Festival of the Forks – Albion event

Friday, September 20 – Saturday 21, 2024

The Festival of the Forks is held on the third full weekend in September.   The planning for this community-wide Festival began in 1966.

“There was lengthy discussion at the meeting regarding steps that might be taken to bring the (Greater Albion) Chamber (of Commerce) back into a strong community leadership role. After considering numerous approaches, it was decided that the chamber should plan, organize and implement a community-wide “town hall meeting”.

In February 1967 a committee met and outlined the purpose of the festival, which was to be a celebration of all the people of the Albion community, their rich heritage, and their many contributions to the strength and character of Albion.

The month of September was chosen when the festival would be held. This month would provide broad participation by all elements of the community including schools (families were back from vacations) and Albion College students and faculty would also be back to school.

In May of 1967 the planning committee chose the name for the festival, ‘Festival of the Forks’.”

Source:  http://albionmich.net/memories-of-festival-of-the-forks/


Visit the official Festival of the Forks website here: https://www.festivaloftheforks.org/

Visit the official Festival of the Forks Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/festivaloftheforks/