Festival on the Rock
Date(s): 9/6/2013, 9/7/2013, 9/8/2013
Friday, September 6, 2013 — 4 p.m.–12 midnight; Saturday, September 7, 2013 — 9 a.m.–12 midnight; Sunday, September 8, 2013 — 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
3444 S. Riverside Drive/Hwy. 51 North
Beloit, WI 53511
The Town of Beloit is hosting Festival on the Rock, featuring great deals and fun family activities to benefit the local Beloit community in continuing to improve the park and assist local schools.
This year’s festival has more music than ever before. In addition to five live bands and a DJ at Rage on the River Teen Tent, Road Dawg is presenting Festival on Rock Idol singing competition. Singers have been auditioning all month, with Festival on the Rock Idol semi-finals taking place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and finals on Sunday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to get involved by voting for their favorite singer with one winner taking home $2,013.
Also new for 2013 is adult trike races and Beloit Bombshells Roller Derby.
Popular events that are returning include bean bag and softball tournaments, professional kart races sponsored by Dr. Detail, and the cardboard boat regatta sponsored by Beloit Daily News. Kids will enjoy carnival rides, craft tents, boat rides, fireworks and much more. There will also be food and beverage tents throughout the festival.
On Saturday, Patch Products will once again host their annual Patch Toy & Game Sale featuring educational and family games, toys and puzzles for all ages, as well as classroom activities. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to purchase over 200 toys and games at wholesale prices—perfect for the shopper looking for birthday presents, vacation activities, Christmas presents, classroom supplies and much more!
Proceeds from the Festival on the Rock allow the Town of Beloit to continue to improve the grounds and facilities at Preservation Park for everyone to enjoy. Proceeds from past events have allowed the town to add a play structure, an additional parking lot, a 1,500 -foot walking path, and a gazebo with picnic tables. This year, the committee plans to use money raised toward park improvements, and has also committed funds for F.J. Turner High School’s “Project Read” and new library books for Townview classrooms.
For more information visit festivalontherock.com.