Congratulations to the 2019 Asparagus Queen Alysha Sullivan
(right) & the 1st Runner-Up Lori Beggs (left). Alysha is proudly sponsored by Big Hart Brewing Company, in Hart. Lori is proudly sponsored by Kristi's Pour House, in Hart and Webb Chemical Service Corporation, in Muskegon.
2019 Asparagus Queen
Welcome to West Michigan, where we take pride in our wonderful agriculture. Oceana County, known as "The Asparagus Capital of the Nation", is one of the leading areas for asparagus growth in the entire country! We've been celebrating asparagus since 1974 and nobody does it better. We are the longest running asparagus festival in the country and 2020 marks the 47th festival. Come join us!
Attention: It is with a heavy heart that we share the 2020 Asparagus Festival has officially been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The NAF board of directors respects and values the health and safety of our community members near and far, along with those that would be traveling far distances to attend festival weekend. Although the stay-at-home order may be lifted by festival weekend; with so many unknowns, the fact that this is one of the first large events to kick off summer, and still needing sponsorship's to fill the need for main events, the board of directors collectively felt it was best to cancel. We would, instead, like to encourage everyone to support your local businesses this summer. Be a tourist in your own town or county, visit local places and parks you may have not had the time before to do so or pick asparagus and eat it too! For any vendors/sponsors that have turned in their application and/or paid; we will be issuing full refunds at our earliest chance. Thank you for your continued support over the years, and we will continue to plan for an even bigger festival in 2021! Stay safe, stay healthy, eat your greens, and follow us on Facebook to follow GUS on some exciting adventures this summer and fall!
-National Asparagus Festival Board of Directors
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Board Meetings are monthly at 6:00pm at our NAF Office in downtown Hart. Meetings are open to the public and we would love to have more community members involved! Reach out via Facebook or email us to confirm the next meeting date!
Asparagus Queen Update
Special thanks to the following sponsors for your continued support!
Above: 2019 Asparagus Queen Alysha Sullivan (left), and 2019 1st Runner-Up, Lori Beggs giving us a wave on the NAF Float at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Parade 2019.
Below: 2019 Asparagus Queen Alysha Sullivan (far left) and 2019 1st Runner-Up Lori Beggs smile for a photo with the National Baby Food Festival Queen and Court at the 2019 National Baby Food Festival Parade.
Interested in volunteering? The NAF is in need of volunteers for a wide variety of events & tasks! Volunteering is a great way to network, make a difference in your community and discover new talants you didnt know you had! We have lots of opportunities from helping out with merchandise, to assisting with a children's activity & even designing website pages! It also helps students build their resumes & qualify for scholarships that require volunteer hours! Contact information is at the bottom of this page.
The Annual Meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of October, 6 pm at the NAF Office. Officers are elected and committee chairs are assigned. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the board and join a commitee!