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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

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Wednesday February 6th, 2019 - 7:23 pm

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It won't be long.

Pat Smith Dan Smith

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.

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James

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Monday December 31st, 2018 - 5:36 pm

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

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

Happy new year to you and your family 🙂

Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 - 10:35 am

Empire Asparagus Festival

The lineup for the Hops Festival this Saturday is sure to keep you dancing into the night! Be sure to come out Friday night as well from 6-10pm. There will be music from the Broom Closet Boys and a delicious fish fry by Art's Tavern Glen Arbor.Saturday's music lineup is bound to keep you dancing while you sample the local craft beers!

12:00pm- Jackpine
2:30pm- Andre Villoch
5:00pm- 5th GEAR Band
8:00pm- K Jones and the Benzie Playboys
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The lineup for the Hops Festival this Saturday is sure to keep you dancing into the night! Be sure to come out Friday night as well from 6-10pm. There will be music from the Broom Closet Boys and a delicious fish fry by Arts Tavern Glen Arbor.
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