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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Calendar Highlight

Fall Festival in Northport
Saturday, October 17

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Take a tour through downtown Northport the old-fashioned way, riding behind the clip-clop of a team of horses. Fun for the whole family! Departures from Visitors Center, 11-3:30

Pumpkins, Cider, Donuts
While waiting for your horse-drawn wagon ride, enjoy fresh donuts and cider, sold by NAHA members at the Depot, and take time to appreciate pumpkins decorated by Northport School students. Pie pumpkins may be purchased at 4 p.m. for $5 each to defray festival costs.

Restaurant Festival Specials
Barb's Bakery: Pumpkin donut and coffee; Stubbs Sweetwater Grill: Fresh Lake Michigan salmon with wild rice and garlic mashed redskins; Fresh baked Michigan apple pie a la mode; Eat Spot: Fresh apple pancakes with local maple syrup; Grilled ham with apples & cheddar cheese and homemade squash soup or roasted fall vegetable salad; Treasure Chest: Fall Harvest Soup; Pumpkin Pie; Apple Cider

“Mark Twain”
Special Festival guest “Mark Twain,” represented by Ken Wylie, will give 2 free 15-min. performances at Dog Ears Books at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

And while you're in the area,
Also Enjoy--
Northport Etcetera – arts and crafts for sale at 115 Nagonaba, 10-4
6th Annual Haunted Lighthouse – Grand Traverse Lighthouse, in Leelanau State Park


Gerry said...

This is just going to be the best Saturday--we'll be spoilt for choice around here. Northport is particularly good at making a party. Why do you suppose that is?

P. J. Grath said...

That's a good question: what makes for community joie de vivre? A topic for another day, perhaps. This weekend the party in Northport continues into Sunday, with a second day of Haunted Lighthouse and, up at the small gym at Northport School, a fried chicken dinner from 11-3 to benefit the Northport Promise scholarship program. I think I'll get to the dinner early and have the bookstore open in the afternoon. It is after Labor Day, but it should also be peak color for the season, and the more things there are to do in town, the merrier it is for visitors and residents alike.