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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!

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!

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.

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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, granola, 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
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. 

CASTLE TRAINS

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:
KIDS' ACTIVITIES
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.  

Saturday Only:
APPLE FEST FAMILY FUN RUN 1 Mile & 5K
Location: Downtown
Time: 9AM - 1 Mile; 9:30AM - 5K
Sponsored by Charlevoix Kiwanis Club. Details at 
http://charlevoixkiwanis.org/2016-applefest-fun-run  
 
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SPONSORS:
BANNER SPONSORS:
Bingham Insurance Services
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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:
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
OR
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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