What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Harvest Festivals
Fall is here and in this week’s What’s Happening in Northern Michigan, Courtney Sheffer breaks down all the fun harvest festivals in our area.
Bellaire Harvest Festival
Celebrate the end of summer in Antrim County with the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd Annual Harvest Festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You’ll find art, flea markets, local brews, tunes, and scarecrows all over town, all built around this year’s theme of “Welcome to the Jungle.” Kick off the morning with a one-mile fun run, check out the Best Dressed Pet Parade at 1 p.m., and a cook-off tournament at 2 p.m. Stop by the beverage tent for local brews and craft drinks, as well as local music from noon until 6 p.m.
Chateau Chantal Winery’s Harvest Festival tradition continues on Saturday, Oct. 2 for their 21st annual festival just north of Traverse City on Old Mission Peninsula. Stop by to learn the basics of winemaking during a cellar tour, or stomp grapes the old-fashioned way with your feet! The harvest festival will also feature a pumpkin patch, case discounts on wine, and wine tastings to enjoy the taste of the harvest while enjoying the fall colors.
Left Foot Charley’s Harvest Feastivus
Located in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, join Left Foot Charley in their Barrel Room on Sunday, Oct.3 for the second annual “Harvest Feastivus,” a harvest celebration featuring a four-course meal with wine pairings by their talented chef. Happy Hour and live music will be from 4pm to 6 p.m., with the wine pairing dinner kicking off just after 6 p.m. and featuring dishes including currywurst, spaetzle, and German Apple Cake.