If you or someone in your family is interested in dinosaurs, this is probably a can't miss event.

Better yet, it's happening in our very own backyard at the Burpee Museum.

If you didn't know, it's called PaleoFest and it's been going on for years now.

Actually, "it was over 20 years ago when the idea for a paleontology symposium was born at Burpee Museum. In that time PaleoFest has become a local phenomenon" according to the Burpee Museum website.

Not only locally, but people from far and wide also visit Rockford for PaleoFest. This year's festival kicks off late Friday, March 1 and runs both Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3.

Burpee Museum members get a special deal on the price, non-members pay $12 and for kids, it's $8.

There are workshops and classes along with a special dinner on Saturday night. PaleoFest weekend in Rockford is a dinosaur lovers dream come true.

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