National Cherry Festival
Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival ended last weekend, including their fantastic Grand Cherry Buffet, and we still haven’t gotten enough cherry-filled recipes! We asked our fans on Facebook and Twitter to share their favorite recipes featuring one of our favorite Michigan fruits, and we were happy to discover how much they love Michigan cherries too!
What began as an informal “blessing of the blossoms” ceremony in 1910 has become a weeklong celebration of the cherry including over 150 events, also known as the National Cherry Festival. This annual event is held in Traverse City, usually starting the first Saturday in July. 2011’s festival begins July 2nd, and ends on July 9th.