What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Harvest Festival, Taste of Harbor Springs, Harvest Day

Northern Michigan’s News Leader

Festivals, fall food and fantastic wine. It’s time to start the new season with plenty of new events in Northern Michigan. Courtney Sheffer, of the West Michigan Tourist Association, is back with a look at What’s Happening in Northern Michigan.

Celebrate harvest time in Antrim County with Bellaire’s 18th Annual Harvest Festival on September 24. Scarecrows take over the streets of Bellaire, where local businesses compete to win the “best scarecrow” award. Stop by to enjoy the brew tent, featuring Short’s Brewing Company and other local producers. The stage will have music from local band “The Mother Brothers,” in addition to the Craft and Flea Market, a pancake breakfast, educational booths, local food vendors and the best dressed pet parade.

If food is your passion, then this is the event for you. In its 23rd year, the Taste of Harbor Springs returns on Saturday, September 24. Enjoy the best of the area’s restaurants, food and beverage retailers and wine distributors. Always complimented by crisp, beautiful fall weather, the location on the waterfront in downtown Harbor Springs makes this a must-do for everyone in the area. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the event.

Let Chateau Chantal share their excitement of the harvest, with their 17th Annual Harvest Day on October 1. There are plenty of ways to experience this fantastic event, including overnight packages at their bed and breakfast, special pricing on full case orders, wine and cooking seminars and more. Chateau Chantal will even be opening its doors so that you can smell their wines, stomp grapes and tour their cellar!