Join the Village of Empire at its 11th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival


2014 Schedule of Events

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

Friday, May 16th

Dance & Pig Roast 7.00pm to 10.00pm Front St. Empire

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 17th

5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk
10.00 a.m. 

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

Recipe Form

1PM to 4 PM Empire Area Museum


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

Asparagus Eats/Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT



1pm thru 4pm BoBossa Swing Band

6pm Thru 9pm The Accidentals


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

Scalawags Fish & Chips

Stone House Bread

Norconks Asparagus/Fresh & Pickled Asparagus

Empire Village Inn

Gemmas Coffee Shop & Baked Goods

Joes Friendly Tavern

Bay Town Kitchen

Horizons N Sunsets

Black Star Farms Hearth & Vine

La Becasse

Arts Tavern

Deerings Market and Bakery/Asparagus Brats


Black Star Farms

Right Brain Brewery/Asparagus Beer

Left Foot Charley

Little Traverse Inn


St Ambrose Cellars

Forty-Five North Winery



Sunday, May 18th

Sunday May 19th Empire Eagles Eagles Famous Breakfast

8am to noon at the Empire Township Hall