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Empire Asparagus Festival – May 18 – 20, 2018

Join the Village of Empire at its 15th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival

Friday, May 18th
7-10 pm Live music from Jack Pine, Pig Roast & FISH BOIL!
$5 Entrance & Dance to Jack Pine
Old Fashioned Fish Boil $16 & Pulled Pork Sandwich with the fixings $12

Saturday, May 19th
10 am Kick Yer Ass-paragus 5K Fun Run/Walk
Registration for the runs starts at 9 am at Empire Public Beach. Entry fee for walkers and kids 17 and younger is $25, includes a t-shirt.
Runners enjoy free entry to the festival with run number PLUS a free drink ticket & customized tech shirt, $40.
Register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Empire/KickYourAssparagus5KRunWalk

12 pm Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagus Cook-Off
Cash Prizes! $100 for the people’s choice winner and $50 for the second prize.

1-4 pm Empire Area Museum open

2 pm Ode to the Asparagus Poetry Contest
Check out the plans for the Glen Lake Library expansion!

12-5 pm Northwoods Soda Children’s Bar Open
12-10 pm Food & Beer Tent

Music & Entertainment Schedule
12-2 pm Keith Scott Blues Guitarist
2-4 pm Cherrylife Productions “Miss Asparagus on Stilts”
2-3:30 pm Andre Villoch
3:30 pm Children’s Magic Show with Magician Gordon Russ
5-7 pm 5th GEAR Band
7:30-10 K.Jones & the Benzie Playboys

Sunday, May 20th
9am-1pm Asparagus Breakfast by The Zonta Club of Leelanau County
$10 at the Empire Township Hall on Front Street<>

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Empire Asparagus Festival On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Empire Asparagus Festival Page On Facebook.

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This year's Asparagus Festival schedule has been added to the Empire Chamber of Commerce website. Check out the lineup for bands, current vendors and more by following the link below:

empirechamber.com/event/asparagus-festival/
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This years Asparagus Festival schedule has been added to the Empire Chamber of Commerce website. Check out the lineup for bands, current vendors and more by following the link below: 

https://empirechamber.com/event/asparagus-festival/

 

Comment on Facebook

I just hope they have some of that delicious RightBrain asparagus beer ! That stuff rules !

Chad lets go this year.

Probably not Debra Donaldson Dams.

Will the snow be gone by then?

Where’s the parade?

Debbie Smith

Can’t wait. Love going to this festival. Always well done Empire. πŸ’–

Maybe this year!

Best way to start summer!

The west coast of Michigan has the best asparagus grown anywhere.

Looking forward to it!

What? No parade???

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Comment on Facebook

Will you please email me the photo for the 2019 Festival so I may include it and/or any other photos in the Traverse Bay Family Lifestyles Calendar of Events. We go to press the evening of Feb 18. So, we are looking for a high resolution photo that we have permission to print. Thank you very much.

James

Pat Smith Dan Smith

It won't be long.

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Comment on Facebook

Nice to see our house is still standing. Happy New Year.

Happy new year to you and your family πŸ™‚

Miss the old town of Empire .... looks so Vacant now !!

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