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Featured Attractions

Saturday
January 20

Conservancy Winter Hike at Greenwood Wildlife Sanctuary
(231) 347-0991

 

Saturday
January 27

Snowmobile Ride-In
Join the Charlevoix Snowmobile Club for a free BBQ and giveaways in downtown Charlevoix.
(231) 547-1901
www.chxsnowmobile.com

 

Saturday
February 24

Snowmobile Ride-Out
Join the Charlevoix Snowmobile Club for a fun day of riding.
(231) 547-1901
www.chxsnowmobile.com

 

Saturday
March 3

Night of Fashion
Castle Farms is proud to present A Night of Fashion: The Bridal & Prom Exhibition on March 3, 2007, from 4pm until 9pm. Two unique fashion shows will highlight this year’s finest prom and bridal gowns. The prom fashion show commences at 6pm, with the bridal fashion show following at 8pm. Join us for the latest in formal wear and accessories. With multiple vendors to choose from you’ll be sure to find just the right look for you. For proms & weddings, we’ve got everything to plan your special event– caterers, florists, photographers & more– right here at Castle Farms.
(231) 237-0884
www.castlefarms.com

 

Saturday
April 7

Charlevoix Easter Egg Hunt
Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2007 at 2pm in East Park downtown Charlevoix.
(231) 547-2101

 

Thursday
May 24

Operation Petunia
Come join the community by helping plant petunias from one side of Charlevoix to the other at 4pm anywhere along US 31. Picnic in East Park to follow.
(231) 547-2663

 

Saturday
May 26

Charlevoix Garden Club Spring Plant Sale
Charlevoix Area Garden Club Annual Plant Sale will be held at 807 E. Dixon, Charlevoix from 8am to 1pm. We sell plants that have been donated from member's gardens. Plants are potted, identified, priced and sold at very reasonable prices so that everyone is able to purchase quality plants.
(231) 547-1978

 

Saturday & Sunday
May 26-27

Memorial Weekend Antique Show
This two day events will feature over 85 booths offering antique furniture, paintings, prints, decorative accessories, textiles and even vintage toys for the young and young at heart. Antique enthusiasts will find pieces from Victorian to Country, Early American to European treasures. A historic site itself, Castle Farms is the perfect backdrop for the Antique event. Collectors will find pieces in all price ranges. Large item purchases are delivered to a holding area for easy pickup or arranged shipping. Thousands attended last year at Castle Farms. Tickets for this year's events may be purchased at the gate.
(231) 237-0884
www.castlefarms.com

 

Saturday
June 16

Taste of Charlevoix
Local restaurants will feature their finest fares along with wine and beer tasting, local entertainment and activities for children.
(231) 547-2101

 

Saturday & Sunday
June 23-24

Summer Solstice Art Show
The Summer Solstice Art Show features high quality art displayed on the shores of scenic Round Lake. Participating artisans are carefully selected to ensure a well-rounded show offering a variety of fun and unique creations. This two day event showcases paintings in oils, watercolors and acrylics, sculpture, pottery, furniture, jewelry and much more.
(231) 547-2101

 

Wednesday
July 11

Charlevoix Garden Walk
Select private gardens are open to the public. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the walk. Call 231/237-0239 to order tickets.
(231) 536-7342

 

Saturday
July 14

Street Legends Classic Car Show
This classic car event draws car enthusiasts from around the state. Many awards and prizes are given away throughout the day. Enjoy good food, good shopping and the beauty of downtown Charlevoix. Registration is $15.00. All proceeds are donated back to local charities, non-profit groups and scholarships. For more info contact Joan L. Balch, Show Chair.
(231( 547-9013.

 

Saturday & Sunday
July 21-22

11th Annual Charlevoix’s Antique Show
Visitors will find Charlevoix's Annual Antique Show amidst "Old World Charm and History" at Castle Farms.  The two day events will feature over 100 booths offering antique furniture, paintings, prints, decorative accessories, textiles and even vintage toys for the young and young at heart. Antique enthusiasts will find pieces from Victorian to Country, Early American to European treasures. A historic site itself, Castle Farms is the perfect backdrop for the Antique event. Collectors will find pieces in all price ranges. Large item purchases are delivered to a holding area for easy pickup or arranged shipping.  Thousands attended last year at Castle Farms. Tickets for this year's events may be purchased at the gate.
(231) 237-0884
www.castlefarms.com

 

Sunday through Saturday
July 22-28

77th Annual Venetian Festival
Head to the downtown area and into East Park starting on July 22 for our 77th Annual Venetian Festival. Come join in a variety of events geared to delight and entertain the entire family. Each day offers fun and exciting activities ranging from spectacular fireworks over Round Lake to sporting events, a carnival, a boat parade and much more. This is a week that you won't want to miss.
(800) 951-2101

 

Tuesday
July 24

Venetian Kick-Off at the Castle
Western heritage comes alive with an entire Rodeo production featuring Bullmania - a Rodeo show with nearly thirty top ranking bulls taking the toughest cowboys for a ride. The action packed event will keep festival goers on the edge of their seats. Other activities include mechanical bull rides, elephant rides from Baby Laura, inflatable jumping gyms for kids, live musical performances, a beer & wine pavilion, a petting zoo, and much more! Admission is $12 for adults over 12 years of age; $8 for children over 4; and 3 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door.
(231) 237-2884
www.castlefarms.com

 

Saturday & Sunday
July 28-29

Fiber Arts Festival
If you think of oatmeal when you think of fiber - think again! Guests to the Castle will enjoy an introduction to the fiber arts. They can visit live animals; enjoy interactive demonstrations in weaving, spinning, natural dyeing and felting; watch sheep dogs at work; enjoy a llamas obstacle course; see how sheep are shorn and talk to vendors who are fiber artists and shepherds in their own right. The younger set can enjoy story corner, doing a woolly craft, playing old time games or even jumping on an inflatable gym. A huge success in 2006 and continued in 2007 is the fiber art fashion show that will take place each afternoon. Models will walk the runway in garments and accessories created from commercial yarns and the fiber of the types of animals on display. Many of the items showcased in the fashion show are original designs by Michigan fiber artists. It’s a shopping extravaganza as Castle Farms hosts more than 50 vendors with hand made goods including painted yarn, alpaca toys, original lace shawls, sweaters, hats, mittens, soaps, rugs, knitting accessories and much more. Admission at the door is $5 per person with children under five free.
(231) 237-2884
www.castlefarms.com

 

Saturday
August 11

Waterfront Art Fair
The nation's finest artists will be at the Waterfront Art Fair. They have been chosen from 1,000 applicants who have submitted their work for review. The jury has a most difficult task as this fair attracts the finest from everywhere. The fair is always held the second Saturday in August. It is the second oldest juried show in Michigan. The focus of the fair is to bring fine arts and crafts to Northern Michigan. All profits are invested in the children of the Charlevoix area to provide exposure to cultural activities not usually available in this area.
(231) 547-2101

 

Thursday through Saturday
August 16-18

Downtown Charlevoix Sidewalk Sales
Bargains, bargains and more during the Sidewalk Sales in Charlevoix. Merchants move their wares to the sidewalk so that you can just stroll along and choose your merchandise.
(800) 951-2101

 

Saturday & Sunday
September 1-2

Royal Craft Show
Castle Farms is proud to present the 4th Annual Royal Craft Show in beautiful Charlevoix, Michigan on Labor Day Weekend. The grounds and buildings of Castle Farms will be the host to one of Michigan's most prestigious craft shows where thousands of visitors will attend this event. This craft show will feature only the finest arts and crafts that can be found and will be held in one of the most affluent areas in the state. Free parking with a $2.00 per person admission fee. Children under 12 are admitted free. Food is available at a nominal charge. Pets are not allowed.
(231) 237-2884
www.castlefarms.com

 

Friday and Saturday
September 14-15

Women’s Only Weekend
Ladies, grab your girlfriends and join thousands of women as they converge on Castle Farms for a shopping extravaganza! You’ll find everything from jewelry to clothing and home items, plus many new ways to pamper yourself. There will also be numerous activities and speakers, so be sure to check back as the event unfolds! (231) 237-2884
www.castlefarms.com

 

Friday through Sunday
October 13-15

28th Annual Applefest
Experience the magic of autumn in northern Michigan at Charlevoix's Apple Festival which honors local orchards who, in the spirit of the season, bring the fall harvest to you. Enjoy over 30 varieties of apples, hot food and fresh cider. A fine art & craft show takes place in East Park along with a petting zoo and pony rides for the children.
(800) 951-2101

 

Sunday
October 15

Grand Bridal Expo
Castle Farms, northern Michigan's premiere wedding venue, is proud to present the Third Annual Grand Bridal Expo on October 14, 2007, from 10am until 4pm. A fresh and fun fashion show will commence at 2:30pm. Spending the day in our magnificent stone castle is bound to evoke a matrimonial mood. Feast your senses on the numerous offerings from northern Michigan's finest wedding resources, all at your fingertips at Castle Farms.
(231) 237-2884
www.castlefarms.com

 

Friday
November 23

Community Christmas Tree Lighting
The annual Charlevoix Christmas Tree Lighting will be held in East Park on Friday, November 23rd. Beginning at 4pm children may visit Santa at his Charlevoix House (222 Bridge Street) and have a free photo taken with him, courtesy of Charlevoix Camera. Children are encouraged to decorate the Community Christmas Tree with waterproof handmade ornaments. Again this year, the staff of Charlevoix Children's House a Montessori School will be on hand to assist children in creating an ornament while waiting to see Santa. Dale Boss and the Petunia Truck will provide Christmas music and everyone is invited to enjoy singing Christmas carols, free hot chocolate and donuts. The Christmas Tree will be lit at 6pm.
(231) 547-2101