DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!
The Greater Farmington Area Founders Festival has been a summer tradition with over a quarter of a million-people attending each year. Guests enjoy a long weekend of music, food and fun activities geared for all ages. The festival will take place in the heart of downtown Farmington and at Shiawassee Park July 19-22, 2018.
This year’s festival will take you back into time! Vintage campers & airstreams will line Farmington Road for visitors to explore. There will be aray of campers on display throughout the weekend. Guests are invited to go inside the campers and speak to the owners about their love of camping and restoring their trailers.
Farmington Founders Festival will also feature a group of creative and talented crafters. Farmington Road will be transformed into a Vintage Marketplace featuring DIY projects, shabby chic designs, vintage decor, up-cycled and rustic creations. You will absolutely find that perfect one-of-a-kind piece of future, handcrafted jewelry, handmade consumables or something whimsical for your garden.
Shiawassee Park will feature Farmington Fido Fest! There will be hours of entertainment, including performances from The Ultimate Air Dogs, Rock n’ Roll K9’s, Disc Dogs of Michigan and Barn Yard Hunt. Dogs can test their skills on the agility course, check out the newest doggy wear or participate in one of the many contests throughout the weekend. There will be rescues on site looking to place pets in their forever homes. Pet related vendors will be on site showcasing their products/ services.
Plus,all the kids activities will be in Shiawassee Park including the kids performance stage featuring kids educational and music entertainment. At night, families will gather for Movies Under the Stars and Light the Night, a spectacular event featuring hot air balloons. As the balloons are inflated, they will flicker and illuminate the sky. After the 30-minute show, guests will be able to walk up to the balloons and meet the pilots.