Fall is in the air and Northern Michigan orchards are busy harvesting bushels of fresh, ripe apples in preparation for the 39th Annual Apple Fest taking place in downtown Charlevoix October 13–15. The festival will run Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at three locations in downtown Charlevoix: East Park, Bridge Park and Mason Street. The event is free for all ages.
Enjoy beautiful fall color, family fun, craft booths, apples and autumn goodies galore all in the heart of downtown Charlevoix. It’s a great opportunity to come out and show your support for our local farmers, orchards and non-profit organizations while celebrating all things fall.
Bring the kiddos for Kids’ Activities on Saturday and Sunday such as a petting zoo, face painting, balloon artist, and more!
Here’s the full schedule of Charlevoix Apple Fest activities and community events, or call 231-547-2101 for more information.
During all three days, you can enjoy the expanded art and craft show with over 165 exhibitors in Bridge Park and East Park, fall goods from local apple orchards and farm market vendors, and non-profit food booths. Take home a piece of the festival by purchasing your 2017 Apple Fest swag in the form of a T-shirt or commemorative pin. These items will be available in the merchandise booth located next to the clock tower in East Park.
Apple Fest keepsake pins are a new way to support the festival this year. Your $5 purchase comes with the chance to WIN $1,000. The winner will be announced on October 20 and you need not be present to win. Pick yours up today at the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce, Charlevoix State Bank, The Lake House, Castle Farms, That French Place, or Central Drug Store, or purchase one during Apple Fest. (More details about the apple pins here.)
Bring the whole family for a weekend of fall fun during the Charlevoix Apple Fest sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation.
While you’re in town, visit these fairytale stone cottages, known as the Charlevoix Mushroom Houses, designed by Earl Young!