Charlevoix’s Apple Fest - Dinner and Lodging At Castle Farms
October 10 - 11, 2019
Charlevoix’s “Master Builder in Stone” Earl Young was born March 31, 1889, in Mancelona, Michigan and moved to Charlevoix with his family at age 11. This self-taught builder began his craft in 1919, his first project was his personal home
located on Park Avenue. He would continue to build for the next fifty years, completing 26 residential and 4 commercial properties, most of which remain today. A step-on guide from the Charlevoix Historical Society takes us on a “Charlevoix the Beautiful!” tour. We travel throughout the city and past the renowned “Mushroom Houses”, past the stunning Victorian summer resorts, and more.
This evening visit Castle Farms enjoy a Twilight Tour and Dinner, see the Castle and learn exclusive stories from a knowledgeable tour guide. Walk along lit paths and enjoy the ambiance of the illuminated stone walls and grounds. Enjoy a delicious
catered farm-to-table meal in a private room. Built in 1918 by Albert Loeb, the acting President of Sears, Roebuck, and Co. as a model dairy farm modeled after the stone barns and castles in Normandy, France. Once the largest employer in Charlevoix
County, with over 90 people and over 200 head of Holstien-Friesian cattle and 13 pair of Belgian draft horses. It even had its own baseball team - the Sodbusters. After the farm it was once considered “Rock n ‘Roll Central”, hosting The Doobie Brothers, The Beach Boys, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent and Willie Nelson to name a few.
Fall is in the air and northern Michigan orchards are busy harvesting bushels of fresh, ripe apples in preparation for the 39th Annual Apple Festival. Apples are Michigan’s largest and most valuable fruit crop and our area apple trees are full to over-
flowing. More than 30 types of apples will be available as well as other fall harvest items and baked goods. Local non-profit organizations will be onsite to tempt you with hot food items such as chili, hot dogs, apple flappens, soup, Irish apple cake, hot cocoa and kielbasa. Don't miss the Apple Fest Art & Craft Show, there will be 170 exhibitor booths bursting with unique, one of a kind creations. The show offers the work of artists and craftsmen from around the country and is the perfect venue to pick up something special for yourself or to kick off the holiday shopping season.
Round trip transportation via chartered motor coach
One nights lodging
One Farm to Table Dinner at Castle Farms
Guided tour of Charlevoix
Guided tour of Castle Farms
41st Annual Charlevoix Apple Festival
Escorted by a Parrott’s Tours representative