Boyne Area Chamber
28 South Lake St. (Map)
Boyne City, MI 49712
Ph: (231) 582-6222
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Boyne City Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photos from past years

harvestfestivallogoRAIN UPDATE, NOON: The forecast now says it probably won't rain until 5 or 6 p.m. - and the festival ends at 4 p.m. The library is hosting pumpkin painting and kids games until 2 p.m. in front of Country Now & Then at 211 Water St. The horse-drawn hayrides and the live music have been cancelled.

The Harvest Festival is held in Boyne City's downtown with music, crafts and fall produce, and is jointly organized by Boyne City Main Street and the Boyne Area Chamber. The entire Boyne City Farmers Market will move to Water and Lake Streets from 8 a.m. to noon. The farm market booths will sell a variety of apples and other harvest items including pumpkins, squash, apple butter, jam, honey and cider. Portions of Water Street will be closed to traffic during the festival to make room for the Farmers Market, music and more than 30 arts and craft vendors.

The festival will also include folk art demonstrations, children's games, hay rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a scarecrow-making contest (application) for residents and businesses. Festival hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Local churches and non-profit organizations that would like to participate by organizing children's games or harvest crafts are encouraged to contact the Boyne Area Chamber at 582-6222. Arts & Crafts Vendor Application.

New this year - a fall color version of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society's 5k walk/run with your dog. Details & registration form.


> MUSIC - 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Younce Guitar Duo
   Charles & Jerry Millard
   Harbor Hoe Down, leading a Dance Circle in the Kids Games area

> MUSIC - 12 noon to 2 p.m.
   Wyatt & Shari Knapp

> MUSIC - 2 to 4 p.m.
   Don Rivers
   Denny and Spectrum


  • Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and many will stay until 4 p.m.
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society's 5k walk/run with your dog. Register at 7 a.m., run at 8. Registration form.
  • Arts and crafts vendors plus folk art demonstrations
  • Scarecrow displays (make one yourself!)
  • Hay Rides - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $1 per person
  • Kids' games and pumpkin painting, 200 block of Water Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., organized by the Boyne District Library.
  • Oktoberfest German food, music and beverages at Cafe Sante, One Water Street.
  • Wine Emporium and Boyne Country Provisions beer tasting 1 to 4 p.m. and wine/cheese tasting 4 to 7 p.m., 127 Water St.
  • Open house at balanced living yoga & fusion studio, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 101 River St.
  • Tree identification hike at the Taylor Horton Creek Preserve, Pincherry Road, 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Little Traverse Conservancy. Details.

THE NIGHT BEFORE: Freshwater Art Gallery kicks off its concert season with the Thornetta Davis Trio at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 217 S. Lake St., 231-582-2588.

 Sponsored by Boyne City Main Street Program and Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce * 231-582-6222