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Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Fall Harvest Festival on September 8 & 9

Fall Harvest Festival on September 8 & 9

The town of Kent City is showing its joyous colors at the end of this week for a Fall Harvest extravaganza.

Bring the family to the American Legion on Friday, September 8 from 5-8pm for a delicious Fish Fry to start off the festivities. Saturday, September 9 to kick off the day, stop by the Kent City High School for a delightful pancake breakfast, starting at 7am-10am sponsored by the Casnovia / Kent City Lions Club

There is so much to experience with a Community Yard Sale from 8am to dusk, a Car, Truck & Bike Show beginning at 12:30pm, Arts & Craft Show, a Fall Parade, Kids Street Fair, a Pedal Tractor Pull, a Spaghetti Dinner and so much more that your family will not want to miss.

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful display of fireworks around dusk at the Kent City High School Football Field.

Visit: www.facebook.com/events/111225022888707 for details.

Dinner & Concert Tonight

Dinner & Concert Tonight

Roger’s Park explodes with musical entertainment and great eats, tonight, while relaxing under the stars!

The 50/60’s Sea Cruiser’s will light up Rogers Park beginning at 6:30pm and Peace Lutheran Church will be offering a Beef & Pork Dinner along with mashed potatoes & gravy, cowboy baked beans, green beans, roll & butter, beverages and ice cream sundaes. Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids 4-10 years of age.

Visit: www.spartachamber.com for a schedule and any last minute changes.

Tally-Ho! Puppet Festival Returns!

Tally-Ho! Puppet Festival Returns!

For the third year, the Sparta Chamber invites all ages to check out this Puppet Festival fun!

Visit Sparta Civic Center located at 75 N Union Street on Saturday, March 11 from 10:30am – 2:00pm for creative storytelling in a unique way. The family can enjoy the “World of Puppets” by Professor Jason Yancey, Advertureland Puppets, History of Vocal Illusion by David Fowler and The Village Puppeteers in “Lost Storyland” plus puppet making activities between shows.

Cost is $5.00 per person or $15 per family. Puppets, ventriloquist figures, books and more will also be available for purchase.

Call: (616)887-2454 or visit www.spartachamber.com for more information.

13th Annual Coopersville Chili Cook-Off

13th Annual Coopersville Chili Cook-Off

This Cook-Off is on Saturaday, February 25, 2017 at the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center, located at 375 Main St. in Coopersville. Phone 616-997-8555

The event is limited to 12 entries so it will be on a first come basis. Registration fee per contestant or team is $10.00. Cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25 is a first time pay-out.

Chili must be made ahead of time and each contestant/team will get a table to set up and decorate. The committee is suggesting you make 2 - 3 gallons of chili but 4 - 6 gallons is encouraged.

Votes will e sold 2/$1 or 12/$5. Live music along with kids activities and crafts will be featured.

The Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by 327 Pizza & Pub.

Apple Fest Celebration on September 24

Apple Fest Celebration on September 24

The community is invited to downtown Sparta, as it comes alive on Saturday during the Michigan Apple Fest.

There is all day fun for everyone, beginning with the delicious Apple Pancake breakfast from 8am – 10am. Then from 10am – 8pm this Apple Fest features a Kids Carnival, Petting Zoo, Hands on Apple Art, an Artisan Craft Market, along with your vote matters with Cider Tasting through 6pm.

Don’t forget the Comedy Show, fun competitions like the Couch Race at 4pm, the Sling Shot Contest at 5:30pm and the Apple Pie Eating Contest at 6pm. Families can relax and enjoy neighborhood conversation during the Apple Dessert Social at 5:30pm

Call: (616)887-2454 or visit www.michiganapplefest.com for more information.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.