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Vacation Rentals in Ironwood & Bessemer, MI



There are great events and festivals happening year round in the Western Upper Peninsula.

Pick Your Own Pumpkins @ Swartz Family Farm
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

Come out to our farm to the to Pick Your Own Pumpkins. PLUS, Family Photos available by Pamela Morello Photography. Pam is scheduling her appointments and they are filling in fast. Please contact her directly for her photo shoot schedule and details.
Take a drive to Saxon, we’ll escort your family, in your vehicle, to our Pumpkin Patch where each kid gets to pick their own pumpkin. Price per pumpkin based on size they choose. We’ve decided to sell tickets for $5 each at the Farm Shed, then you take the ticket to redeem for your pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch. You can select ONE larger pumpkin or TWO Smaller pumpkins per ticket. Cornstalks are $5 per bundle.
We will have Pie Pumpkins, Summer & Winter Squash, Home-Canned Pickles, Pickled Beets, Dilly Beans, Pickled 4 Bean Salad, and a variety of homemade jams, and breads available too.

Dates and Times may change, and may be cancelled based on poor weather or availability of product (if we sell out). We will also have pumpkins, squash and other fall veggies available for purchase at our Farm Stand. We will be practicing social distancing and limit the amount of people in the pumpkin patch at one time. Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes, as the pumpkin plants are prickly.

  • September 22nd- 4:00-6:00pm
  • September 24th- 4:00-6:00pm
  • September 25th- 4:00-6:00pm
  • September 26th- 1:00-6:00pm
  • September 27th- 12:00-6:00pm
  • September 28th- 4:30-6:00pm
  • September 29th- 4:30-6:00pm


  • October 1st- 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 2nd- 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 3rd- 4:00-6:00pm
  • October 4th- 12:00-6:00pm
  • October 5th- 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 8th- 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 9th- 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 10th- 2:00-6:00pm
  • October 11th- 12:00-6:00pm
  • October 12th- 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 13th- 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 15th- 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 16th- 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 17th- 12:00-4:00pm
  • October 18th- 12:00-4:00pm



Red Bull 400 @ Copper Peak
Sep 26 – Oct 24 all-day

The world’s toughest 400m race is back at Copper Peak May 16th!- CANCELLED

Are you interesting in running the race? Or maybe just want to watch the madness?

Book NOW – May 15th for 10% off your stay during May 10th- May 17th! (promo code: redbull).*


*Some restrictions apply, see website or call for details (2 night minimum stay) (some vacation homes don’t participate)


What is Red Bull 400?

This 400m race is tougher than any other on the planet. Runners from across the globe must face a colossal 140m height gain as they sprint up ski jumping hills. It’s an unbelievably intense race which puts even the most competent athletes to the test. But it’s not just for professional athletes. Coming from a huge variety of sporting backgrounds, participants from across the globe have varying skill and fitness levels and range from hobbyists to Olympic medalists.

More Information:

Copper Peak Website:

18th Annual Pumpkin Run ATV/UTV Rally @ ATV Trails
Oct 8 – Oct 11 all-day

The Pumpkin Run ATV/UTV Rally kicks off with a four-day poker run on Thursday, October 8 at 3pm. Register in advance at  The $20 fee includes a poker sheet, commemorative bandanna, and the opportunity to win cash prizes, as well as door prizes.  The Poker Run includes stops at businesses throughout Iron County with lots of great riding along the way.  Thursday 3-8pm, Friday Noon-8pm, Saturday Noon-8pm, and Sunday Noon-6pm.

And don’t forget the ATV, UTV & Lawn Tractor Pull on Friday at Liberty Way Tap House!  There are multiple classes for ATVs and UTVs.  One class for lawn tractors.  Test your skills against the Z Force ATV Sled from the Tuscobia Trails ATV Association. The Pull is presented by the Mercer Dusty Loons ATV Club and the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce.

Top of the World 5K-10K Trail Run + Beverage Climb @ Indianhead Mountain Resort
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
HOSTED BY: Run Away Shoes
START: 9:00am start for the 5k/10k. The Big Snow Beer Climb will begin immediately after.
We encourage all attendees to wear a mask if they can at the start and again at the finish line of the event.
WHERE: The race will start & finish at:
Indianhead Mountain Resort 500 Indianhead Rd, Wakefield, MI 49968
COURSE MAP: Coming Soon
Participant Shirt (5k/10k participants only)
A voucher good for one free lift ticket to Big Snow Resort valid anytime until the end of the 20/21 season. No black out dates.
Post-Race Food – Boxed To-Go
Beer or Soda Coupon
Chip Timing
There are no awards for this event.
Registration will be ONLINE ONLY. There will be NO registration available at packet pick-up.
Registration will close for the event when online registration closes.
The 5k and 10k are the same price
Now through end of August $30
Sept 1st – 27th $35
Sept 27th – Oct 4th: $40
Big Snow Beverage Climb
Now through October 4th: $15
Saturday Arts in Heritage Park @ Heritage Park
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to “Saturday Arts in Heritage Park”, in downtown Hurley a unique opportunity for local artists and artisans to bring their talents and/ or items for sale to share with the community.  Spaces are FREE, we do require advanced reservations to participate.  If you have something to share with our community, contact our office for details.  The following dates are scheduled: October 10.  Time will be from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.