Saying goodbye to Summer at Old Mission Point
There'll be historical re-enactors demonstrating life in pioneer times, plus quilters, weavers & wood turners in the Heritage Center, a pre-war vintage car show on Sixth Street covering the period from 1900 to 1942, historical walking tours, a frontier barbecue, carriage rides, a display of early 20th century "talking machines", free viewing of the film "Fruit of Dreams" in the Museum Theatre, and the world premier of "Re-inventing The Wheel" by Rich Brauer & Brauer Productions, Inc. Lots of schoolkids will be coming to Heritage Days on field trips, but everybody is welcome. (And let's face it, most of us could use a few reminders that we weren't the first people to live here - or even visit here!) All Proceed will benefit the Grand Traverse Heritage Center, located at 322 Sixth Street in Traverse City. On Friday and Saturday, another event that's dear to my heart will be taking place up at the Timber Ridge Resort on Hammond Road - its their annual Leaves & Libations Fall Brew Fest - a way to enjoy local fall colors up in the high country while tasting some of our best local microbrews from places like Bellaire's Short's Brewing Company and Traverse City's Right Brain Brewery. A mix of local wines will also be available. The entry fee includes live music by My Trivia Live and a pulled pork plate. Beer will be available for purchase. It'll be held rain or shine - they're setting up in a tent and indoors), so bring your beer-drinkin' shoes! You can click the link above or call them at (231) 947-2770. Do not fear the autumn. She's a sweet friend. She just never hangs around very long.