Our 11th Annual River Day Event*,
June 21st & June 22nd
CreekFest, a River Day event*, offers the opportunity to acquaint Brandon township residents and those in neighboring townships with their water resources while enjoying a day of fun with their families and friends.
*Every year towns across America celebrate their rivers on River Day. Ortonville will celebrate our Kearsley Creek, Paint Creek, and the Clinton River.
Initiated in 2003 by the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy, and then adopted in 2006 by the Ortonville DDA, CreekFest offers residents a unique day for families and friends, jam-packed with fun activities for all ages, including… educational exhibits down by the Kearsley, tours and food put on by the Ortonville Historical Society at the Old Mill, a bounce house, Joe Rogers’ Bird of Prey Show with music by Evie Boss, the Minnow Race hosted by Jake Baker, and the Yacht Race put on by the Ortonville Rotary down on Kearsley Creek.
Just to name a few.
CreekFest Educates Residents About Water Quality
“Most property owners have no idea that their individual actions might be having an adverse affect on the water in our creeks, and, eventually, the water in our wells. CreekFest, with its emphasis on Brandon’s water resources and family fun, is an unparalleled opportunity to reach local property owners with the message that their individual actions do make a difference.
Attendees are encouraged to visit the Exhibition area “under the big-top” behind the Old Mill, next to our Cool Jewel and designated trout stream, Kearsley Creek.” Lois Robbins (Founder of CreekFest)
We, the volunteers and sponsors, are proud to have collaborated with many, many organizations and sponsors in years past and and we’re always very interested in welcoming new folks to come be a part of what makes Ortonville fun! Please contact Molly Lalone about becoming a sponsor or collaborative partner of this wonderful, family-friendly event!
Saturday June 21st starts @ 10am until 5pm and then Sunday June 22nd runs from 12pm until 4pm.
For example, the Lions club for the Carnival (which runs from Friday the 20th until Sunday evening the 22nd and will be located on the soccer field next to the Intermediate school.) The Library will be hosting something wonderful and the Fire Department and Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will be putting on the Fireworks display behind the Middle School Saturday night.
Once the schedule of everything that is happening has been finalized, it will be posted here, on posters all through downtown Ortonville. Make sure to click the link and Friend us on FaceBook!
The Beets, Beats & Eats on that Friday the 20th is going to be a Kids night theme, featuring Michigan’s Family Funnyman, Joel Tacey! The DDA is currently looking for a sponsor for that night, so if you’re interested in being a part of something fantastic, contact Molly Lalone or Debbie Baker. (click the links) It’s going to be a really great time for everyone, so bring your friends and family and come on out!!! You won’t want to miss it!! )
- Logos, links and more information are coming soon. Please check out the Documents & forms page for the vendor application, market rules, and promotional materials as they become available.
- vendor app 2014 – CRAFTER & MERCHANDISE
- vendor app 2014 – FOOD (2)
- CreekFest 2014 Market Rules
- 2014-CreekfestRegForm RACE
For information about becoming a part of CreekFest, as a vendor, sponsor, volunteer, or patron, please contact…
Ortonville DDA Executive Director Molly Lalone at 248-627-8070/ firstname.lastname@example.org or
CreekFest Coordinator Allison Brauer @ e-mail email@example.com,
Thanks to everyone involved for helping give Ortonville something fun to look forward to!! Thank you for sharing your energy and being a part of this wonderful blessing.