News

Scarecrows, Art, Local Brews & Tunes “Heat Up” Bellaire for the 21st Annual Harvest Festival

Celebrate everything Antrim County with the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Harvest Festival on September 28, 2019 from 10-6. Sponsored by Fischer Insurance, 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.  Last year’s winner was Bellaire Pontoon Rental with their “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”. This year’s theme is “Storybooks”.

Start the day with the Fun Run 1-mile walk/run with Inspire Health at 10 am. Treasures await at the “Fine Art, Craft & Flea Market” along with Kid’s Bounce Houses, live music and the “Beverage 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 28 is an Antrim’s “Beverage” Tent featuring Short’s Brewing Company, Bee Well Mead & Cider, Cellars 1914Mammoth Distilling, Torch Lake Cellars, and Vista Ridge Vineyards from 11-6 on Broad Street. Each pourer 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. 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.