Written by John Face
September 14, 2022
It all starts on Friday with the annual car show from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M on Superior Street downtown Albion Michigan. You will see some of the finest cars in the state so come down and enjoy.
Leisure Hour Club located in Stoffer Plaza will be the official Beer tent once again. They open at 3:00 P.M. Friday and noon Saturday. Friday evening, they will unveil their new mural dedicated to the Purple Gang at 6:00 P.M. Saturday evening starting at 7:00 P.M. Dixie Mafia takes the stage for musical entertainment.
Albion Malleable will host music on their stage Friday night with the “Devil Elvis Show” as they have for the last few years, this show starts at 7:00 P.M. Saturday night they host Black Jake and the Carnies on the stage, this show starts at 7:00 P.M. as well.
The Forks 5 K race will happen on Friday night. Click here for information on how to register for this annual event. The race starts at 6:30 P.M. beside Homestead Savings.
Saturday the fun starts with the Foundry Mile foot race. Come see some exciting sprinters as they race a mile for cash. This is an invitational race as runners are chosen and invited by race organizers so expect some really fast times. The finish line will be at Superior and Erie Street beside the Foundry Bakehouse and Deli. Elite men race starts at 9:00 A.M. and Elite women start at 9:15 A.M. Come to Erie and Superior and cheer them on to the finish.
The annual parade will start at 10:00 A.M. and after that downtown is open for business. Stoffer Plaza will host the food vendors and just listen to follow the music.
Sunday night we will see a special presentation of Swingin’ at the Shell. Hosting their annual free hotdog concert with the widely popular group Magic Bus in for a free 6:00 P.M. concert.
This is where you can find a detailed Festival schedule. Click here for complete schedule of Festival.