The year long celebration of Lemon Creek Winery’s 35th Anniversary continues unabated next month when the Berrien Springs winery plays host to their annual Harvest Festival in a great throw back party along Lemon Creek Road.
Make sure you anchor Saturday, September 7th solidly onto your party calendar to join the Lemon family and friends in their continued celebration of the big 35th Anniversary as the Harvest Festival ushers in a throw-back theme from their first ever festivals from the 1980s.
That day from noon until 6pm you are invited to 533 Lemon Creek Road for an amazing gathering that will include a one-time only reunion of the original Park Avenue Band. Plus, Outdoor Kitchen, who served at all of the Lemon Creek festivals long before “food trucks” were deployed across the landscape, will return for the big event.
Jeff Lemon co-owner and winemaker for the past 35 years, says, “In the 1980s our festivals were a combination of celebrating the end of bottling, harvest, or Father’s Day and we would throw an open house party for our friends, neighbors and customers. There has been a lot of grapes grown and a lot of good wine made since then.”
In fact, 2019 has been a great year in wine competition for Lemon and his family. Just last month they emerged from the 2019 Michigan Wine Competition in East Lansing with a total of 14 award winning wines including one double gold, 9 silver and four bronze. You just might get the chance to sample some of those during the Harvest Festival celebration.
Park Avenue will launch the day with classic dance music from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.
The live music will continue with Memphis Underground, an energetic 7-piece dance band from northern Indiana, playing a mix of Memphis Soul, Motown, Blues, Rock, to current dance music.
In addition to Outdoor Kitchen, where festival patrons can purchase traditional off the grille favorites, the Lake and Farmer food truck will be serving up their unique farm to truck fare, from donut burgers to bacon jam grilled cheese.
The festival will also feature a farmers market, including local produce, pumpkins, flowers, and crafts plus hayrides available for free throughout the day.
Admission is $10.00 per person 21 and older, while under 21 are admitted free when accompanied by parents. The gate fee entitles you to admission, parking, a wristband for re-entry, a ticket for 3 free wine tastings of estate grown, award winning Lemon Creek wines, plus a souvenir wine glass.
Lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged, dogs are not allowed on festival days, and only small snack coolers may be brought in and will be searched. By law, no outside alcohol is permitted, and any outside alcohol brought along will either be confiscated or you will be asked to leave the premises.
Lemon Creek Winery is located in the heart of Lake Michigan Shore wine country. Directions and more information about the wineries history, wines, awards, and future events may be found by clicking the website link below or at 269-471-1321. Here’s the link: