Fall 2022 is our most event-rich season in years! Explore our curated picks for music, art, dance, friendly competition, and ALL the craft beverages. Plus an incredible lineup of dining experiences entirely unique to the Lake Michigan shore. Winter is coming (and that’s okay!), but for the coming weeks, let’s revel in the vibrant landscape.
JAMMIN’ AT THE VINEYARD AT ROUND BARN WINERY, DISTILLERY, AND BREWERY
Saturday & Sundays through October | Baroda, MI
The best party on the wine trail happens every weekend at Round Barn. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and drinks (so many kinds!) on a vineyard estate with plenty of space to play, dance, and relax. The friendly folks here have absolutely mastered this scene.
TASTE OF GRANOR DINNER SERIES
Fridays & Saturdays | Three Oaks, MI
Granor Farm’s popular weekly dinner series returns with a stunning new dine-in greenhouse. Tour the farm before sitting down to an organic Granor-grown meal that celebrates the expansive food culture of Southwest Michigan. Served at long community tables that encourage conversation, dinners here are uniquely engaging—and super delicious. Tickets are limited, so early purchase is a must. $130-$200
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
September 17 | Three Oaks, MI
A Ravinia-style evening of Indo-Flamenco music under the stars in Dewey Cannon Park. Flamenco, Indian, Arabic, and West African beats performed by the musicians and dancers of Surabhi Ensemble. BYO food and beverage—prizes will be awarded for the most creative spreads. Tickets benefit School of American Music’s Future Fund, established to provide music education for under-resourced students. $50
HOP HARVEST FESTIVAL AT RIVER SAINT JOE
September 18 | Buchanan, MI
Farmstead brewery River Saint Joe celebrates the hop harvest with live music, games, and face painting for the kids. Set on their expansive beer garden among the fields of Flatwater Farm, tickets include a commemorative glass, food off the smoker, and first pours of new-release beers. $10-$25
DINGES FALL HARVEST
September 24-October 31 | Three Oaks, MI
Every autumn, the Dinges’ charming farmstead transforms into a spooky, silly spot for pumpkin patch adventure. Go for the amazing selection of pumpkins and gourds (u-pick or pre-pick), stay for the old-school family fun and Halloween-inspired attractions.
APPLE CIDER CENTURY
September 25 | Three Oaks, MI
Experience the midwest’s most popular century bike tour. From hard-core, kit-wearing packs to families with little ones fresh off training wheels, ACC offers fully-supported 15, 25, 37, 62, 75, or 100-mile tours through stunning Lake Michigan shore countryside.
DANIEL VILLARREAL AT SEEDZ BREWERY
September 29 | Union Pier, MI
Beloved Chicago drummer and bandleader Daniel Villarreal performs work from his debut solo LP, Panamá 77, at Seedz Brewery. A vibrant batch of jazz-laced, psychedelic, Latin funk informed by his Central American upbringing, expect positive vibes and infectious grooves. A perfect toast to summer’s end. $20
OKTOBERFEST AT SEEDZ BREWERY
October 1| Union Pier, MI
Wildly popular in its first year, Seedz Oktoberfest returns with four bands, three food trucks, and a fest lager created especially for the occasion. A small-batch brewery led by hometown beer hero Ryan Ziarko, Seedz is dedicated to crafting delicate lagers, ales, and mixed fermentation beers from 100% locally grown ingredients. Tickets include a commemorative clay or glass stein. $25-$75
THE COLLECTIVE ARTISAN MARKET
October 2 | Baroda, MI
A curated artisan pop-up event on the Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery estate. Produced by The Collective, shop over 75+ small, independent businesses or attend a workshop while you enjoy live music, food trucks, and a huge selection of craft beverages. $5, kids 12 and under are free.
NEW BUFFALO HARVEST & WINE FESTIVAL
October 8 | New Buffalo, MI
This annual lakefront celebration is more than the name might suggest. Yes, a fine representation of Lake Michigan Shore wines, but also regional beers and ciders. Tasty food trucks. A craft, farmers, and producers market. Kids activities. And, of course, music! A community gathering for visitors and locals alike, it’s a day-into-night event full of smiles and gratitude for all the region provides. $10 suggested donation
WORLD’S BEST PUTTER COMPETITION AT JOURNEYMAN DISTILLERY
October 9 | Three Oaks, MI
Compete for a cash prize and the title of World’s Best Putter at Journeyman’s annual all-in-good-fun competition. Open to all ages, entrants 21 and over enjoy complimentary spirit tastings. Set on the distillery’s beautiful 18-hole putting green, Welter’s Folly. $22 entry fee
JOURNEYMAN BARREL-AGED BREWFEST
October 15 | Three Oaks, MI
Explore single-batch, barrel-aged beverages produced by 30 regional breweries, wineries, and mead/cideries as they compete for bragging rights and the coveted Golden Barrel Trophy. A benefit for Journeyman’s non-profit Islay’s Barrel, this event draws a committed group of craft brew fans every year. $50-$80
RODEOLA AT RIVER SAINT JOE
October 20 | Buchanan, MI
Rodeola is Bloomington’s Kate Long, an indelible, emerging voice among folk-rock peers like Joan Shelley and Julien Baker. Earning unsolicited praise from for her 2021 album Arlene, Rodeola’s sound is lush, contemplative, witty, and complex. Both contemporary and timeless in the tradition of Joni Mitchell, we’re thrilled to bring her to Southwest Michigan for this autumn show set among the fields of . $20
BEAN NOUVEAU AT GRANOR FARM
October 21-22 | Three Oaks, MI
Inspired by France’s Beaujolais Nouveau Fete, Bean Nouveau celebrates the first of the season’s bean harvest with Primary Beans founder Lesley Sykes. Primary Beans is an online purveyor and impassioned advocate for single-origin, organic, and heirloom beans from around the world. With a mission that encompasses sustainability, nutrition, education, and flavor, Lesley travels from Seattle for conversation and dinner that highlights new harvest beans and legumes from the farm and shop. A Granor x NBX Event, follow us on social for reserve ticket announcements. $150
HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY AT JOURNEYMAN DISTILLERY
October 29 | Three Oaks, MI
Always a sell-out, Journeyman’s annual Halloween party features spooky-themed cocktails, DJ, and a high-stakes costume competition for cash prizes. Set on the grounds of a historic factory-turned-distillery, it’s an ideal spot for a night of alter-ego fun. $12
Lakeside Inn Halloween Bizarre Bazaar
October 29 | Lakeside, MI
Explore the grounds of the historic Lakeside Inn at its annual family-friendly event featuring hayrides, kids crafts, games, art, food, live music, a campfire, and more. Always festive, it’s a worthy outing for fall color from the private beach alone.
October 31 | Three Oaks, MI
Celebrate Halloween with Michigan’s most glamorous drag queens! Presented by Harbor Country Pride and Acorn Theater, expect a night of performance, dancing, drinks, and untold shenanigans. Plus a costume contest judged by the Queens themselves. $35-$60
GRANOR FARM MEET THE PRODUCER DINNER | KATHARINE ELDER OF ELDERSLIE FARM
November 4-5 | Three Oaks, MI
Elderslie Farm is a fine dining farmstead restaurant, cafe, creamery, blackberry u-pick, and wood mill in Kechi, Kansas. According to founders Katharine and George Elder, the operation grew more out of ‘poetic affection’ than a business plan, a place to express service to the land and ‘the culture of the table.’ As chef, Katharine helms both dining programs, roles she’ll discuss with Granor chef Abra Berens before the two prepare a collaborative meal featuring Elderslie cheeses. A Granor x NBX Event, follow us on social for reserve ticket announcements. $200
WELTER’S FOLLY BIG CUP PUTTING TOURNAMENT
November 5 | Three Oaks, MI
Journeyman Distillery’s annual 9″ putting tournament on its Scot-inspired, 18-hole putting green. Play is in teams of two with cash prizes for the top three positions, plus a little something for last because it’s all in good fun. $40 entry per team
NOKTOBERFEST AT FROEHLICH’S
November 5 | Three Oaks, MI
Celebrate Froehlich’s heritage at their third annual Noktoberfest. An evening of German culture expressed through food, music, dance, and drink, the highlight is Ein Prosit, a 35-piece band with full Alpen horn section. $30-$40.
CALIFONE AT VICKERS THEATRE
November 12 | Three Oaks, MI
A very special night with critically-acclaimed experimental-rock outfit Califone. Blending electronic noise with acoustic texture and Appalachian tones, Califone draws from a deep catalog of kaleidoscopic rock, sleeper hits, and enduring classics. Led by Tim Rutili’s rough, dusty vocals, these are songs for the ages. An NBX Event, tickets are $20.
MASON JENNINGS AT ACORN THEATER
November 13 | Three Oaks, MI
With a career that spans 25 years and 15 albums, folk-rock singer-songwriter Mason Jennings calls his 2022 release Real Heart ‘the unabashed folk record I’ve been wanting to make for years.’ A warm mix of acoustic guitar, unforced vocals, and autobiographical lyrics, it’s a perfect match for Acorn’s intimate theater. $35-60
GRANOR FARM BOOK + SUPPER CLUB | EMMA ZIMMERMAN OF THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER
November 18-19 | Three Oaks, MI
Hayden Flour Mills co-owner Emma Zimmerman joins the Granor Farm grain team to discuss her new book The Miller’s Daughter, Unusual Flours and Heritage Grains. Part memoir, part cookbook, Emma travels from Queen Creek, Arizona, to tell the story of how she and her father restored a historic flour mill and jumpstarted an ancient and heritage grain revival. Followed by a meal inspired by the book and featuring both Hayden and Granor grains, the evening will close with a book signing. Every ticket includes a copy of The Miller’s Daughter. A Granor x NBX Event, follow us on social for reserve ticket announcements. $200
JOURNEYMAN ARTISAN MARKET
November 19-20 | Three Oaks, MI
Journeyman Distillery welcomes 75 regional artisans to its historic 19th-century factory space just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Take the chill off with a handcrafted cocktail while browsing the wares and chatting up makers. It’s a delightfully low-key holiday kickoff.
Dudeck’s Pine Country
November 25-December 23 | Rolling Prairie, IN
An 80-acre Christmas tree farm with a special gift for holiday cheer. Hunt evergreen-covered hills by foot or horse-drawn wagon, chat with Santa, and shop fresh handcrafted greenery and rustic decor. The place is as wonderful as the people.
Three Oaks Snowflake Stroll
December 26 | Three Oaks, MI
Kick off the holiday season with the charming (and festive!) village of Three Oaks. Enjoy horse buggy rides, Clydesdales and donkeys, an always delightfully creative parade, and community tree lighting while you explore Three Oaks’ unique shops and cafes. A day into night event, businesses remain open until 8pm. If you’re in town, don’t miss this sweet, good-vibes alternative to mall holidays.
JEFF TWEEDY AT ACORN THEATER
December 2 | Three Oaks, Michigan
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy performs solo work to an intimate crowd of 250 at this rare Acorn concert. Arguably one of the most distinct American songwriting voices of our time, these small shows are a captivating celebration of Tweedy’s warmth, humor, and wit. Sure to be a quick sell-out, tickets go on sale September 30. $125-200
GRANOR FARM BOOK + SUPPER CLUB | LINDSAY GARDNER OF WHY WE COOK
December 2-3 | Three Oaks, MI
Lindsay Gardner is an accomplished illustrator and author with art in scores of cookbooks, editorial projects, and advertising campaigns. Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity, and Connection is her beautifully illustrated collection of essays, interviews, recipes, and wisdom from 100+ women throughout the industry—restaurateurs, activists, journalists, chefs, sommeliers, and recipe testers, among others. Traveling from northern Michigan, Lindsay joins Granor chef Abra Berens to discuss the book, the current state of food writing, and the illustration process, followed by a shared meal of dishes inspired by the book. Each guest receives a hand-illustrated menu and copy of Why We Cook for signing. A Granor x NBX Event, follow us on social for reserve ticket announcements. $200
Christmas with the Clydesdales
various dates through January 15 | LaPorte, IN
Get up close and personal with these beautiful gentle giants at Sandy Acres Clydesdales. The one-hour tour includes a sleigh ride (with or without snow), hot chocolate, cookies, and the chance to interact with the horses, miniature donkeys, and goats. $30
GRANOR FARM BOOK + SUPPER CLUB | OUITA MICHEL OF JUST A FEW MILES SOUTH
December 16-17 | Three Oaks, MI
Ouita Michel, famed chef, restaurateur, and author of the recently published, Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places, joins us from Lexington, Kentucky. In conversation with Granor chef Abra Berens, Ouita will share what it’s like to operate nine acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants, the nuance in southern food, and the actual best way to taste bourbon. The night’s meal will be a Kentucky holiday feast inspired by the book, followed by a book signing. Each guest will receive a copy of Just a Few Miles South. A Granor x NBX Event, follow us on social for reserve ticket announcements. $200