Welcome to the Week for September 8 – 14. A quick glance at this week we see that the Epicurean Classic in Traverse City features cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, receptions, and superb dinners. You’ll find a lot of exciting activity with four concurrent demo stages. And, don’t forget to allow yourself time for an occasional stroll into the Tasting Pavilion for an interesting nibble of food or to sample any of the hundreds of international wines. The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival in Mears features a Michigan sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Cook-Off Competition, farm fresh apples of Oceana County, a dune buggy show and swap, apple pie contest and entertainment. The Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon has 3 days of live music on 3 stages, from traditional Irish and folk to contemporary Celtic rock. The festival centerpiece, the Pub Tent serves authentic Irish Food and beverages. Check out the Annual Grape Harvest Stomp on Old Mission Peninsula let’s you experience Old World grape harvesting as you hand harvest and de-stem grapes from the vineyard, then stomp them by foot in a wooden vat. Admission also includes tasting of the wine made from the vineyard’s grapes at Peninsula Cellars, and sampling of local delicacies. That’s just a sample of what’s happening around Michigan. Check out our September Event Calendar for more cool things to do.
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