traditionally run for three weekends—the last weekend in September and the first two weekends in October—has been cut back to two weekends, starting on October 6 for 2012. But that doesn’t mean that there will be no activity in town on the last weekend in […]

Rockford gears up for Harvest Fest

NO NEED TO PARK—Drive-up service is provided at the Rotary Chicken Dinner all three days this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

First weekend of annual festival features family fun As the crazy heat-filled days of summer wind down, Rockford is preparing for yet another Harvest Fest. The 2011 festival will be celebrating its 35th year of gathering a bountiful harvest. The three weekends will be packed with plenty of activities, entertainment, music and contests—all designed with […]

Zorse coming to Harvest Festival

Zelda the Zorse is coming to Rockford. Here Zelda meets a youngster at a Michigan State Fair.

Zelda is one of only two in the world by BETH ALTENA Be prepared to see a very rare animal during children’s weekend of Harvest Fest, October 7-9, 2011. This year, Zelda the Zorse will be in town as a main attraction and will likely be the only chance many of us will have to […]

Harvest Festival ends with smiles, prizes

Costume contest winners stand with their prizes. Judging was very difficult this year.

Aunt Candy of Aunt Candy’s Toy Company was thrilled with the turnout during the last weekend of Harvest Festival, especially the tons of kids in the annual costume contest. Cars lined the streets of Rockford right up past the business district for Saturday’s events, which included free horse-drawn hayrides, a petting zoo, mascots and more. […]

‘Ram Pride’ on display for Year of the Ram

photo by Kate Sickery

‘The Rams are a permanent part of the community’   “We are thrilled by the response from our community, this is exactly what we hoped would happen,” said Jamie Hosford, director of Human Resources at Rockford Public Schools. Hosford has spent much of his summer preparing Year of the Ram, an art event for Rockford […]