Destination Bellaire
 

August 20 - Schedule of Events

(subject to change)

10 - 5  |  Sidewalk Sales - Downtown Merchants

10 - 4  |  Fine Arts & Crafts Show @ Courthouse Lawn

Featuring over 30 artists with hand made goods.
Food by: The Forgotten Eagles
The Forgotten Eagles is a Michigan based organization that helps veterans and families of kia,mia,and pows in Michigan. We are Chapter 6 and are responsible for Northwest lower Michigan. All money raised by Chapter 6 stays to help veterans in our area.

10 - 3  |  Kid's Duckling Park @ Broad Street -

10 - 3  | Bounce Houses, Slides & Water Balls @ Broad Street (Great Lakes Jump & Supporting Sponsor - Hawk's Eye Golf Course)

11 am  |  Free Kids Movie Matinee @ Bellaire Theater (Limited Seating)

3 pm  |  Rubber Ducky Parade - Biggest Parade of the Year!!!

3:45 pm |  Rubber Ducky Race (Approx.)

4 pm  |  Ducks finish Race @ Riverside Marine “The Duck Stops Here”

5:00  |  Beatles Forever @ Bellaire Public Library

 

 

12 Days of Summer Celebration

 

2016 Schedule of Events (subject to change)

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Thursday, August 11 -13
 Antrim County Fair - For event listing

The Antrim County Fair is an annual community based event focusing on local youth and 4-H groups, local crafts, and businesses. There are many activities including equestrian events with multiple age groups and classes.

There is the market and showmanship divisions for swine, cows, poultry , sheep and other animals. Also included in the activities are local performers, craftsmen and educators. There is a exhibition barn that houses the many crafts, foods, photo and art exhibits. A small animal barn that houses the many ducks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and other small animals that participate in the fair activities.

There is a veterans day, senior citizens day and kids day where we have all kinds of activities geared towards kids! And adults that think they are still kids! We have many local entertainers and vendors. So please come join us at the Antrim County Fair.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
CHECK-IN
ALL EXHIBITS-CHECK IN AND SET UP  4:00–7:00 PM

(All chickens must be pullorum tested before being placed in cages)
MARKET ANIMAL WEIGH-IN   5:30–7:00 PM 

JUDGING OF FOODS AND HORTICULTURE – BUILDINGS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC   7:00 PM
 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 - SENIOR CITIZEN APPRECIATION DAY
7:30 AM    ANTRIM COUNTY HORSE SHOW Check-In (Pre-registration recommended.) .
8:55 AM    FLAG-RAISING
9:00 AM    ANTRIM COUNTY HORSE SHOW
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   ACTIVITY TENT
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   CARING FOR YOUR HORSE
12:00 PM   CAKE WALK
1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM    COVERED WAGON RIDES THROUGH BELLAIRE (courtesy of Tommy’s Toys Excavating)
2:00 PM ICE CREAM SOCIAL (by donation)
2:00 PM   BINGO
4:00 PM   POULTRY JUDGING
5:00 PM   Showmanship, Market, Conformation classes in order as each division is completed:
Water Fowl, Turkeys, Chickens, Game Birds. STILL EXHIBITS JUDGING (Exhibit Hall closed during judging)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 - VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY
8:55 AM    FLAG-RAISING/ VETERAN’S TRIBUTE (Boy Scout Troop 76, Bellaire)
ALL DAY   PONY RIDES/PETTING FARM (a fee will be charged)
9:00 AM   LIVESTOCK JUDGING (Large animal barn closed during judging)
Showmanship, Market, Conformation classes in order as each division is completed: Beef, Llama, Goat, Lamb, Swine
Adult Showmanship classes available as time permits and at the discretion of the judge.
12:00 PM    TAPS - Performed in honor of our veterans
12:05 PM    RABBIT JUDGING Showmanship, Market, Conformation classes
1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM   COVERED WAGON RIDES THROUGH BELLAIRE (courtesy of Tommy’s Toys Excavating)
2:00 PM   BINGO
5:30 PM  -H AUCTION BUYERS DINNER
6:50 PM  EXHIBITORS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED
6:50 PM  SHORT STORY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
6:55 PM   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND -H PLEDGE (led by Antrim County -H Cloverbuds)
6:55 PM   NATIONAL ANTHEM
7:00 PM  -H LIVESTOCK AUCTION (Large animal barn closed during auction)
5:00 pm   SILENT AUCTION FUND-RAISER - THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Bid on a variety of prizes during fair week and help raise money to support the fair. Auction concludes at 6 PM Saturday.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 - FAMILY HERITAGE DAY
7:00 AM    5K Run Check-in (registration form page 29)
8:15 AM   FLAG RAISING (-H clubs)
8:30 AM   5K Run/Walk
9:00 AM   PANCAKE BREAKFAST (by donation)
ALL DAY   PONY RIDES/PETTING FARM (a fee will be charged)
ALL DAY   INFLATABLE BOUNCY BARN (a fee may be charged)
ALL DAY   MICHIGAN DRAFT DOGS AND RIDES
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   FACE PAINTING/BALLOON ANIMALS
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   MICHIGAN BLOOD DRIVE (Girl Scout Troop 10316, Mancelona, and Barn Buddies -H Club)
10:00 AM   FIRE DEPARTMENT SMOKE HOUSE (Bellaire Fire Department)
10:00 AM   JAWS OF LIFE DEMONSTRATION (Mancelona Fire Department)
10:30 AM   KIDS GAMES
11:00 AM   HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT ($5/person, singles/doubles, sign up at Welcome Booth)
12:00 PM   DOG SHOW (Registration at 11 a.m., pre-registration recommended)
1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM   COVERED WAGON RIDES THROUGH BELLAIRE (courtesy of Tommy’s Toys Excavating)
2:00 PM   FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES/LEGO BUILD & RACE CONTEST (Lego activity ages 6 and up)
3:00 PM   YOUTH TRACTOR PULL
4:00 PM   SQUARE DANCE
5:30-6:30 PM  PORK AND SIDE RESTAURANT COOK-OFF (advance purchase required to vote)
6:00 PM   SILENT AUCTION CLOSES
6:50 PM   PHOTO CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED
7:00 PM   HORSE PULL (at the entrance to Craven Park)
DUSK    MOVIE NIGHT (title to be announced)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 – WORSHIP DAY
8:30 AM    WORSHIP SERVICE (New Hope Church, Bellaire)
10:30-1:00 PM  EXHIBITS RELEASED – MAY BE MOVED TO A CENTRAL LOCATION FOR TEAR DOWN

5 - 8 pm | "Christians Got Talent" – Bellaire Community United Methodist Church-

Hot Dogs & Beverages 5-6pm followed by Open Mike Gospel Night from 6-8 pm.

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Monday, August 15

6 - 8 pm |  "Music at the Gazebo" - ASI Community Center & Park

12 - 3 pm  | Bellaire Area Historical Museum Open

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Tuesday, August 16

7:00 pm | Rubber Ducky Festival Paddle (Sponsored by Paddle Antrim) -

Grab your paddle, paddle craft (canoe, kayak, ect), and life-vest (pfd) and join us for a leisurely evening paddle out on the Intermediate River. Please meet at Richardi Park (E. Antrim St/Bridge St) at 6:30 to sign in and we will promptly launch at 7:00 pm, being out on the water for an hour.

This event is free and all ages are welcome, those under 18 must be joined by their parent/guardian out on the water. As with all Paddle Antrim paddles, pfds must be worn and no alcohol is allowed.  Get your friends together, make some new ones, and enjoy us for a relaxing paddle! For more info, go to www.paddleantrim.com

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Wednesday, August 17
TBA

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Thursday, August 18
10 am – 5 pm  |  Downtown Sidewalk Sales

10 am – 4 pm  |  Library Book Sale

10:45 am - 12:45 pm | Commission on Aging Picnic - Bellaire Senior Center

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Show & Shine Car Show - Located at the 4Front Credit Union ATM Parking Lot on M88. Sponsored by Antrim County COA and held in conjunction with the Senior Picnic. No Trophies. NO Djs. Just a lot of appreciative seniors.

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Friday, August 19
10 am - 5 pm | Downtown Sidewalk Sales

10 am - 5 pm | Bellaire Wesleyan Church Rummage & Bake Sale

10 am – 4 pm  |  Library Book Sale

4 pm - 7 pm | Lion’s Swiss Steak Dinner ($12/ person) - Bellaire Senior Center

7:00 - 9:00 pm | Music Downtown - Danny B

8:30 pm | Faith, Family, Fitness 5K

The Faith, Family, Fitness 5K run/walk will take place on the eve of the 29th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival in Bellaire, MI. The race begins at 9:00pm, as the sun sets over beautiful Bellaire, and runners and walkers will enjoy glow in the dark décor as they navigate their way around town!

Cost: $20 per person ($25 for Late Registration) Register Here

Why you should run: Who doesn’t love a glow-in-the-dark 5K?!? Oh yeah, 40% of each registration goes to the Bellaire Cross-Country Program, AND on race day, each participant is encouraged to bring a bag of non-perishable foods that will be given to the Bellaire Food Pantry.

Important Dates/Times:
Register by August 17th to be guaranteed an awesome t-shirt!
Early Registration will end at 9:00pm on August 18th (All entries received after will be considered Late Registrations).

Packet Pick-Up will begin at 7:00pm on August 19th at the Bellaire Community Hall.

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Saturday, August 20

10 - 5  |  Sidewalk Sales - Downtown Merchants

10 - 5  | Bellaire Wesleyan Church Rummage & Bake Sale

10 - 4  |  Fine Arts & Crafts Show @ Courthouse

10 - 3  |  Kid's Duckling Park @ Broad Street (Brought to you by the Bellaire Youth Center)

10 - 3  | Bounce Houses, Slides & Water Balls @ Broad Street (Great Lakes Jump & Supporting Sponsor - Hawk's Eye Golf Course)

11 am  |  Free Kids Movie Matinee @ Bellaire Theater (Limited Seating)

2:45 pm | Last chance to buy Ducky Race Tickets (if not sold out already!)

3 pm  |  Rubber Ducky Parade - Biggest Parade of the Year!!!

3:45 pm |  Rubber Ducky Race (Approx.)

4 pm  |  Ducks finish Race @ Riverside Marine “The Duck Stops Here”

5:00  |  Beatles Mania @ Bellaire Public Library

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Sunday, August 21
All Day  |  Short’s Glacial Hills Challenge XC - Fun Promotions LLC

Event Sponsors:
Short's Brewing Company, Shanty Creek Resorts, Paddles & Pedals, Rapid Fire, Velocity, King Orchards, Strider, Gordon Water

This is a fund rasing event for Friends of Glacial Hills, a portion of race sponsorships + a donation of $5.00 per racer support this great trail system.

2:00 pm |  Kid's Bike races (Sponsored by King Orchards) - Fun Promotions LLC

Strider 2, 3, 4 & 5 year olds, 6 & Under and 7-12  Awards to all!. race age as of 12-31-2016.

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