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Cherry Festival in a Bag


Throw your own mini Cherry Festival celebration this year during what would have been the National Cherry Festival! Register to decorate your porch for the Very Cherry Porch Parade and pick up a "Cherry Festival in a Bag" kit to host your family's very own backyard Cherry Festival. Cherry Festival is a bag is a minimum $30 donation and includes the goodies listed below and more!

Pre-Ordered Bags will be available for pick on your choice of either July 3rd or July 6th at the National Cherry Festival Office, 521 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684.

What's in the bag!

  • Pancake mix & Syrup- to recreate our scrumptious pancake breakfast!
  • BBQ sauce - for your very own cherry BBQ cookout
  • $10 gift certificate to your local Oleson's store for the first 25 purchasers
  • Recipe/drink cards- so you can enjoy some festive beverages during your get together
  • Race medals- create a 1k or 5k route to run during your Cherry Festival get together. We’ve included some finisher medals for your race participants
  • Participant award ribbons- for the winners of your other National Cherry Festival events
  • A craft booklet-to keep the little ones entertained with some cherry themed crafts
  • Bingo cards- we've included 6 bingo cards and instructions for a fun game of bingo
  • Paper airplanes- for an airshow right in your backyard, follow the instructions to make your very own Blue Angels paper airplane!
  • Moomer's Ice Cream cards- good for one scoop of Moomer's ice cream the next time you visit Traverse City
  • National Cherry Festival bag- to hold all your cherry festival goodies
  • An official National Cherry Festival Flag- for you to hang and show your Cherry Festival pride
  • A NCF golf ball - so you can have a hole in one golf tournament
  • We have also included the official rules to hold a cherry pit spitting contest and a pie eating contest
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