Scarecrows, Art, Local Brews & Tunes “Heat Up” Bellaire for the 18th Annual Harvest Festival

Celebrate everything Antrim County with the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Harvest Festival on September 24, 2016 from 10am to 6pm, sponsored in part by The Pelican’s Nest at the Chief Golf Course and Short’s Brewing Company.

Zany Scarecrows take over the streets of Bellaire where local businesses compete to win the “Best Scarecrow” award with this year’s theme “The 80’s”. Think big hair, awesome movies like E.T. and Pac Man. Last year’s winner, Little Treasurers Toy & Gift Store, took a whimsical spin featuring a butterfly hunter.

Start the day with the annual Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center from 7am to 1pm. Treasures await at the “Fine Art, Craft & Flea Market” along with Kid’s Bounce Houses, educational hands-on booths and local food vendors on Broad Street from 10am to 4pm. Check out the Best Dressed Pet Parade at 1:00 sponsored by the Bellaire Animal Hospital.

Highlighting the Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 24th is an Antrim “Brew” Tent featuring Short’s Brewing Company, Bee Well Meadery, Mammoth Distilling and Torch Lake Cellars from 11am to 6pm 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 “The Honorable Spirits” and other area bands.

Take a break from the excitement to explore Bellaire’s shops, restaurants and parks including the “Mini-Flea Market,” at the Public Library. End the day with Short’s Oktoberfest where you can pick up a commemorative stein at Short’s Mart and catch The Hacky Turtles live on stage at 8:30pm. Lederhosen encouraged!

For full schedule of events or to be a vendor, visit the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce web site at or call Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at 231-533-6023.