Satisfy your inner foodie with eight winter festivals, dinners and wine tasting tours in northern Michigan from now through mid-February. Hosting a local event? Let us know! email@example.com.
Unpack lederhosen and enjoy a taste of the Alps at this winter festival. Ride the cross-country ski headquarters’ ski trail system, enter competitions, and event highlights include delicious Bavarian cuisine. Think soft pretzels, sausages, sauerkraut and, of course, German beer.Festival from 8am to 4pm
Celebrate Northern Michigan winter with live music and an epic Chile Showdown at this historic village in the Grand Traverse Commons. The cook-off, which runs from 2pm to 6pm, showcases his recipes for homemade chili from local businesses while enjoying music from the band Knee Deep, games in the garden and a bonfire.
Beat the cabin fever at Pure Ludington Brrrewfest! For this weekend’s festival, Michigan breweries head to Ludington to offer festivalgoers the best and most unique flavors of beer, wine, cider and mead from across the state. The event runs from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and will be held at Legacy Plaza.
Nothing beats a magical winter dinner served in an igloo. NanBop Farm offers a three-course meal by Gabe’s Old Fashion Foods, ending the evening with braised lamb, beets, chevre bruschetta and a delicious dessert.
The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail brings back an old favorite, Sips & Soup. His two-day event offers a selection of wines and soup samples from each participating winery. Ticket holders can travel along the peninsula at their own pace, but reservations are highly recommended. Reservations may be required for large groups.
Spend a winter weekend exploring the beautiful Sturgeon River Valley on this wine walk at Ossego Resort. Stop at 3 stops along the way for a delicious glass of wine, then warm up by a warm bonfire at the end of your walk.
On winter weekends, enjoy delicious snacks and soups on a guided cross-country ski tour at Bel Lago’s North Farm. This two-mile trek is a great way to boost your appetite for wine tasting.Event from 2pm to 6pm
Head to Sutton’s Bay for a chili-filled winter Saturday weekend, a scavenger hunt, or a hockey tournament at the outdoor ice rink. Beginning at 2:00 PM, a Chili Cook-Off will begin, including recipes prepared by local restaurants. Enjoy face painting, free movies and hot chocolate with the kids.
Photo credit: Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce
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