2013 MICHIGAN - JULY 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(See also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008)
June 29-July 6, 2013 National Cherry Festival - Traverse City, Michigan
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
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
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
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.