39th ANNUAL APPLE FEST
DAILY OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES & VENDOR BOOTHS:
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 this year. 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!
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.
FALL 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, granola, a variety of baked goods, and more - All locally grown and produced.
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
Stop by the Charlevoix High School 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.
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.
Saturday & Sunday Only:
Our fall harvest celebration includes fun for the entire family!
- Face Painting - CHS Art Department & Performing Arts Program
- Apple Pond (pick an apple & win a prize) - American House Senior Living Community, Saturday Only!
- Balloon artist - Twister Joe, Northern Michigan's favorite balloon artist
- Interactive miniature trains - Castle Farms (Fri - Sun)
- Petting Zoo - Whispering Pines Petting Zoo
Pet and feed a variety of adorable farm animals including goats, sheep, a miniature donkey and more. And don't miss Gunther the camel. He will eat carrots all day long.
APPLE FEST FAMILY FUN RUN 1 Mile & 5K
Time: 9AM - 1 Mile; 9:30AM - 5K
Sponsored by Charlevoix Kiwanis Club. Details at http://charlevoixkiwanis.org/2016-applefest-fun-run
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Bickersteth, Brown & Associates
Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company
Bingham Insurance Services
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.
ARTIST APPLICATION & INFORMATION:
The art & craft show is filling quickly, but we are still accepting applications at this time. Apply today!
ART & CRAFT SHOW APPLICATION AND RULES & REGULATIONS
CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE TODAY
Vendor coffee in the Odmark Pavilion on Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings compliments of That French Place.