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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.

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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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

Taste California

Apr 30, 2016
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Bentwood Tavern/Marina Grand Resort
Contact: Chris Randall
Phone: 2694699900

Join us for a unique food and wine tasting event featuring 30 of our favorite California wines from Paso Robles, Napa Valley and Russian River regions paired with Cali-style fusion cuisine from chefs Jenny Drilon and Alberto Ilescas. Meet local farmers Nick and Donna Stama of Stama Farms and Patrick and Tamera Mark of Iron Creek Farm.

Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting - $30 add-on, 7:30-8:30pm

Expand your palate and explore the subtle evolving character of each fine vintage with our Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting.

Far Niente vintage 2008, 2009 ,2010

Groth vintage 2005, 2006, 2007

Simi Vineyards vintage 2009, 2010, 2011

Limited to 30 guests; 9 1oz tastes.

A great evening to sip, sample and take home unique wines for your cellar.

The Art of Wine with White Pine Winery

Apr 30, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: 5865 Sawyer Rd. Sawyer, MI 49125 US
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Contact: Andrew Gorsuch
Phone: 269-426-8810

The Art of Wine with White Pine Winery

Join us to taste and talk the art of wine with local favorite White Pine Winery.

We are proud to offer wines from White Pine Winery for sale at Sawyer Home & Garden Center!!

Questions, comments or concerns about beer, wine or spriits?
Email me! Andrew@SawyerGardenCenter.com
 

Dablon Winery Vineyard Tours Starts May 6

May 6 - Aug 27, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 2694222846

Join us for a tour through our barrel room and gorgeous vineyards as you learn the path the wine takes from the vineyard to the bottle. You will learn Dablon’s trellising style, canopy management, how the vines are pruned, barrel aging as well as other enology and viticulture topics.

The price includes an educational tour, often guided by our winemaker, as well as full wine tasting (6 samples), Fridays $15, Saturdays $18

Walk-ins are welcome, reservations are not required.

Time: Tours are offered on Friday’s & Saturday’s only at 1pm and 3pm.

Please sign up in the Tasting Room and meet by the winery house.

Note:  We will not be holding Tours during our anniversary weekend of May 20th &21st

Mother's Day Brunches, Dinners & Delights

May 8, 2016
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Treat Mom to Mother's Day Brunch/Dinner in Harbor Country. Choose from a variety of restaurants offering delicious menus, buffets, and special treats. Spoil your Mom to something special. Click on the link for a list of wonderful choices!

Mother's Day Brunch - Fernwood

May 8, 2016
Time: 10:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles
Phone: 269-695-6491

Mother's Day Brunch, Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, 10am-3pm, Celebrate Mother's Day with brunch prepared by Fernwood's Chef, Tim Carrigan. Seating by reservation only; RSVP by Friday, May 6. Enjoy a leisurely walk with family through the garden.  Fee: Adults $19.95, Children ages 6-12 $9.95, Children 5yrs & under are free. 13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, 269-695-6491, fernwoodbotanical.org  

Dablon Winery Hosts a Mothers Day Celebration

May 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Dablon Winery
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

In honor of Mother’s Day we will be offering 15% off bottles of 2015 Dablon Rose’ & 2015 Music Box Blush to all Mom’s that are celebrating their special day.Our patio & lounge area will be open for you to enjoy a glass or bottle of your favorite Dablon wine to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Date and Time: Sunday, May 8 12pm-6pm

Dablon Winery Hosts a Mothers Day Celebration

May 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Dablon Winery
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

In honor of Mother’s Day we will be offering 15% off bottles of 2015 Dablon Rose’ & 2015 Music Box Blush to all Mom’s that are celebrating their special day.Our patio & lounge area will be open for you to enjoy a glass or bottle of your favorite Dablon wine to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Date and Time: Sunday, May 8 12pm-6pm

Dablon Winery - Live Music by The Backsliders

May 12, 2016
Time: 04:30 PM To 07:30 PM
Location: Dablon Winery
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Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

The Backsliders are precisely one half of the Van Dyke Revue with two acoustic guitars and vocals.John and David Van Dyke, father and son, have been performing live music together for  decades.Their “stripped down” versions of VDR covers include The Grateful Dead, Bill Monroe,The Eagles, James Taylor, Chad & Jeremy and Their Own Acoustic Arrangements. Sit and Listen!

Dablon Winery Trivia Night

May 13, 2016
Time: 06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 2694222846

Join Dablon Vineyards for trivia night hosted by Team Trivia! Grab your friends and get ready for a fun filled night of wine & trivia. Gift certificate prizes will be offered to the winning teams! Trivia is free to play. Reservations are required. Please Email Laura@dablon.com or call 269-422-2846 to register your team.

Small bites are available for purchase, and you are welcome to bring in your own food. 

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Skip's Open-Air European Farmers Market

May 14 - Oct 15, 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 mid-October , which is also the 10th Annual Harbor Country Harvest Days Skip's Chili Cook Off.

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Dablon Winery and The Rolling Stonebaker

May 20, 2016
Time: 01:30 PM To 06:30 PM
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 2694222846

In celebration of our first anniversary party The Rolling Stonebaker will be serving up their famous pizzas! A wood-fired brick oven turns a 1949 Studebaker fire truck into a gourmet pizza wagon. Chosen by Food Network Magazine as the Best Pizza in Indiana!

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 

Dablon Winery: Mimi's Cupcakes

May 21, 2016
Time: 02:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Dablon Winery
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Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

In Celebration of our 1st Anniversary Mimi’s Cupcakes will be serving up their delicious homemade cupcakes! Menu coming soon.

Based in St. Joseph, Michigan, Mimi's Cupcakes is family owned and operated.  

Every batch of cupcakes and frostings we make are made 100% from scratch, using the finest, freshest ingredients!

Dablon Winery welcomes Jim's Smokin' Cafe

May 22, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 2694222846

Join us at Dablon for BBQ sliders, gumbo, smoked chicken & sausage, as well as brisket chili served up by Jim’s Smokin’ Café (Niles, MI). A vegetarian option will also be provided.

Art and Wine Festival

May 28 - 29, 2016
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

Annual Art and Wine Memorial Weekend Festival at Lemon Creek Winery features 32 regional artists, live music and Lemon Creek's award winning wine. We look forward to having another great festival this year!

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 Camzie's Pizza

May 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
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Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 2699212846

Wood fired artisan thin crust pizzas are cooked using a blend of apple, cherry & oak wood. Pizzas made from scratch with Italian herbs fused into the dough. Pizza is hand tossed, covered in our secret sauce. (Hint: Sweet Italian garlic blend) Toppings are fresh, locally grown, & thinly sliced.  Pizza is made to your order then cooked next to the fire at 900F that creates an unmatched crispy crust. Amazingly quick pizza production process; your pizza is ready in 3-5 minutes.

Dablon Winery: Live Music by Joe Jason

Jun 5, 2016
Time: 02:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

Joe's voice has been on the local radio airwaves for over 30 years.  He can also be seen on Fox Sports Detroit and Comcast SportsNet as a TV Sportscaster.  As an acoustic performer, Joe's specialty is Acoustic 70's, featuring such artists as James Taylor, Bread, Chicago, America, The Eagles, Neil Young, Jim Croce and Harry Chapin.  Each song...part of the soundtrack to that generation!

Brew at the Zoo

Jun 11, 2016
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lake Shore, Michigan City, IN
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Contact: Shawne Sheldon
Phone: 219-873-1510

The event will feature beer, wine and food from regional breweries, wineries and restaurants. This is a 21 and over event.  

$50/person includes food, drinks & commemorative tasting glass.

Times are Central time 5-8 pm 

Dablon Winery Invites the Baja Gringo Taco Truck

Jun 12, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 05:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

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.

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
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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! 

Beer Tasting With Cultivate Brewing Company

Jun 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: 5865 Sawyer Rd. Sawyer, MI 49125
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Contact: Andrew Gorsuch
Phone: 269-426-8810

Father's Day Weekend Beer Tasting
With Local Favorite Cultivate Brewing Company

Saturday June 18, 2016
Noon to 4pm
at Sawyer Home & Garden Center
5865 Sawyer Rd.
Sawyer, MI 49125
Phone: 269-426-8810


Complementary tasting of three local brews with our neighbors and friends from Cultivate Brewing Company in Berrien Springs, Michigan!
Cultivate Brewing Company offers the experience of crafted beers through all senses. From our on site hops yard, barley plot, and locally sourced ingredients; see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients from origination to finished product.


We are proud to offer their brews for sale at Sawyer Home & Garden Center!!
Questions, comments or concerns about beer, wine or spriits?
Email me! Andrew@SawyerGardenCenter.com
 

Top 50 Tasting

Jun 18, 2016
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 $20.00 per person in advance and $30.00 per person the day of the event. Please call or email for reservations!

Father's Day Three Oaks Single Malt Release

Jun 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery
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Contact: Garrett Ragland
Phone: 269-820-2050

Journeyman Distillery is excited to announce the release of the Three Oaks Single Malt.  Bring dad to sample the finely crafted whiskey and enjoy a custom Father's Day menu at Staymaker, our adjoining restaurant.

THREE OAKS SINGLE MALT

One of the time honored Scotch traditions is a fine single malt whisky known across the globe. The Gaelic usquebaugh, meaning Water of Life, phonetically became usky and then whisky. While we certainly can not call our Single Malt a Scotch we can say that we’ve

Annual Father's Day Festival & Corvette Car Show

Jun 19, 2016
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.

 

Vintage Blues Bash

Jul 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lemon Creek Winery
Contact: Cathy Lemon
Phone: 269-471-1321

Fine wine, music and beautiful countryside awaits you at Lemon Creek Winery's Vintage Blue Bash. Music by Elwood Splinters Blues Band, Shake N Chill and The J.R. Clark Band.

Grilled food will be provided by the Outdoor Kitchen for everyone at the Blues Bash. Blues Bash attendees are also encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Outside alcohol is prohibited. Hayrides will also run throughout the day for all to enjoy.

The Blues Bash is a family event and is open to the public. Entrance fee is $12 person for those 21 years and older, includes 3 wine tastings and a glass. Free admission for anyone under the age of 21, when accompanied by their parents.

Annual Harvest Party @ Round Barn Winery

Aug 20 - 21, 2016
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Celebrate the 24th Annual Harvest Party and enjoy live music and dancing, hand-crafted wine and craft-beers, mixed drinks and delicious food. Fun for the whole family with hayrides, bounce house, cornhole, and grape stomping too. Outside coolers or refreshments not permitted. 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda, 800-716-WINE, roundbarnwinery.com

Lemon Creek Winery - 19th Annual Harvest Festival

Sep 10, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lemon Creek Winery, 533 E Lemon Creek Rd
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Contact: Cathy Lemon
Phone: (269) 471-1321

Live music. Fine wine and fun activities for all ages!  Culinary vendors, clothing vendors.  Admission is $10.00 and includes 3 wine tastings and a glass.  

Autumn Bacchus Festival

Oct 7, 2016
Time: 07:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Marina Grand Resort, 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI
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 $60 per person.

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

October 8th, Saturday - 11th Annual Harvest & Wine Fest ~ Lions Park, 12-10pm - Live music, over 40 wines and beers, art/craft exhibitors and food vendors (Music line up to be announced)

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.