ROCKFORD (WREX) — For only one weekend this year, people get their chance to enjoy the outdoors at Lockwood Pumpkin Fest.
People can hand pick pumpkins, take a horseback ride and even run through a corn maze.
New this year are local food trucks, with vendors and live music for people to enjoy. But all the fun is centered around one mission, to promote a healthy lifestyle to people in the Rockford community.
The Rockford Park District says the event also gives people the chance to make memories with loved ones.
“I mean you get to create memories with everyone. So you get to come out here and have an animal experience with petting the goats or the sheep. You get to visit maybe your favorite pony that you have seen from the summer when you did the pony rides and you get to bring your children and you grandchildren and create those experiences that you had when you were younger,” said Lori Anderson from the Rockford Park District.
The Pumpkin Fest continues Sunday and Monday with admission of 12 dollars. Children two and under are free.