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Courtesy Photo The 47th Annual Harmony Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by the Harrisville Arts Council, will be held Saturday and Sunday in Harrisville.


HARRISVILLE — The highly anticipated arts and crafts festival Harmony Weekend is back this year, after a pandemic-related hiatus in 2020.

The 47th annual event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the corner of M-72 and US-23.

The festival will feature nearly 200 vendors, some of whom will occupy two booths, for a total of at least 250 booths, according to Harrisville Arts Council President Carolyn Merkel. The arts council organizes the event every year.

“We, the arts council, are very happy to have the show going on this year,” Merkel said. “Sellers are just thrilled. A lot of them have told me, personally, that it’s the best show they’ve been on. Many said they were happy to be back this year.

In addition to all crafting vendors, concessions will be available. Music on the Hill will be performed by the following artists:

On Saturday:

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Laura Frawley

11 a.m. to noon — Joe Thomas

Noon to 1 p.m. — Lisa Dellar

1 to 1:30 p.m. — Surftones

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — John Dydick

2:30 to 3 p.m. — Lisa Dellar

3 to 5 p.m. — Bill Miller.

Sunday:

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Laura Frawley

11 a.m. to noon — Lisa Dellar

Noon to 1 p.m. — Bill Immekus Duo

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. — break for the parade

2 to 4 p.m. — Bill Miller.

A chalk art contest will take place Saturday on the tennis courts, sponsored by Inspiration Alcona.

A Labor Day parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Programming begins at noon. For more information about the parade, contact Ryan Mendyka at 586-202-8016.

For more information about Harmony Festival, call the Harrisville Arts Council at 989-724-7197.

Shuttles offered

The Alcona County Commission on Aging will provide transportation services from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Shuttle pickup locations are: Haglund’s All Outdoors, 4999 M-72, Harrisville; Harrisville Harbor Park, 1 E. Harbor Lane, Harrisville; Alcona Brew Haus, 676 NUS-23, Harrisville; and Old Ki Cuyler’s Bar, 262 NUS-23, Harrisville.

Drop-off/payment location is Richard’s Pharmacy, 117 E. Main St., Harrisville.

Rides are $2 for the general public, $1 for seniors, and free for children under 5.

Proceeds benefit the Alcona County Commission on Aging.

For more information, call 989-334-3466.



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