Washington Township Art and Orchard Festival
How much food and fun can your family fit into four days? Loads, when you bring the kids to this June 7-10, 2012 fest in Macomb County!
Back for its third year, the summer Art and Orchard Festival in Washington Township jam-packs the weekend of June 7-10, 2012 with more music and munchies than ever.
Families are invited to come and enjoy carnival rides, raffles and bake sales, volleyball, youth bingo and euchre tournaments, an antique show, all-you-can eat pancake breakfast, fireworks and the 5K and 10K Fun Run for Military Moms – just to name a few attractions.
After animal adventures at the exotic petting zoo and reptile house, kids can explore their creative sides at the chalk art contest, which is open to all ages. Artists are welcome to bring their own tools to compete for prizes – or simply draw and doodle as they please.
The Pink Girls Club Foundation will also be hosting "Cycle for Life" – proceeds benefiting St. Jude's Children Research Hospital – which invites bikers ages 2 to 12 years old to decorate and show off their wheels. Plus, all riders receive refreshments and an award!
Saturday morning, bring the whole family out (in their running shoes) to explore the Macomb Orchard Trail, race for trophies and raise money to support moms of Michigan military supporters. After the run, cool down and check out the military trucks that'll be displayed on site.
Throughout the weekend, you can also stroll though the Washington Art Guild's Extravaganza, treasure hunt at the tri-community garage sale, unleash your green thumb at plant sales and discover a fascinating Michigan historical site with tours through the Loren Andrus Octagon House. When everyone gets hungry, enjoy Saturday's Taste of the Town event, Sunday's chicken BBQ dinner – or both!
Event hours are as follows:
- Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Saturday: 7 a.m.-dusk
- Sunday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Shuttle services are available 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Event admission is free, but costs for attractions may vary. Registration is required for some events.
For a complete event schedule, and to learn more about contact information and other details, visit the Metro Parent listing for the 2012 Art and Orchard Festival in Washington Township.