Changing seasons brings different assortment to Rockford City Market

Online Staff Report

The Rockford City Market season end is only a couple weeks away, but there are still plenty of goods to buy, music to listen to, and activities to participate in at the market!

Several food vendors offer food and drink to go along with the fall season. Market patrons can enjoy a hot cup of pumpkin spice coffee from JavaMania, or a delectable slice of pecan pie from Zammuto’s. Warm mittens and socks crocheted from Alpaca knit can also be purchased at Dreamswept Alpacas.

Whether in the sweltering summer or brisk fall, Rockford City Market is the place to be for the changing seasons.

What to expect at Rockford City Market this Friday, Oct. 10:

Music — Mickey Rosenquist (rock) performing from 4 to 7 p.m.;

Activity — Children’s games and activities;

Rockford Etsy Booth — Cherry on Top Creations (unique paper creations);

Rotating Artist — Karen Maher (recycled mittens); and

Gates — Rockford Ravens Rugby Team.

Rockford City Market survey

Take a few minutes to fill out a survey about Rockford City Market. The market continues to improve only with the help of feedback from guests. Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014RockfordCityMarketPatronSurvey.

Rockford City Market is held every Friday from May 30 through Oct. 17 along Water Street between State and Jefferson streets in downtown Rockford. It runs from 3 to 8 p.m. before Labor Day and 3 to 7 p.m. after Labor Day. The market includes local growers and vendors who sell natural products, including vegetables, fruit, meat, cheeses, flowers, herbs, baked goods, wine and healthy snacks, as well as artisans and vendors with unique offerings and live entertainment by a variety of performers.

Rockford City Market is a collaborative effort of several agencies, including the Rock River Development Partnership, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the City of Rockford.

Posted Oct. 8, 2014

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