Celebrate Harvest Moon This Weekend in Farmington

The 3-day event begins Thursday, with a Beer and Wine Tasting.

The annual Harvest Moon celebration in downtown Farmington opens Thursday. Photo credit: Patch file photo
The annual Harvest Moon celebration in downtown Farmington opens Thursday. Photo credit: Patch file photo
Downtown Farmington's three-day homage to autumn, Harvest Moon, brings a beer and wine tasting, dancing and more to the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion starting tonight. 

Here's what you need to know about this popular event:

Beer and Wine Tasting

When: Thursday, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Who: Adults, 21 and older
What: Special guests Rex Halfpenny of the Michigan Beer Guide and Wine Guru Lee Hershey are part of this event, which features a selection of over 50 hand-picked crafted beers and more than 30 wines and meads, as well as food pairings prepared by Oakland Community College's culinary arts program students. Robin Horlock performs. 


When: Friday, 6 p.m.-Midnight
Who: Adults, 21 and older
What: The Phoenix Theory performs classic rock and dance favorites from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today, and local restaurants will be on hand to offer visitors a taste of Farmington. 

Harvest Market

When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Who: Everyone
What: This is the largest Market of the season, with more 70 vendors. Take the Eco-Challenge with Peace Love and Planet and listen to Steve Taylor, a graduate of Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, who performs at 10 a.m. Chef Isabella, the Corporate Chef for Weight Watchers Group and personal chef to Florine Mark, hosts a cooking demo at 11 a.m.

Tickets for the Harvest Moon Beer and Wine Tasting and Dance are on sale at Meadows Fine Wine and Liquor, The Vines, and the Farmington Downtown Development Authority office. Learn more at downtownfarmington.org.



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