New Vendors Welcomed to City Market - Second session vendors bring their unique goods to the market

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 25, 2017

 

ROCKFORD, IL – This Friday, July 28, 2017 the fun in Downtown Rockford continues as the Rockford City Market continues. This Friday marks the second half of the market season and new vendors will be offering great products like scarves, embroidery art, bow ties, mirai sweet corn, jerky, baked goods, and more!  Make sure to come out and welcome the new faces to the Rockford City Market!

 

Join us for free cooking demos at 5:30pm and 6:30pm Learn a new delicious recipe using local produce from vendors at the market!

 

The market is open every Friday till September 29 rain or shine. The hours of the market are 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. before Labor Day, and 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. after Labor Day.

 

Rockford City Market on July 28

Music

Main Stage: Too Deep (4:30 – 8 p.m.)

Acoustic Stage: Post Facto (5:30 – 8 p.m.)  

 

Activities

Discovery Center will have a free craft for kids at their activity booth and the Rock River Valley Food Pantry will have a "Kids Got Milk" themed booth featuring Daisy, the metal cow, for kids to interact and learn how to milk a cow, as well as coloring pages and activity sheets. 

 

Entrance Gate Staff

Rockford Ravens Rugby will be at the gates, teaching about their program as well as recruiting members for their team.

 

Arts Council Booth

ArtsPlace Apprentices, members from ArtsPlace, will be at the market selling their handmade art pieces.

 

Mercyhealth

Mercyhealth is the region’s pediatric leader. With 50+ pediatric specialists caring for kids in Rockford, this means families have access to an expanded array of highly-trained pediatric specialists right here at home. This allows them to focus on the medical needs of their child without the additional burden or expense of traveling outside of Rockford. Stop by our booth on Friday night to learn more about our pediatric specialists and new partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  The Mercyhealth booth is at the corner of Market and Water Street.

 

Mercyhealth is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Rockford City Market.

 

Rockford City Market takes place every Friday from May 19 through September 29 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.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Cathy McDermott, Rock River Development Partnership, 815.977.5124 or cathy.mcdermott@rrdp.org