If you are looking for some fun fall family entertainment this weekend, you might want to check out the Pumpkin Festival in Rockford.

The great thing about Fall in the Rockford area, there is always great events for families to enjoy.

I remember my parents taking me to places like this when I was a kid and now I like to take my family to them.

This weekend don't miss out on Pumpkin Fest at Lockwood Park. It's located at 5201 Safford Road in Rockford. It runs Saturdays 11am - 4pm and Sundays 12pm - 4pm through October 29th.

According to the Rockford Park District activities include...

  • Country-type experience
  • Hand-pick pumpkins
  • Pony and horse rides
  • Homemade pumpkin bars
  • Seasonal food favorites
  • Make s'mores
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Corn maze
  • Haunted corn crib
  • Interact with animals on the working farm
  • Playground
  • Check out the decorated barn, Pumpkin Island, Pumpkin Paradise, and Gingerbread Lane
  • Storytime wagon rides
  • Themed games and activities including pumpkin painting, pumpkin launch, pumpkin bowling, and pumpkin toss
  • Build your own scarecrow
  • Carnival rides and inflatables

Some are free and others are for a low-fee.

For more info... lockwoodpark.com

It sounds like a great time for the whole family. Good thing it goes for a couple more weekends because there are so many great activities you might not get them all done in one visit.


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