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39th ANNUAL APPLE FEST

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Name: 39th ANNUAL APPLE FEST
Date: October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Event Description:

Experience the magic of autumn in northern Michigan at the 39th Annual Charlevoix Apple Festival.  Join the festivities and show your support for our local farmers, orchards and non-profit organizations while celebrating the season in scenic downtown Charlevoix this October.  The Harvest is in!

FESTIVAL MAP & VENDOR LIST:
Click Here to view the festival map and list of participating artists, orchards, farmers market vendors and non-profit organizations!
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APPLE FEST PIN PROGRAM & RAFFLE:

Purchase your commemorative 2017 Apple Fest Pin for $5 and enter for a chance to win $1000 in cash. Pins are available for purchase now at the following locations:

  • Castle Farms
  • Central Drug Store
  • Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce
  • Charlevoix State Bank
  • That French Place
  • The Lake House 
Click here for flyer
Click here for Raffle Details

Pin Program Prize Sponsors:


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DAILY OVERVIEW OF FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES & VENDOR BOOTHS:

SHUTTLE SERVICE:

Please note that the Charlevoix County Transit will offer bus service to and from the festival.  CLICK HERE for rates, pickup points and further details.


Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
EXPANDED ART & CRAFT SHOW
Don't miss the Apple Fest Art & Craft Show taking place all three days.  Artist booths will be located in both Bridge Park and East Park.  There will be over 165 exhibitor booths bursting with unique, one of a kind creations. The show offers the work of artists and craftsmen from around the country and is the perfect venue to pick up something special for yourself or to kick off the holiday shopping season.  Be sure to check out both locations!  Click here for park locator map.

APPLE ORCHARDS
​Fall is in the air and northern Michigan orchards are busy harvesting bushels of fresh, ripe apples in preparation for the 39th Annual Apple Festival.  Apples are Michigan’s largest and most valuable fruit crop and our area apple trees are full to overflowing. More than 30 types of apples will be available as well as other fall harvest items and baked goods.  Apple Orchards include Friske Orchards, King Orchards, Royal Farms, Interwater Farms, and Farmer White's.

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ALL FARMERS MARKET​
Apple Fest is a great time to shop fresh and local.  Visit the market for pumpkins, mums, squash, jam, maple syrup, pies, bagels, mustard, crepes, cider, honey, meats, eggs, soups, a variety of baked goods, and more - All locally grown and produced.

FOOD BOOTHS

Local non-profit organizations will be onsite to tempt you with hot food items such as chili, hot dogs, apple flappens, soup, Irish apple cake, hot cocoa and kielbasa.

APPLE FEST SHIRTS & PINS
Stop by the Merchandise Booth located next to the clock tower in East Park to pick up your commemorative Apple Fest shirt. Proceeds from shirt sales benefit the Charlevoix High School Art Department. You can also purchase your 2017 Apple Fest Pins at the Merch Booth.


Saturday & Sunday Only:
KIDS' ACTIVITIES
Our fall harvest celebration includes fun for the entire family!

  • Petting Zoo - Whispering Pines Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting - CHS Art Department & Performing Arts Program
  • Temporary Tatoos - CHS Varsity Cheerleading Team
  • Balloon artist - Twister Joe, Northern Michigan's favorite balloon artist
  • Interactive Miniature Trains - Castle Farms (Fri, Sat, & Sun)
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ADDITIONAL MEMBER EVENTS:

CASTLE TRAINS
Date:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 13-15th
Location: East Park Performance Pavilion
Time: All day
Sponsored by Castle Farms.

Head down to the performance pavilion in East Park to check out the interactive toy trains that will be running all three days. Children can actually ride on the trains and play at the miniature train tables. The train area is provided by Castle Farms, www.castlefarms.com.

APPLE FEST FAMILY FUN RUN 1 Mile & 5K
Date:  Saturday, October 14th
Location: Downtown
Time: 9AM - 1 Mile; 9:30AM - 5K
Sponsored by Charlevoix Kiwanis Club. Click Here for Details.

APPLE JAM - PETER FURLER LIVE IN CONCERT
Date:  Saturday, October 14th
Location: Charlevoix High School Auditorium
Time: 6 - 9 PM
Sponsored by Center Point Assembly. Click Here for Ticket Details.

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SPONSORS:

EVENT SPONSOR:


APPLE FEST PIN SPONSORS:
Dennis Halverson, Sales Associate, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Hoffman CPA Firm PLC

BANNER SPONSORS:
Ace Hardware
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Bickersteth, Brown & Associates
Bingham Insurance Services
Freshwater Charch
Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company
Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL SPONSORS:
American House Senior Living Community
Alicia Doan, Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Drost Landscape
Tracy M. Nemecek DDS Gentle Family Dentistry

RADIO AD SPONSORS:
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
DTE Energy Foundation
Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford
Lake Charlevoix Brewing and Bridge Street Tap Room

Click the following links to listen to the radio ads sponsored by:
DTE Energy Foundation
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford
Lake Charlevoix Brewing & Bridge Street Tap Room

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PET POLICY: We ask that you please leave your pets comfortably at home.  The City of Charlevoix has an ordinance against allowing pets within the event area.
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ARTIST APPLICATION & INFORMATION:
All available booth spaces are filled.  Please fill out and submit the online registration to be added to the waiting list.


CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE TODAY



Vendor coffee in the Odmark Pavilion on Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings compliments of That French Place.




 

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Location:
Downtown Charlevoix:
East Park, Bridge Park, Mason Street
Date/Time Information:
October 13-15, 2017
Fri & Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 10am-4pm
Contact Information:
Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 231-547-2101
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