For the June episode of MFEA's 'Party @ MI Place' Sue Bila interviews Kat Paye, Executive Director of the National Cherry Festival.
Kat shares the exciting events occurring at the 2019 National Cherry Festival running June 29 - July 6, 2019.
Hear about the great concert line-up....the air show ... parades ... contests ... cherry everything ... and the wonderful volunteers and many sponsors that make it happen!!
To hear Kat and Sue discuss everything National Cherry Festival click play on the PodCast below.
Beginning in May of 1925 as the Blessing of the Blossoms Festival to attract tourists to Northern Michigan, over the years it evolved into the National Cherry Festival, and moved to July to take advantage of the Independence Day holiday.Every year more than 500,000 attendees enjoy the National Cherry Festival, which is now in its 92nd year. Families can enjoy many kinds of activities from cherry pit spitting and pie eating contests, to the Grand Royale Parade in which the newly crowned Cherry Queen greets the crowds. Of the over 150 events and activities, about 85% are free of charge.