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Battle Creek Cereal Fest This Weekend!

June 11, 2010

From the BC Festivals website.  For a full schedule of events, click here

The Battle Creek Cereal Festival is an event that celebrates the City of Battle Creek and features the World’s Longest Breakfast Table, and new events that celebrate a community proud of its rich and varied past. The event will include a parade, concerts, and healthy living activities, events that help provide food for the food banks and information tents that will offer an interesting array of heritage to our visitors. This event will help explore the many faces of Battle Creek’s heritage including the birthplace of the cereal industry, the home of former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, Seventh-day Adventist visionary Ellen White, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg who transformed health care in the nineteenth center and cereal industry magnates C.W. Post and W. K. Kellogg.

Be a part of history and a long tradition in Battle Creek, join the 2010 Cereal Festival Parade. The Parade will take place on Friday, June 11, 2010, kicking off at 6:00 p.m., in downtown Battle Creek. We encourage everyone to pull together groups, businesses, floats, walking units, bikes, strollers, etc., etc., etc., to be a part of this extravaganza as we kick off the 2010 Cereal Festival featuring the World’s Longest Breakfast Table which will be a day-long family event on June 12th. We encourage children to decorate bicycles, parents to decorate strollers and children to dress as their favorite cereal character. To become a part of this exciting event click here: PARADE APPLICATION

The morning begins with the Cereal City Classic. All races (5K, 10K and 5K Fun Walk) begin at 8:15 a.m. All races leave the YMCA from the corner of Clay Street and Penn Street.

The World’s Longest Breakfast Table (free to the public) will be served from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 12, 2010, in downtown Battle Creek. Activities will continue throughout the day including kayaking, climbing wall, historical displays, physical fitness stations, Vendors, Community Garage Sale, and entertainment, concluding with a children’s movie in the evening in Mill Race Park. The movie will be rated PJ – which means come down in your favorite pair of pajamas, bring your blanket or snug sacks and stretch out on the Park grass great movie viewing.

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