Locktoberfest Opening Weekend October 5 and 6 2013

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCKFORD, IL – Locktoberfest at Lockwood Park, 5201 Safford Road, Rockford, has something to get your entire family in the spirit of the season! Locktoberfest begins October 5, 2013, and continues every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Locktoberfest will also be open when school is out on Columbus Day Monday, October 14, 2013, with added special activities on that day only.

Lockwood Park, a Rockford Park District facility, provides a country-type experience just minutes from downtown Rockford. Locktoberfest will have a variety of free or low-fee activities and entertainment for kids and adults to enjoy. Admission to Lockwood Park is FREE, with some paid activities.

Locktoberfest 2013 Schedule– Different Theme Each Weekend!
Every weekend in October, enjoy:

• Carnival Rides by Skinner Amusement
• Pumpkin Themed Games and Activities
• Storytime Wagon Rides
• Face Painting
• Corn Maze
• Pony Ring Rides
• Scavenger Hunt - Win a Free Gift!
• Seasonal Food Favorites
• Pick Your Pumpkin for $5.00

Apple Days | October 5-6 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Apple Crafts and Food
• Trail Rides (Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Pumpkin Patch Days | October 12-14 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Seasonal Food Favorites
• Trail Rides (Saturday and Sunday) – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
• Additional special activities for Columbus Day, October 14 only

Scarecrow Days | October 19-20 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Build a Scarecrow
• Trail Rides (Saturday and Sunday) – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Costume Party Days | October 26-27 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• October 26, 2013
• Q98.5 Candy and Scavenger Hunt
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Trail Rides (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
• October 27, 2013
• Scavenger Hunt
• 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Trail Rides (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

All programs and activities are weather-dependent and subject to change.

The mission of Lockwood Park is to help people enjoy life through their connection to animals. The park programs provide a variety of experiences and learning opportunities to promote healthy, positive interactions between people and animals. Lockwood Park offers 15 miles of scenic trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding.

For current updates, visit www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/locktoberfest, or call Lockwood Park at 815-987-8809.


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