40th ANNUAL APPLE FEST
Experience the magic of autumn in northern Michigan at the 40th 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!
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DAILY OVERVIEW OF FESTIVAL 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. 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.
Fall is in the air and northern Michigan orchards are busy harvesting bushels of fresh, ripe apples in preparation for the 40th 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.
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, 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 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.
Saturday & Sunday Only:
Our fall harvest celebration includes fun for the entire family!
- Petting Zoo - Whispering Pines Petting Zoo
- Face Painting - CHS Art Department & Performing Arts Program
- Balloon artist - Twister Joe, Northern Michigan's favorite balloon artist
- Interactive Miniature Trains - Castle Farms (Fri, Sat, & Sun)
ADDITIONAL MEMBER EVENTS:
Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 12-14th
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 13th
Time: 9AM - 1 Mile; 9:30AM - 5K
Sponsored by Charlevoix Kiwanis Club. Click Here for Details.
2018 BANNER SPONSORS:
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Irish Boat Shop
Pat O'Brien & Associates Real Estate
Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant
Vendor coffee in the Odmark Pavilion on Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings compliments of That French Place.
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.