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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 24, 2016 from 10-6, sponsored in part by The Pelican’s Nest at the Chief Golf Course and 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 “The 80’s”. Think big hair, awesome movies like E.T. and Pac Man.  Last year’s winner, Little Treasurers Toy & Gift Store, took a whimsical spin featuring a butterfly hunter.

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 10-4 pm.    Check out the Best Dressed Pet Parade at 1:00 sponsored by the Bellaire Animal Hospital.

Highlighting the Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 24 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 from “The Honorable Spirits” and Kenny Thompson.

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  where you can pick up a commemorative stein at Short’s Mart and catch The Hacky Turtles live on stage at 8:30 pm. 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 "80's". Stay tune and we will post all the locations to check out.


2016 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor

2016 Chamber Spotlight Sponsor

The Pelican's Nest
5085 Shanty Creek Rd
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: 231-533-9000

$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

Bellaire Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
4631 M-88
Bellaire, 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 80's." If you are left scratching your head, here's some inspiration for you: E.T., Punky Brewster, 80's Ski Clothes, Bob Ross, Back to the Future, Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

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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