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Sock Monkey Madness Festival - Candyland Theme

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  • Location
    Midway Village Museum
    6799 Guilford Rd.
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone
    (815) 397-9112
  • Date
    March 4-5, 2017
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Price
    $8 adult | $5 children age 3-17 | Free for children under age 3 and Museum members | $20 for Make-A-Monkey Workshop kit
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Bring your monkey back to where it all began at the Sock Monkey Madness Festival in Rockford, Illinois! This year’s theme is Candyland where the sock monkeys and families of all ages will have a sweet time!

Activities Include:
* Make A Monkey workshop (see below)
* Accessory kits to turn your monkey into King Candy, Queen Candy, Mr. Mint, or Princess Frostine available for $5 each
* Free patches and repairs for well-loved sock monkeys at the Sockford General Hospital
* Take a photo with world famous Candy King Nelson, the world’s largest sock monkey at 7 feet tall
* Live music and dance performances throughout the day
* Several Candyland-themed games and crafts throughout the museum for children and adults of all ages, including a GIANT game of Candyland where you become the game piece to move around the board!
* Sales vendors with all things Sock Monkey, including clothing and accessories for you and your monkey, toys, games, collectables, and more
* Temporary tattoos for you and your Sock Monkey
* The Sockford Public Library will issue library cards and providing stories throughout the day
* Candyland themed scavenger hunt with a special prize
* Affordable themed food, snacks, and beverages available

Make A Monkey Workshop: Make your own Sock Monkey in pink, red, blue, green, yellow, or the traditional brown with the help of our talented museum staff. Fee for the workshop is $20 per kit, which includes all supplies to create a Sock Monkey and assistance from experienced staff. Allow two hours to make your monkey, and basic sewing skills are needed. Workshop will be open until 5 pm.

Subarea:Rockford Northeast

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.

Sock Monkey Madness Festival - Candyland Theme
  • March 4-5, 2017
  • Midway Village Museum
  • $8 adult | $5 children age 3-17 | Free for children under age 3 and Museum members | $20 for Make-A-Monkey Workshop kit
  • Recurring daily