Farm family fun for Harvest Festival

Bishop Hills Elder Care Community invited the public in for their 10th annual farm day during the second weekend of Harvest Fest.


Harvest Fest entertainer shares story of life in world of art

Frenz Coffeehouse owner Rich Zeck poses with a caricature of himself created by Louise Bauer. Bauer annually sets up a booth during the three weekends of Harvest Fest, where she can be seen plying her trade in front of the Welcome Center by Great Northern Trading Company.

Visitors to the three weekends of Harvest Fest are sure to enjoy new experiences, but can also find plenty of familiar faces. This year’s three weekends of festivities include the Make-it and Take-it Scarecrow event at the Rockford Historical Museum all three weekends, September 25 and 26, October 2 and 3 and October 9 and […]

Harvest Festival Happenings

Harvest Festival events that take place all three weekends include a pumpkin decorating contest at Sweet Tooth, 53 E. Bridge St., starting at 11 a.m. with judging at 1:30 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin or one will be provided, while they last. Kids of all ages are invited. Another kid favorite is the Make-it Take-it Scarecrow event at the Rockford Historical Society (at the dam).


Chicken dinner, urban camping, first weekend of Harvest Festival


Hayrides, scarecrow, art kids events all three weekends “If the Colonel [Sanders] had our recipe he’d have been a General,” said Rotarian Rick Ehinger of the annual Rockford Rotary chicken BBQ dinner sale to be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The sale takes place at the Rotary Pavilion on the corner of Courtland and […]