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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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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.

Saturday September 29th, 2018 - 10:06 pm

Empire Asparagus Festival

The Empire Hops & Harvest Festival is next weekend, and kicks off on Friday night with a Fish Fry under the big tent on Front Street! Featuring music from the Broom Closet Boys and food from Art's Tavern Glen Arbor, it's going to be a great night. Come join us from 6-10pm on Friday, October 5, and again from 12-10pm on Saturday, October 6!This year's Hops and Harvest Festival kicks off on Friday evening, October 5, with a traditional fish fry under the big tent on Front Street in Empire!

Art's Tavern Glen Arbor will be serving Fish & Chips, and there will be local beer pairings and live music throughout the evening! The menu also include's Art's Homemade Beer Brat Chili with Cornbread, and Pretzel Bites and the Art's Tavern Mustard!

The event kicks off at 6pm and goes until 10pm. Entrance to the tent on Friday evening is $5. We'll see you there!
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The Empire Hops & Harvest Festival is next weekend, and kicks off on Friday night with a Fish Fry under the big tent on Front Street! Featuring music from the Broom Closet Boys and food from Arts Tavern Glen Arbor, its going to be a great night. Come join us from 6-10pm on Friday, October 5, and again from 12-10pm on Saturday, October 6!
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