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Festival of the Forks
Albion, Michigan

Always the 3rd FULL weekend of Sept.


Please note:
Much of this information is outdated.
The history and purpose are still important
and that is why we have left this page here.
For current information, please

Visit the Official Festival of the Forks site!

What is the Festival of the Forks?
 



Festival of the Forks Mission Statement

Our committee is dedicated to promoting a festival that celebrates our heritage and rich diversity through cooperative involvement between citizens, business and community organizations.

2003 information.... The Name

The Purpose

The Date

The Location

Getting There

Events

Pictures from past years

BIG Festival Photo Tour

Main Stage, Saturday Schedule

More Information

Evening Parade Entry form

Morning Parade Entry form

Button Ordering Information (for bulk orders & sponsorship information)

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Albion Michigan Home Page

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The Name:

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.



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The Purpose:

The Festival is a celebration of Albion's historic heritage and rich ethnic diversity.



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The Date:

Always the third (3rd) weekend in September. The Festival has been celebrated each year since 1966.

 



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The Location:

Downtown Albion, Michigan and the beautiful parks flanking the banks of the Kalamazoo River.



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Getting There...

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.



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Events

Please note:
Much of this information is outdated.
The history and purpose are still important
and that is why we have left this page here.
For current information, please

Visit the Official Festival of the Forks site!

 

Date Event Location
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



Saturday - All Day Events

Event Location
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
Llamas Rieger Park
National Guard Unit Victory Park
Petting Zoo Rieger Park
Pony Rides Rieger Park
Public Awareness Information Erie & Superior Street
Rock Climbing Wall Porter Street


Saturday- Continued

Time Event Location
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


Sunday September 21, 2003

Time Event Location
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






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More Information:

About Albion:
Albion Michigan

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.)
Felpausch Foods
Little Red Lunchbox
Mary B. Lenardson
Park Drug
Young's Drug
Young's Apparel

Contact:
Festival Of The Forks
PO Box 524
Albion, MI 49924

The Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce
517-629-5533



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