Haven Harvest Festival

Event Dates: 10/19/2018 to 10/21/2018
Location:
Downtown South Haven
South Haven, MI 49090
Contact: 800-764-2836
Family Friendly Free

 

Prepare yourself for fall flavors and fright-filled nights! Taste the flavors of fall as hayrides roll, pumpkins fly, headless horsemen ride, and haunted houses awaken. Experience a true South Haven harvest with apple orchards, bonfires, pumpkin chunking, and delicious good-as-grandma's pies. So grab some cider, dance to live music, and see South Haven transform!

 

*Please note due to inclement weather some events have changed locations*

 

Schedule of Events

 

Friday, October 19

 

Harvest Horror

Masonic Temple, 7:30 PM, Our Town Players announces a bold addition to Haven Harvest: "Harvest Horror,"  an evening of horror designed to ruin many nights of your peaceful slumber. "Harvest Horror" is a collection four short psychological thrillers in the tradition of "Wait Until Dark" or the "Twilight Zone".  These are stories that lead you along a dark and twisting path dropping clues and building suspense along the way and then withholding the resolution for the very last second.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and may be purchased at the door starting at 7:00 PM; no one under the age of 15 allowed.  For more information visit their website or Facebook at Our Town Players of South Haven.

 

Saturday, October 20

Morning

Downtown Fun

All day, Enjoy shopping, food and drinks from our locally owned boutiques, shops and eateries. Be sure to check out the Event Merchant Partners listed below who are eager to greet their “Haven Harvest” guests!

 

Best Scarecrow

Local shops, All day,  As you walk around town, see the charming and creative scarecrows the merchants have put together.  Choose your favorite scarecrow and grab a ballot from that merchant - then drop it in the ballot box in front of Chemical Bank!  

 

Walking Tour

Dyckman / North Shore Drive to Bunde’s Bakery Cafe, 10 AM, Grab your comfortable shoes and join Joe Ashen of the Historical Association of South Haven and Bunde’s Bakery Café for a walking tour of the historic North Shore.  The tour starts at 10 AM at the northeast corner of Dyckman and North Shore Drive, lasts approximately 90 minutes, and ends at at Bunde’s Bakery Café, 89 North Shore Drive.  Participants are welcome to join in or opt out at any point along the tour.  

 

Family Fun and Games

Lower Level of City Hall, 12 PM – 4 PM,  Join us again for some great interactive family, fun. A memorable, and educational experience for everyone!  Enjoy FREE games, balloon artists, face painting, and prizes.

 

Mitten Made Makers Market

Lower Level of City Hall, 10 AM – 6 PM, The South Haven Center for the Arts invites you to come see artists put on a fantastic display of unique jewelry, trinkets and artwork, all custom-made by Southwest Michigan artisans. Michigan made cuisine will also be among the choices!

 

Apples for the Arts

Lower Level of City Hall, 1 – 4 PM, Create a caramel apple sensation and put your decorating skills to work with the South Haven Center for the Arts.  

 

Pie Sampling

Lower Level of City Hall, 1  – 4 PM, Come out and support our local non-profit organizations in South Haven with a sample of homemade pie; $2 each. Whole pies will also be available to purchase for $15.

 

Pumpkin Painting

Lower Level of City Hall, 1 - 4 PM, Michigan Theatre invites you to come paint a pumpkin.  They'll have the pumpkins and the paint, just bring your ideas and skills!  Moore Theatre Owners will be on hand to select the best pumpkin's for special prizes!

 

Apple Cider Press Demonstration 

Lower Level of City Hall, 2  – 4 PM, Join local McIntosh Cellars for a live demonstration of how the experts make our delicious apple cider. They'll even let you try it out! Their hard cider and wines will be available for purchase.  

 

Three Blondes Brewing Hosts Tipsy Brush Studio

Three Blondes Brewing, 3:30 - 6 PM, Paint the "Pumpkin Farm House" at Three Blondes Brewing with Tipsy Brush Studio.  Pre-registration is required as seats are limited.  Simply click the event on the schedule at www.tipsybrushstudio.com to reserve your space. ($35/each)

 

Locally Made Cider, Beer and Wine Tent

Huron Street Pavilion, 5  – 10 PM, Enjoy locally made brews, cider and wine while listening to great music! All profits benefit the South Haven Rotary Club.

 

Live Bands and Dancing

Huron Street Pavilion, 5  – 10 PM, Join us for free music at the Pavilion featuring Aces & Eights, as well as Crook County Blues Band!

 

Local Orchard Tours and U-pick

Throughout the Area All Day Long, Come tour and pick apples at any of our local orchards. Maps available at the Visitors Bureau. 

 

Evening

Headless Horseman Ride

Throughout town, 7 – 7:30 PM, Keep an eye out for the Headless Horseman riding through the streets downtown.

 

Harvest Horror

Masonic Temple, 7:30 PM, Our Town Players announces a bold addition to Haven Harvest: "Harvest Horror,"  an evening of horror designed to ruin many nights of your peaceful slumber. "Harvest Horror" is a collection four short psychological thrillers in the tradition of "Wait Until Dark" or the "Twilight Zone".  These are stories that lead you along a dark and twisting path dropping clues and building suspense along the way and then withholding the resolution for the very last second.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and may be purchased at the door starting at 7:00 PM; no one under the age of  15 allowed.  For more information visit their website or Facebook at Our Town Players of South Haven.

 

Sunday, October 21

Morning

Pet Costume Parade

Huron Street Pavilion, Downtown, 11 AM – Noon, Bring your furry friend all dressed up and ready to show off!

 

Afternoon

BOO on Your Bike

Kal Haven Trail, Noon – 3 PM, A free annual event held by Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle of South Haven. Riders of all ages are invited to dress up in costume and get out for a scenic fall bicycle ride on the Kal-Haven Trail starting at the South Haven trail head. Prizes, candy, apple cider, doughnuts, free helmets for children will all be given out.  Plus, there will be a bike rodeo supported by the South Haven Police Department. Riders can ride up to six miles total (further if desired), and expect to see fairies, witches, goblins and ghouls along their ride!  

 

Be sure to visit the Event Merchant Partners

 

All State Insurance: Harbor Shores
Artworks/Lakeshore Framing
Bayberry Cottage

Bells and Whistles
Biggby Coffee of South Haven 
Black River Books

Black River Tavern

Blueberry Store

Bunde's Bakery Cafe

Captain Nemo's 

Center Street Emporium 
Channel Wine Bar
Clementine's

Consumers Credit Union

Cookies on Call

Cogdal Vineyards
Crescent Moon
Davana G
Daylily

deBest

De Boer, Baumann & Company

Decadent Dogs
Eagle Street Market

Elf Shack

Fontebella

Harbor Toy Company 

Hardt Insurance

J Martin Gallery

Janny's Beach House
Johnny's Lakeshore Jewelry

Kerry Mark Salon and Day Spa

KW Tanning & Salon

Kitchen 527

Lawn Boys

Maria's Taste Of Italy

Masters Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

Michigan Theatre

Moondog Productions

Murphy's Antique Mall

N&R Department Store
Nature's Country Cupboard

Olive Cart

Phoenix Street Cafe
Plaid Britches

Props for the Home
Rambling Rose
Renaissance

Rock n Road Cycle
Shooting Star

Sophie's Steakhouse and Bar
SoHa Surf Shop
South Haven Brewpub

South Haven Insurance Services

Sturgis Bank
Sweet Haven Candy
Taste
Tello Italian Bistro
The Depot 
Three Blondes Brewing
Tipsy Brush Studio

Urban Studio Salon and Spa
Urban Found 

UPS Store 5080

VanDerZee Motorplex
Willow Tree Gifts
Wolverine Hardware 

South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252
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