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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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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
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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
 

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).

Fruits of Labor Celebration

Sep 5 - 7, 2015
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: 10983 Hills Road in Baroda, MI
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Phone: 800.716.WINE

Fruits of Labor Celebration, Round Barn Winery, Take a well-deserved break and let Round Barn do all the work! Enjoy the fruits of their labor over the long holiday weekend. Work only on finding your favorite specialty cocktail, wine or craft-brew while live bands will be clocking in all three days for your entertainment.

Lemon Creek Winery - 19th Annual Harvest Festival

Sep 12, 2015
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 featuring Venitia Sekema & the Madre Luna Band. Fine wine and fun activities for all ages!  Culinary vendors, clothing vendors including the Luxe Wagon.  Admission is $10.00 and includes 3 wine tastings and a glass.  

Ladies Night!

Sep 17, 2015
Time: 03:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Sawyer Home and Garden Center, 5865 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer
Phone: 269-426-8810

Get the girls together and enjoy an evening of wine, hand massages, food samplings and coupons. We will have coupons, wine tastings, gourmet food samplings, and free hand massages! We love pampering our lovely ladies here at SGC!

Apple Cider Weekend at Journeyman Distillery

Sep 26, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery
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Phone: 269-820-2050

Stop in Journeyman Distillery during Apple Cider Weekend and try our feature cocktail "Old Country Goodness". This secret receipe offers amazing Michigan Apple Cider and flavors of cinnamon with our W.R. white whiskey and of course a few secret ingredients. The kitchen will be open to offer tasty plate offerings that will make your mouth water. Free tours of the distillery will be offered Saturday during the day. Like our page on Facebook to find out more special upcoming events.

Live music by Roma Ransom 7:30-10:30pm

Weko Beach Brewersfest

Sep 26, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Weko Beach, Bridgman Exit 16 off I-94
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!

Journeyman Distillery 4th Anniversary Party

Oct 3, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Phone: 269-820-2050

Celebrate four years of craft spirits with a huge party. Live music, cocktail features and more highlight the day. 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-820-2050

Autumn Bacchus Festival

Oct 9, 2015
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

Union Pier’s Wine Sellers, Inc. announces their Sixteenth Annual Autumn Bacchus Festival returns on Friday, October 9, 2015, from 7:30 until 10:00 P.M., Eastern Time. Guests will have the opportunity to sample wines from all over the globe at this walk-around tasting, to be held at the Marina Grand Resort, 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI.

Wine industry professionals will be on hand to facilitate and answer questions that arise.  Chef Jenny Drilon of the resort’s 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. Call 888-824-WINE for reservations and information.

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
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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 www.newbuffalo.org

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
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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 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, designsfordignity.org


Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased at www.designsfordignity.org/kitchenwalk 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.

Beerfest at the Acorn

Oct 25, 2015
Time: 03:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks
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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, sawyergardencenter.com

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, journeymandistillery.com

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, journeymandistillery.com

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, journeymandistillery.com

David's Deli Annual Corned Beef Off!

Mar 20, 2016
Location: David's Deli, 30 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo
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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!

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!