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2022 Empire Asparagus Festival is BACK!

June 4

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2022 Asparagus Festival is officially back! 

We are so very excited to be bringing back the Asparagus Festival this Spring! It will look a little different than our past years but still just as fun, vibrant and delicious! Instead of the usual third weekend in May we have moved the date to Saturday, June 4th! The schedule is as follows,

Noon to 6pm- Asparagus Eats on Front St with Food vendors local Breweries & Music
Food Vendors include, Mel & Fell, Arts Tavern, Plevas, Tiffanys Cafe, Shipwreck and many more!
Drink Vendors include, Right Brain Brewery, Lake Ann Brewery, and St. Ambrose Cellars!
Music will be performed by 5th Gear Band as well as Amelia Vanderberg!
2pm- Ode to Asparagus Glen Lake Community Library Front St Empire
The Glen Lake Library invites you to help celebrate the return of 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. Poems can be emailed to info@glenlakelibrary.net; mailed to Glen Lake Library, PO Box 325, Empire, MI 49630; or even dropped off at the library itself. Please submit your poems, with contact information, by June 2. Then, come to the festival on Saturday, June 4th, and recite your inspired verse for our assembled poetry fans, at the library at 2:00 pm. All submissions will be read, ideally by the poets themselves, with a “Best in Show” for most inspired presentation, as selected by the audience. For more information, call (231) 326.5361 or email info@glenlakelibrary.net.
If you would like to volunteer with the Festival please sign up here!
We cannot wait to boogie on Front Street with asparagus in hand with you all! We hope to see you there!
More details to come soon!

You can shop past Asparagus Festival apparel, as well as other Empire merchandise here!


June 4


Empire Chamber of Commerce


Downtown Empire