2017 Fireball Charity Challenge Announced

The Byron Community Wellness Foundation is excited to announce the 1st annual Fireball Charity Basketball Challenge! Come join us Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3 pm at Byron Center West Middle School.

We have teamed up with Byron Township Fire Department to bring you this exciting event! Come watch our local heroes hang up their work gear and dress up in their favorite costume/attire! They will be playing mini 3 on 3 tournaments, with a big tournament at the end to determine the winners. The fire department will be designing the trophy, which will be awarded to the winning team to display at their department until the next Charity Challenge!

There will be a $2.00 admission fee which half will support the BC Wellness Foundation’s Imagination Library program and the other half will support the Burn Unit.

More details to come!

BC Wellness Foundation announces 2016 Christmas Parade

The 2016 Byron Center Christmas Parade is right around the corner and the Byron Community Wellness Foundation has some exciting things planned for this year’s parade! The parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5:30. The route will be the same path as the previous years, starting at Nickels and ending at Pathway Church where they will have their annual free chili dinner and winners will be announced.

Stop by the Chamber of Commerce and Two Dutch Hens as they will be holding an outdoor Christmas Coffee and Hot Chocolate Bar from 4-5:30 at their downtown office and store. Join us for festive Holiday Music and then watch the Christmas Parade!

NEW this year! The Byron Center Historical Museum will holding a special Open House on Saturday, Dec 3 from 3-5. Visit Santa then take a minute to stop in and see them!

Santa and his reindeer  will show up at the Rock at 4, perfect for a photo op! The parade line up starts at 5 at Nickels, with the parade starting at 5:30. We have prizes this year to recognize outstanding floats! Anyone can enter a float, it’s free and easy to register!

2016 Farmers Market Season Announced

For all the latest on the Byron Center Farmers Market, follow us on Facebook or visit the website: bcfmarket.org

We have been having such a strange winter here, it is hard to tell just when spring will truly start. Regardless, we are getting excited for our 2016 Farmers Market season! We always begin the first Saturday in May, so this year the date is May 7. Last year we updated our spring/fall hours, and this year we made another tweak. So here is that info:

May 7-May 28: 9am-1pm

June 4-September 17: 8am-1pm

September 24-October 15: 9am-1pm

We look forward to having our great regulars back again this year, as well as new vendors! Please see our Vendor page to learn more about becoming a vendor. The basics are just filling out the form and getting it to us with the necessary documents and payment. The day of the Market, we do accept this information as well, we just ask ALL vendors to be set up and ready to go 15 minutes before the Market opens for the day and to remain set up for the duration. The primary concern behind this is the safety of our visitors and patrons. We just cannot have vehicles driving through the Market while we have people shopping. We will turn away vendors who arrive late. Our goal is to make sure we have an enjoyable and safe Market for everyone involved.

Forms for the 2016 season are now updated here and we are accepting applications. They can be mailed to the address listed on the form.

We are also in the process of planning our special Kids Day events for this year, so stay tuned for those details! If you are a vendor and are interested in running a Kids Day event, please email us!

Thank you to everyone who makes this Market great each year! We think this year will be even better than the last. See you in May!