Boyne City will again celebrate its autumn bounty at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The event is bigger and better than ever this year with more arts and crafts, more music, more activities and more fun,” said Karen Guzniczak, committee chair.
The event brings music, crafts, kids games and activities, food and fall produce to the downtown from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Portions of Water and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic with the Farmers Market moving downtown from Veterans Park for the festival.
There will also be an arts and crafts show and folk art demonstrations.
Free horse-drawn Hay Rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., leaving from the corner of Main and South Lake Streets, and there will also be free children’s games and activities throughout town, including face painting, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, leaf designing, and more at both the 200 block of Water St. and 200 block of South Lake St.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate is sponsoring a pie baking contest and a pie eating contest from 1 to 3 p.m.
Back by special request, President Roosevelt will be offering guided tours of the downtown historical buildings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., starting at the Dilworth Hotel.
“We are creating a passport for kids,” said Kim Altobello, event committee member and Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Associate Director. “They will have a chance to fill it up with stamps from all of the activities and a chance to win prizes.”
More than 25 scarecrows will be displayed around downtown from late September until Halloween.
“Watch for the live scarecrow hanging out and handing out treats for the kids,” Altobello said.
The Wine Emporium will have a free beer tasting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and a wine and cheese tasting from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Six musical performers will be featured on three stages throughout downtown during he festival.
Bands playing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. are Spectrum, Whiskey Creek and Rhett Betty.
Performing from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. are Don Rivers and Friends, Rustic Heart and Jazz North.
The festival is organized by the Boyne City Main Street Program and the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce.
Coldwell Banker pie baking and eating contests
This year’s Harvest Festival will include Pie Baking and Pie Eating Contests from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 3, thanks to Coldwell Banker Real Estate, which is organizing the event.
Calling all bakers: we’re looking for individuals—young and old—and local businesses to enter your favorite homemade pie in the pie eating contest.
You must register for pie baking contest by Wednesday Sept. 30.
Participants in the pie eating contest should come to a designated area at the Coldwell office by 1:45 p.m. Oct. 3.
This event is being hosted by Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies at 231 East Water St. in Boyne City.
Contact Libbie Talboys at 231-582-6554 for more details or registration.