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Edible Events: Fall 2017

By Edible Grande Traverse / Photography By Krystn Madrine | September 19, 2017
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We feature an eclectic selection of local food and farming events by season. To make submissions please email Info@EdibleGrandeTraverse.com


HARVEST STOMPEDE & WINE TOUR

Features a race and a walk through Leelanau’s vineyards and a separate wine tour event with local food pairings; register online. September 9–10, Suttons Bay and all around the Leelanau Peninsula. LPWines.com

TASTE OF BENZIE

Annual food, wine and beer tasting event held in Downtown Frankfort. September 9, 11:30 AM–3:30 PM, Mineral Springs Park. Frankfort-Elberta.com

TWILIGHT FARM TOURS

An opportunity for area small farmers and wanna-be-farmers to learn from one another’s practices through a series of tours and farmer-led workshops. September 11, The Farm at Historic Barns Park: Training for young adults in organic growing and carbon-conscious farming. September 13, Misty Acres: Pasture-based cattle operation on a nature preserve. Crosshatch.org

TASTE OF HARBOR SPRINGS

Annual celebration of local restaurants, food and beverage retailers and wine distributors. September 23, NOON–3 PM, on the Waterfront in Harbor Springs. HarborSpringsChamber.com

LEELANAU HARVEST TOUR

Bike tour featuring four beautiful routes and local food specialties at the rest stops; proceeds benefit TART Trails. September 16, starts at Suttons Bay High School. 231-941-4300, CherryCapitalCyclingClub.org

CADILLAC CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Celebration of local libations, food and music, featuring Home Brew Competition. September 23, 2–10 PM CadillacCraftBeerFest.com

OLD TIME HARVEST DAY IN THE GARDEN

Celebration of harvest featuring Lord of the Gourd pumpkin carving, craft fair and pop-up shop and family friendly activities. October 1, NOON–4 PM, Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, Traverse City. 231-935-4077, TheBotanicGarden.org

CTAC ARTISANS AND FARMERS’ MARKET

Opening day for the fall and winter market, Friday mornings until June. Farmers and food vendors, artists and artisans, musicians sponsored by Blissfest and first-Friday food demonstrations. Fridays 10 AM–1 PM, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 231-347-4337, CrookedTree.org

GROUNDWORK’S HARVEST AT THE COMMONS

Community feast featuring food from Harvest restaurant and the Great Lakes Culinary Institute with music from salsa dance band Grupo Ayé. A certified local food event, benefiting Groundwork Center. Advance tickets recommended. October 7, 5–10 PM, Great Lawn at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City. 231-941-6584, GroundworkCenter.org

CHARLEVOIX APPLE FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

Find more than 30 varieties of apples at this festival and market, along with pumpkins and squash, jams, syrups and cider; activities for kids, food vendors, art and craft show and pumpkin carving. October 13–15, downtown Charlevoix, Charlevoix.org

TOAST THE SEASON

Annual Leelanau wine tour event celebrating holiday foods and gift giving. November 4–5 and 11–12, Leelanau Peninsula wineries. LPWines.com

THE GREAT MACARONI AND CHEESE BAKE-OFF

Local chefs compete at winery tasting rooms. November 25, 10 AM–5 PM, Old Mission Peninsula wineries; advance tickets recommended. WineriesOfOldMission.com

FARMLAND 5K

European-style cross-country race on a farmland course, with costume prizes, post-race party and more. Benefit supporting Norte Youth Cycling and Groundwork Center. Early registration recommended. December 2, Lew Rasho Farm, Traverse City XCChallengeTCRuns.com

Article from Edible Grande Traverse at http://ediblegrandetraverse.ediblecommunities.com/things-do/edible-events-fall-2017
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