Apple Fest in Charlevoix
October 12-14, 2018
Dozens of Northern Michigan orchards are represented at Apple Fest and they bring more than 30 varieties of traditional and heirloom apples along with cider, baked goods, apple butter, and other fall produce like pumpkins and squash. The accompanying art and craft show with 125 exhibitors brings craftspeople to Charlevoix to show their talent. And all of this takes place in downtown Charlevoix in East Park on the Round Lake waterfront--a gorgeous setting!
Family activities include face painting, pony rides, and a petting zoo. The pumpkin carving contest offers prizes to carvers with the pumpkins displayed in Bridge Park during the weekend. A 5/10K foot race takes place Saturday morning.
Spectacular fall color typically is on display during the weekend and the combination of fall foliage and Apple Fest brings visitors to Northern Michigan from across the Midwest. Held along the waterfront in downtown Charlevoix, Apple Fest is a great way to celebrate fall.
DAILY OVERVIEW OF FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES & VENDOR BOOTHS
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
EXPANDED ART & CRAFT SHOW
Artist booths will be located in both Bridge Park and East Park with more than 165 exhibitor booths bursting with unique, one of a kind creations.
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
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 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 Charlevoix High School 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.
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.
Saturday & Sunday Only
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)
More Northern Michigan Fall Info...
For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in Northern Michigan:
Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!