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Events and Festivals

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Photo by Cora Godwin

We revel at the thought of our hometown heritage and celebrate the unexpected in all that is art. Harbor Country fills a calendar with its many reasons for a festival or unique event.

Each year we look forward to winter activities including the HCPAI Birdhouse Auction in January and the February Chocolate Classic. In April we celebrate the arts and spring with the Art Attack tour. Summer kicks off with the Annual Flag Day Celebration, and Artigras, followed by Ship & Shore and Harvest Days.

Our website is updated regularly with activities and events held at the eclectic array of venues in Harbor Country. If the weekend seems way too quiet, you might not be looking hard enough.
All times are Michigan time (ET) unless otherwise noted
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Green Spirit Market

Apr 26 - Oct 25, 2014
Time: 09:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Green Spirit Farms, 18300 US Hwy 12, New Buffalo
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Phone: 269-469-5014

Get your locally-grown fresh organic produce! 

Journeyman Distillery Tours

May 10 - Dec 27, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Contact: Tiffany Daugherty
Phone: 269-820-2050

Join us every Saturday, on the hours of 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm & 5pm for tour of the Distillery. We'll share the history on the Featherbone Factory building as well as the step-by-step process on how we make our spirits. Tour is followed by a tasting.

Register online for a tasting at www.journeymandistillery.com

Skip's Open-Air European Farmers Market

May 17 - Oct 12, 2014
Time: 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: At the corner of Red Arrow Highway & Lakeshore Road, New Buffalo
Contact: Rhonda Sobecki
Phone: 269-469-3341

From May through October, visitors will find a a plethora of items to take home: Italian sausages, olive oils and cheeses; locally-made salsas, pasta and dessert sauces, fresh-baked doggie treats, gourmet cupcakes, hand-thrown pottery, everything lavender, coffees, pastries, Amish-made furniture, jewelry, clothing, fresh-cut flowers, art, photography, food, meats, jerky and so much more. Come check it out.

 

Gravity Hour

May 23 - Oct 31, 2014
Time: 05:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Gravity Winery, 10220 Lauer Rd. Baroda
Phone: 269-471-9463

Live music and great food. Come see the new winery in Harbor Country. 

Jammin in the Vineyard

May 24 - Oct 26, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
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Phone: 800-716-WINE

Enjoy spirited, free entertainment every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, alfresco-style, while sipping world-class wines, spirits or micro-brews. Come and relax at the open-air, live music stage located adjacent to the Beer Garden. Grab a bite to eat at the Round Barn Cafe. No outside coolers or refreshments permitted.

Click on www.roundbarnwinery.com for lineup of performers, performance times and directions..

Round Barn is located at 10983 Hills Road in Baroda, MI
 

Wine Pairing Dinner

Aug 13, 2014
Time: 07:00 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

featuring White Pine Winery and food from Jackie Shen's Café.  $40 includes a champagne reception to start off the evening followed by a 4 course pairings with 4 remarkable wines. http://www.jackieshencafe.com/  http://whitepinewinery.com/

Annual Harvest Party

Aug 23 - 24, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Celebrate our 22nd Annual Harvest Party and enjoy live music and dancing, hand-crafted wine and micro-brews. DiVine drinks and fantastic food. Kids’ activities include hayrides, cornhole, grape stomping, inflatable moon bounce. Bring lawn chairs and umbrellas. Outside coolers or refreshments not permitted. 

19th Annual Harvest Festival

Sep 6, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: 533 E Lemon Creek Rd Berrien Springs MI 49103
Contact: Cathy Lemon
Phone: 269-471-1321

Live music, fine wine and fun activities for all ages! Outdoor Kitchen serving grilled food. 533 E Lemon Creek Rd, Berrien Springs

Cocktails and Cars

Sep 13, 2014
Time: 11:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Cocktails & Cars, Round Barn Winery, 11am-5pm, Stroll among the time-honored cars as they line up in the beautiful vineyard setting. Make it an afternoon with delicious lunch options from the Grille and of course award-winning libations including wine, beer and spirits. Enjoy live music all afternoon. A perfect outing for fathers and sons, parents and grandparents, and car lovers of all kind! 

Weko Beach Brewersfest

Sep 27, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Weko Beach, Bridgman
Phone: 269-925-6301

TOAST THE COAST! The Weko Beach Brewers Festival is a showcase event to sample (tastes or by the mug) the wonderful locally-produced craft beers from Michigan. Wrap this into a day filled with sun and sand, tasty cuisine from local restaurants, live music, end it all with a dazzling sunset and you have one fantastic fall festival!

Stop by and say hi to Chamber members: Round Barn & Greenbush Brewery

Autumn Bacchus Festival

Oct 11, 2014
Time: 07:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Marina Grand Resort, 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI
Phone: 888-824-9463

The collection has autumn in mind and looks forward to the winter and holiday season. In addition to a stellar line up of more than 100 wines with great pricing, presented by various importers and regional sales staff, look for a few special tables representing this season’s Fireside Wines plus Wines To Watch, as always featured in the Grape Press.

Join us at the Marina Grand Resort, 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, from 7:30 until 10:00 (Eastern Time). Chef Jenny Drilon (Bentwood Tavern) has designed a perfect buffet of light bites to accompany the wines of the evening. Tickets are $50 per person, and reservations are limited and required.

Please email or call me at 888/824-WINE. Hope to see you there! 

New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest

Oct 11, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Region: New Buffalo
Location: Lions beachfront Park, New Buffalo
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Contact: Rose Strother
Phone: 888-660-6222

New Buffalo Business Association hosts the premier wine event of the autumn season. Enjoy wine tasting from several local vineyards all under one roof! Live music all day, free kids art activities, horse drawn hayrides through town, a pumpkin patch, bounce house and more! Great food and very unique handmade crafts along with a farmers market make this one day fest the best around. Admission $5 donation at the door. For event details, please visit www.newbuffalo.org

Skip's 8th Annual Harvest Days Chili Cook-off

Oct 12, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Skip's Restaurant, corner of Red Arrow Hwy. and Lakeshore Rd, New Buffalo
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Phone: 269-469-3341

The best chefs in Harbor Country compete against individuals for the coveted "Judges Award"  and "People's Choice Award" . Live entertainment, cash bar; all the chili and fixin's one could imagine.

Skip’s Open-Air European Farmers Market will open at 9 a.m. This is the last day for Skip’s outdoor Farmers Market 2014. The market will remain open during the chili cook-off, which opens to the public at 1 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. - or whenever the chili runs out.  There is a $10 entrance fee to the cook-off; children 6 to 12 are half price and children under 6 are free.

Happy Hallo-wine @ the Round Barn

Oct 25, 2014
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Our tasting consultants will be dressed for the occasion, hoping to get your vote for the best costume. You'll get an extra tasting token when you show up in your most creative Halloween get-up. To top it off we will be serving spooktacular cocktails, not to be missed. 

After Holiday Fun!

Dec 26, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-820-2050

After Holiday Fun! Journeyman Distillery, noon-11pm, Looking for some post-Christmas fun for the whole family? Go to the Journeyman for some live music, good food and great cocktails

David's Deli Annual Corned Beef Off

Mar 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Region: New Buffalo
Location: David's Deli 30 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117
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Contact: Emma
Phone: 269-469-7177

This year David's Deli celebrates St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 15, David’s will host the annual "Corned Beef Off". Featuring briskets from five different purveyors, David's is asking New Buffalo and Harbor Country to vote for their favorite.

For five dollars, tasters can enjoy all-you-can-eat corned beef sandwiches and a bottle of Green River to wash it all down. Sandwiches will be served at 11:00 am, and will continue throughout the afternoon until supplies run out.