• Taste of River Country... A farm to table celebration

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    Name: Taste of River Country... A farm to table celebration
    Date: August 14, 2015 - August 15, 2015
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    The City of Grant, area businesses and the River Country Chamber of Commerce would like to   invite you to the 1st Annual Farm to Table Celebration - A Taste of River Country. 

    click for EVENT INFORMATION AND TIMES AVAILABLE HERE - CLICK FOR A DETAILED LIST OF EVENTS AND TIMES - ADDITIONAL EVENTS MAY BE ON THE EVENT CALENDAR. 

    The Taste of River Country Farm to Table Celebration is a family event featuring LIVE entertainment, GREAT LOCAL Food, Cold Beverages, kids' games, Craft Festival, Saturday morning parade, tractor show and eating competitions.  

    Events centered around Blanche Lake located within the City of Grant include: A sampling of live entertainment that is sure to please any palate.  Enjoy rock, country and blues while Newaygo Brewing Co. and Ridge Cider Co. provide locally sourced & produced Beer & Cider at the Taste of River Country Beer Tent.  River Country’s local restaurants will be on hand   showcasing their favorite farm to table recipes! 


    Area businesses will also have events throughout Grant; stop in and support your local businesses.  Watch for more details on the business events. 

    Make plans to attend the 1st Annual Taste of River Country Friday & Saturday August 14 & 15th at Blanche Lake.  

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    Friday, August 14 Blanche Lake Events


    5 pm - 8 pm  Fresh Flair Craft Exhibitors
    4 pm - 9 pm  Kids' Games
    4 pm - 8 pm  Car Cruise
    4 pm - gone  Taste of River Country BBQ
    4 pm - 11pm Music on the Main Stage 
    4 pm - 11pm A Taste of River Country Beer Tent

      
    Saturday, August 15 Blanche Lake Events

    10 am - 11 am Parade
    11 am - 8 pm   Fresh Flair Craft Exhibitors
    11 am - 4 pm  Tractor Display

    11 am - 1 pm  Kids' Stage - Kids' Contest 
    11:30 - 5:30 pm A Taste of River Country - Food Tasting
    11 am -  6 pm  Kids' Games, Face painting, bounces house
    3 pm - 5 pm    Taste of Home Best Recipe Farm to Table Contest

    6:00 pm  VanSingel Farms Great Taste Onion Eating Contest
    11 am - 11pm Music on the Main Stage
    11 am - 11 pm A Taste of River Country Beer Tent

    ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    FRIDAY: 
    3 pm - 6 pm
    Safety Seat Inspection - Fountain View Parking Lot
    Hosted by:  Sharla A. Schipper - State Farm Agent

    SATURDAY:

    8:30 am 
    Taste of River Country 5k Run-Walk
    Kids' Fun Run

    Grant High School Cross Country Team 
    Lighthouse Running Club of WPCCC
    ​Click above link for printable application or for questions
    Contact Michael at 231-834-5336

    6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    MMA FIGHT - Never Enough Auto Accessories
    Hosted by: Never Enough Auto Accessories 

     
    Event Media:
    Event Sponsors:
    • Old Orchard

    Title Event Sponsor

    Taste of River Country Sponsor

    • Edward Jones Investments
    • Sharla A. Schipper - State Farm Agent
    • Stabil-Float Systems, LLC

    Main Stage Sponsor

    • Choice One Bank
    • Murray Lumber & Supply Inc.
    • Safeway Automotive Group... Grant’s best car deals are in Grant. Shop Local
    • Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
    • Tire Wholesaler Plus, LLC-Newaygo
    • Tyler Sales Co., Inc.

    Kids' Corner Sponsor

    • Cedar Valley Packing
    • Nelson's Farm Market
    • Roeters Farm Equipment, Inc
    • Swinehart's Home Furnishings
    • Ridge Cider Co

    Kids' Stage Sponsor

    • Consumers Energy
    • The Depot
    Date/Time Information:
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    Friday, August 14 Blanche Lake Events


    5 pm - 8 pm  Fresh Flair Craft Exhibitors
    4 pm - 9 pm  Kids' Games
    4 pm - 8 pm  Car Cruise
    4 pm - gone  Taste of River Country BBQ
    4 pm - 11pm Music on the Main Stage 
    4 pm - 11pm A Taste of River Country Beer Tent
      
    Saturday, August 15 Blanche Lake Events

    10 am - 11 am Parade
    11 am - 8 pm   Fresh Flair Craft Exhibitors
    11 am - 4 pm  Tractor Display

    11 am - 1 pm  Kids' Stage - Kids' Contest 
    11:30 - 5:30 pm A Taste of River Country - Food Tasting
    11 am -  6 pm  Kids' Games, Face painting, bounces house
    3 pm - 5 pm    Taste of Home Best Recipe Farm to Table Contest

    6:00 pm  VanSingel Farms Great Taste Onion Eating Contest
    11 am - 11pm Music on the Main Stage
    11 am - 11pm A Taste of River Country Beer Tent


    ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    FRIDAY: 
    3 pm - 6 pm
    Safety Seat Inspection - Fountain View Parking Lot
    Hosted by:  Sharla A. Schipper - State Farm Agent

    SATURDAY:

    8:30 am 
    Taste of River Country 5k Run-Walk
    Kids' Fun Run

    Grant High School Cross Country Team 
    Lighthouse Running Club of WPCCC

    6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    MMA FIGHT - Never Enough Auto Accessories
    Hosted by: Never Enough Auto Accessories 

     
    Contact Information:
    Colleen Lynema @ 231-652-3068
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