Share with us the excitement of Harvest! Brian’s cellar and still will be open to smell wines, stomp grapes, and tour. Our tasting room staff will serve wine tastes and take private label orders.
NEW! Wines by the glass and lunch items like bratwurst and charcuterie boards served from our dining room!
Activities for All, Open to Public:
1:00 pm: Mini Slurpin’ Seminar Learn the basics of wine tasting – slurping noises encouraged!
2:00 pm: Grape Stompin’ Put Lucille Ball to shame and get in line for your chance to crush grapes the old fashioned way: with your feet!
3:00pm: Distillation Seminar – join the winemakers as they show off their shiny copper pot still.
Discounts and Other Fun:
Exclusive case discounts of 15% off a mixed case of wine
Exclusive case discounts of 20% off a full case of any one wine
Wines by the glass from our tasting room, East Bay Wine Terrace and West Wine Patio
New vintage wines and products
Wine Aroma Challenge & displays
Register early for Wine and Cooking Seminars
Private label wines (order before the holiday rush!)
Wine Tasting open to the public all day from 11am-7pm.
Must be over 21 to taste.
Join us for the Ninth Annual Traverse City Zombie Run, Saturday, October 28th, 2017
The Zombie Run has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition. What’s not to like? Zombies and beer have always been a winning combination.
Over the years we have seen zombies from all walks of life, or should I say death. Who will show up this year? The only thing we never saw was someone not having a great time! Right Brain Brewery will be hosting the run as always. The run wouldn’t be the same without our friends at the Brain, get it?
Stick around after the race for the medal ceremony and best costumes prizes. We may have a few other surprises as well. Plus the beer will be flowing, who says you can’t drink before noon? Besides, you’re already dead anyway!
Welcome to the 39th Annual Bessemer Pumpkin Festival.
ALL EVENTS ARE STILL TENTATIVE AND MAY CHANGE
The Bessemer Pumpkinfest Committee is proud to sponsor this year’s event where you’ll find activities for the entire family.
Festivities begin Thursday evening, September 28, with the “Business After 5” social at the Pit Stop Bar & Grill. This event is co-sponsored by the First National Bank of Bessemer, The Leather & Gift Shop, & Pit Stop Bar & Grill. Also starting Thursday evening are the 50/50 raffle & poker run, and geo-caching.
The Bessemer Historical Society opens its doors from 1 – 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday. Stop by and see the many displays depicting Bessemer’s history and heritage
On Friday evening from 6 to 11 p.m., we are offering FREE carnival rides for all ages, food, & games. There’ll be “dancin in the streets,” at least on Sophie Street, from 7 – 10 p.m. with music provided by a local DJ.
If you’re looking for some adventure, take the short drive to Copper Peak and enjoy their Adventure Ride. They will be open from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. all weekend. Also, helicopter rides will be taking off from the field east of Steiger’s Home Center from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Poker Run begins on Friday with drawings at midnight on Friday & Saturday at the Pit Stop Bar & Grill.
On Saturday, September 30, begin your day with a hearty Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast at the St. Sebastian School (regular pancakes are available too). The St. Sebastian Knights of Columbus fire up the griddle from 7 – 11 a.m.
After breakfast, the entire family can spend the day downtown with special activities for kids (and adults who want to act like kids). Vendor and food booths will be all along Sophie Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with entertainment throughout the day.
Sophie Street activities include a costume kiddies parade, carnival, ventriloquist Dave Parker and Skippy performances, balloon characters and face painting by Happy Dayz the Clown & Twinklz, pumpkin bowling, pony rides and petting zoo, and a number of contests. Please see the Contests page for more information.
Pumpkinfest T-shirts can be purchased at our information booth and BP gas station.