2016 Schedule of Events

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

 

Friday, May 20th

7:00pm to 10:00pm - Dance & Pig Roast 

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

PIGROAST EXTRA

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 STROBELITE HONEY!!!!

 

Saturday, May 21st

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!

 

NOON - Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagus Cook-Off

Due to the events popularity the audience will be limited to a first come first served 100 people in line

Recipe Contest Entry 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 info@glenlakelibrary.net

 

3 pm to 4pm CHILDREN'S FAVORITE GORDON RUSS & his COMEDY MAGIC REVUE

Under the Big Tent on Front Street

 

4pm PARADE

Please e-mail Ashlea if you're interested in being in the parade at besquirrely@gmail.com. Must salute to asparagus!

 

Music

1pm thru 3pm  - Miles Prendergast Band

4pm thru 6pm - Benjamin James & The Old Mission Collective  

http://www.benjamanjamesmusic.com/about/

 

7pm thru 9pm The Benzie Playboys

 

 

Asparagus Eats plus Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT

NOON. thru 9:00 p.m. 

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

FOOD VENDORS

Hearth & Vine Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com/dining/hearth-vine/

Deerings Market

Scalawags Fish & Chips http://scalawagstc.com/

MI Grill (Baytown Kitchen) http://baytownkitchen.com/

Fire Dog Artisan Pizza

Art’s Tavern http://www.artsglenarbor.com/

Kontiki Foods

Little Traverse Inn

The Manor on Glen Lake

Norconk’s Fresh Asparagus

 

BREWERIES & VINTNERS

Right Brain Brewery http://www.rightbrainbrewery.com

Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com

Bel Largo Vineyard & Winery

Laurentide Winery http://laurentidewinery.com

St. Ambrose Cellars http://www.stambrose-mead-wine.com

Lake Ann Brewery

Accoustic Mead http://www.drinkacoustic.com

 

1pm Asparagus Festival Foot Golf Tournament

At The Dunes Golf Club two man teams set up as a scramble. Each player will kick off and then take the best shot to kick from again, until they hole out. Prizes for closest to the Asparagus Spear & longest kick. Cost $20 per person includes free soda water & snacks. For more info contact Chris wall at cwall@centurytel.net

 

Sunday, May 22nd

Sunday May 19th Empire Lions Club Famous Breakfast

8am to noon at the Empire Township Hall

 

EMPIRE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER FUNDRAISER CONCERT

Dennis Palmer & Friends

Place - The Village Inn, Empire

Time - 4 pm to 6 pm