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Empire Asparagus Festival – May 19 – 21, 2017

Join the Village of Empire at its 14th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival

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Updated schedule coming soon – Below is information from 2016…

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2016 Schedule of Events

Please note that this schedule may be
subject to change as planning continues.

Friday

7:00pm to 10:00pm – Dance & Pig Roast

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

PIGROAST EXTRA
Front St. Empire – Click here for directions

Come Dance & Dine on Art’s Taverns famous Pig Roast and wash it down with one of your favorite Right Brain Brewery Brew!! It will be a foot-stompin’ butt swingin’ good time with music from STROBELITE HONEY!!!!


Saturday

10:00 AM – 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk
Registration for the run starts at 9.00am at Empire Public Beach
Click here for more info on the run!
NOON – Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagas Cook-Off

Due to the events popularity the audience will be limited to a fisrst come first served 100 people in line

Recipe Contest Entry Form

1:00PM to 4:00PM – Empire Area Museum is open.

Click here to visit our site

2.00pm ODE to ASPARAGUS POETRY Competition

Children, Youth & Adult Catergories with Prizes for esch.

Please send entries Including Name, Age and Contact info via email to info@glenlakelibrary.net
3 pm to 4pm CHILDREN’S FAVORITE GORDON RUSS & his COMEDY MAGIC REVUE

Under the Big Tent on Front Street

Music

1pm thru 3pm – BoBossa Swing Band

4pm thru 6pm – Benjamion James & The Old Mission Collective

http://www.benjamanjamesmusic.com/about/

7pm thru 9pm The Benzie Playboys

Asparagus Eats plus Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT

NOON. thru 9:00 p.m.

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

FOOD VENDORS

Hearth & Vine Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com/dining/hearth-vine/

Deerings Market

Scalawags Fish & Chips http://scalawagstc.com/

MI Grill (Baytown Kitchen) http://baytownkitchen.com/

Fire Dog Artisan Pizza

Art’s Tavern http://www.artsglenarbor.com/

Kontiki Foods

Little Traverse Inn

Cedar Sol Taco

Norconk’s Fresh Asparagus

BREWERIES & VINTNERS

Right Brain Brewery http://www.rightbrainbrewery.com

Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com

Bel Largo Vineyard & Winery

St. Ambrose Cellars http://www.stambrose-mead-wine.com

Lake Ann Brewery

Accoustic Mead http://www.drinkacoustic.com


Sunday

Sunday May 19th Empire Eagles Eagles Famous Breakfast

8am to noon at the Empire Township Hall

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Empire Asparagus Festival On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Empire Asparagus Festival Page On Facebook.

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It's with a very heavy heart that we have to share with you all the passing of Tim Lewis Empire Resident & Artist who for ten years provided original artwork for the Empire Asparagus FestivalIt's with a very heavy heart that we have to share with you all the passing of Tim Lewis Empire Resident & Artist who for ten years provided original artwork for the @[115784541773234:274:Empire Asparagus Festival] ... See MoreSee Less

Its with a very heavy heart that we have to share with you all the passing of Tim Lewis Empire Resident & Artist who for ten years provided original artwork for the Empire Asparagus Festival

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Mr Lewis invited us into his home and gave us a tour--a wonderful man with wonderful art!!!! Unforgetable and we will cherish this wonderful memory! Thanks!

we've lost a great one!

Tim was one more colorful personality that helped make Empire such a wonderful small town. I loved talking about art with Tim whenever I got the chance. We are "rich" for having such a kind gentleman in our lives.

oh no - his artwork was such a trademark of the festival ... I wanted evry one of his shirts, but was only able to get 2014 ( which I would love to have another since mine is stained )))

As our peers pass, always too soon, thank goodness we have these permanent memories of their passion.

So very sorry for everyones loss. What a talented artist...he will surely be missed!

LUV LUV LUV HIS ART!!!! LUV THIS FESTIVAL, FOOD, FUN AND PARADE--THE FUNNEST DAY!!!! FUNN MUSIC TOO!!!

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