Festival of the Forks
Always the 3rd FULL weekend of Sept.
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The Festival is named after the forks of the Kalamazoo River's east and south branches. When Albion was first settled in 1835 at this river site, it was known as the "Forks."Some very early history of our community - from the "Historical Notebook" by Frank Passic, Albion's historian.
The Festival is a celebration of Albion's historic heritage and rich ethnic diversity.
Always the third (3rd) weekend in September. The Festival has been celebrated each year since 1966.
Downtown Albion, Michigan and the beautiful parks flanking the banks of the Kalamazoo River.
Albion is conveniently located off exits 121 and 124 along Interstate 94, between Battle Creek and Jackson. Follow the business 94 route to downtown or take M-99 to the heart of activities!
Map of how to get to Albion, Michigan.
Map of Downtown Albion.
|4 p.m.||Children's Carnival Rides||Rieger Park|
|5:00-9:00 PM||Cruz-in Show Cars||Downtown|
|5:00 PM||Spaghetti Dinner||Salem United Church of Christ|
|6:00 PM||Bicycle Decorating Contest||Stoffer Plaza|
|7:00 PM||AVSO 5K Run - Walk||Victory Park|
|7:00 PM||Pet Show||Stoffer Plaza|
|7 p.m.||Talent Show||Middle School|
|7:00-9:00 PM||Art Show||Albion Public Library|
|7:00-9:00 PM||Book Sale||Albion Public Library|
|Dusk||Luminary Walk||Victory Park|
|Albion Ambulance Service||Cass and Superior Street|
|Albion Public Safety||Cass and Superior Street|
|Antique Thrashers||Rieger Park|
|Art Show||Albion Public Library|
|Arts and Crafts Booths||Superior Street|
|Bingo Tent||Behind Illusions 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Book Sale||Albion Public Library|
|Children's Activities||All Around Town|
|Children's Carnival Rides||Rieger Park|
|Face Painting||Superior Street|
|Food Booths||Superior Street & Stoffer Plaza|
|Forks Marketplace||North Superior St. 9 am - 5 pm|
|Gardner House Museum||South Superior Street 10 am- 4 pm|
|Helicopter Rides||Victory Park|
|Information Booth||Cass and Superior Street
Sales of Shirts & Buttons
|National Guard Unit||Victory Park|
|Petting Zoo||Rieger Park|
|Pony Rides||Rieger Park|
|Public Awareness Information||Erie & Superior Street|
|Rock Climbing Wall||Porter Street|
|10:00 AM||Children's Parade||Michigan Avenue & Superior|
|11:00 AM - 6 PM||Live Entertainment||Center Street Stage|
|11:30 AM||Boy Scout Canoe Race||Victory Park|
|Soft Ball Tournament||Harris Field & Ketchum Park|
|2:00 PM||Pie Eating Contest||Superior/Erie Street|
|4:00 PM||Ducky Derby||Victory Park|
|6:50 PM||Forks Awards||Center Stage|
|7:00 PM||Evening Parade||Superior Street|
|8:00 - 10:00 PM||Teen Dance||Washington Gardner Jr. High|
|All Day||Children's Carnival Rides||Rieger Park|
|2:00-4:00 PM||Gardner House Museum||Superior Street|
|All Day||Soft Ball Tournament||Harris Field & Ketchum Park|
|All Day||Helicopter Rides||Victory Park|
First Aid Stations
Parks Drug Store - Superior and Erie Street
Albion Ambulance Service - Cass and Superior Street
Buttons and or T-Shirts are available from the following Festival Supporters
Festival Information Booth
Albion Area Chamber of Commerce
Albion Motors (N. Clark St.)
Little Red Lunchbox
Mary B. Lenardson
Festival Of The Forks
PO Box 524
Albion, MI 49924
Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce