Member Appreciation Breakfast
October 5
Apple Fest
October 12-14
10am-6pm Friday & Saturday
10am-4pm Sunday
Business After Hours
October 17
Townhouse Bar
For Apple Fest sponsorship opportunities, please call 231-547-2101

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

Walstrom Marine
105 E. Clinton St
Charlevoix, MI 49720

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

Luncheon Lecture Series:
Take a Look at the Double-Crested Cormorant
October 5

North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture series will explore the destructive double-crested cormorant on Friday, October 5. The program will be held in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
The double-crested cormorant has caused outrage in the upper Great Lakes. Anglers say the birds destroy the fishery in places like the Les Cheneaux Islands where large colonies nest. They want lethal force used against the birds. Critics say that view puts humans and their desires at the center of everything. We will hear from Interlochen Public Radio's Peter Payette who travelled this spring with photographer Sam Corden to some of the remote islands where cormorants breed.  

Buy Nearby Weekend in Downtown Charlevoix
October 5-7

It’s time to shop at local stores!

When it comes to retail, use it or lose it. Shopping locally is fun – and the right thing to do to keep the cool in our communities

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.

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.

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 4| Norther Michigan
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 9| Buddha Sweet
October 16 | The Real Ingredients
October 23 | Marsupials Acoustic
October 27 | Dave Cisco*
Halloween Extravaganza & Costume Contest 6-10pm

Business After Hours
October 17, 2018
Grand Wedding Expo
October 28, 2018
Castle Farms

Charlevoix Restaurant Week
November 4-10, 2018

Charlevoix Farmers Market Location Moved This Week
The Charlevoix Farmers Market will be moved to the Parking Lot off of Mason Street behind The Clothing Company/next to Petals. The parking lot will be blocked off Wednesday night with no overnight parking so please take note and plan accordingly. 

Downtown Construction Update
The MDOT contractor responsible for doing highway construction is no longer on strike and to complete the project yet this fall, MDOT has modified their original timing and scheduling. MDOT does not plan to do work during Apple Fest. MDOT has begun working on sidewalks and approaches. We expect they will wrap up by the end of this week.

The work that will be conducted by the city is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. The work is needed to change water line connections to reduce the risk of unplanned maintenance that would disrupt highway traffic (as we experienced this past winter). If the work is completed earlier than Wednesday the road will be opened back up at that time. The detour will be routed from Clinton to Park via State Street rather than a full downtown closure. 

Volunteers Needed for Advisory Council
McLaren Northern Michigan hospital is seeking community members to serve on the Patient and Family Advisory Council. 
Working side by side with hospital leaders, the individual should be committed to share meaningful and thoughtful input, respect others, listen, and work with a team to make McLaren Northern Michigan the best it can be. 

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.

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