- Dates: August 16, 2023
- 7100 E Traverse Hwy
- Traverse City, MI 49684
- Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- (231) 632-6293
All events are subject to change without notice. Please check the event website for the most updated information.
Jacob’s Farm is a 40 acre centennial farm cultivated by artisans who share an unwavering passion for agriculture, wine, food and service.
In 1892 Jacob Witkop acquired the farm after moving to Traverse City from Bierrum Holland. Not long after the farm was passed down to Jacob’s son John and his wife Mary in 1918 where they raised five children. Years later the farm was given to John and Mary’s second son Hiram where he raised four of his own children with his wife Jane.
In 1995 Michael Witkop returned to his family farm with his wife Laverna and purchased the farm from his father Hiram. In an effort to continue the Jacob’s Farm legacy Mike and Laverna launched Jacob’s Farm Enterprises, LLC in early 2008 and created their first corn maze that Fall. In 2020 Jacob’s Farm expanded with the efforts of local entrepreneurs Troy Daily and Nate Crane. The 40 acre estate is now a full service restaurant, bar, event venue in additional to the u-pick orchard and corn maze.
Jacob’s Farm has been owned and operated by the Witkop family since 1892 and is recognized by the State of Michigan’s Historical Commission as a Centennial Farm.
This summer join us for music on the farm.
Originally from Plainwell Michigan, 24 year old folk singer/songwriter Luke Woltanski spent his summers up north were he developed a love for the Traverse City and Leelanau Area music scene. Luke was classically trained in vocal performance from age 5 and taught himself to play guitar at age 13. In the same year, while in Empire, MI, Luke bought his first harmonica (a Chromatic harp in the key of C) from an estate sale. He quickly learned to play and two summers later, at only 15, Luke played his first show for an art opening at Lake Street Studios in Glen Arbor, MI. He sang and played original tunes as well as covers on harmonica and guitar. He would continue to play shows in the area until he eventually put himself through college by playing shows in the summers. For information on Luke’s recorded music visit the page dedicated to his work here.