Donielle Flynn

City of The Week Factoids - Rochester City of the Week

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!

Farmington: City of the Week Factoids

  • Farmington Is Known For Its Fido Festival

    One of the most popular events at Farmington’s Founder’s Festival is FIDO FEST. Fido Fest returns to Riley Park this year! Bring your fur baby for hours of fun! It’s open from 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday (July 21st and 22nd, 2023)  Events and contests are going on all day long both days.  Compete or watch!  Both options are a ton of fun.  Enjoy our Fido Festival video from a few years back!


  • Farmington's Color Run Is The Bomb

    I know… I’m dating myself by calling something “the bomb.”  I had never been in a color run so we decided to see what that looked like.

    Farmington’s 5K Color Run takes place this Saturday, July 22nd at 9am.  The run will take you through Shiawassee Park and Downtown Farmington.  To register, CLICK HERE.

  • It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Cuts a Tree Down

    Arthur Power felled the first tree in the area of 11 Mile and Power Roads (now Farmington Hills) in 1824 and the history of Farmington began. Power was a Quaker and landowner from Farmington, New York.  The beginning of Farmington’s commerce included merchant shops, an undertaker, saw and grist mills, dairies, and cheese factories.


  • Actor Robert Patrick Graduated From Farmington High School

    I love Robert Patrick and I loved hating him in the Terminator series.  He’s so good as a hero and a villain.  He’s one of those rare actors where I really can’t name a role where he didn’t crush it.  Robert has called many places “home,”  One of those is Farmington, Michigan.  Robert Patrick was a graduate of the class of 1977 from Farmington High School.  Here’s a cool flashback about Robert’s audition for the T-1000 role.  Heads up: there is a bit of butt cheek in this cuz you can’t travel through time with your clothes.

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