2022 Empire Asparagus Festival Schedule of Events

2022 Empire Asparagus Festival Schedule of Events

Festival Admission: $5 Children Under 16 Free – Saturday, June 4th

5k Kick Yer Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk

9am: Registration 10am: Race Starts at the Empire Public Beach

Enjoy a scenic run by the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and finish at the pavilion for refreshments and prizes. All runners get free entry to festival, just show your run number! Registration begins at 9am at Empire Public beach. Entry fee is $40 for standard runners and $25 for walkers and juniors up to 17 years old. All entry fees include t-shirt.

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Asparagus Recipe Contest and Cook-Off

Noon | Empire Township Hall

Free to enter, this competition is open to anyone who loves asparagus! Participants create asparagus dishes for the public to sample while competing for cash prizes

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Empire Area Museum Open House 1pm to 4pm | 11544 S Lacore Rd

“Ode To The Asparagus” Poetry Contest Library

2pm | Glen Lake Community

Celebrate a local rite of spring by listening to (or sharing your own!) asparagus-themed poetry. All styles of poems are acceptable and prizes will be awarded. Check out the Glen Lake Library expansion plans!

Noon to 6pm Asparagus Eats + Wine and Beer Tasting


Arts Tavern, Mel & Fell, Plevas, Shipwreck Café, Mt Holiday, Tiffanys, MORE TBA


St. Ambrose Cellars, Right Brain Brewery, Lake Ann Brewery MORE TBA

Musical Entertainment

Noon to 1:30pm- Amelia Vanderberg Piano Recital

2pm to 5pm- 5th Gear Band

Family Entertainment

3:00pm to 4:00pm- Children’s Magic Show with Gordon Russ

2pm to 4pm- “Miss Asparagus on Stilts” Presented by Cherry Life Productions