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2013 MICHIGAN - JULY 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

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JULY 4, 2013 - There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 5-6, 2013  Copper Country Strawberry Festival - Chassell, Michigan
An annual event held in July. Festivities include a parade, craft fair and plenty of strawberry jam and shortcake.

July 6, 2013  40th Annual International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
Eau Claire, Michigan
Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm hosts the event, with competitions for men, women, and youths. The current world's record spit is 93 feet 6-1/2 inches.

July 10, 2013  Food for Thought's Green Cuisine - Honor, Michigan
Visitors will be able to sample some of the best products of local food and beverage artisans, tour Food For Thought”s organic farm and green buildings as well as socialize, learn and have fun in a beautiful setting. Children welcome.


July 10-14, 2013  Corn Fest 2013 - Auburn, Michigan
The 43rd annual festival will feature live music, casino tent, entertainment tent, carnival, Cornstalk 5k run, cornhole tournament, parade, and blood drive.

July 11-13, 2013  Michigan Livestock Expo - East Lansing, Michigan
Swine, beef, sheep and goat shows and sale-a-bration. Designed to enhance the livestock industry, educate youth and showcase Michigan's agriculture industry.

July 11-14, 2013  64th Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival - St. Helen, Michigan
Fishing contest, crafts, kids parade, talent show, horseshoes, car show and grand parade. Come on, where can you have more fun?

July 17-20, 2013  National Baby Food Festival - Freemont, Michigan
Fremont, the Baby Food Capital of the World, is the home of Gerber Products Company, and a natural for this one-of-a-kind festival. Many events for both kids and adults including the original bed race where real beds on wheels are raced down the street. Parades and entertainment. Bike decorating, bubble gum blowing and baby food eating contests, baby crawl and so much more!

July 18, 2013  60th Annual Manchester Chicken Broil - Manchester, Michigan
With volunteers serving 12,000 charbroiled chicken meals in a four-hour period (about one meal every second), the Chicken Broil is considered the largest event of its kind. Other activities include a car show and musical entertainment.

July 20, 2013  Leelanau Wine on the Water Festival - Cedar, Michigan
Annual wine festival featuring Leelanau County wines, food from area restaurants, classic boat show, and blues music.

July 20, 2013  61st Annual Strawberry Festival - Leonard, Michigan
The 60th annual festival will have a parade, strawberry bake-off, car show, craft show and entertainment. Always the third Saturday in July.

July 20, 2013  Sunrise Side Wine and Food Festival - Harrisville, Michigan
Souvenir glass, live music, and art show. Michigan vintners serve wine, area restaurants serve food and 3 breweries will serve beer and soft drinks.

July 20, 2013  Twilight in the Garden -- Charity Wine & Food Tasting
Howell, Michigan
Cuisine For A Cause: Enjoy a summer's eve at Livingston County's most anticipated fundraising event. Sample international wines. Nibble on gourmet hors d'oeuvres. Listen to sizzling music. Stroll colorful waterside gardens.


July 26-27, 2013  Michigan Brewers Guild 16th Annual Summer Beer Festival
Ypsilanti, Michigan
The Summer Beer Festival features over 600 different beers from more than 65 Michigan craft breweries. Food will be available for purchase inside the festival, and guests will enjoy live music from a variety of Michigan bands.

July 26-28, 2013  Yale Bologna Festival - Yale, Michigan
Celebrating a proud tradition of making first class bologna, with such events as a street dance, fireworks, outhouse races, parade and King and Queen of Bologna. Attendance: 20,000.



2012 MICHIGAN - JULY 2012

events still waiting for new dates

July 16-17, 2012  U.S. Food Law Short Course - East Lansing, Michigan
The U.S. Food Law Short Course is designed as an introduction to U.S. food laws and regulations for professionals in the field. It is well suited for those new to the field but also comprehensive enough on the essential elements of food law to provide a refresher course for the experienced professional. The course is fully updated for the Food Safety Modernization Act.  Also see the Food Regulation Current Issues Seminar July 18-19, 2012.

July 18-19, 2012  Food Regulation Current Issues Seminar - East Lansing, Michigan
The Food Regulation Current Issues Seminar provides practical education on current food legal and regulatory issues. The topics cover cutting edge issues of food regulation, involving FDA, USDA, advertising, and global issues. Speakers from the legal, government, food industry, and academic professions will present practical food safety and food law information and case studies.  Also available:  U.S. Food Law Short Course (July 16-17, 2012)

July 20-21, 2012  U.P. Hog Wild Competition Barbeque - Kingsford, Michigan
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Board of Directors of UP Hog Wild have voted to Cancel our fund raising event for the 2013 barbeque season.  We hope to return in 2014 with an improved competition.

July 21, 2012  Sticky Buns Day - Grayling, Michigan
Wellington Farm, USA is a 60-acre open-air interpretive museum designed to provide an educational opportunity for visitors to experience life as it was in rural mid-America during The Great Depression.  Through a series of displays, a wide variety of exhibits, and beautiful natural settings, the park provides a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities for visitors to Northern Michigan.



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

events still waiting for new dates

July 7-9, 2011  Elsie Dairy Festival - Elsie, Michigan
Elsie holds its annual festival in honor of the Dairy industry in July. Along with draft horse pulls, carnival, arts & crafts and parade, they also have kiddie pulls, kiddie parade, stage entertainment and the Dairy Dash.

July 22, 2011  Taste of Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Music is free! Beer tent and food by the area’s best restaurants! Attendance: 25,000.


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

events still waiting for new dates

July 10, 2010  Taste of Downtown - Lansing, Michigan
Featuring wine tasting of over 100 wines from around the world, food samples from a variety of downtown businesses, and live entertainment.


2009 MICHIGAN - JULY 2009

events still waiting for new dates

July 1-5, 2009  Comerica Cityfest 2009 - Detroit, Michigan
Website has music with no controls. Food and music, for over 300,000 visitors.


2008 MICHIGAN - JULY 2008

waiting for new dates

July 11-12, 2008  The Taste of Battle Creek - Battle Creek, Michigan
Come and taste samplings from many of the area's restaurants with everything from classic Americana, Asian and Italian cusines. To add a dash of spice we pepper the day with a spectacular variety of bands and a special area just for kids sponsored by Lowe's which includes games, face paintings, balloon animals and the Kentucky Derby.



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