Mushrooms, Asparagus, Buffalo Burgers-it’s a weekend of fabulous food!

There’s fun, and fungus, popping up in Boyne City this weekend…you can enjoy a week of great dining in Petoskey, celebrate the asparagus harvest in Empire, and drive through the blossoms on the Old Mission Peninsula on a wine tasting excursion. Then on Sunday, let’s all do the Barbecue!!!


National Morel Mushroom Festival, May 16-19

Enjoy the carnival, guided morel mushroom hunts, the Morelfest Wine and Dine and first annual Morel Festival pub crawl on Friday, the “Run for their Lives” 5k on Saturday, Taste of Morels, live music and more. Get the complete schedule of events at


Petoskey Restaurant Week, May 17-24

Participating restaurants will be offering special 3 course menus for $15, $25, and $35. Some establishments even offer 2 for 1 pricing. Get menus and more info at


Empire Asparagus Festival, May 17th and 18th

Friday night includes a pig roast and live music, Saturday features a fun run/walk at Empire Beach, the Asparagus Recipe Contest & Cook Off, more live music and much more. Get all the details at


Wineries of Old Mission Blossom Day, Saturday, May 18th, 10am-5pm

Your $30 ticket price includes a souvenir glass, and wine and food pairings at all 10 wineries.  Tickets will be $5 more on the day of the event…get yours early! Learn more at


64th annual NMC Barbecue, Sunday, May 19th, 11am-5pm

Don’t miss the annual “Picnic Under the Pines”, featuring delicious Buffalo Burgers, or hot dogs, along with baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, beverage and ice cream, plus live entertainment, children’s games & activities and more.   Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 on the day of.  Get all the details at


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