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2016 MICHIGAN - AUGUST 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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August 5-7, 2016
Humungus Fungus Fest
Crystal Falls, Michigan
The Festival has been cancelled for 2016.

August 5-7, 2016  39th Annual Fish Sandwich Festival
Bay Port, Michigan
Plenty of entertainment each day, petting zoo, fireworks, bingo, the area's largest craft show and Bay Port Fish Sandwiches, an original creation in this small fishing communitiy--they're so big "it takes two hands to hold one!"

August 5-7, 2016  Glad-Peach Festival - Coloma, Michigan
The Coloma Glad-Peach Festival is an annual celebration of the gladiolus flowers and peaches, which are both grown locally. The festival is held the first weekend in August, and provides three days of family friendly fun for all ages. Events include live music on two stages, a classic car or motorcycle show, Two parades and an aerial fireworks display.

August 11-14, 2016 - National Blueberry Festival
South Haven, Michigan
Celebrating the blueberry industry in and around South Haven. Featuring fish boil, blueberries, pancake breakfasts, chicken dinner, arts & crafts, live entertainment, pie eating contest, parade, 5k walk/run and more. Attendance: 40,000.

August 12-14, 2016  32nd Annual St. Johns Mint Festival
St. Johns, Michigan
The annual festival will offer mint-eating & cooking contests, grand parade, over 200 arts & crafts and flea market vendors, quilt show, new & old car shows, five sports events, kids' games, laser tag, inflatables, free daily and evening entertainment, and dog shows.

August 12-21, 2016  Annual Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival
Caseville, Michigan
Cheeseburger in Caseville is an island-themed silly celebration of life's crazy cruise - loosely based on the lifestyle and musical influences of one particular 50+ year old pirate (Jimmy Buffett). Best Cheeseburger Contest, Key North Conch Honk, Cardboard Boat Race, Funky Fruit and Veggie Animal Creations. Music, parade, etc.

August 15-21, 2016  Upper Peninsula State Fair - Escanaba, Michigan
Since 1928, the Upper Peninsula State Fair has provided a place for folks from across the nation to experience and celebrate the unique culture and heritage of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Fairgoers enjoy agriculture and animal exhibits, entertainment, midway rides, and much more.

August 16-20, 2016  Alcona County Fair - Mikado, Michigan

August 17-21, 2016  45th Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival
Montrose, Michigan
All-you-can-eat blueberry pancake breakfast, medieval village, parades, tug of war, golf and softball tournaments, teen dance and many more activities. Pick up fresh blueberries and blueberry pies, baked goods and ice cream at the Boy Scouts' concession booth.

August 19-21, 2016  Howell Melon Festival - Howell, Michigan
The event is located throughout historic downtown Howell and features Michigan's largest small town parade. Other festivities include the Melon Ball, book sale, melon wine tasting, melon ice cream, rides, pancake breakfast, and much more.

 

August 19-21, 2016
 Wild Blueberry Festival
Paradise, Michigan
The festival celebrates the wild blueberries growing on much of the land in the eastern Upper Peninsula with a blueberry brunch, lots of great music, horse drawn wagon rides and an arts & crafts fair. (also: http://www.paradisemichigan.org/ )

August 26-27, 2016 - Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival
Traverse City, Michigan
On Friday a special beer tent for attendees 21+ will be on-site featuring selected microbrews and craft food offerings. Saturday, open exclusively to attendees 21+, will feature an expanded festival experience with over 50 breweries, craft food stands and vending, special partner activities and events, and three stages featuring live music.
 

 

2015 MICHIGAN - AUGUST 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 15, 2015  Salsa Showdown - Holland, Michigan
During the Salsa Showdown, you’ll be challenged to create the best salsa using fresh ingredients from the 8th Street Farmers Market. Everyone is invited to compete in the Showdown, from amateur cooks to professional chefs. And for those who can really take the heat, the Jalapeno Eating Contest is back! Competitors will be challenged to eat as many peppers as they can in three minutes.  And for those who can really take the heat, the Jalapeno Eating Contest is back! Competitors will be challenged to eat as many peppers as they can in three minutes. Think you have what it takes?
 

 

2014 MICHIGAN - AUGUST 2014
LOCAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

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August 15, 2014  Paella in the Park 2014 - Traverse City, Michigan
The 5th annual culinary and music event is a collaboration among the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula, Tent Venue and Porterhouse Productions.  Featuring the wines of Old Mission Peninsula offered at a custom wine bar and executive chefs who prepare several unique recipes of Spanish paellas in 36” pans on-site. Chefs will use featured wines and fresh local ingredients in their preparations.  For the first time this year, patrons will be also be able to enjoy five specifically paired craft brews from Short’s Brewery.  Paella is a Valencian rich dish that originated in its modern form in the mid-19th century near Lake Albufera, a lagoon in Valencia – on the east coast of Spain. Paella in the Park is the largest Paella festival in the Midwest United States.

August 23-24, 2014  Wine & Food Festival at Meadow Brook
Meadow Brook, Michigan
Held at Meadow Brook Music Festival. Wine samples, wine and food seminars and non-stop live entertainment.
 

 

2011 MICHIGAN - AUGUST 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 13, 2011  Art de Vin - Roscommon, Michigan
A celebration of Michigan Art, Wine, Hops and Harvest. Proceeds to benefit local charities.
 

 

2010 MICHIGAN - AUGUST 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 10, 2010  Wisconsin Cheese Throwdown - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wisconsin Cheese will join R. Hirt Distributors at Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant & Brewery for a chef competition using Wisconsin Cheese in a dish paired with a micro beer.

August 16, 2010
Share Our Strength's 'A Tasteful Pursuit' Touring Dinner Series
Detroit, Michigan
The food and company of the country's top chefs. The thrill of an auction of incredible items. All in one evening and all to help fight childhood hunger in America.

 

 

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