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Celebrate the stalk: Asparagus! A family festival with Asparagus runs, Asparagus food, Asparagus parade and much more in the sweet Lake Michigan village of Empire.
Fri. Art’s Tavern’s Famous Pig Roast with beer provided by Right Brain Brewery and live music by The Benzie Playboys, 7-10pm.
Sat. 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk, 10am; Asparagus Recipe Contest/Cook-Off, 11am; “The Ode to Asparagus” Asparagus Poetry Competition, 2pm; Empire Area Museum open 1-4pm; Asparagus Eats/Wine & Beer Tasting under the Big Tent, 11am-4pm; Asparagus Parade 4pm; Finale Fun Food with Live Music, 7pm, Joe’s Friendly Tavern.
Sun. Breakfast at the Township Hall provided by the Empire Eagles Club, 8am-noon.
Empire is along the shores of Lake Michigan where M-22 intersects with M-72, about 45 minutes from Traverse City.