National Farmers Market Week at Aug. 12 Rockford City Market

Rockford City Market and the Farmers Market Coalition are challenging market lovers to post creative photos on social media. Market guests are encouraged to pick up an “I Heart Farmers Markets” temporary tattoo at the info booth at either Rockford City Market on Friday, or North End City Market on Saturday and take a picture incorporating the temporary tattoo and the market, friends, farmers, etc.

Participants will post the photo on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtags #LoveMyMarket and #RockfordCityMarket OR #NorthEndCityMarket and they will be entered to win a prize. The winner using #RockfordCityMarket and #NorthEndCityMarket will be announced on Monday, August 15, and the winner using #LoveMyMarket will be announced on September 15 (coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition).

MUSIC The Lone Canary

Acoustic Performer – A Happy Accident

 

ACTIVITIES Natural Land Institute – Offering a craft to let kids decorate animal face masks. Kids can color and wear masks of local animals including foxes, rabbits, beavers, and owls.

 

Once Upon A Dream – Bring the Kids for a fun meet and greet with a few of your favorite princesses.

 

Rock Valley College – Stop by the Rock Valley College booth at the pavilion entrance on State Street to learn more about what RVC has to offer or just to spin the wheel for a chance at some great RVC prizes! The college will also be offering tours of its new “RVC Downtown” campus located on the second floor of the Rockford Register Star building. Tours will go from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

 

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MERCYHEALTH

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

PFLAG

 

The Mercyhealth Cancer Center will have information regarding our cancer care team, available services and cancer screening guidelines. Stop by and learn about the Myths and Facts regarding men’s cancer. Balloons will be available for children.

 

Maywood Evangelical Free Church – Handing out free school supplies as a way to contribute and care for our local community.

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