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Empire Hops and Harvest Festival – October 2, 2021

Empire Hops and Harvest FestivalBitter is back with the Hops & Harvest Festival!

We are so excited to celebrate the arrival of harvest time with our annual Hops Festival once again!

Featuring Northern Michigan food and drinks, live performances, and more—all celebrating the beautiful and bitter hop plant.

We will be celebrating Saturday, October 2 from noon-6pm in downtown Empire. Entrance is $10.

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Enjoy food from Art’s Tavern, Mama Lu’s, Mt Holiday, and more! Beer from Lake Ann Brewery, Right Brain, and Stormcloud; and mead from St. Ambrose.

Free Parking—two blocks north of Front Street in Johnson Park.

A more detailed schedule to come!

Saturday, October 2
12pm-6pm: Music, food & beer under the big tent on Front Street in Empire

Live Music to include

5th Gear

The Benzie Playboys

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Be a Volunteer

Volunteer to show your love for hops! Pour your favorite brew, take tickets or help with security. For a three-hour shift your receive a volunteer shirt, commemorative glass, drink ticket, and more!

Sign up to be a volunteer here!

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Leland Wine and Food Festival – June 13, 2020 (Cancelled)

It’s with great disappointment that we announce that the 35th annual Leland Wine and Food Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 13th has been canceled due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19 Coronavirus. This is the first time since the festival began in 1986 that we haven’t joined together in celebration of fabulous Leelanau wines and delicious foods on the second Saturday in June, and we’re already planning on our best Wine Fest yet in 2021!

We would like to extend our gratitude to our incredible volunteer planning committee, our sponsors, local wineries, food vendors, musicians and artists who have been so understanding and supportive throughout this process, and to all of our Wine Fest attendees, many of which attend faithfully year after year!

For those of you who have already purchased your tickets, please note you can expect to see a refund in 7-14 business days.

Social distancing and shelter in place are difficult for all of us. Luckily, many area wineries who had planned to participate in the Leland Wine and Food Festival are offering special deals on shipping, offering curbside pick, hosting virtual tastings and more to ensure great wine can be had by all during these difficult times.

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Port Oneida Fair – August 9 – 10, 2019

Join us on August 9 & 10 for the 2019 Port Oneida Fair!

Each year near the beginning of August, you can take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Imagine the life of the pioneers as you help bale hay or watch a broom-maker at work. Learn about spinning, basket weaving, soap making, butter making, candle dipping, and fur trapping. Listen as park rangers and local history experts share the area’s history. Watch as teams of oxen and horses cut, load, and haul hay and artists and craftsmen demonstrate their skills.

The fair is held at 6 of the historic farmsteads in Port Oneida. Each farm has a variety of artists, crafts, food, and activities for visitors. Click on the farm names below to see what’s happening at each farm. A shuttle bus runs between the farms on a regular schedule during the fair, so you can park your car and easily get around to the different venues.

Dechow Farm
Kelderhouse Farm
Schoolhouse
Burfiend Barn
Olsen Farm
Thoreson Farm

Sky gazing will close out the two-day fair on Saturday, August 10 at the Thoreson Farm. We will be looking at the sun from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm and at the night sky from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Join park rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) to experience a form of recreation that has been enjoyed by many generations and continues today. GTAS members share their telescopes and knowledge while viewing Mars, Saturn, and the Perseid meteor shower. Learn about astronomy as it was in the 1900s. Remember to bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car.

Are you an artist who has created work in or of the Port Oneida area? We are always looking for submission for our Port Oneida Fair poster.

The Port Oneida Fair is presented by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. To learn more about how you can help support the park, visit www.phsb.org.

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Northport Dog Parade – August 10, 2019

Northport Dog Parade

23rd Annual Northport Dog Parade

The Theme: Tail House Rock!

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Registration starts at 10:30 AM and Parade starts at 12 PM NOON

Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Northport Dog Parade – the cutest parade of the north! The theme for this year’s parade is:
Tail House Rock! Parade will begin at noon.

You can register your dog from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM at the Northport Public Works garage (121 W. 3rd St.), across the Mill Pond in Northport. Registration is $10 on the day of the event. You can pre-register your pooch for $5 by NOON on Friday, August 9th at either the Pennington Collection, Dog Ear Books, or Tucker’s of Northport. Or you can register online for $6!

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