Event Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Location: 100 block of West Baraga Avenue
Time: 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The fifth annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest, will take place on Saturday, October 7, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Baraga Avenue in Downtown Marquette. It is Bustling with harvest-themed activities for all ages, the festival features food and drink, live music, street dance, children’s activities and much more. Returning this year is the popular pasty eating contest. The bands UP Gumbo will be entertaining attendees from 3-4:30 p.m. and strung together will be performing from 6- 7:30 p.m. Downtown district businesses will highlight their offerings with sales and information booths. The younger set is invited to explore large equipment, emergency response vehicles and construction trucks at the “big truck petting zoo”, while the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will once again sponsor a chalk art exhibition and contest featuring street-canvas harvest-themed paintings by local artists, individuals and groups. For more information on the chalk painting or to sponsor a square, visit www.upchildrensmuseum.com. The return of past favorites will be complemented by new additions to this year’s festival. The big truck petting zoo will be joined by a live animal petting zoo, bounce house and carousel, along with a food truck rally. Come celebrate fall and its bountiful beauty at the Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest. For more information, contact the DDA at 906-228-9475.
2017 Pasty Eating Competition
Do you love those flaky pastries filled with meat, potatoes, spices and veggies? The Pasty Eating Competition will start at approximately 5:15 p.m. The first 12 competitors to sign up at the DDA Information Booth the day-of the festival before 5:00 p.m. will be entered into a speed-based competition where they’ll devour as many pasties as they can in three minutes. Registration is free; prizes (downtown gift certificates) will be given for first, second and third. Will you be testing your fate (and stomach)?