2016 Schedule of Events!

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Saturday, June 4:

Queen's Pageant & Fundraiser - Crowning of the 2016 Asparagus Queen!

Presented by the Shelby State Bank and The Gales Agency, along with other local businesses

Doors Open: 6:00 - Come socialize with the Queen Candidates and members of the community

Appetizers: 6:00 PM. Appetizers are catered by Kristi's Pour House, Hart, MI

Music provided by Elizabeth Juhl & the Shelby Jazz Band.

Queen Pageant: 7:00 PM, Shelby High School Auditorium

Location: Shelby High School: 641 N. State St, Shelby, MI 49455


Friday, June 10: 


9 AM: COVE Women's Golf Scramble, at Golden Sands Golf Course:

2501 N. Wilson Rd, Mears, Mi 49436. Registration from 9 AM to 10 AM, Shotgun Tee-off at 10 AM.

2-person golf scramble offering 9 holes with a cart, breakfast, lunch and a goodie bag. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and last place.


10 AM - 6 PM: NAF Information, located at the NAF Office in downtown Hart, next to La Fiesta.

Stop by for the latest information, festival merchandise, and T-shirts.

16 S. State Street Hart, MI 49420


10 AM - 6 PM: Arts & Crafts Fair, Oceana County Courthouse Lawn: 100 State St. downtown Hart.


4:30 PM - 6:30 PM: The Kidz Zone, in downtown Hart, sponsored by Great Lakes Energy.


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Family Entertainment on Hart Commons, sponsored by Huntington

Don't miss the famous Cirque Amongus. (Circus inspired act)


Saturday, June 11:


7:30 AM: Annual Spear-It 5k Run at Silver Lake, sponsored by Hometown Pharmacy.

Registration begins at 7:30 AM, at the Dune Town Mall in Silver Lake.

Race is at 9 AM, beginning and ending at the Dune Town Mall.

8239 W. Hazel Road Mears, MI 49436


9 AM - 5 PM: NAF Information


9 AM - 5 PM: Arts & Crafts Fair, Oceana Co. Courthouse Lawn, downtown Hart.


10 AM: Asparagus Farm Tour, sponsored by Pixel Grafix Studio.

Departs from the NAF Office. Enjoy a 45-60 minute tour of an asparagus farm in Oceana County. Witness the harvesting, and talk with the growers about the asparagus industry.

Come early! This is one of our most popular events!


10 AM - 1 PM: NAF Food Show, sponsored by Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board.

Sample a variety of asparagus dishes! Taste for yourself how versatile this yummy

veggie is. Knights of Columbus Hall, 109 Washington St, Hart MI 49420

Adults $5, Children $3, under 5 FREE.


11 AM - 2 PM: The Kidz Zone in downtown Hart, sponsored Great Lakes Energy.

Kidz Zone will shut down during the parade and pick back up 3:30pm - 5:30pm


2 PM: Joan Glover NAF Royale Parade in downtown Hart, sponsored by Arbre Farms.

Rain or shine! Bands, floats, queens, dignitaries, antique vehicles for you to enjoy.


3:30 PM: "Scottville Clown Band" Sponsored by The Gales Agency & Auto Owners Insurance

The band will play a mini concert immediatly following the Parade

[located in the entertainment tent at Hart Pizza,with family-friendly seating available.]

[105 E. Main Street Hart, MI 49420]


4 PM - 6 PM: Asparagus Dinner, Hart United Methodist Church. Enjoy a tasty meal

featuring dishes prepared by the wonderful cooks of Hart United Methodist Church.

308 S. State Street Hart, MI 49420


6 PM: Entertainment Tent Opens:  Featuring music by "The Rocket Fuel Haulers" Sponsored by Michigan Freeze Pack.

Located in the parking lot of Hart Pizza.


Sunday, June 12:


7:30 AM - 12 Noon: Fly-In Breakfast, Oceana County Airport, 1805 W. Baseline Rd, Shelby, MI 49455.

Static aircraft displays, asparagus, door prizes. A truly unique setting for a pancake breakfast!





Have you tried our award winning 'Gus Chili recipe yet? This delicious dish will be served all season long at Trailside Restaurant in New Era! 

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