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Harvest Festival

The 21st Annual Harvest Festival will be held September 16th in downtown Harbor Beach!

The Chili Cook-Off gets underway at 11 am and runs through 3 pm. Pick up your ballot and map at the Visitor’s Center for $3. Then wander through the downtown to tantalize your taste buds by sampling the various versions of chili. Return your ballot to the Visitor’s Center by 3:30 pm to vote for your favorite and be entered in a drawing for a fabulous Chili Pot. If you’d like to enter your Chili in the contest contact Jenny at 989-550-5165 by September 8th. Chamber members enter for free. Non-Chamber members pay a $25 entry fee.

The Pie & Dessert Contest is always a hit for those with a sweet tooth. If you love to bake, this contest is for you. Any type of pie and dessert can be dropped off at the Visitor’s Center between 10:00 and 10:30 am on the 16th. Following the judging, slices will be sold for $3 each or 2 for $5. The winners will receive Harbor Beach Bucks! Contact Diana at 989-479-3553 for more information.

The Murphy Museum Craft Expo is open from 10 am until 4 pm on the Murphy Museum lawn. All types of crafters, artists, and Farmers Market vendors are welcome. Call Jean at 989-479-5023 to register. Remember it’s never too early to begin Christmas shopping, and this event is a wonderful place to start and find those unique gifts.

Don’t miss this fun filled day with great tasting chili!

Salsa Tasting

The Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Salsa Tasting event will be Saturday, September 2nd from 11 am-2 pm. Pick up your ballot and map at the Visitor’s Center for $2, stroll town and sample all the yummy salsa recipes. Return your ballot by 2:30 pm to the Visitor’s Center to vote for your favorite and be entered into a drawing for a Salsa Basket!

If you aren’t a Harbor Beach Chamber member, but have an awesome recipe you’d love to enter, YOU CAN! You can enter the salsa tasting contest for $25. Contact Judy for information at 989-553-0076.

AG Venture Day

AG Venture Day is Saturday, August 12th from 10 am-4 pm in downtown Harbor Beach. The streets will be filled with farm equipment, while the Murphy Museum lawn will have kid games and vendor booths. There will be live music all day, and a Mooing Contest at 1:30 pm on the stage. Farm tours run all day. Buses will leave the parking lot on Water Street on the hours of 10:00 and 11:00 am, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 pm. The tours are a 2-hour round trip and includes a dairy and beef farm. Please sign up and register for the tours at the registration tent in the parking lot. Come on out and enjoy learning and exploring farming and where your food comes from.

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