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Events and Festivals


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.

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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Skip's Open-Air European Farmers Market

May 16 - Oct 11, 2015
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. Skip's Open-Air European Farmers Market  is every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 p.m through October 11, which is also the Ninth Annual Harbor Country Harvest Days Skip's Chili Cook Off

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Jammin in the Vineyard

May 30 - Oct 25, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
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.

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

Sunday Brunch

Jun 28 - Dec 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Copper Rock Steakhouse @ the Four Winds
Phone: 1-866-494-6371

Enjoy breakfast favorites like Belgian waffles and made-to-order omelets. Feast on specialty choices such as a shrimp and oyster bar, carved pepper crusted filet and more. Save room for our wide selection of exquisite desserts. Reservations recommended by calling 866-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371).

New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest

Oct 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Region: New Buffalo
Location: Lions beachfront Park, New Buffalo
Phone: 888-660-6222

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 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

Dablon Winery welcomes the Outdoor Kitchen

Oct 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Phone: 269-422-2846

Saturday, October 10th your plans should be to join us for Outdoor Kitchen's famous prime rib sandwiches, baby back ribs, coleslaw & baked beans! Jim Small will be grilling out all afternoon (11am-5pm) serving up his delicious fare!

Don't forget to grab a glass of 2013 Dablon Cabernet Franc, which pairs perfectly with the prime rib! Have a glass of 2013 Dablon Merlot with the ribs.

Skip's 9th Annual Harvest Days Chili Cook-off

Oct 11, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Skip's Restaurant, corner of Red Arrow Hwy. and Lakeshore Rd, New Buffalo
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 for the last day of the 2015 season. 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.

2015 Kitchen Walk

Oct 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Susan Fredman at Home, 15998 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier
Phone: (800) 351-6354

Tour amazing kitchens in extraordinary homes of Harbor Country. Enjoy savory and sweet food-tastings prepared by local chefs along the way. The tour culminates with a reception and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Designs for Dignity. Tickets & check in: Susan Fredman at Home, 15998 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier, 800-351-6354,

Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased at or call 800-351-6354.
DESIGNS FOR DIGNITY is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that serves area nonprofits that work with marginalized or at risk populations throughout Chicago.

Dablon Winery invites Treading Bleu

Oct 25, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Phone: 269-422-2846

Treading Bleu is composed of a handful of seasoned musicians who came together with the common goal of creating great music that they truly enjoy playing. The band hails from Kalamazoo, MI, and is inspired by the rich heritage of the city's vibrant, but sometimes underrated music scene. Their sound crosses many genres, but coalesces in strong melodies, committed musicianship, and emotional songwriting that strikes a chord with audiences of all ages.

Tasting room will be closing at 5pm for a private event. Thank you


Beerfest at the Acorn

Oct 25, 2015
Time: 03:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Come to the Acorn for an afternoon of ‘all things beer!’ Home brewers will enter their original brews in the Acorn home brewing contest to be judged by a panel of beer experts. Celebrity brewmasters and beer aficionados will be on hand to discuss the Michigan craft beer movement. Enjoy food from local vendors accompanied by a wide selection of craft beers with live entertainment to boot - all at the beautiful Acorn venue!

Happy Hallo-wine @ the Round Barn

Oct 31, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 07:00 PM
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. 

Customer Appreciation Day!

Nov 14, 2015
Location: Sawyer Home and Garden Center, 5865 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer
Phone: 269-426-8810

Customer Appreciation Day! Sawyer Home & Garden Center, Special deals & tastings to show their appreciation! Featuring gourmet foods all of November - find something new to share with friends & family for the Holidays. 5865 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, 269-426-8810,

Day After Thanksgiving Party

Nov 27, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-820-2050

Day After Thanksgiving Party, Journeyman Distillery, noon-11pm, Drink off that turkey and get your holiday shopping started with cocktail features, live music and special discounts. 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-820-2050,

Repeal Party!

Dec 5, 2015
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-820-2050

 Repeal Party! Journeyman Distillery, Celebrate the end of Prohibition with a speakeasy-themed party, complete with secret passwords! Prohibition cocktails and live music. 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-820-2050,

After Holiday Fun!

Dec 26, 2015
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

New Year's Eve 2015

Dec 31, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-820-2050

Celebrate the end of 2015 with tours all day and special cocktails. The perfect way to start your celebration! 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-820-2050,

David's Deli Annual Corned Beef Off!

Mar 20, 2016
Location: David's Deli, 30 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo
Phone: 269-469-7177

Join us for our annual St. Patrick's Day celebration! Pick your favorite from unlimited corned beef sandwiches and wash it down with themed drinks!

Celebrity Box Car Buffet

May 13, 2016
Time: 06:30 PM
Location: Skip's Restaurant, 16710 Lakeshore Dr., New Buffalo
Phone: 269-469-8010


Boxcar Buffet Fundraiser:             Friday evening, May 13, 2016

A railroad themed all-you-can-eat prime rib dinner buffet featuring live music and local “celebrities” competing thru stunts and peddling wares to raise the most donations for the non-profit Museum.  

$25 per person includes a delicious Prime Rib Buffet and some amazing talent shared by local "celebrities!"
$12 Children aged 6-12
Children aged 5 & under FREE!

Cash Bar
Silent Auction

For tickets contact or 269-469-8010 

Lake Michigan Shore WIne Fest

Jun 18, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Weko Beach, Bridgman
Phone: 269-925-6301

This annual event at Weko Beach showcases all of the wonderful Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country locally-produced varietals. Enjoy a day filled with sun & sand, extraordinary cuisine from local restaurants, fantastic live music, and a dazzling sunset for one extraordinary summer festival – perfect for the entire family!