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2023 Empire Asparagus Festival

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Ready for all things Asparagus!?


Saturday, June 3rd

We are back for another amazing asparagus filled day! Lots of incredible local asparagus eats, great music, and fun activities to come! Including the Kick-Yer Assparagus 5k Fun Run/Walk! Link below to sign up!

Sign up for the 5k HERE!

Enter your asparagus recipe HERE!

Want to volunteer? Sign up HERE!


10am: Kick-Yer Assparagus 5k Fun Run/Walk

Noon: Recipe Contest in Empire Town Hall

Noon-6pm: Asparagus Eats with food vendors, local breweries and live music!

  • FOOD VENDORS: Mel & Fell, Arts Tavern, Plevas, Shipwreck Cafe and more!

  • DRINK VENDORS: Right Brain Brewery, Lake Ann Brewery and St. Ambrose Cellars!

  • LIVE MUSIC: Deep Water Samba Band, 5th Gear Band and Andre Villoch!

  • 1-2pm: Empire Area Museum Open House

2-4pm: “Miss Asparagus on Stilts!”

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

2pm: Ode to Asparagus Poetry Contest

  • Glen Lake Community Library on Front Street invites you to help celebrate the Empire Asparagus Festival with their Ode to Asparagus. Poets young and old are encouraged to submit their asparagus-inspired poems. All styles are welcome, be it sonnet, haiku, or even limericks!


June 3
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Empire Chamber of Commerce


Downtown Empire