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The Local- Burpee Summer Festival

Join us on August 16 from 7-11 as we present the first annual, The Local, a new and exciting Summer Festival at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

The Local, Burpee's summer festival, is a foodie experience that pairs local restaurants with local breweries and wineries to give our guests a unique taste of Rockford's food and beverage treasures! At The Local, guests mingle throughout the museum and grounds to sample each pairing.

The Local celebrates the best of Rockford with entertainment by Clutch Cargo and sonicbloom and a beautiful location along the Rock River. Please join us on August 16 in celebrating everything the Rockford has to offer!

Tickets are available from July 1, 2014 through August 8, 2014. Tickets are $55/person or 10 for $500. For ages 21 and older. ID's will be checked upon signing in. Call 815.965.3433 or visit to register.

This year's pairings are:

Carlyle Brewing Co. & The Sweetery vs.

Rockford Brew Co. & Vintage @501 vs.

Pig Minds Brew Co. & Five Forks vs.

Hailey's Winery & Garrett's vs.

Famous Fossil Winery & Mary's Market.

Sponsored by Northwest Bank & German American State Bank, Ameriprise Financial, Entre Computer Solutions, UTC Aerospace, Fred & Mary Ann Wham, Porch & Metalscapes.

Questions? Interested in sponsoring The Local? Contact MacKenna Atteberry at