Join the Village of Empire at the
12th Annual

Empire Aparagus Festival


2015 Schedule of Events

Please note that this schedule may be
subject to change as planning continues.

Friday, May 15th

7:00pm to 10:00pm - Dance & Pig Roast

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

Front St. Empire - Click here for directions

Come Dance & Dine on Art's Taverns famous Pig Roast and wash it down with one of your favorite Right Brain Brewery Brew!! It will be a foot-stompin' butt swingin' good time with music from THE BENZIE PLAYBOYS!!!!

Saturday, May 16th

10:00 AM - 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk
Registration for the run starts at 9.00am at Empire Public Beach
Click here for more info on the run!

11:00 am - Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagas Cook-Off
Download the Recipe Contest Form

1:00PM to 4:00PM -  Empire Area Museum is open.

Click here to visit our site

2.00pm ODE to ASPARAGUS POETRY Competition

Children, Youth & Adult Catergories with Prizes for esch.

Please send entries Including Name, Age and Contact info via email to


No Entry Fee But MUST Salute Asparagus, Walk, Pedal, Dance, Horseback etc…

For more info please contact Linda Payment


1pm thru 3pm  - BoBossa Swing Band

4pm thru 6pm - Slinky & The Stairs

7pm thru 9pm Billy Strings & Don Julian

Asparagus Eats plus Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT

11:00 a.m. thru 9:00 p.m.

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE


Hearth & Vine Black Star Farms

Deerings Market

Scalawags Fish & Chips

MI Grill (Baytown Kitchen)

Fire Dog Artisan Pizza

Art’s Tavern

Norconk’s Fresh Asparagus

Stonehouse Bread


Little Finger Eatery of Empire


Right Brain Brewery


Black Star Farms


St. Ambrose Cellars


Left Foot Charley


Accoustic Mead


Sunday, May 17th

Sunday May 19th Empire Eagles Eagles Famous Breakfast

8am to noon at the Empire Township Hall