Join us on August 9 & 10 for the 2019 Port Oneida Fair!
Each year near the beginning of August, you can take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Imagine the life of the pioneers as you help bale hay or watch a broom-maker at work. Learn about spinning, basket weaving, soap making, butter making, candle dipping, and fur trapping. Listen as park rangers and local history experts share the area’s history. Watch as teams of oxen and horses cut, load, and haul hay and artists and craftsmen demonstrate their skills.
The fair is held at 6 of the historic farmsteads in Port Oneida. Each farm has a variety of artists, crafts, food, and activities for visitors. Click on the farm names below to see what’s happening at each farm. A shuttle bus runs between the farms on a regular schedule during the fair, so you can park your car and easily get around to the different venues.
Sky gazing will close out the two-day fair on Saturday, August 10 at the Thoreson Farm. We will be looking at the sun from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm and at the night sky from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Join park rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) to experience a form of recreation that has been enjoyed by many generations and continues today. GTAS members share their telescopes and knowledge while viewing Mars, Saturn, and the Perseid meteor shower. Learn about astronomy as it was in the 1900s. Remember to bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car.
The Port Oneida Fair is presented by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. To learn more about how you can help support the park, visit www.phsb.org.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Registration starts at 10:30 AM and Parade starts at 12 PM NOON
Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Northport Dog Parade – the cutest parade of the north! The theme for this year’s parade is: Tail House Rock! Parade will begin at noon.
You can register your dog from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM at the Northport Public Works garage (121 W. 3rd St.), across the Mill Pond in Northport. Registration is $10 on the day of the event. You can pre-register your pooch for $5 by NOON on Friday, August 9th at either the Pennington Collection, Dog Ear Books, or Tucker’s of Northport. Or you can register online for $6!
Saturday was fun, wasn't it?! Thanks to all those who walked and watched this year's Northport Dog Parade! If you have any pics or posts, please tag us Northport Dog Parade and we will share! ... See MoreSee Less
This year's Northport Dog Parade Grand Marshal is Deb Van Pelt. We want to thank her for years of service to Leelanau Township as Township Clerk. Happy retirement and best wishes! And as Elvis would say “Thank you very much!” ... See MoreSee Less
This annual weekend kicks off the fall harvest season along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring crisp and bright cool-climate wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. This exciting fall event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the 27 participating wineries in any order you choose on both Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass, along with a featured wine and small bite food pairing at all 27 participating wineries. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 tastes. Purchase your tickets by selecting a starting winery where you will check-in to the event and pick up your supplies before charting your own course to participating wineries in any order you choose. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday. Designated Driver tickets are available for $20 and include the small bites.
Don’t want to drive?
Find a willing friend and purchase an additional designated driver ticket for just $20. Your driver can still enjoy the food pairings while he/she takes you from winery to winery. You can also take your food and wine tour via bus or limo by contacting one of our transportation partners. We encourage you to contact them PRIOR to purchasing your tickets and a starting point. Visit our transportation page for a complete list of our preferred partners. Thanks to NoMI Sparkling Water for their sponsorship of our Designated Driver program!
PLEASE NOTE: The Harvest Stompede RACE is no longer taking place.
Saturday, Sept 7th, 11 – 6pm
Sunday, Sept 8th, 12 – 5pm
$40 per person
Congratulations to Laurentide Winery. Can't wait to taste these!Looking forward to releasing some of these award winners this year! Michigan By The Bottle Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Please share. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
Join us this weekend for Taste the Passion and have fun taking photos for great prizes! The SNOW FUN PHOTO CONTEST gives you a chance to snag some wine-derful swag! Just post your most memorable pics from the trail on your social media and include the hashtags #leelanauwine AND #snowfun for a shot at one of five contest prizes!
Best Overall Photo: Wine Tote, corkscrew and 6 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)
Best Snow Fun Photo: Wine Tote, corkscrew and 2 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)
Best Snow Angel Photo: Wine Tote, corkscrew and 2 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)
Best Group Photo: An Event Certificate (good toward any event along the trail) for each person in photo (up to 12)
Best Photo Promoting Leelanau Wine: Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Gift Bag: 6-Bottle Wine Bag, 6 Logo Wine Glasses, Corkscrew, 6 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail) ... See MoreSee Less
Its Real now. No stopping, just opening our arms to you tomorrow. Check our volunteers Kirk and Jamie O'Green in front of Willowbrook stage. Nice job guys. Theres the tent guys who welcomed their panchos and finally happenings at the Barn..with so many stopping by to lend a hand. ... See MoreSee Less