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Jacob’s Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 12 – October 29, 2017

2017 Maze Season: August 12 – October 29

Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan!

This fall at Jacob’s Corn Maze, we salute those that risk their lives to call themselves, Guardians Of The Great Lakes, our very own Traverse City Coast Guard. Soar over and dive into our 10 acre corn maze.

Hours

  • Sun – Thur from 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Fri & Sat from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Rates

General Admission $10.00
Children ages 5-11 $8.00
Under 4 Free
Groups of 20 or more $8.00 per person

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Friday December 1st, 2017 - 1:37 pm

Jacob's Corn Maze

Hello friends! I am posting this on behalf of our market manager Ruth for her upcoming German Shepherd litter.

If you know anyone looking for a pip these should be wonderful companions. See information below:

German Pedigree Show line Shepherds
World Champion and IPO Certified within pedigree
Puppies will be AKC registered, fully vaccinated, de-wormed, micro-chipped and
guaranteed free from hip dysplasia and DM.
Males and Females are $1,750. A $750 dollar deposit is required to hold place in litter.

Ruth's phone number and email address are:

(231) 944-8026
mydogangelrocks@gmail.com
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Hello friends! I am posting this on behalf of our market manager Ruth for her upcoming German Shepherd litter.

If you know anyone looking for a pip these should be wonderful companions. See information below:

German Pedigree Show line Shepherds
   World Champion and IPO Certified within pedigree
   Puppies will be AKC registered, fully vaccinated, de-wormed, micro-chipped and
   guaranteed free from hip dysplasia and DM.
   Males and Females are $1,750. A $750 dollar deposit is required to hold place in litter.  

Ruths phone number and email address are:

(231) 944-8026
mydogangelrocks@gmail.com

 

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Stacie Rae Belonga are you still considering a German Shepherd?

When are you expecting the puppies?

Jake Trowbridge are you still looking?

Do you do have any long hair?

Kyle Perrin

Heather Trowbridge

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Sunday November 5th, 2017 - 7:52 pm

Jacob's Corn Maze

One last picture of our 2017 team! Only Ruth Svec was unable to be with us. She unfortunately is enjoying the sun in Arizona! ... See MoreSee Less

One last picture of our 2017 team! Only Ruth Svec was unable to be with us. She unfortunately is enjoying the sun in Arizona!

 

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Good Looking crew!

Sunday November 5th, 2017 - 6:09 pm

Jacob's Corn Maze

Having our end of season party at Boones long lake inn. Oink oink ! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wish I could have been there. Glad you guys had fun you all deserve it.

Monday October 30th, 2017 - 9:19 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

Thank you everybody for a great 2017 Jacobs Corn Maze season! Looking forward to a wonderful 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you everybody for a great 2017 Jacobs Corn Maze season! Looking forward to a wonderful 2018!

Sunday October 29th, 2017 - 8:22 am

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The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October

Weekdays during October

$10 per person
Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery
and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross.

Pick up glasses and tickets
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Office
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

TICKETS and glasses can also be purchased at the following wineries:
Boathouse Vineyards, Chateau Fontaine, French Valley Vineyards, Ciccone Vineyards, Verterra Winery, Leelanau Wine Cellars and Rove Estate.

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

“We’re growing great reds on the peninsula, and we look forward to sharing them,” says Alan Eaker, owner of Longview Winery in Cedar. “Our Pinot Noirs are light and aromatic, showing more of the true characteristics of the grape varietal than many other regions. Our Cabernet Francs and Merlots are bigger and more complex with a memory of the Leelanau Peninsula in every glass.”

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) during the month of October. For the entire month of October, your ticket gets you a complimentary pour at each of more than 20 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more.

WIN FREE TICKETS!
Scan your completed ticket and email to info@lpwines.com by November 4 for a chance to win TWO tickets to any event along the trail.

In addition, the event benefits the American Red Cross of Northern Michigan with $5 for every ticket being donated the cause. Great wine for a great cause? It doesn’t get better than that!

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Friday December 15th, 2017 - 12:01 pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Kick off this winteriffic weekend at Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery tonight, starting at 5 pm with Levi Britton and 20% off wine & cider by the glass and food in honor of Local Appreciation Fridays! #leelanauwine #friyay #winenot #wineweekendDon't miss @levibrittonmusic from 5pm until 8pm today! 20% off (wine/cider by the glass and food) all day in celebration of Local Appreciation Fridays!
#tgif #livemusic #happyhour #friyayvibes
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Kick off this winteriffic weekend at Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery tonight, starting at 5 pm with Levi Britton and 20% off wine & cider by the glass and food in honor of Local Appreciation Fridays! #leelanauwine #friyay #winenot #wineweekend

Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 1:45 pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Looking for something fun to do on New Year's Eve? Sip and giggle at the Old Town Playhouse!

Sips n' Giggles Comedy ShowDec 31, 8:00pmOld Town PlayhouseSips n' Giggles Comedy Show returns to end the year with laughs for its New Year's Eve show at the Old Town Playhouse! Enjoy local wines and more paired with nationally touring stand-up comedians.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for cocktail hour offering a full cash bar. Show begins at 8:00 pm and will run till about 9:15 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Only 250 tickets available.

Headlining the show is comedian Steve Iott, who is an embattled veteran comic who has seen it all and has plenty to say about it. A master of improvisation, Steve takes the audience along as he spins his tales of ridiculous life experiences. In addition to being a professional comedian, he writes an award-winning column posted on the Internet. He also frequently lies about receiving awards for his writing.
No stranger to either television nor the concert stage, Steve has appeared on A&E, NBC, Comedy Central, Bob n' Tom, and has opened shows for Steven Wright, Chicago, and Bill Maher to name a few.

Opening up the show are special guest comedians Ben Macks, Gary Langley and Charlie Settles
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Tuesday December 12th, 2017 - 2:04 pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Step aside, Taco Tuesday. There's a new tradition on the trail...

Ride the 3-mile 45 North Recreational Trail each Tuesday now through mid-February and enjoy free fat tire bike rentals and a $5 cider and soup pairing at 45 North Vineyard & Winery #leelanawine

Fat Tuesdays x SBB x 45 North Vineyard and WineryDec 12, 5:00pm45 North Vineyard & WinerySuttons Bay Bikes is bringing the fat tire rental fleet out to 45 North Vineyard and WInery for weekly drop in rides on the groomed 45 North Recreational Trail! A 3 mile loop trail perfect for all riders and the newly initiated to this amazingly fun winter sport!

45 North Vineyard and Winery will be open to riders from 5 - 8 PM and offering a $5 pint of cider & bowl of soup special. Warm up by the fire and enjoy the winter season in beautiful Leelanau County! Families & kids welcome, no need to pre-register.

6 pm group ride - start earlier or later - trail open all evening

Bring your own fat tire bike or rent ours for FREE! Helmets & lights included.

Fat Tuesdays will happen on December 12, January 9, 23, Feb 6, 13. Dates subject to snowfall and grooming conditions. Check back here for Tuesday AM updates!

Questions? Email Kendall at kendall@grandtraversebiketours.com or call Suttons Bay Bikes at (231) 421-6815.
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Sips n Giggles Comedy Show

Sips n' Giggles Comedy Show

Dec 31, 8:00pm - Dec 31, 9:30pm

Old Town Playhouse
148 E 8th St
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Sips n' Giggles Comedy Show returns to end the year with laughs for its New Year's Eve show at the Old Town Playhouse! Enjoy local wines and more paired with nationally touring stand-up comedians.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for cocktail hour offering a full cash bar. Show begins at 8:00 pm and will run till about 9:15 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Only 250 tickets available.

Headlining the show is comedian Steve Iott, who is an embattled veteran comic who has seen it all and has plenty to say about it. A master of improvisation, Steve takes the audience along as he spins his tales of ridiculous life experiences. In addition to being a professional comedian, he writes an award-winning column posted on the Internet. He also frequently lies about receiving awards for his writing.
No stranger to either television nor the concert stage, Steve has appeared on A&E, NBC, Comedy Central, Bob n' Tom, and has opened shows for Steven Wright, Chicago, and Bill Maher to name a few.

Opening up the show are special guest comedians Ben Macks, Gary Langley and Charlie Settles
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January Business After Hours

January Business After Hours

Jan 11, 5:30pm - Jan 11, 7:30pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Prepare for an evening of wine-paired fun as you mingle with longtime acquaintances & new friends and view the galleries of the Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus.

101 interested  ·  14 going
Sips & Soups

Sips & Soups

Jan 20, 12:00pm - Jan 20, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Experience the magic of our wineries covered in a glistening blanket of snow, while warming up with savory soups and hearty chilis paired with delicious Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Chardonnays and more!

Tickets to this SOUPer event are $20 and include a souvenir wine glass. $5 for each ticket sold will be donated to local food banks coordinated by Leelanau Christian Neighbors.

Visit www.lpwines.com to see the soup & wine pairing menu, view lodging packages, learn about transportation and purchase tickets. Sips & Soups sold out in 2016 and 2017, so don’t delay!

THE 2018 SOUP & WINE PAIRINGS

Sleeping Bear Loop:

Rove Estate of Traverse City is serving Mama Lu’s Chicken Tortilla Soup paired with their 2015 Riesling.

Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery of Cedar is serving a Hearty Beef and Vegetable Soup with Sautéed Mushrooms paired with their North Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013.

Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving Wild Mushroom Pinot Noir Soup paired with your choice of either their Harbor Red or Fishtown White .

Laurentide Winery of Lake Leelanau is serving Artichoke & Asiago Bisque paired with their Laurentide Dry Riesling 2016.

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor is serving—TBA!

Chateau Fontaine of Lake Leelanau is serving—TBA!


Northern Loop:

Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farms of Northport is serving Hungarian Mushroom Soup paired with their Gewürztraminer.

Leelanau Wine Cellars of Omena is serving a Seafood Chowder paired with their 2013 Chardonnay.

Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay is serving Fabada Asturiana soup paired with their Green Man Semi-Dry Cider.

45 North Vineyard & Winery is serving Tomato and Israeli Couscous Soup paired with their 45 White.

Aurora Cellars of Lake Leelanau is serving Sissons Main Street Savory Tomato Basil Soup paired with your choice of their 2014 Pinot Noir or 2014 Pinot Gris.

Verterra Winery of Leland is serving—TBD!

Boathouse Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving—TBD!

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay is serving—TBD!

French Valley Vineyard and Bistro of Suttons Bay is serving Texas chili with House-Smoked Brisket paired with TBD!


Grand Traverse Bay Loop:

Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay is serving Bacon and Sweet Potato Soup paired with “The Project” Viognier.

Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay is serving Morel Mushroom Bisque paired with their 2016 Arcturos Pinot Gris.

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay is serving—TBD!

Chateau de Leelanau of Suttons Bay is serving—TBD!
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Crystal Mountain – Crystal Spa Days – October 1 – November 12, 2017


Enjoy select 50-minute massage, facial, body treatment and nail services starting at only $69* each! Crystal Spa guests also enjoy complimentary Eucalyptus steam rooms, infrared saunas, an indoor relaxation lounge, and mosaic hot tub garden as part of their spa experience. Crystal Spa Days Menu is only available October 1 – November 12, 2017.

Request an appointment online or call (855) 995-5146.

*Appointments made on Saturdays cost an additional $10 per service. An 18% adjustable gratuity and 2% service charge will be added to all spa services. Advanced reservations recommended. Not valid with any other offers or special rates including the Houseguest Spa Special. Subject to availability.

Spa Days Menu

Spa Days Honey Harvest Glow Treatment
Immerse yourself in a Vichy shower rain to warm and soften skin, before a vitamin E and Rice Bran Oil Sea Salt scrub is applied for a full body exfoliation. A hot honey glaze (with live honey, pineapple and papaya cells) is drizzled over your back, legs, feet, arms and hands, and they are nestled in a hot towel cocoon. Relax. Your trip to luxury ends with a rich shea butter application fragranced with real vanilla and citrus. Not recommended for guests who are pregnant.

50 minutes: $69

Spa Days Jindilli Body Nourish
Be indulged with this shower-less scrub perfect for dry, mature skin. Jindilli’s BoomaGlam used with Pure Macadamia Oil delivers chemical-free, ritual cleansing for the whole body. Relieves tense muscles and eliminates impurities. Select 50 minute for back exfoliation, 80 minute for full body exfoliation. Not recommended for guests who are pregnant.

50 minutes: $79
80 minutes: $119

Spa Days VitaSkin Facial
Fully customizable, organic facial that will make your skin glow with renewed youth and vitality.

50 minutes: $69

Spa Days Relaxation Massage
A full body relaxation massage with antioxidant rich Red Hot Shandy body oil. It’s a cinnamon – caramel infused massage that’s tantalizingly relaxing to the core. Not recommended for guests who are pregnant.

50 minutes: $69
80 minutes: $109

Spa Days Jindilli Body Melt Massage

A relaxing full-body massage using pure luxurious Macadamia oil. The treatment includes Jindilli’s ergonomically designed BoomaGlam, which molds to the contours of the body providing deep effective relief. Paying homage to indigenous Australian heritage, Jindilli’s signature BoomaGlam massage is an excellent combination of unique cultural touches and manual techniques for muscular aches and pains. Not recommended for guests who are pregnant.

50 minutes: $79
80 minutes: $119

Spa Days Deep Tissue Massage
An excellent treatment for sports enthusiasts, the Restore massage involves a highly therapeutic bodywork technique that incorporates slower strokes, while targeting specific areas to work the deeper layers of muscle fibers. An anti-inflammatory blend of arnica, rosemary and basil melts away tension, easing tight muscles and soreness. Not recommended for guests who are pregnant.

50 minutes: $99
80 minutes: $139

Spa Days Spiced Cider and Pumpkin Pedi
Bask in a hot cinnamon soak with olive fruit and grapeseed oils. After an invigorating Whipped Honey sea salt exfoliation, you’ll be painted in a thick pumpkin puree mud mask that warms, tingles and oxygenates your skin, bringing a healthy glow. A sultry, sweet-caramel scented massage completes your scrumptious treatment. Includes lacquer application and cuticle care.

Pedicure: 50 minutes, $49

Add a Manicure
25 minutes, $20
50 minutes, $30

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Empire Hops Festival – October 7, 2017

Bitter is back with the Hops & Harvest Festival!

Empire, Michigan will host the fourth annual Hops Festival on Saturday October 1st, 2016.

Featuring Northern Michigan food and drinks, live performances, and more—all celebrating the beautiful and bitter hop plant.

We’ll be celebrating all day in downtown Empire in the big tent on Front Street!

Admission is $15.00 | Includes a commemorative glass & drink ticket
Additional drink tickets and food available for purchase. Kids under 16 are free.

Free Parking—two blocks north of Front Street in Johnson Park.

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Wednesday October 18th, 2017 - 2:34 pm

Empire Hops & Harvest Festival

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So much fun...thanks for a great event!

I want a glass. Is it possible?

Bethany Rall Rista!!

Monday October 9th, 2017 - 3:07 pm

Empire Hops & Harvest Festival

We had a blast on Saturday and hope you did too!! Thanks to all of our great volunteers, vendors and attendees.
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We had a blast on Saturday and hope you did too!! Thanks to all of our great volunteers, vendors and attendees.
See you next year! 🍻

 

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Any idea on the date for next year?

So much fun volunteering at the festival. I highly recommend it!

ps...love the new logo this year!

The Benzie Boys and Beer... I was in Michigan Paradise! Empire Hops & Harvest Festival is our new October Family Tradition!!!

Great Time, thanks.

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Saturday October 7th, 2017 - 12:14 pm

Empire Hops & Harvest Festival

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We’re set up and ready to go! Come join us, we’re here until 10 tonight!

 

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Friday October 6th, 2017 - 8:32 pm

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Tents are up lights are on & were all ready for tomorrow !!

 

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Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 7, 2017

Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment.

Entertainment Schedule »

Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain.

Cost: Chairlift rides are $7 per person. Houseguests and children 8 & under are free with a paying adult.

For more information, call the Park at Water’s Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

EVENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Check the Crystal Mountain Website for the latest updates on Fall Chairlift Rides

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Chateau Chantal – 18th Annual Harvest Fest – October 7, 2017


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.

Chateau Chantal’s Eighteenth Annual Harvest Day!
October 7, 2017
12 noon – 4pm

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Harbor Springs Brew Festival – October 7, 2017

The Harbor Springs Brewfest, taking place at the Harbor Springs Waterfront on October 7, 2017 from 1-5pm.

Cover Charge $10, includes a tasting ticket, and a signature tasting cup. Additional drink tickets available at the event.

Hosted by the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Live entertainment by Jelly Roll Blues Band – one of the region’s most popular party bands.

Date: October 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

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Boyne Mountain – 9th Annual Skitoberfest – October 7, 2017


We love October for one reason…it means it’s almost winter! Okay, so we also like when the leaves change color, that there are pumpkins and mums on every corner, and the taste of a nice fall Michigan brew. We like all of these things so much, that we decided to throw an epic party to celebrate! It’s called Skitoberfest and you don’t want to miss it.

Admission is FREE! Tickets for food, brews, and certain activities are available at designated ticket booths.

Make it a weekend getaway, book a our special Skitoberfest lodging deal today! Rooms are limited.

The following information is from Skitoberfest 2016. Details for 2017 will be posted approximately 30 days before the event.

THE Winter Expo: 10am – 5pm inside the Civic Center

This is the kick-off to Skitoberfest with all the latest and greatest gear from your favorite reps and it’s a chance to pick up your season passes so you’re ready to ride when the snowflakes fly! We are also excited for you to meet professional skier, Nick Goepper! Hailing from a small hill in Indiana, Nick Goepper gets big results, including an Olympic bronze medal, a second-straight X Games gold and a second-straight AFP slopestyle title.

  • Community Ski & Snowboard Swap benefiting Boyne City Ski Teams: 10am – 3pm **Swap items may be dropped off from 4-7pm on Friday and 8-10am Saturday**
  • Ski Clubs, Race Clubs, and Manufacturer Reps – Your Favorites with the Latest Gear
  • Guest Speaker Nick Goepper at 1pm followed by autographs/selfies with Nick session
  • Tuning Demonstrations
  • Great Giveaways including a $500 shopping spree at our new Under Armour store and The North Face store!
  • Boyne Country Sports Tent Sale (in front of the store) | Saturday: 9am-6pm | Sunday: 9am-5pm

THE Village Party and Activities: noon – 6pm

  • Michigan Craft Beer, Wine, & Spirits Tasting – Tickets required, no entry fee to taste. 21 and older; photo ID required.
  • NEW: Get your Skitoberfest Ski Pass stamped by eight participating food, beer, wine, spirits, or activity vendors to enter in a prize drawing
  • Food & Sweet Treats from Area Restaurants and Food Trucks
  • Ben Daniels Band | 1:30-5:30pm
  • Music, Dance, and Theater Performances
  • Chalk Art on Village Lane
  • Paint Your Mark on the Graffiti Wall
  • Photo Booth
  • Music and Magic on the Lawn – Live Street Theatre
  • Casting Lessons with Boyne Outfitters
  • Village Sidewalk Sales | 11am-8pm
  • FREE Scenic Chairlift Rides on Hemlock | noon-8pm
  • Twin Zip Rides (visit the Adventure Center, 2-5pm)
  • Hay Rides | 2-9pm
  • S’mores Around the Bonfire | 5-9pm
  • Cart decorating in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa courtyard

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Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 13 – 15, 2017

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Ballroom Dancing Weekend is perfect for the experienced fox trotter or those looking to learn some new steps. Dance the night away in both the Theatre and Terrace Room to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Dr. Alex Graham, Grand Hotel Music Director, and a guest favorite – Jerry O’Hagan and his orchestra. The Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra is one of the top dance bands in the MidWest. Dancers can experience a diverse range of ballroom dance styles at the perfect tempos. Professional dance instructors will be on hand all day Saturday to help refine your moves.

Learn beginner steps including Tango, Cha-Cha, and Swing with the Cayaos as well as Intermediate/Advance Tango, Cha-Cha, and Swing with the Tomlians. There is no place better to enjoy the sophistication of Ballroom Dancing than Grand Hotel where nightly dancing and dressing up for dinner has been a tradition for generations.

Ballroom Dancing

Stay an additional night Sunday, October 15, 2017 for $229* per room, per night.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday evening reception
  • All entertainment and Saturday dance instruction
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability. Additional adult and children’s rates apply.

Ballroom Dancing Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 13, 2017
Depart: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,029 per couple, $929 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,419 per couple, $1,319 single
$319 per additional adult

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Charlevoix Apple Fest – October 13 – 15, 2017

Experience the magic of autumn in Northern Michigan at the 39th annual Charlevoix Apple Festival. Join the festivities and support our local farmers, orchards and non-profit organizations while celebrating the season in scenic downtown Charlevoix this October.

APPLE ORCHARDS
Fall is in the air and area orchards are busy harvesting bushels of fresh apples in preparation for Apple Fest. Apples are Michigan’s largest and most valuable fruit crop. More than 30 varieties of apples will be available!

FALL FARMERS MARKET
Apple Fest is a great time to shop fresh and shop local. Visit the market for pumpkins, mums, squash, jam, maple syrup, pies, bagels, mustard, crepes, cider, honey, meats, eggs, soups, granola, and many baked goods. All locally produced!

FOOD BOOTHS
Local non-profit organizations will be on site to satisfy your hunger with food items such as chili, hot dogs, kielbasa, apple flappen, soup, apple cake, and cocoa.

ART & CRAFT SHOW
125 booths in East Park and Bridge Park bursting with unique one of a kind creations. The show offers work of artists and crafters from around the country and is the perfect venue to kick off the holiday shopping season.

KIDS ACTIVITIES
Saturday and Sunday only

Face Painting- by Charlevoix HS Art and Performing Art Department

Interactive Miniature Trains- from Castle Farms

Apple Pond- pick an apple & win a prize by American House Senior Community SATURDAY ONLY

Balloon Artist- Twister Joe

Petting Zoo- Whispering Pines Petting Zoo including goats, sheep, donkey and Gunther the camel!

Contact the Chamber to purchase a commemorative Apple Fest poster for $10.

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Drummond Island – Fall on the Island Festival – October 13 – 14, 2017


Every autumn, nature puts on a brilliant show of color on Drummond Island. From bright yellows to vibrant reds, the leaves transform the landscape, showing off their rich and intense hues.

Every year people flock here to take in the fall foliage, to catch a glimpse of nature’s splendor.

Now they come not only for the colors – they come for the Festival too!

Join us on the Island the second weekend in October every year for one of the largest Fall Festivals in the EUP! Enjoy incredible food from our area restaurants and listen to a talented line-up of musicians while sipping one of the tasty craft beers from Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery of Royal Oak.

Come for the colors – stay for the fun!

Entertainment for the entire family!

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Grand Hotel – Girlfriends Getaway Weekend – October 13 – 15, 2017

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Girlfriends Getaway Weekend is the perfect time of year to escape and relax with friends at a 4 diamond resort hotel on Mackinac Island. The fall season on Mackinac Island provides the solitude you need. Enjoy beautiful views while relaxing on the world’s longest porch, Friday and Saturday wine and champagne receptions, shopping, and Astor’s Salon and Spa, a full service Aveda salon. Enjoy a round of golf with free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required), or explore the island and fall colors by taking a bike ride, walk, or horse-drawn carriage around the perimeter of Mackinac Island. Then come back and visit all of the great Grand Hotel shops with a special 20% discount, followed by evening receptions, and a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily in the Main Dining Room. It is sure to be a great weekend escape.

Redbook Magazine recently named Grand Hotel as a top Girl’s Getaway Vacation in the U.S. Read More Here >>

Stay additional nights Thursday, October 12 and/or Sunday, October 15, 2017 for $229* per room, per night.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Friday Wine and Champagne Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Wine and Champagne Reception
  • 20% discount at Grand Hotel shops
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability.

Girlfriends Getaway Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 13, 2017
Depart: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$529 per person, based on double occupancy, $958 single
Lakeview Room:
$689 per person, based on double occupancy, $1,278 single
Additional 3rd or 4th person $209

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Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 14, 2017

Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment.

Entertainment Schedule »

Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain.

Cost: Chairlift rides are $7 per person. Houseguests and children 8 & under are free with a paying adult.

For more information, call the Park at Water’s Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

EVENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Check the Crystal Mountain Website for the latest updates on Fall Chairlift Rides

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Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 14, 2017


Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more!

2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!
2:30pm: Burlap Races
3pm: Fall Bingo
3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest
4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin
4:30pm: Fall Bingo

Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk

7-9pm: Choose between the family friendly Spooky Walk or terrifying Haunted Trail. Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down your chosen trail. $8 per person, 6 & under free with paying adult.

Don’t miss Peaktoberfest »

Fall Fun Pass

Cost: $29 per person or $20 for 52″ and under.

Includes:

• Unlimited Alpine Slide
• Two climbs on the Climbing Wall
• Two laps on the Edge Adventure Course
• One daily Mountain Activity – Glitter Tattoo, Tube-a-licious Candy, Chairlift Ride, S’more or Pumpkin Carving

Add Paintball, Laser Tag, Archery or Bike Rental for just $10!

Additional Saturday Activities Available:

Alpine Slide
Mountain Biking
Edge Adventure Course
Climbing Wall
Outdoor Laser Tag
Paintball
Archery
Chairlift Rides (Available Select Saturdays, 5:30-7pm)

Additional Spooktacular Saturdays

October 21
October 28

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Petoskey Restaurant Week – October 20 – 27, 2017

Enjoy your favorite restaurants and discover new ones at an affordable price.

The best restaurants of Petoskey and Bay Harbor have joined forces for this special culinary event!

Here’s how it works:

Three course menus for $25 for dinner and $15 for lunch with some establishments offering
two for one pricing.

Restaurant Week happens twice a year – save the date!
May 19-26, 2017

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Petoskey Restaurant Week On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Petoskey Restaurant Week Page On Facebook.

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Monday October 30th, 2017 - 10:06 am

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Tuesday October 24th, 2017 - 8:17 am

Petoskey Restaurant Week

Who wants Free Lunch!? Thank you Lite 96.3 Petoskey/Traverse City Michigan for sharing the Restaurant Week love!UPDATE: Chelsea Green is our winner! Congrats and enjoy your lunch!!!!
Good morning.... it's Petoskey Restaurant Week and I'd love to send you out to lunch. Petoskey Cheese has a great lunch... cheese, flatbread pizzas... and little treats to go with it. And I have lunch for two to giveaway. You enjoy lunch and we pick up the tab. Want to go? Comment below and you're entered. I'll draw a winner right around 11am.
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Who wants Free Lunch!? Thank you Lite 96.3 Petoskey/Traverse City Michigan for sharing the Restaurant Week love!

Friday October 20th, 2017 - 11:12 am

Petoskey Restaurant Week

It's On!! Petoskey Restaurant Week is underway until Friday, October 27! Choose from 15 amazing Restaurants featuring 3-course lunches for $15 and/or 3-course dinners for $25, with some establishments offering 2 for 1 options! Check out all the menus at www.petoskeyrestaurantweek.com! ... See MoreSee Less

Its On!! Petoskey Restaurant Week is underway until Friday, October 27! Choose from 15 amazing Restaurants featuring 3-course lunches for $15 and/or 3-course dinners for $25, with some establishments offering 2 for 1 options! Check out all the menus at www.petoskeyrestaurantweek.com!

 

Comment on Facebook

Gorgeous fall weather too, what a perfect day to enjoy some great food!

First time I've been sad that I'm away from P-town in 3 weeks...😭

So wish I could. Eat all the appetizers for your lil sis!!!

Wish I was there!

Double yum.

Eric Simmonds Paula McDowell Simmonds Aubrey Major Cinda Crozier Shumaker Kevin Starkey Tyler Goodwin Ian Haven

Laura Crinnion😍

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Thursday October 19th, 2017 - 1:53 pm

Petoskey Restaurant Week

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall Restaurant Week! We hope you join us at one of 15 restaurants for this fantastic event! As an added bonus, be sure to listen to Lite 96.3 Petoskey/Traverse City Michigan and 106 KHQ to win Restaurant Week gift cards! ... See MoreSee Less

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Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 20 – 22, 2017

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Consider yourself warned – not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us this October for an interactive Murder Mystery Weekend with The Murder Mystery Company – founded in Michigan. Guests will take part in a 1930s Old Hollywood cast party weekend with the show “Best Laid Plans.” The intrigue begins Friday night and the crime is solved Sunday morning.

Upon check-in you will receive your first packet of information and clues. Friday will be the kick-off performance which will set the tone of events and when the first murder takes place. That evening keep one eye open while you are sleeping because notes from the detective will show up under the doors of all participating guests with real-time clues and hopefully that is the only thing that will happen…..

On Saturday there will be a brief gathering with the Detective who will explain the clue hunt that involves finding some of the suspects in different locations throughout the hotel. This will also allow guests some time on their own to enjoy the beauty of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel.

Come back on Saturday afternoon where Act II will be performed and another murder will take place. The evening will conclude with three interactive mystery experiences and guests in different groups will be rotated into the mystery experiences. These will include: investigating a crime scene, suspect interrogation, and training with the Detective on how to catch somebody in a lie.

Sunday morning the murderer will be caught and the mystery will be solved!

Come join the intrigue and help solve the Mystery of “Best Laid Plans” with entertainment all weekend, a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily, Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet, evening receptions, and free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required).

Stay an additional night Sunday, October 22 for $229* per room, per night.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Saturday evening reception
  • Murder Mystery activities and entertainment
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge.

Murder Mystery Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 20, 2017
Depart: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,029 per couple, $929 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,419 per couple, $1,319 single
$319 per additional adult

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Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 20, 2017

Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment.

Entertainment Schedule »

Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain.

Cost: Chairlift rides are $7 per person. Houseguests and children 8 & under are free with a paying adult.

For more information, call the Park at Water’s Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

EVENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Check the Crystal Mountain Website for the latest updates on Fall Chairlift Rides

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Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 21, 2017

Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment.

Entertainment Schedule »

Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain.

Cost: Chairlift rides are $7 per person. Houseguests and children 8 & under are free with a paying adult.

For more information, call the Park at Water’s Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

EVENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Check the Crystal Mountain Website for the latest updates on Fall Chairlift Rides

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Crystal Mountain – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 21, 2017


The annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult that racers new to the sport won’t have a great time.

Start Time for Wave #1 in the Sports/Beginners category is 9:30am. Start Time for Wave #1 in the Experts/Pros category is 12:30pm. View all Start Times.

Peak2Peak is made possible by a partnership between Crystal Mountain and Endoman Promotions, LLC. Please use the following links to find Peak2Peak race information on EndomanPromotions.com.

Peak2Peak 2017 Overview »

Peak2Peak Registration Information »

Peak2Peak Racer Information »

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2017 Mackinac Island Wedding Show – Mission Point Resort – October 21, 2017


Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. At Mackinac Island Wedding Show 2017, you, your fiancé and your families can meet face to face with industry experts who will guide you through the details of the ceremony, flowers, music, photography, party favors, the wedding cake and so much more! You cannot afford to miss this unique destination wedding experience on your journey to one of the most fabulous days of your life!

Every bride attending the show will receive the Mackinac Island Wedding Show live wedding reception experience, one-on-one time with experts, a take away gift bag filled with bridal goodies and a chance to win great prizes!

Bring your family and friends to attend the best destination bridal show in Northern Michigan!

Download the 2017 Wedding Show Flyer

Save the Date: October 21, 2017

TICKETS

$10 in Advance – $15 at the Door

Advance registration due on or before date.

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