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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.

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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Journeyman Distillery Tours

Jan 16 - Dec 24, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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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 14 - Oct 9, 2016
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 9 , which is also the 10th Annual Harbor Country Harvest Days Skip's Chili Cook Off.

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Live Music at Gravity

May 20 - Oct 30, 2016
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Gravity Winery, 10220 Lauer Rd. Baroda
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Phone: 269-471-9463

Live music and great food in a fabulous outdoor setting. Come see what Gravity is all about. Fridays 5-8 PM and Sundays 2-5 PM 

Jammin in the Vineyard

May 28 - Oct 30, 2016
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
 

Dablon Winery Invites The Baja Gringo Taco Truck

Oct 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 05:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 2694222846

Join us on the patio (or inside!) for delicious Mexican fare served up by the Baja Gringo Taco Truck.  They will be here from 12-5:30pm.

Dablon Winery - Sip & Soup

Oct 6, 2016
Time: 06:00 PM To 07:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 2694222846

Join us in celebrating harvest & the beautiful fall colors with sip & soup! Complimentary cups of white chicken chili will be served to pair with your favorite Dablon or Music Box Wine. Mulled wine & our autumn wine cocktail will also be available for purchase.

Scrabble, battleship, cards & other games will be available to play as you sip & soup!

$8/mulled wine

$9/autumn wine cocktail

No reservation required, complimentary soup available while supplies last.

New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest

Oct 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Region: New Buffalo
Location: Lions beachfront Park, New Buffalo
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Phone: 888-660-6222

this one day event boasts live music, over 40 wines and beers, art/craft exhibitors, food vendors, kids activities and hayrides through New Buffalo. Music line up to be announced. Rain or shine!

$5 admission

Silver Creek Rockin’ Brew Fest

Oct 9, 2016
Location: Four Winds Silver Creek Event Center, 11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo
Phone: 800-745-3000

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce it will host the Silver Creek Rockin’ Brew Fest on Sunday, October 9 at Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center.  The event will feature performances by tribute bands for Bob Seger, the Beatles, Bon Jovi, the Rolling Stones, and Van Halen. 

Tickets can be purchased beginning on Friday, August 12 at 11 a.m. Eastern exclusively through the Ticketmaster Web site, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800)745-3000.  Ticket prices for the concert are $20 plus applicable fees.  Each ticket includes a commemorative glass and five tickets that can be used for drinks or food.

Skip's Chili Cook-Off

Oct 9, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Skip's Restaurant and European Market, corner of Red Arrow Hwy. and Lakeshore Rd, New Buffalo
Phone: 269-469-3341

It’s that time of the year for the highly attended, highly competitive Skip’s Restaurant’s 10th Annual Harbor Country Harvest Days Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Oct. 9, which takes place under the big tent at Red Arrow Highway and Lakeshore Road, New Buffalo (Skip’s parking lot).

Oct. 9 also is the last day of the 2016 season for Skip’s European Farmers Market New Buffalo, which runs in tandem with the cook-off.

This annual event thus far has featured 110 contestants with 110 different types and flavors of chili, created by both restaurant chefs and the general public. And a chef has not always been the champion. Speaking of champions, this year’s 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off will feature all former Skip’s Chili Cook-Off champions, who are expected to up their chili game, vying for both the Judges Award and the People’s Choice Award. Visitors to this event can expect hot and spicy, sweet and smoky, vegetarian and traditional chili recipes.

Skip’s Chili Cook-Off was created 10 years ago as an event to the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Days celebration, noted Skip’s Restaurant partner, Rhonda Sobecki. The first year’s champion was the architectural firm that designed Four Winds Casino., she said.

 Skip’s annual chili cook-off, although created as a Chamber event, was actually the catalyst for the creation of Skip’s European Farmers Market, now in its eighth season. Aware that the property could accommodate such a large event as our chili cook-off, actually gave  the idea to locate the farmers market at the same site.  Skip's market is now a destination spot for the thousands of people who visit and live in Harbor Country and beyond.

“Our market also sees a lot of Harbor Country restaurant chefs, who take advantage of the opportunity to feature locally grown fresh produce, eggs, fruits, honey, meats, breads and cheeses on their menus,” Sobecki said.

Skip’s Farmers Market will open at 9 a.m. Oct. 9 and the chili cook-off begins at 1 p.m. Both events will end at 5 p.m. The Generation Gap Band will provide the crowd with lively entertainment and Skip’s will feature a cash bar. This is a family-friendly event. Admission, which includes live entertainment and all the chili and fixins’ one could imagine, is $10 for adults; children six to 12 are half price and children younger than six are free.

For more information about the chili cook-off or the farmers market, call Skip’s at 269-469-3341.

Autumn Bacchus Festival

Oct 21, 2016
Time: 07:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Marina Grand Resort, 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI
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Contact: Jacqui Schiewe
Phone: 888-824-9463

Sample wines from all over the globe at this walk-around tasting! Wine industry professionals will be on hand to facilitate and answer questions. Chef Jenny Drilon of Bentwood Tavern has designed a specifically paired light tasting menu of seasonal foods for the evening.

All wines poured will be offered at a significant discount that evening only. Reservations are highly recommended, as space is limited and the event often sells out. The fee is $65 per person.

Happy Hallo-wine @ the Round Barn

Oct 29, 2016
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.