Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre Corn Maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan. We are “Outstanding In Our Field!”

Jacob’s Secret Agent Adventure is an exciting and fully interactive farm experience. It will capticate and entertain you and your family for hours with its twists and turns. Jacob’s Corn Maze is larger than 10 high school football fields with over five miles of trails!

Hours

  • Sunday from Noon to 7:00pm
  • Mon, Tue, Thur from 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday from 10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Rates

General Admission $9.00
Children ages 3-11 $7.00
Under 3 Free
Group of 20 or more $8.00 ea.

Jacob’s Farm Market & U-Pick

Market is now open for business!

Hours

Open Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm

Closed Sundays until August 16th – Then open 7 days a week the same hours as the Corn Maze.

Jacob’s Corn Maze
7100 East Traverse Hwy. (M-72 West)
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-632-MAZE (6293)

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June, Starting June 18: Wednesday & Saturday Evenings

July & August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings

Sept & October:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings

A winery tour kicks off the evening at 6pm, with dinner seating at 6:30. The price is $75 per person, inclusive of tax, gratuity and wine.

Reservations are required at least a day in advance and can be made by calling 1-800-969-4009 or booking online. Payment is taken at time of booking.  Cancelations accepted up to 3 days prior to reservation for full refund.

Enjoy a beautifully and elegant multi-course meal, each course perfectly paired with a Chateau Chantal wine and prepared in-house.

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Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through October.

Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu.

Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain’s commitment to the sustainability of the local food movement and the role that our restaurants play in it.

When: September 18-20, 5pm-close
Where: Thistle Pub & Grille
Cost: Starting at $29 per person
Menu: Stay tuned!
Wine & Beer Pairings: Stay tuned!

Reservations requested. Call the Thistle Pub & Grille at 888.968.7686, ext. 6052.

Additional 2014 Farm-To-Table Dates

October 16-18

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Michigan Schooner Festival 2014 is scheduled for September 19-21 and will include a parade of tall ships on Friday, Sept 19 and two days of deck tours, cruises aboard the sailing vessels, and related activities at Clinch Park Marina and the Discovery Center Great Lakes dock. Great Lakes schooners that will be participating include:

  • MHA’s Madeline, Traverse City, MI
  • ISEA’s Inland Seas, Suttons Bay, MI
  • Tallship Manitou, Traverse City, MI
  • Denis Sullivan, Milwaukee, WI
  • Champion, Traverse City, MI
  • Friends Good Will has had to cancel their appearance

Additional activities are taking place related to the maritime history of the area, including theatrical performances, movies, concerts, lectures, and other educational presentations. Many Michigan authors, historians, and craftsman will be participating.  We will have approximately 10 venues and a total of 30-40 individual events over a two-week period.

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Celebrated professional gardener, author, and historic landscape authority Peter J. Hatch will visit Leelanau County October 1-3, 2014, for a series of public lectures and programs. Hatch served as Director of Gardens and Grounds at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello for 35 years and has published four books on Monticello’s botanic legacy including A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello. He lectures extensively on Jefferson and the history of garden plants, and currently consults on public garden projects and private estate landscapes.

Sponsored by The Homestead and the Glen Arbor Women’s Club, Hatch’s visit will include lectures, a walking tour, a cooking demonstration with Chef John Piombo, and a special guided tour of Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove apple farm in Northport.

The three-day event kicks off on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm with an introductory lecture, reception, and book signing. “Thomas Jefferson, Gardener” will provide an introduction to the themes that defined Jefferson’s horticulture, the process by which the gardens at Monticello were restored, and the character of the fruits, flowers and vegetable grown by him. Admission is $25 and includes refreshments. A book signing will follow.

On Thursday, October 2, from 9am – 1 pm, Hatch will explore the legacy of Jefferson’s gardening in a morning lecture that includes lunch. “Monticello’s Revolutionary Garden: an Ellis Island of Fruits and Vegetables” will highlight the 1,000-foot-long garden laboratory that inspired a new American cuisine and provided an enduring legacy for the farm to table movement today. Book signing to follow. The $35 admission includes lunch and an opportunity to walk along the Crystal River with Peter Hatch, concluding at 2:15 pm. Morning lecture is $20 for advance registrants; $25 for day-of participants.

The afternoon will continue with a cooking demonstration with The Homestead’s Chef John Piombo featuring apple recipes that celebrate the fall season accompanied with cider tasting. The demonstration will include recipes featured in the 2014 Manitou Magazine. Advance registration is required with a fee of $50 per person.

The program concludes Friday morning with a trip with Peter Hatch to Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm in Northport. This special opportunity features an apple tasting and presentation by owner John Kilcherman who has made it his life’s work to cultivate antique varieties of apple trees that date to the early 1600s, from England, Europe and Colonial America. Meet at The Homestead at 8:30 am for a continental breakfast. Transportation provided. Return by 12:30 pm. Advance registration is $25 per person; $30 on the day of the event.

Lodging packages also available. Visit http://www.thehomesteadresort.com/lodging/packages/special-events/. To register, call 231.334.5100.

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Share with us the excitement of Harvest! Mark & Brian’s cellar and still will be open to smell wines, stomp grapes, and tour. Our tasting room staff will serve wine tastes and take private label orders. Also, special pricing on full case orders of any one varietal of wine!

Chateau Chantal’s Fifteenth Annual Harvest Day! - October 4, 2014 - 12 noon - 4pm

Discounts and Other Fun

• Exclusive case discounts of 20% off a full case of any one wine
• Wines by the glass from our tasting room and East Bay Wine Patio
• New vintage wines and products
• Wine Aroma Challenge & displays
• Sign-up for the Wine Club
• Register early for Wine and Cooking Seminars
• Bed & Breakfast reservations & packages
• Private label wines (order before the holiday rush!)

Activities for All, Open to Public:
1:00 pm: Mini Slurpin’ Seminar Learn the basics of wine tasting – slurping noises encouraged!
2:00 pm: Grape Stompin’ Put Lucille Ball to shame and get in line for your chance to crush grapes the old fashioned way: with your feet!
3:00pm: Distillation Seminar - join the winemakers as they show off their shiny copper pot still.

Wine Tasting open to the public all day from 11am-7pm.
Must be over 21 to taste.

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Enjoy one or two full days in scenic beauty. On day one, capture the warm autumn dunes in all their glory from high sand dune lookouts to scenic forest overlooks, ponds and forests in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On day two, journey through the Leelanau landscapes of orchards, hillsides and historic farmsteads adorned with fall color.

Join naturalist photographer, Mark S. Carlson and digital photography Expert, Bob Grzesiak as you:

  • Learn fundamental photography skills
  • Learn your camera’s features and operation
  • Enjoy expert group instruction while in the field
  • Experience unique habitats and eco-systems

Open to all photographers, from beginners to advanced amateurs, using any type of camera. Driving and walking tour. Limit 20 participants. Non-photographer spouses welcome at reduced rates.

Tuition: $249 per person

Both days of the Leelanau Gold Eco-Photo Weekend also available as individual one-day eco-photo excursions for only $149 per person.

Visit the Great Lakes Photo Tours website for more information.

Event Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

October 10-11, 2014

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The Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsors Benzie County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Betsie River Campsite, Dinghy’s Restaurant & Bar and State Savings Bank will bring you the Annual Fall Festival celebration in Frankfort on Saturday, October 11 at 11:00 AM with the Fall Festival Parade featuring The Scottville Clown Band and entertaining Mutt March, GIANT pumpkins and local built floats. They are still accepting participants in their Parade and Mutt March. Applications can be picked up at the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber Office, on their website at www.frankfort-elberta.com or just show up prior to the parade on October 11(at beach turnaround) to enter either activity! Pick up your 2014 Fall Festival Souvenir T-Shirts at the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce booth the day of the festival or at the Chamber office 517 Main St. Frankfort.

Directly following the parade, a host of activities will take place in the Open Space Park. Live Music featuring The Scottville Clown Band will perform under the Big Tent! Watch in awe as giant pumpkins and squash get weighed-in. There will be cash prizes awarded for several weight categories. Kids under 16 years of age can guess the weight of a giant pumpkin and have the opportunity to win a brand new BIKE!

Starting at noon, the Masters of Mayhem will be back with their incredible metal trebuchet to launch pumpkins into Betsie Bay, Face Painting, Free Wagon Rides through downtown Frankfort. First Congregational Church will host their Cake Walk at 1pm

Back by popular demand Under the big tent: Silent Auction 12p-2pm, Pie Eating Contest (Register at 1:00pm – contest begins at 1:30pm) – and Pumpkin Baking Contest (at noon judging at 1:00pm). All of these activities are located in the Open Space.

A wide variety of activities will be available from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm including Pumpkin Decorating, “Hillbilly Olimpiks”-the silly-themed obstacle course, the popular Kid’s Games and a Mystical Straw Maze will be all set up in Open Space Park for all to enjoy. Participate in the Scavenger Hunt to win cash prizes. The Garden Theater will again host FREE showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm. Watch as a 900+ lb. pumpkin drops from high in the sky onto a vehicle! For the right price, even you could get a chance to pull the rope that makes it happen!

If you need more information, please stop into the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce Office at 517 Main Street, Frankfort, email or call 231-352-7251 or email fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com

For more information visit the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce website.

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