Haven Harvest

October 20-22

Schedule

Schedule

Friday, October 20

Evening

Movies at the Marina

Riverfront Park, 6:30 PM – 11 PM

Enjoy three free movies at the Marina. Kids will kick things off at 6:30 PM with a showing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. At 8 PM, we’ll bring out the magic for families with Hocus Pocus. Then the classic House on Haunted Hill at 9:30 PM, for teens and adults. Bring your own chair or blanket and relax and enjoy the shows!  Concessions will also be on site with delicious caramel corn, hot apple cider and more for purchase.

Haunted Museum

Maritime Museum, 8 PM – 11 PM

In the years following WWII, the United States Government funneled millions of dollars into Project Castle, a military research and development study of new technologies such as chemical and nuclear warfare. Top secret test sites were set up all over the United States for various experimental projects including those on human subjects. While many of these projects pushed the U.S. into the forefront of military dominance, others proved disastrous. Radioactive exposure, mutations and adverse reactions to chemical testing are only a few of the failures the U.S. Government attempted to contain. Despite their efforts, no one was prepared for the FALLOUT.  Tickets are limited and can be purchased for $8 advanced, $10 at door, online at www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org.  Not recommended for children.

Saturday, October 21

Morning

Downtown Fun

All day

Enjoy shopping all day long with food and drinks from our locally owned boutiques, shops and eateries.  Special deals await our “Haven Harvest” guests!

Best Scarecrow

Local shops all day long 

As you walk around town, see the charming and creative scarecrows the merchants have put together.  Make sure you cast your vote  for your favorite one!

Family Fun and Farm and Hay Bale Maze

Stanley Johnston Park, 10 AM – 3 PM

Whispering Pines Mobile Petting Zoo is bringing in a variety of animals for this fun, interactive and memorable experience. Make sure you catch the dog trick show and agility course courtesy of the Al-Van Humane Society.  Try not to get lost in the hay bale maze!  We’ll also have bouncy houses, a balloon artist, face painting, games, prizes and pumpkin rolling contest – a great activity for ages 3 to 12.  $5 per child to enter, includes all activities and games, adults are free.  Hot dog, drink and chips lunch available for $5 as well as other concession foods.  Join for games and fun for the whole family!

Walking Tour

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 10:00 am at Bunde’s Bakery Café, 89 North Shore Drive.   www.facebook.com/bundesgoodeats

Mitten Made Makers Market

Huron Street Pavilion Park, 10 AM – 5 PM

The South Haven Center for the Arts presents the Mitten Made Makers Market, an outdoor Michigan Made market place designed to celebrate the local harvest.  The market features unique handmade products created by Michigan craftsmen, including artisan foods, gifts and gadgets for the entire family.

Spooky Lou

Michigan Maritime Museum, 11 AM – 3 PM

Enjoy a free shuttle across the Black River aboard the Lindy Lou!  She’ll shuttle from the North to South Sides of the river!  Weather permitting.

Afternoon

Pie Sampling

Huron Street Pavilion, 1 PM – 4 PM 

Come out and support our local non-profit organizations in South Haven with a sample of homemade pie; $1 each.  Whole pies will also be available to purchase for $15.  Don’t worry, no one will judge you for sampling more than one!  First Congregational Church http://www.uccsouthhaven.com, Life Bridge Church contact@webuildbridges.org; Al-Van Humane Society http://www.al-van.org, McFarland Pies www.facebook.com/mcfarland.pies , Stokes Homestead Farm Market

Pumpkin Painting

Huron Street Pavilion, 1 PM – 4 PM 

South Haven Center for the Arts has a special pumpkin painting craft for you.   An artist will be on hand to help out if you’d like and it’s only $5 for each pumpkin.

Apples for the Arts

Huron Street Pavilion,  1 PM – 4 PM 

South Haven Center for the Arts invites you to create a caramel apple sensation and put your decorating skills to work!   $5 per masterpiece!

Horse Drawn Hayrides

Next to Chemical Bank, 1 PM -4 PM 

Take a stroll through downtown South Haven in a horse drawn hayride.   Rides are free and last approximately 15 minutes.

Apple Cider Press Demo

Huron Street Pavilion,  2 PM – 4 PM 

Join local McIntosh Cellars for a live demonstration of how the experts make delicious apple cider. We’ll even let you try it out!    www.mcintoshorchards.com

Pumpkin Chunkin’ into the River

Riverfront Park,   1 PM – 3 PM

Join in the fun of Pumpkin Chunkin’ and launch pumpkins with a giant sling shot into the Black River!  Hit the target and win a prize!  Thank you to Barden’s Farm Market for supplying the pumpkins!  www.bardensfarmmarket.com

Restaurant Server Race and Obstacle Course

Huron Street Pavilion, 3 PM 

A favorite local event back by popular demand!

Locally Made Cider, Beer and Wine Tent

Huron Street Pavilion, 4 PM – 9 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, 4 PM – 9 PM

Join us for free music at the Pavilion featuring Aces and Eights and The Bronk Brothers!

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, 6:30 – 7:30 PM 

Beware the Headless Horseman riding through the streets downtown.

Haunted Museum

Maritime Museum, 8 PM – 11 PM

In the years following WWII, the United States Government funneled millions of dollars into Project Castle, a military research and development study of new technologies such as chemical and nuclear warfare. Top secret test sites were set up all over the United States for various experimental projects including those on human subjects. While many of these projects pushed the U.S. into the forefront of military dominance, others proved disastrous. Radioactive exposure, mutations and adverse reactions to chemical testing are only a few of the failures the U.S. Government attempted to contain. Despite their efforts, no one was prepared for the FALLOUT.  Tickets are limited and can be purchased for $8 advanced, $10 at door, online at www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org.  Not recommended for children.

Sunday, October 22

Morning

 

Mitten Made Makers Market

Huron Street Pavilion Park, 10 AM – 5 PM

The South Haven Center for the Arts presents the Mitten Made Makers Market, an outdoor Michigan Made market place designed to celebrate the local harvest.  The market features unique handmade products created by Michigan craftsmen, including artisan foods, gifts and gadgets for the entire family.

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!  The costume parade will run from 1 PM – 2 PM.