Outdoor Musical Event To Include Live Music, Wine, Craft Brew and Food Tasting, Shopping And More.

“Buchanan Michigan hosts Musical Event Announced for Saturday, September 24th, 2011: Harvest Buchanan - A Celebrating on the Commons”.

Online PR News – 23-September-2011 – – Buchanan, Michigan - The Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce, the Buchanan Downtown Development Authority and WVPE 88.1 Public Radio are pleased to announce the opening of “Harvest Buchanan”, September 24th in downtown Buchanan Michigan.

Harvest Buchanan, at the Commons on Days Avenue adjacent to the Buchanan Arts and Historic District, will feature live music, food and spirits. The best of our area’s vintners will be on hand with their finest wines, including Lehman’s Orchard, Wyncroft Winery, Founders Wine Cellar, Free Run Cellars, Round Barn Winery and Lemon Creek Winery. Greenbush Brewing Co, one of the region’s fastest growing microbreweries will be tapping their popular Craft Brews. Food will be provided by The Wheatberry Restaurant and Tavern and The Orchard Hills Country Club.

The Commons Stage will start with piano jazz and end with high-energy pop. Dean Ulrich will be on the piano from 4-5pm, followed by Buchanan’s own T-Bird Thornton and Brian Johnston with a set of folk and blues music from 5-6pm. Then the energy will crank up as three bands from Chicago take the stage for an evening romp. The Mudflaps are on from 6-8 with their driving rockabilly, followed by the good time jams of The Delafields from 8-9 and Planet Claire, a high energy B-52’s tribute band, from 9-10.

Harvest Buchanan is all about celebrating the season, so join us for a fun, rousing evening of good times and good people! To learn more about Buchanan, visit Discover Buchanan.

There are a great many things to enjoy in the area over the weekend. The Buchanan Farmers Market opens at the Commons at 8am on Saturday, followed at 11am by the Annual Scarecrow Assembly by Buchanan’s own Scarecrow Ladies.

They paint the town with homemade scarecrows every fall. Come on down and get in on the fun by helping them create one of their wildly popular scarecrows!

Fernwood Botanical Gardens is only a few minute drive from Downtown Buchanan, and will hosting the annual Fernwood Autumn Air. The gardens are especially gorgeous in the fall and this is the perfect time to visit. For more information on Fernwood visit Fernwood Botanical.

This weekend also marks the annual Apple Cider Century bike ride through Michigan’s Wine Country, an event that has attracted as many as 5,500 bicyclists who participate in rides of varying length.

On Sunday in Buchanan you might wish to attend the annual Blessing of the Animals at the Buchanan Art Center on Front Street. See Buchanan Art Center.

The Harvest Moon is traditionally a time of hard work and celebration in rural America. The full moon in early fall allows farmers to work well into the evening harvesting the bounty of a long growing season. Harvest Buchanan is way for us all to tip our hats and kick up our heels in a celebration of small town America and the values and traditions that have long grown here. It is always a good idea to take a walking tour through the wonderful little town of Buchanan, with its quaint shops, galleries, antique emporiums, cafes and sweet shops. Small town American shines brightly here. Join us for the Harvest Buchanan celebration! To learn more about Harvest Buchanan, visit: Harvest Buchanan.

About Harvest Buchanan

Wines by the area’s finest vintners…

Lehman’s Orchard Wyncroft Winery

Founders Wine Cellar Free Run Cellars

Round Barn Winery Lemon Creek Winery

Craft Brews by Greenbush Brewing Co

Food by Wheatberry Restaurant and Tavern

and Orchard Hills Country Club

Music on the Commons Stage

4-5 Dean Ulrich

5-6 T-Bird Thornton & Brian Johnston

6-8 The Mudflaps

8-9 The Delafields

9-10 Planet Claire

And while you are in the area…

Saturday on the Commons: The Buchanan Farmers Market 8-1

The Scarecrow Ladies Annual Scarecrow Assembly 11-1

Near by: Fernwood Botanical Garden’s Annual Autumn Air

Sunday: Buchanan Art Center Blessing of the Animals; and,

Apple Cider Century Bicycle Ride through Michigan’s Wine Country