Apple Fest
October 12-14
10am-6pm Friday & Saturday
10am-4pm Sunday
Apple Fest Shuttle Service
Charlevoix County Transit will pick up passengers every half hour from Kmart Plaza (south of town) & Shanahan Field (North of town) and drop off at City Hall. For more details, visit
Business After Hours
October 17
Townhouse Bar
Save the Date for Upcoming Events
Business After Hours
November 14
The Villager Pub
Holiday Tree Lighting & Parade
November 23
Downtown Charlevoix
Holiday Merchant Open House & Hot Cocoa Contest
December 1
Downtown Charlevoix


For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email

JL Sumpter
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
3890 Charlevoix Ave Suite 285
Bay Harbor, MI 49770

Charlevoix Area Community Pool Annual Meeting
October 10

Please join us for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool Annual Meeting. All community members are welcome. Light refreshments provided. An update on the Pool Renovations will also be provided.

General Election Candidate Forum
October 10

Join us at North Central Michigan College - Iron Horse Cafe for the General Election Candidate Forum. The event will start with a Meet & Greet at 6 p.m. followed by the Forum going from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Co-Hosts for this event include Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, North Central Michigan College and Petoskey News Review.

College Night
October 10

Visit with 50 Universities, Colleges and Services to assist you in continuing your education all in one location.

Farm-to-Table Dinner & Tour
October 10

Enjoy a sumptuous farm-to-table dinner and Twilight Tour at Castle Farms. Catered by Grey Gables Restaurant & Catering, a local favorite, the three course meal plus welcome tasting will showcase meats and vegetables sourced from local farms. A chef introduction will accompany each dish.

Historical Society Celebrates Restoration with Open House
October 12

As part of Apple Fest, the Charlevoix Historical Society is celebrating the recent exterior restoration of its Harsha House museum and headquarters with an open house. Built in 1892, the house was repainted in a pattern with colors very close to the original. Everyone is invited to enjoy the new/old look at 103 State Street on Friday, October 12 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., and see the new exhibits inside: “Beautiful Charlevoix: The Life & Influence of Irene Harsha Young,” and “150 Years of Photography in Charlevoix.” Seasonal refreshments will be served.  Call (231) 547-0373 for more information.    

Open House- Real Estate One
October 12

Don't miss this opportunity to our this historical 1929 Sears Catalog Home.

40th Annual Apple Fest
October 12-14
10am-6pm Friday & Saturday
10am-4pm Sunday

Experience the magic of autumn in northern Michigan at the 40th Annual Charlevoix Apple Festival. Join the festivities and show your support for our local farmers, orchards and non-profit organizations while celebrating the season in scenic downtown Charlevoix this October. The Harvest is in!

Kiwanis Apple Fest Fun Run
October 13

Don't miss this fall run with friends and family! Register online for the 1 mile and 5k runs. Pickup your goody bag Saturday, October 13 filled with local favorites from Cinema III, Cherry Republic and more! Finish your run through a hay bale maze, jumping through tires and more. Treats for young and old at the finish line!

Watch The Illusionist Tom Coverly
October 16

See THE ILLUSIONIST- Tom Coverly perform at the Charlevoix Middle/High School Auditorium on Tuesday, October 16th at 6 PM. Doors opening at 5:40 PM. While Coverly’s powerful message speaks to youth, his Chriss Angel/ David Blaine style illusions captivate all ages. He has shared the stage with many famous acts and performed his show for more than 2 ½ million people including Duck Dynasty and the cast and crew of the Batman vs. Superman movie. The show is faith-centered, family friendly and is open to the public. FREE admission- Priceless message!

Pottery & Wine
October 17

This month, guests can pick between a fanciful, functional or festive piece! Paint a whimsical teacup, a faceted planter, or a decorative pumpkin container, with any design you feel inspired by! All paints, supplies and artist guidance included, along with a glass of 1918 Cellars wine to inspire your artistic senses!
Once your piece is complete, they will be transported to the Cottage Pottery studio for professional glazing and firing. After completion, they will be ready for you to pick up at your convenience.

Business After Hours
October 17

Don't miss out on this fun networking event at the Townhouse Bar sponsored by Charlevoix Pizza Company and the Townhouse Bar!

Luncheon Lecture Series
October 19

For the first time in 18 years, North Central Michigan College has a new president. Dr. David Roland Finley comes to the Petoskey campus from Lake Superior State University where he served as provost and interim vice president for academic affairs, as well as dean of the College of Business and Engineering. Dr. Finley will discuss his focus on enhancing North Central’s collaboration with communities and finding new opportunities to serve students.

Fall Pumpkin Carving and Painting Contest
October 20

Fall Pumpkin Carving & Painting Contest for Kids & Adults! Come enjoy this Fall Season and join us down at the Brewery for a full family fun day - $5 Entry Fee gets you a pumpkin from Local Bolt's Farms, tools and supplies, Kid's Goodie Bag, and Adult Beer Drink Tickets that can be used at Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company -OR- Bridge Street Tap Room! Stay tuned for Food & Drink Specials!

Full Into Nutrition
October 23

Fall Into Nutrition this autumn season with a free cooking demonstration on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, located at 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey. Led by McLaren Northern Michigan registered dietitians, Mary Fisher, RD, and Elizabeth Lownsberry, RD, the class will showcase tasty, healthy, and seasonal fall foods. Participants will taste dishes and be able to leave with the recipes to recreate at home. Registration is required for this event.

To register go to or call (800) 248-6777.

Solstice Soiree Thursday Night Dinner Series at Tapawingo
Thursday throughout the Summer
Farm-to-Table flair, music, art & local ingredients. It’s an experience designed to engage all of your senses at our iconic venue, Tapawingo, on St. Claire Lake in Ellsworth.

October 11 | Hawaiian Stylin'
October 18 | Italian Trattoria
October 25 | Ramen Noodle Night

$35 per person | Cash Bar | Tickets may be purchased  here.
Harvest Dinner at the Rowe Inn
October 14
Join us Sunday, October 14 for a bountiful feast to celebrate our northern Michigan autumn season. Your  five course meal includes Corn & Apple Fritters, Forest Mushroom Bisque, Juniper Smoked Duck Pastrami, Beef Wellington, and Chocolate Chaga Ice Cream. Reservations are required.

$75 per person
$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
 Live Music every Tuesday night, 6-9pm

October 16 | The Real Ingredients
October 23 | Marsupials Acoustic
October 27 | Dave Cisco*
Halloween Extravaganza & Costume Contest 6-10pm
October 30 | Oni & Noeli

Apple Fest Kick-Off Cider Dinner
4-Course Dinner paired with 4 of our Favorite Ciders!

$35 per person- Reserve your spot today!

Dog Costume Party
October 27, 2018
Charlevoix Area Humane Society

Grand Wedding Expo
October 28, 2018
Castle Farms

Charlevoix Restaurant Week
November 4-10, 2018

Christmas Light Display
November 22-December 30, 2018
Castle Farms
Bridge Lighting looking to Raise last $30,000 Needed
The Charlevoix Bridge Lighting Project has raised all but the last $30,000 and now we're asking you, our business community, for 100% participation towards a project that will shine a light on our city, helping to grow our collective business earnings. Whether your business can afford $5 or $2,500 or more, we are encouraging everyone to be a part of what will also turn out to be a great legacy we leave the next generation. Learn more, see donor list and check out different ways to donate at our website.

1918 Cellars is Excited to Now Serve Michigan-Made Hard Ciders! 
In addition to our wine selections, guests can now enjoy samples and glass pours of two hard cider flavors. Currently on tap: Cherry Cider and Cinnamon Cider, perfect for the fall season! Want to take some home? Purchase a 32oz howler here, or bring in your own, and we’ll fill it. Open daily through October 30 th – check our website and follow us on Facebook for hours and other news!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwestern Michigan Unveils New Brand Positioning Aimed at Volunteer Recruitment
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (Bigs) along with more than 270 Big Brother Big Sisters agencies across the country today unveiled a new, modern look and brand repositioning with a goal of recruiting more diverse volunteers.

MacGregor Cares October Voting has Started
MacGregor Cares October voting has started! Vote now for one of these fine groups. From October 1st through October 31st you can vote once a day every day! The group with the most votes will receive a check for $500 from MacGregor Plumbing's community giving program, MacGregor Cares! The groups are: Veteran's 11-11 Campaign or Young Life Little Traverse.

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Award
Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer for women. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Although death contributed to breast cancer has declined, it is still the second highest cancer death among women.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is the perfect time to remind women of the screening guidelines and risk factors associated with this disease.

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