Locktoberfest kicks off at Lockwood Park for another season - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Locktoberfest kicks off at Lockwood Park for another season


ROCKFORD, IL - Locktoberfest at Lockwood Park, 5201 Safford Road, Rockford, has something to get your entire family in the spirit of the season! Co-sponsored by Rasmussen College, 13WREX, and Q98.5, Locktoberfest begins October 5, 2013, and continues every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Locktoberfest will also be open when school is out on Columbus Day Monday, October 14, 2013, with added special activities on that day only.

Lockwood Park, a Rockford Park District facility, provides a country-type experience just minutes from downtown Rockford. Locktoberfest will have a variety of free or low-fee activities and entertainment for kids and adults to enjoy. Admission to Lockwood Park is FREE, with some paid activities.

Locktoberfest 2013 Schedule- Different Theme Each Weekend!
Every weekend in October, enjoy:

Carnival Rides by Skinner Amusement
Pumpkin Themed Games and Activities
Storytime Wagon Rides
Face Painting
Corn Maze
Pony Ring Rides
Scavenger Hunt - Win a Free Gift!
Seasonal Food Favorites
Pick Your Pumpkin for $5.00

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Apple Days | October 5-6 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Apple Crafts and Food
Trail Rides (Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Pumpkin Patch Days | October 12-14 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Seasonal Food Favorites
Trail Rides (Saturday and Sunday) - 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Additional special activities for Columbus Day, October 14 only

Scarecrow Days | October 19-20 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Build a Scarecrow
Trail Rides (Saturday and Sunday) - 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Costume Party Days | October 26-27 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
October 26, 2013
Q98.5 Candy and Scavenger Hunt
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Trail Rides (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
October 27, 2013
Scavenger Hunt
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Trail Rides (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

All programs and activities are weather-dependent and subject to change.

The mission of Lockwood Park is to help people enjoy life through their connection to animals. The park programs provide a variety of experiences and learning opportunities to promote healthy, positive interactions between people and animals. Lockwood Park offers 15 miles of scenic trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding.

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