Last Rockford City Market of the Season - Market Offers Fun Fall Activities to Celebrate the End of the Season



September 25, 2018


ROCKFORD, IL – This Friday, September 28, is the last Rockford City Market of the 2018 season. Market goers will be able to enjoy the shopping, live music, and food the market has to offer in addition to a few special activities this week. Market vendors created unique, decorated pumpkins that will be on display on Friday and guests are encouraged to view them and vote for their favorites. In addition to the pumpkin decorating contest, there will also be a scavenger hunt starting at 5:00 p.m. from the information booth for market guests to participate. The scavenger hunt, hosted by Rock Valley Pub Trivia, includes prizes, trivia, and entertainment! Participants of the scavenger hunt will also have a chance to win IceHogs tickets for the IceHogs’ season opener on Saturday, October 13.


Rockford City Market on September 28


Main Stage: Jodi Beach Trio – Jazz music (4:30 – 7:30 p.m.)

Acoustic Stage: Dan Maguire (5 – 7 p.m.)



As the Rockford City Market season comes to a close, the Rockford IceHogs’ season is just beginning! Stop over to the BMO Harris Bank Center after the market on September 28 to visit the IceHogs Fan Fest. There will be a free IceHogs scrimmage, bouncy houses, and more!



The Maywood Evangelical Church will be offering face painting and nerf gun (table distance shooting) games with candy as prizes!



The 17th Judicial Church Court Family Violence Coordinated Council will be promoting the kickoff of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Come learn what the organization does in our community and how awareness will be spread throughout October.



Come visit with Mercyhealth Human Resources and the Mercyhealth Development Foundation at the City Market this Friday; we’re located at the corner of Market and Water Streets. Human Resources will discuss the exciting opportunities available at both our Rockford campuses. The Foundation will be selling Gala raffle tickets, which will benefit the Rooftop Healing Garden being built at the new Riverside campus. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00, with a chance to win cash and other great prizes. Thanks for stopping by our Presenting Sponsor booth this year. We look forward to seeing all of you in 2019!


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Rockford City Market takes place every Friday from May 18 through September 28 along Water Street between State and Jefferson Streets in downtown Rockford. The market runs from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. before Labor Day and 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. after Labor Day. Rockford City Market was founded and is managed by the Rock River Development Partnership and operates with infrastructure support from the City of Rockford and marketing from the Rockford Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau.






Nikki Lee, Rockford City Market Vendor and Accounting Manager, 815.977.5124 or