There are great events and festivals happening year round in the Western Upper Peninsula.
The Second Annual Bridges & Bluffs takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2018. This year our we start and finish in Bessemer at the Ethnic Commons Park on Mary Street.
2-Mile Start: 9:30AM
Registration/Packet Pickup: Fri 9/21 4-8PM & Sat 9/22 7-9:00AM
Course closes at 1PM.
The Iron County Farmers Market is open on Saturdays beginning the last day of June and running through the 2nd Saturday in October. We expect 25 – 30 local vendors throughout the summer to fill their tables with the region’s freshest in-season fruits, vegetables, and fresh herbs, plus home-made jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey, and home-canned pickles, beets, relishes & flavored vinegars. Other farmers sell fresh eggs, and locally raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. Our market also has a variety of fresh, home-baked breads, cookies, muffins, pies, and scones, including gluten free bakery.
Local artisans sell their unique, hand-crafted products including: straw brooms, shadowboxes, found object art, woodworking, fabric and yarn crafts, wool yarn, soaps & candles, jewelry, painted rocks, fresh flower bouquets and more.
Be sure to enjoy a cup of coffee or lemonade with some home-made bakery from our Market Fundraising Table and sit and visit for awhile and enjoy all the sights & sounds our market has to offer. Follow our facebook page for details of special events and what produce will be in-season. There is a Free Make & Take Craft project each Saturday morning beginning at 11:00 am for the kids, and check out our new “Little Library” Red Barn book exchange. Book donations are always welcome!
The Ironwood Township Farmers Market is a weekly summer/fall local farmers market that supports the local chain of food/ handmade goods production and consumption. Our local township farmers market is open for the season early July through mid-October. We operate every Tuesday from 4-6p.m.