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Celebrate everything Antrim County with the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual Harvest Festival on September 30, 2017 from 10-6, sponsored in part by Short’s Brewing Company and New Hope Community Church.
Join us in celebrating the end of summer and the bounty of the creative harvest. Experience why Antrim County is “in the heart of it all” with Bellaire’s Harvest Festival’s featuring art, flea markets, local brews, tunes, scarecrows and more.
Zany Scarecrows take over the streets of Bellaire where local businesses compete to win the “Best Scarecrow” award with this year’s theme “The Movies”. Think Gone with the Wind, Breakfast Club, Field of Dreams and Wizard of Oz. Last year’s winner, Bellaire Family Health Center, took to the sky featuring “E.T.” Scarecrows start appearing on September 22 and will stay up through Harvest Festival on Sept. 30.
Start the day with the annual Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center from 7 am – 1 pm. Treasures await at the “Fine Art, Craft & Flea Market” along with Kid’s Bounce Houses, antique apple tasting, live music and the “Brew Tent” on Broad Street from 10-6 pm. Check out the Best Dressed Pet Parade at 1 pm sponsored by the Bellaire Animal Hospital and the “Chopped: Disaster Style” Cook-off at 2 pm presented by Antrim County Emergency Management.
Highlighting the Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 30 is an Antrim “Brew” Tent featuring Short’s Brewing Company, Bee Well Meadery, Mammoth Distilling, Ethanology Distillation and more from 11-6 on Broad Street. Each brewer will feature of variety of $5 pours and money goes to support the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship program and year round operations. Rock out to local music from regional musicians during Harvest Festivals “Open Mic Sessions” 12-6 on Broad St.
Take a break from the excitement to explore Bellaire’s shops, restaurants and parks including the “Flying Piggies Funky Flea Market,” at the Bellaire Public Library in partnership with The Flying Pig, and the “Power of the Purse” Sale at Modern Sportswer. End the day with Short’s Oktoberfest where you can pick up a commemorative stein at Short’s Mart and catch live music on stage at 8:30 pm. Lederhosen encouraged!
For full schedule of events or to be a vendor, visit the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce web site at www.bellairechamber.org or call Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at 231-533-6023.