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Events and Festivals

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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.
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Saturday Seminar Series

Apr 19, 2014
Time: 04:00 PM
Location: Bentwood Tavern
Contact: Brynn Hines
Phone: (269) 469-9900

Explore Michigan’s premier wine and beer with the charming and knowledgeable beverage experts at Bentwood Tavern.  The perfect mix of fun and information, grab a friend and say cheers! 

Admission of $6 includes eight tastings and savory snacks.  Tastings begin promptly at 4pm.  For reservations, call 269.469.9900.

Featured beers:
The Livery Paris-Roubaix Pale Ale – Benton Harbor
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale – Kalamazoo
Round Barn Oronoko Cocoa Stout – Baroda
Greenbush Rage ABA – Sawyer

Featured wines:
Round Barn Winery 2011 Pinot Gris – Lake Michigan Shore, Michigan
Duck Pond Winery 2012 Pinot Gris – Willamette Valley, Oregon
Round Barn Winery 2011 Merlot – Lake Michigan Shore, Michigan
Seven Falls Winery 2010 Merlot – Wahluke Slope, Washington

Easter Brunch @ Fernwood

Apr 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Rangeline Rd, Niles, MI
Phone: 269-695-6491

Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 20, 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Celebrate Easter with the family and a delicious brunch prepared by Chef Tim Carrigan. Seating is by reservation only, required by Friday, April 18. Adults $15.95, Children 6–12 $7.95, Children 5 and under free. Call Fernwood at 269.695.6491 for reservations.

Easter Brunch

Apr 20, 2014

Come and enjoy Easter in Harbor Country. Several area restaurants are offering a wonderful meal to celebrate the season. Offerings include dine in or order ahead to take out. 

See our growing list: http://www.harborcountry.org/easter-brunch-217/

Saturday Seminar Series

Apr 26, 2014
Time: 04:00 PM
Location: Bentwood Tavern
Contact: Brynn Hines
Phone: (269) 469-9900

Explore Michigan’s premier wine and beer with the charming and knowledgeable beverage experts at Bentwood Tavern.  The perfect mix of fun and information, grab a friend and say cheers! 

Admission of $6 includes eight tastings and savory snacks.  Tastings begin promptly at 4pm.  For reservations, call 269.469.9900.

Featured beers:
The Livery Paris-Roubaix Pale Ale – Benton Harbor
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale – Kalamazoo
Round Barn Oronoko Cocoa Stout – Baroda
Greenbush Rage ABA – Sawyer

Featured wines:
Round Barn Winery 2011 Pinot Gris – Lake Michigan Shore, Michigan
Duck Pond Winery 2012 Pinot Gris – Willamette Valley, Oregon
Round Barn Winery 2011 Merlot – Lake Michigan Shore, Michigan
Seven Falls Winery 2010 Merlot – Wahluke Slope, Washington

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! 

Sangria Party, Round Barn

May 3, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda
Phone: 800-716-9463

Don your sombrero and celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Round Barn style! Enjoy the newly released 2014 sangria and tasty DiVine rum cocktails, plus you can enjoy a mouth-watering taco bar.  The full line-up of wine, beer, and spirits will be available for tasting and purchase. Live music will top off the festivities, weather permitting. 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda, 800-716-WINE, www.roundbarnwinery.com

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

Mother's Day Brunch

May 11, 2014
Time: 10:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Rangeline Rd, Niles, MI
Phone: 269-695-6491


Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11

Brunch 10:00 am–3:00 pm (call 269.695.6491 for reservations)
Ladies receive a free plant
Face Painting, 1:00–4:00 pm, $2
Walking Tour: The History of Fernwood, 2:00 pm 
Children’s activities 1:00–5:00 pm
Spring Plant Sale
Patrick Dougherty twig sculpture grand opening
Second Sunday Concert, Lake Effect Winds, 4:00 pm
 

Mother's Day Brunch-Fernwood

May 11, 2014
Time: 01:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
Phone: 269.695.6491

Make your reservations for brunch, 1-3pm, then stay for the History of Fernwood Walking Tour at 2pm. Face-painting and children's activities. Lake Effect Winds concert at 4pm. Ladies receive a free plant! 13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, 269-695-6491, www.fernwoodbotanical.org  

Make your reservations today! (reservations required). 

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

While Michigan continues to produce the finest asparagus available to consumers, it also has given us another seasonal edible that can't be beat - strawberries. Those sweet red juicy Michigan Strawberries are now available at Skip's Open-Air European Farmers Market. There is only a small window of opportunity to get these much-sought-after fruit before they're gone until next spring.

Throughout the summer, 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. Live entertainment both days! Come check it out.

Fridays - Sunday & Fridays-Mondays ( in high season)

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. 

Art and Wine Festival

May 24 - 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lemon Creek Winery, 533 E Lemon Creek Rd, Berrien Springs
Contact: Cathy Lemon
Phone: (269) 471-1321

You are cordially invited to participate in our Annual Art and Wine Memorial Weekend Festival hosted by Lemon Creek Winery Our eventful two day festival invites 32 regional artists to come display their amazing work while enjoying live music and Lemon Creek's award winning wine

Our festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25 from 12:00PM-6:00PM We are looking for new artists this year and it would be greatly appreciated if you could share this information with local artists from your communities

If anyone is interested in registering the deadline date is May 15 with payment If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Cathy by phone at (269) 471-1321 or by email at lemoncreekwinery@gmailcom

We look forward to having another great festival this year!

DiVine Intervention

May 24 - 25, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery. 10983 Hills Road, Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Sip on DiVine drink specials, celebrate 8 years of the DiVine family of spirits. Vodka, Rum, Bourbon and Black Walnut Crème drink specials! Tasty food options will be available for purchase from the Café at this family event. Live music all weekend. Bring lawn chairs and umbrellas. No outside coolers or refreshments permitted. 

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
 

White Pines Winery tasting dinner party

Jun 12, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 2697563879

Food and wine pairing event hosted by White Pines Winery. Voted one of the top ten wineries in Michigan. 

Wine and Wags Party

Jun 14, 2014
Time: 02:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Bring your furry canine friends and help raise the Woof for a fun-filled day in the vineyard. Enjoy sipping on award-winning wine while your beloved pooch plays, makes new friends and enjoys dog-friendly activities. Dress your dog in a wine-themed costume with a chance to take home the grand prize. Live music all afternoon. No outside coolers or refreshments permitted. 

Lemon Creek Winery - Annual Father's Day Festival and Corvette Car Show

Jun 15, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lemon Creek Winery, 533 E. Lemon Creek Rd.
Phone: (269) 471-1321

The Corvette Coventry Club of Southwest Michigan will be on the grounds for displaying a large variety of their Classic Corvettes.

Wine tasting will be held under the tasting tent featuring all of Lemon Creek wines.

Outdoor Kitchen will provide food from a large menu of dad's favorite grilled foods.

Supervised children's games will occur every hour, including a bounce house for the younger set. Hayrides will also run throughout the day for the family to enjoy.

Admission fee is $10.00 a person for those 21 years and older with a valid ID. Children under 21 are free accompanied by their parents. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and a wine tasting ticket worth up to 5 tastings. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.

 

Summer Solstice Music & Microbrews

Jun 21, 2014
Time: 03:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Shadowland Pavilion, St. Joseph
Website: www.smso.org
Phone: 269-982-4030

Summer Solstice Music & Microbrews, Shadowland Pavilion, 3-10pm, The perfect way to experience the finest, regionally produced, craft beer and favorite local restaurants! Enjoy incredible live music in a relaxed atmosphere with breath-taking views! Sponsored by the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. 333 Broad St, St Joseph,

Lake Michigan Shore WIne Fest

Jun 21, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Weko Beach
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Phone: 269-925-6301

Annual Lake Michigan Shore WIne Fest at Weko Beach in Bridgman, MI - showcase event where guests sample all of the wonderful Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country locally-produced varietals. Wrap this into a day filled with sun & sand, extraordinary cuisine from local restaurants, fantastic live music, and a dazzling sunset and you have one extraordinary summer festival – perfect for the entire family! Live music

 

Wine Sellers Top 50 Tasting

Jun 21, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Terrace Room, 111 W. Water, New Buffalo
Phone: 888-824-9463

 Wine Sellers Top 50 Tasting, Terrace Room, 1-4pm, Sample wines from all over the globe at this walk-around tasting. Tickets:$15 advance, $25 day of event. 111 W Water St, New Buffalo, 888-824-9463, www.thewinesellarsmichigan.com  

Top 50 Tasting

Jun 21, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Terrace Room, Harbor Grand Hotel
Contact: Jacqui Schiewe
Phone: 269-469-7566

The TOP 50 Tasting showcases 50+ great, well-priced wines to fill your summer cellar, entertain your guests and whet your whistle. Held in the Terrace Room of the Harbor Grand Hotel, 111 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI. Wines sampled that day may be ordered at special show pricing. Tickets are $15.00 per person in advance and $25.00 per person the day of the event. Please call or email for reservations!

Fireworks Party

Jul 3, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Baroda

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of July during Baroda's famous fireworks show. Hosted by Round Barn Brewery & Public House with live music in the parking lot. 100% of the entry fee proceeds will be donated to the Baroda Fireworks Fund.  9151 First St, Baroda, 269-326-7059, www.roundbarnwinery.com

Red, White & Brews

Jul 4 - 5, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda

Celebrate Independence with eight craft-brews on draft, soak up the sun and jam to live music all weekend long. Serving wine and DiVine drinks that complement food served from the Grille. Kids will have a ball jumping in the bounce house, hayrides in the vineyard, and playing corn-hole. Bring lawn chairs and umbrellas. Outside coolers and refreshments not permitted. 800-716-WINE

Fernwood Friday

Jul 18, 2014
Time: 05:30 PM
Location: 13988 Range Line Rd, Niles

WVPE Public Radio joins in hosting this great evening of performance, wine and of course culinary delights by Chef Tim Carrigan. Reservations recommended. 269-695-6491 

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

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. 800-716-WINE

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: 05:30 PM To 08:00 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.