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Crystal Mountain – North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k – May 30, 2021

North Mitten Half Marathon

The North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a combination of paved roads, dirt roads and trails. The North Mitten route consists of primarily flat, open trails on Crystal Mountain property and will not climb the mountain. Both races will start and finish at the white slopeside tent near the Crystal Clipper chairlift. This is a great race for beginners and experienced runners!


Time

Waves will be added in 10-minute increments as needed to ensure social distancing requirements.

Half Marathon: 8am
10k: 8:30am
5k: 9am
Course closes at 12pm

Registration

Registration Begins January 1

Half Marathon
January 1 – 10: $65
January 11 – February 28: $75
March 1 – April 30: $80
May 1 – May 25: $85
May 29 & 30 (if available at Packet Pick Up): $90

Half Marathon Map »
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10k
January 1 – 10: $38
January 11 – February 28: $45
March 1 – April 30: $50
May 1 – May 25: $55
May 29 & 30 (if available at Packet Pick Up): $60

10k Map »
GPX »

5k
January 1 – 10: $30
January 11 – February 28: $35
March 1 – April 30: $40
May 1 – May 25: $42
May 29 & 30 (if available at Packet Pick Up): $45

5k Map »
GPX »

Runners must register online (coming soon!). Entry fee is non-refundable. If you are unable to participate you may transfer your number to someone else until May 1. Call North Mitten Events at 231-631-1373.

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Jacob’s Farm – Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 15 thru October, 2021

Jacob's Farm - Corn Maze
We are so excited for our grand opening of our #CornMaze in Traverse City August 15th! This years theme is #Motown! Explore our maze and farm with your friends and family!
Don’t forget to come hungry and thirsty! We have everything you need!

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At Jacob’s Farm we spare nothing to assure that your experience will create lasting memories. We employ ten acres of farmland to create this experience and develop our plan using computer aided design technology and GPS to insure that everything is just right.

Our maze design is changed each year and information contained within the maze reflects this design. Plan on being entertained for as long as two hours as you navigate the trails. This A-MAZE-ING adventure opens in late August and runs all the way through October.

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General Admission $12.00
Children ages 5-11 $8.00
Under 4 Free
Groups of 20 or more $9.00 per person (book in advance)

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Tractor Rides are also available for $2 per person

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Jacob’s Corn Maze – Photos via Instagram

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Crystal Mountain – Labor Day Weekend – September 4 – 6, 2021

Kick back, relax and enjoy your Labor Day weekend at Crystal Mountain. Bring your family and friends for a weekend of fun!

Daily Activities

Outdoor Pool & Water Playground
Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide*
Edge Adventure Course*
Climbing Wall*
Biking

*Reservations will be required for these activities.

Additional Weekend Events

Saturday, September 4

10am, Sand Art
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

12pm, Bird Houses
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

1 – 8pm, Archery*
Sessions available on the hour from 1 – 8pm. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm: Archery Tag*
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

2:30pm, Creative Canvas
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

3 – 8pm. Outdoor Chairlift Rides
Ride our Buck chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties. Learn more »

5:30pm, Hero Blast Laser Tag*
Perfect for young kids! Reservations required. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Learn more »

7 – 9pm, Barr Park Entertainment
Listen to live music in our village core.

6:30, 7:30pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
Sessions held at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Reservations required. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Learn more »

8pm, Barr Park Family Campfire
Gather with family around our campfire at Barr Park.

9 – 11pm, Live Music at LEVEL FOUR Rooftop Bar
Ages 21+ only.

Sunday, September 5

10am, Puppets
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

Noon, Flower Pots
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

1 – 8pm, Archery*
Sessions available on the hour from 1 – 8pm. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm: Archery Tag*
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

2:30pm, Picture Frames
Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Reservations required. Learn more »

3 – 6pm, Park at Water’s Edge Pool Party
Visit the Park at Water’s Edge for a splashin’ good time! Enjoy a live DJ, games and pool fun from 5-8pm.

3 – 8pm. Outdoor Chairlift Rides
Ride our Buck chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties. Learn more »

5:30pm, Hero Blast Laser Tag*
Perfect for young kids! Reservations required. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Learn more »

6:30, 7:30pm: Outdoor Laser Tag*
Sessions held at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Reservations required. Held at the Mountain Adventure Zone. Learn more »

7 – 9pm, Live Music at LEVEL FOUR Rooftop Bar
Ages 21+ only.

8pm, Barr Park Family Campfire
Gather with family around our campfire at Barr Park.

9 – 11pm, Movie in Barr Park
Watch a family favorite in the village core!

Monday, September 6

8pm, Barr Park Family Campfire
Gather with family around our campfire at Barr Park.

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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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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