Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza
Scarecrows, Art, Local Brews & Tunes “Heat Up” Bellaire for the 20th Annual Harvest Festival
Celebrate everything Antrim County with the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Harvest Festival on September 29, 2018 from 10-6. Sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation, Fischer Insurance, Short’s Brewing Company & New Hope Community Church
Join us in celebrating the end of summer and the bounty of the creative harvest. Experience why Antrim County is “in the heart of it all” with Bellaire’s Harvest Festival’s featuring art, flea markets, local brews, tunes, scarecrows and more.
Zany Scarecrows take over the streets of Bellaire where local businesses compete to win the “Best Scarecrow” award. Last year’s winner, the Bridge Street Courtyard with 5 business coming together to have you follow the yellow brick road in the “Wizard of Oz”. This year’s theme is “Music”
Start the day with the the Fun Run 1 mile walk/run with Inspire Health at 10 am. Treasures await at the “Fine Art, Craft & Flea Market” along with Kid’s Bounce Houses, antique apple tasting, live music and the “Beverage Tent” on Broad Street from 10-6 pm. Check out the Best Dressed Pet Parade at 1 pm sponsored by the Bellaire Animal Hospital and the “Chopped: Disaster Style” Cook-off at 2 pm presented by Antrim County Emergency Management.
Highlighting the Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 29 is an Antrim “Craft Beverage” Tent featuring Short’s Brewing Company, Bee Well Meadery, Mammoth Distilling, Torch Lake Cellars, Townline Ciders and WaterFire Wines from 11-6 on Broad Street. Each pourer will feature of variety of $5 pours and money goes to support the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship program and year round operations. Rock out to local music from regional musicians during Harvest Festivals “Open Mic Sessions” 12-6 on Broad St.
Take a break from the excitement to explore Bellaire’s shops, restaurants and parks including the “Flying Piggies Funky Flea Market,” at the Bellaire Public Library in partnership with The Flying Pig.. End the day with Short’s Oktoberfest where you can pick up a commemorative stein at Short’s Mart and catch live music on stage at 8:30 pm. Lederhosen encouraged!
For full schedule of events or to be a vendor, visit the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce web site at www.bellairechamber.org or call Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at 231-533-6023.
Arts & Crafts Fair
The annual Harvest Festival features over 60 Craft & Flea Market booths from all over Michigan. Items include custom wood furniture, jewelry, fine art and more.
Zany Scarecrows take over the streets of Bellaire where local businesses compete to win the “Best Scarecrow” award. Last year’s winner, the Bridge Street Courtyard with 5 business coming together to have you follow the yellow brick road in the “Wizard of Oz”.
2018 Theme: Music
Scarecrows should be up by September 20 and judging will be September 27. Please notify the chamber when they are up.
Ordered hay bales with chamber by September 7
Delivered: September 12
Special Deal Cost:$5.00 each
Best Dressed Pet Parade
Enter your pet for a chance to win $50!
The participants will be judged on (4) criteria; Creativity, Effort involved, Presentation, and Overall favorite.
No large farm animals please. Entries with the highest score will win a $50 First Place Prize. Must be registered by 12:30 pm on September 29th to participate.
For more information call Bellaire Animal Hospital @ 231-533-6522 or Rachel (Bellaire Chamber of Commerce) @ 231-533-6023
Chopped - Disaster Style
Presented by Antrim County Emergency Management – Features 3 area chefs as they compete with a limited supply of emergency food to create the most unique meals.
At the stage at 2:00!
Open Mic - Call for performers!
The Bellaire Chamber is looking to help promote regional performers with an Open Mic music session during our Harvest Festival in downtown Bellaire on Saturday, September 29th from 12 pm to 6pm. Performers will have the opportunity to play for up to 30 minutes and will be able to collect tips. These Chamber will be providing the sound equipment and drink tickets (for ages 21+).