Congratulations to Farmington! City of the Week with WCSX! WCSX is dropping a spotlight on Farmington as they celebrate Farmington’s 199th Founders Day with the Farmington Founders Day Festival! Events kick off Thursday night with live music in the beer tent and go through Saturday night, wrapping up with Queen tribute band, Simply Queen! There are a lot of events throughout Farmington including Fido Fest plus activities for kids of all ages!
Farmington was founded in 1824 by Arthur Power. A lot of the settlers in Oakland County came from New York. Farmington was originally called Quakertown. Many of the settlers were Quakers. In 1826, the name Farmington was officially chosen after Power’s hometown, Farmington, New York.
Farmington sometimes gets confused with Farmington Hills. It’s pretty easy to do since Farmington Hills is a lot bigger and surrounds Farmington on most of its borders. Farmington is just 2.7 square miles but it packs a lot of punch and has taken good care of its history. I love that Farmington is this little jewel tucked into the edge of Farmington Hills. It’s charming and has that small-town feel with current amenities. It also has one of my favorite mayors, Mayor Sara Bowman. Sara has accompanied City of the Week on numerous adventures including the haunted van ride and color run fiasco. I’ve included those videos below. I promise you a good time. lol – Doni
Hey Farmington! City of the Week salutes you!
Scroll down to find out more about Farmington and look for WCSX on the streets of Farmington this week!