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Harvest Festival

Scarecrows, Art, Local Brews & Tunes “Heat Up” Bellaire for the 18th Annual Harvest Festival

Celebrate everything Antrim County with the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Harvest Festival on September 30, 2017 from 10-6, sponsored in part by Short’s Brewing Company.

Zany Scarecrows take over the streets of Bellaire where local businesses compete to win the “Best Scarecrow” award with this year’s theme "Movie's”. Think "Gone with the Wind", "Breakfast Club" or "Grease".  Last year’s winner, Bellaire Family Health Center, took to the skies with E.T.

Start the day with the annual Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center from 7 am – 1 pm. Treasures await at the “Fine Art, Craft & Flea Market” along with Kid’s Bounce Houses, educational hands-on booths and local food vendors on Broad Street from 10-6 pm.    Check out the Best Dressed Pet Parade at 1:00 sponsored by the Bellaire Animal Hospital.

Highlighting the Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 30 is an Antrim "Brew" Tent featuring Short’s Brewing Company, Bee Well Meadery, Mammoth Distilling and Torch Lake Cellars from 11-6 on Broad Street. Each brewer will feature of variety of $5 pours and money goes to support the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship program and year round operations. Rock out to local music with the event's first Open Mic stage.

Take a break from the excitement to explore Bellaire’s shops, restaurants and parks including the “Mini-Flea Market,” at the Public Library. End the day with Short’s Oktoberfest. Lederhosen encouraged!

For full schedule of events or to be a vendor, visit the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce web site at or call Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at 231-533-6023.

Scarecrow Extravaganza


Every fall, Bellaire celebrates with their annual Harvest Festival and Scarecrow Extravaganza. This year's theme for the Scarecrows is the "Movies". Stay tune and we will post all the locations to check out.

2017 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor

$500 "Brew Tent" Sponsor

Short's Brewing Company
121 N. Bridge St.
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 498-2300


$100 Sponsor

Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast
7296 S. M-88 South
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: (231) 533-6448

$100 Sponsor - "Brew Tent" Sponsor

BluNorth Realty - Donna Gundle-Krieg
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: 231-350-8507


$100 Sponsor - "Best Dressed Pet Parade & Contest"

Bellaire Animal Hospital
110 S. Division
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: (231) 533-6522


$100 Sponsor - "Brew Tent" Sponsor

Bee Well Mead & Cider

3533 S. Derenzy Rd. Building 2, Unit F
Bellaire, Michigan, MI 49615

In-kind Sponsor

Shanty Creek Resorts
5870 Shanty Creek Road
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: (231) 533-8621



The Great Chamber Challenge

This year's theme for the Scarecrow Extravaganza is: "The Movie's." If you are left scratching your head, here's some inspiration for you:  "Gone with the Wind", "Breakfast Club" or "Grease".  Last year’s winner, Bellaire Family Health Center, took to the skies with E.T.

We would like them up by September 15 for Paddle Antrim. Free Basic Chamber Membership to the Best Business Scarecrow in the Bellaire Area.

Other areas are encouraged to participate. Haybales will be available in September. Please let the Chamber know when yours is up and we will get it on the "Map"


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