September starts with a two-festival bang

August 29, 2013 by  

During the second weekend in September, a pair of festivals will give those in Winnebago County a chance to celebrate.

The first festival taking place that weekend is the Rockford Greek Fest. A portion of the proceeds from it will benefit the Rock River Valley Pantry and the Evelyn Alexander Scholarship. It will feature Greek food, Grecian folk dancers, a marketplace, and a raffle. There will also be children’s activities, such as face painting, clowns, and a balloon artist.

The Roscoe Lions Club is also hosting its annual Fall Festival. It will feature amusement rides, parades, live music, and vendors. All residents are encouraged to sign up to take part in the parade, which will begin at Bridge and Main Streets. There should be activities which will appeal to every member of the family, and commercial vendors can rent a 9×10 foot space for $135, or $150 for those who will be selling food.

These events will likely attract visitors from all around the county, including Loves Park. Local print companies have probably been helping to design and print products, which will help to advertise both of them.

The Rockford Greek Fest will take place at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church from September 6-8. Admission is free. Contact Anne Panos at 608-290-5906 for more information.

The Roscoe Lions Club Fall Festival will be held in Leland Park over the same three days, with the parade taking place on September 8 beginning at 11:00 am. Contact the Club at 815-623-2435 to find out more about the weekend’s activities.