This year’s Sock Monkey Madness Festival returns as an exclusive one day special event! New twists and theme will add to the festive one-of-a-kind fun.
Travel around the globe with your Sock Monkey to experience different cultures and customs!
• Visit with Nelson Knitting “loopers” while you make your own sock monkey at the Make a Monkey Workshop open until 5 pm • Get your passport stamped at each activity location as you complete games and crafts from around the world. • Merchandise sales for all things Sock Monkey for both you and your sock monkey. • Sock Monkey patches and repairs at the Sockford General Hospital. • Leave your tiny tots to monkey around in our new supervised Pre-K area (ages 0-5). • Food, snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Make-A-Sock-Monkey Workshop The popular Make-A-Sock-Monkey Workshop is open until 5 pm. $20 fee per kit which includes the supplies to make a sock monkey to bring home. Choose from pink, blue, red, green, yellow, and traditional brown socks. Assistance from experienced staff available, basic sewing skills are needed. Allow two hours to make your monkey.
New This Year In addition, the Make-A-Sock-Monkey Workshop will include a new kid-friendly version for little ones! These monkey buddy kits are $10 per kit.
• Merchandise sales for all things Sock Monkey for both you and your sock monkey. • Sock Monkey patches and repairs at the Sockford General Hospital. • New Pre-K area with supervised sock monkey fun for children ages 0-5. Leave your tiny tots to monkey around! • Performances throughout the day. • Food, snacks and beverages available for purchase.
You may purchase tickets by calling 815-397-9112 or at the Museum Gift Store located in the main lobby. Visitors may also purchase tickets at the special event upon arrival.
For more information, call 815-397-9112.
Directions: Midway Village Museum - 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 - From I-90 and E. State St. (U.S. Business 20): Go west on E. State to Perryville Rd. Turn right (north) on Perryville to Guilford Rd. (about 1 mile). Turn left (west) on Guilford Rd. to museum entrance on south side of street. From the south: I-39 to I-90 (north, toward Wisconsin) and proceed as above. From IL 251 or IL 2 and Business U.S. 20: Go east on Business 20 to Mulford Rd. Turn left (north) on Mulford to Guilford and turn right (east). Look for the signature Millhouse by the entrance gate.