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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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Sunday May 27th, 2018 - 5:08 pm

Empire Asparagus Festival

Asparagus doesn’t stop growing even on holiday weekends so the picking carries on!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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THANK YOU!!!!!

Kristen French Pelon Trevor Pelon

Thursday May 24th, 2018 - 9:02 am

Empire Asparagus Festival

The 5K Kick Yer Ass-paragus Fun Run results are in! Great job to all of the runners for dealing with the elements, thank you for participating! bit.ly/2GN6wDS

Thank you to IG user @megpie1012 for sharing a photo of her metal.
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The 5K Kick Yer Ass-paragus Fun Run results are in! Great job to all of the runners for dealing with the elements, thank you for participating! http://bit.ly/2GN6wDS

Thank you to IG user @megpie1012 for sharing a photo of her metal.

Monday May 21st, 2018 - 12:09 pm

Empire Asparagus Festival

Another festival for the books! Thank you to all of our volunteers and vendors for helping putting on such a successful event. And thank YOU to everyone that didn't let a little rain keep them from coming out too! ... See MoreSee Less

Another festival for the books! Thank you to all of our volunteers and vendors for helping putting on such a successful event. And thank YOU to everyone that didnt let a little rain keep them from coming out too!

Sunday May 20th, 2018 - 12:36 pm

Empire Asparagus Festival

The Benzie Palyboys really had the crowd hopping last night!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Bev Galey Patrick: I really want to get you and Dad out to see these guys sometime. I think Dad would love the double fiddle and I LOVE to dance to this stuff so I'm sure you would too :):):)

Such a super fun time!!!

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