Empire's Asparagus Festival Returns to Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan Events: Join the Village of Empire for their 10th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival this weekend!

Friday, May 17th

7-10pm Dance & Pig Roast

  • Front St. Empire?
  • $5.00 Admission Fee
  • $10.00 For Pig Roast
  • ??Come Dance & Dine on Art's Taverns famous Pig Roast and wash it down with one of your favorite Right Brain Brewery Brew!! It will be a foot-stompin' butt swingin' good time with music from The Benzie Playboys!

Saturday, May 18th

10am 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk?

  • Entry fee of $25
  • Registration for the run starts at 9am at Empire Public Beach
  • Click here for more info on the run!

11am Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagas Cook-Off

2pm “The Ode to Asparagus” Asparagus Poetry Competition

1-4pm Empire Area Museum will be open.

4pm  Asparagus Parade

  • No Entry Fee But MUST Salute Asparagus, Walk, Pedal, Dance, Horseback etc…
  • Asparagus Eats/Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT
  • $2.00 Entry Fee (Under Twelves Free)

11am-4pm featuring…

  • Scalawags Fish & Chips
  • Stone House Bread
  • Norconks Asparagus/Fresh & Pickled Asparagus
  • Empire Village Inn
  • Gemmas Coffee Shop & Baked Goods
  • Joes Friendly Tavern
  • The Good Harbor Grill
  • Phils On Front
  • Arts Tavern
  • Deerings Market and Bakery/Asparagus Brats
  • BLU   
  • Trattoria Stella
  • Black Star Farms
  • Right Brain Brewery/Asparagus Beer
  • Left Foot Charley
  • Little Traverse Inn ?
  • Bay Town Kitchen

7pm Finale Fun Food with Live Music!?

Enjoy Fresh local Food Prepared By Empire’s own Joe’s Friendly Tavern

Menu Options:

  • Jerk chicken thighs on a bed of marinated quinoa asparagus salad with asparagus/melon salad and french bread
  • Asparagus ratatouille over smashed yukon gold potatoes served with asparagus /melon salad and french bread
  • $15.00 each or $20.00 for both!
  • Plus, your favorite Right Brain Brewery brew with free live music with local group “Goodboy”!

Sunday, May 19th

8am-12pm Empire Eagles Eagles Famous Breakfast at the Empire Township Hall

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