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Apple Fest in Charlevoix

October 2024

What began more than 20 years ago as a way to celebrate fall has turned into an annual event of the apple in Charlevoix: Apple Fest. Held each year on the second weekend of October, Apple Fest turns downtown Charlevoix into a festive and fun place to be.

Dozens of Northern Michigan orchards are represented at Apple Fest and they bring more than 30 varieties of traditional and heirloom apples along with cider, baked goods, apple butter, and other fall produce like pumpkins and squash. The accompanying art and craft show with 125 exhibitors brings craftspeople to Charlevoix to show their talent. And all of this takes place in downtown Charlevoix in East Park on the Round Lake waterfront–a gorgeous setting!

Here's what happened last year:

Friday

  • 10am-6pm – Arts & Crafts Show
  • 10am-6pm – Farmers Market
  • 1pm – Apple Fest Paint Party with Cottage Pottery, visit business.charlevoix.org to sign up

Saturday

  • 10am-6pm – Art & Craft Show
  • 10am-6pm – Farmers Market
  • 10am-6pm – Kids Activities
  • 11:30am & 2pm – Apple Fest Paint Party with Cottage Pottery, visit business.charlevoix.org to sign up
  • 12pm – Apple Pie Eating Contest (sign up here)
  • 12-4pm – Kids Craft with the Charlevoix Circle of Arts
  • 1-4pm –  Live music in the streets featuring the Charlie Millard Band

Sunday

  • 10am-4pm – Art & Craft Show 
  • 10am-4pm – Farmers Market
  • 10am-4pm – Kids Activities

Experience Charlevoix

The sight of this bustling community nestled between Lake Michigan and Round Lake is simply beautiful. The waterfront park is a jewel complete with a spectacular water fountain. Read the stories below or go to the Charlevoix destination page.

For more information on the Charlevoix Apple Fest, please contact the event organizer:

Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce

109 Mason St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720

(231) 547-2101

business.charlevoix.org

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