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Asparagus Festival

May 15 - May 16

$5

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2020 Empire Asparagus Festival Schedule of Events

Festival admission: $5 (Children under 16 free)

You can volunteer for the festival (and receive free admission and a t-shirt) here!

 

Friday

Dance and Pig Roast
7 pm to 10 pm |  Front Street

Dance to live music and enjoy a traditional pig roast.

Entrance $5  |  Pig Roast Price TBA

 

Saturday

5k Kick Yer Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk

9 am: Registration begins  | 10 am: Race begins | 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 the festival, a free drink ticket, and a customized t-shirt (a combined value of $30)— just show your run number!

Registration begins at 9 am at Empire Public beach. The entry fee is $25 for standard runners and $15 for walkers and juniors up to 17 years old. All entry fees include a t-shirt.

Register here!    |    Download Official Registration Form

 

Asparagus Recipe Contest and Cook-Off
Noon  | Empire Township Hall
Download Entry Form

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. This year, food vendors can also participate in the new professional category.

 

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

 

“Ode To The Asparagus” Poetry Contest
2 pm | Glen Lake Community Library

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!

 

All day: Asparagus Eats + Wine and Beer Tasting

Noon to 10pm  |  Under the Big Tent

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

TBA

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

TBA

FOOD VENDORS

TBA

 

 

DRINK VENDORS

 

Selection of local wines

TBA

 

 

art by Jim Hilton 

This is a certified zero waste event thanks to Bay Area Recycling.

 

Details

Start:
May 15
End:
May 16
Cost:
$5