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

(See also: 2014)

July 4, 2015  4TH OF JULY 2015 - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 4, 2015  42nd 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 4-11, 2015  National Cherry Festival - Traverse City, Michigan
Rated one of the top 100 festivals in the US and running anually since 1926, the National Cherry Festival has over 150 events and draws over 500,000 visitors over an 8 day period.  Join us every year in July to celebrate and promote cherries!  Attendance: 500,000.


July 9-11, 2015
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 9-12, 2015  Auburn Corn Fest - Auburn, Michigan
The annual festival will feature live music, casino tent, entertainment tent, carnival, Cornstalk 5k run, cornhole tournament, parade, carnival, and more. The Auburn Cornfest is an annual celebration of Auburn and main fundraiser of Auburn Improvement Management, a partnership between the Auburn Jaycees and the Auburn Chamber of Commerce.

July 10-11, 2015  Copper Country Strawberry Festival - Chassell, Michigan
Also known as Chassell Strawberry Festival, held in the downtown Chassell area, is two days of family fun the first weekend in July that isn't the 4th of July.  Events include an Arts & Crafts show, the Chassell Heritage Center Open House, horse-drawn wagon rides, a fish boil, live music and entertainment, a children's parade, awards and auction, queen crowning and dance, a French Toast Breakfast, the parade, a chicken BBQ, the Friends of Fashion Vintage Fashion Show, children's games and a quilt raffle.  Strawberry shortcake, brats, hot dogs, ice cream and more will also be available.

July 12-19, 2015  Capital Area Restaurant Week - Lansing, Michigan
Experience the best in local cuisine with three course prix fixe dinner menus from some of the Capital Area”s finest restaurants. Don”t miss this opportunity to discover new restaurants and enjoy favorites at a fantastic price.

July 15-18, 2015  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 15-19, 2015  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 16, 2015  62nd 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 18, 2015  Sunrise Side Wine and Food Festival - Harrisville, Michigan
Noon to 6:00pm Harrisville Harbor.  Featuring Michigan Wines, Craft Beers and food from local establishments. Entertainment.


July 18, 2015  63rd Annual Strawberry Festival - Leonard, Michigan
The Strawberry Festival originally began with the Volunteer Fire Department serving out Strawberry Sundaes and that was it.  Now we have a parade, rides for the children, entertainment all day long, craft show, car show, fire truck rides, and more.  The Strawberry Festival is always the third Saturday in July.

July 18, 2015  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 18, 2015  Twilight in the Garden -- Charity Wine & Food Tasting
Howell, Michigan
Sample international wines. Nibble on gourmet hors d'oeuvres. Listen to sizzling music. Stroll colorful gardens. Shop the Marketplace Boutique. Sit a spell at the Cigar & Spirits Bar. Test your skills during the golf chipping contest. Win great prizes!   Guests roam spectacular gardens, sip on cool wine and beer, nibble on delicious food, and enjoy great music.   All proceeds for this event benefit abused children and victims of interpersonal violence.

July 21-23, 2015  Michigan Agricultural Equipment Show 2015
East Lansing, Michigan
Michigan State University’s (MSU’s) Ag Expo is your summer time opportunity to come to campus and to experience the latest technology in agricultural production and current research findings from the faculty at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), MSU AgBioResearch scientists and MSU Extension educators, in areas that include food production, energy and the environment.

July 23-26, 2015  66th 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 24-25, 2015
Michigan Brewers Guild 18th Annual Summer Beer Festival
Ypsilanti, Michigan
The Summer Beer Festival features over 800 different beers from more than 80 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 24-25, 2015  Taste of Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, Michigan
We have many restaurants participating this year, and they all have great menu items for sale. Food & Beer/Wine Tickets will be available for purchase in booths located near the entrance and the center of the grounds. *Non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased using Food Tickets.

July 24-26, 2015  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.

July 25, 2015  6th Annual Taste of Downtown - Lansing, Michigan
The 6th annual Taste of Downtown is a fun, summer festival in the heart of Michigan's Capital City! Taste of Downtown includes an afternoon of food sampling, wine tasting of over 100 different wines from around the world and live entertainment on an outdoor stage. To buy tickets, sign up  to volunteer or for more information visit our website!

July 31-August 1, 2015  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.

July 31-August 2, 2015  38th 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!"


2014 MICHIGAN - JULY 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

July 16, 2014  Food for Thought's Green Cuisine - Honor, Michigan
Green Cuisine is on hiatus in 2015!   Join us again in 2016!

July 18-19, 2014  U.P. Hog Wild Competition Barbeque
Kingsford, Michigan
Effective 06/19/14  This event has been CANCELLED.  Due to a lack of registrations from teams looking to participate in the event.  Thank you to those teams who supported us and our charitable mission.


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