Community Events Calendar at Castle Farms

At Castle Farms, we care about our community, and our event planning is designed to reflect a spirit of cooperation and civic concern. Educational workshops to inform and entertain the general public are designed to benefit non-profit organizations, while children’s events, such as Prince and Princess Story time, delight little ones with simple wholesome fare. Our Community Events Schedule is constantly updated. Be sure and check back for the latest in what’s happening at the Castle.

  • May 26th Appreciation Day
    We’re opening the Castle gates on Monday, Memorial Day, May 26th, and celebrating with FREE self-guided tours. If you’re a local year-round resident living in Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego or Antrim County, visit Castle Farms from 11 am – 4 pm for a FREE tour (local ID required). See Norm, the Castle’s new dragon, featured in the Dragon’s Lair Garden. Climb the railroad towers for a bird’s eye view of the Castle’s Model Garden Railroad (with over 1/2 mile of track and more than 65 G-scale trains, it’s one of the largest in Michigan). Tour the great stone buildings, stroll the Castle gardens, visit the museum, view the collections, plus feed the fish in the Reflection Pond… all for FREE. Charlevoix Band Boosters will be on site, serving food. The Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce will be on hand at 1:00 pm for the official Ribbon-Cutting ceremony and the Grand Opening of the Castle’s newly expanded Gift Shop.
  • May 29th Fairy Garden Make-n-Take
  • June 10th Garden Talk
    Rob McCartney, Master Gardener, will speak on “When Plants aren’t Enough: Art, Ornaments and Garden Structures” 7:00pm
  • June 18th Fairy Garden Make-n-Take
  • June 17-24th Antique Dress Display
    Wedding attire from across the decades. Viewed during your self-guided tour. Adults $10, Children ages 4-12 $6. Click here for more information.
  • June 21th Singles Mingle
    The evening will begin with short one-on-one dates designed to introduce you to a wide variety of people in a short amount of time. The dating portion will be followed by a social to enjoy appetizers and mingle with those you connect with.
  • July 8th Fairy Garden Make-n-Take
  • July 9th Prince & Princess Story Time
    Come for a story, snacks and activity. $5 per child. Hours: 1-3pm
  • July 25-27th Craft Show & Fiber Arts Festival
    Admission $5 per person, Children under 12 free
    Friday 1-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Click here for more information.
  • August 6th All Aboard for Story Time
    Come for a story, snacks and activity. $5 per child. Hours: 1-3pm
  • August 13th Fairy Garden Make-n-Take
  • September 28th Harvest Festival
    Celebrate the Fall season with cider and doughnuts, sack races, arts and crafts, and all sorts of fall-themed activities at this family-friendly event.  Click here for more information.
  • October 26th Grand Bridal Expo
    The finest in Northern Michigan wedding service providers will be in attendance at the 10th annual Grand Bridal Expo. A must for any couple planning a Northern Michigan wedding! Hours: 10am-3pm, Fashion show at 3pm. $6 per person, children under 12 free. Click here for more information.
  • December 6th Santa at the Castle!
    Admission $5 per person (3 and up). Hours: 11am-3pm. VIP Santa Pass $20 per child. Click here for more information.

Various admission charges may apply.
Reservations required except for festivals, Grand Bridal Expo and Story Times.

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