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Bags Over Bucks | Ladies Opening Night

Merchant Poster FV

Participating Stores:

52 Weekends - Shoot for the bullseye for discounts & giveaways! Homemade treats
American Spoon Foods - Cherry Peach Pumpkin Chili
Arlington Jewelers - Hors D’oeuvres
Art Cats Gallery - Save on jewelry, sample treats, & get free $5 gift certificates with your purchase of $50 or more
B. Jeweled - Storewide sales, treats & drinks
Bearcub Outfitters - Snacks & gifts with purchase
Beards Brewery - 10% off merchandise
Ciao Bella! Home - Hors D’oeuvres & “Bag our Buck” to enter in a raffle to win a prize!
The Clothes Post - Open & ready to help dress your hunter like a gentleman!
Cynthia’s Too! Yarn & Gifts - Men’s Doe Bag, trail mix & guess how many bucks fit to win hand knitted prizes!
Fustini’s Oil & Vinegar - Appetizers & samplings
Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts - Photo booth with Carlos the Bear, $50 gift certificate drawing, hunter’s chili, & cider
J. Phillips - Receive a beautiful Pink CZ slide/pendant with any purchase
JW Shorter & Son Mercantile - Fireside coffee, free gift with purchase, Ribbonwick Candle special, $50 gift certificate drawing
Hodge Podge Lodge - Munchies & a goodie bag- everyone wins!
It’s Always Good - Drawings for prizes & discounts
McLean & Eakin - $5 off Lollia products or free Lollia sample with purchase
Meyer Ace Hardware - Donuts, hot apple cider, gift with $25 purchase
Northgoods - Drinks
Northern Michigan Artists Market - Prize drawing for “FIFTY BUCKS”
Pappagallo - 20% store wide this night only!
Pretty Woman Boutique - 15% off store wide, drawing for $50 gift card, & hor d’oeuvres
Reusch Jewelers - “Guess the Gemstones” & refreshments
Robert Frost - “Buck Snort” bag toss for prizes, trail snacks, & drinks
Rocking Horse Toy Co. - 20% off store wide, refreshments & free gift wrapping
Sandra Lee Photography Studio - Photo booth, drawing for family session & snacks
Spice Merchants - Dips, crackers, & spiced sips
Stafford’s Gallery - Win a limited edition print! Drinks compliments of Stafford's artists
Sunglass Shoppe - Sips, snacks, & free gift card discounts
Symon’s General Store - “99 Bottles of Wine on the Wall” guessing game for $25 gift certificate, hot cider, cheese & chocolate
Tap 30 - Tap Take Over (Ladies Addition)! One raffle ticket per drink purchased
Threads - Treats & a guessing game

A Moveable Feast

Moveable Feast Draft

Paying tribute to the many years that Ernest Hemingway spent growing up in Petoskey, Downtown Petoskey is set to host A Moveable Feast, a weekend of fun, fall activities modeled around Hemingway’s hobbies. Activities will take place Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th.
On Friday, kick off the weekend at the launch party for Petoskey’s Restaurant Week at City Park Grill with a Hemingway Happy Hour! From 4:30 to 6 p.m. step back in time with Hemingway inspired cocktails, door prizes, half off appetizers, and music by Sean Bielby. There will be a suggested donation at the door with proceeds going to Manna Food Pantry with City Park Grill matching donations up to $500.

Join us on Lake Street at 6 p.m. for Squash Bowling! Take your pick of squash and roll for a turkey to win Downtown Treasure Certificates.

Lace up your shoes for the Saturday morning Fun Run with the Bulls! The 3ish mile fun run starts in Pennsylvania Park by Bay Street, follows the new Downtown Pathway by Arlington Street, loops through Bay View, and finishes back in Pennsylvania Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the fun run starts at 9 p.m. The entry fee is $10, and each participant will get a set of bull horns. Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome. Runners who beat the bull will get a Downtown Treasure!

And finally all day Friday and Saturday, participate in the Selfies for Shopping contest
by feasting your eyes on the Downtown Petoskey’s merchant windows during A Moveable Feast! Stroll from window to window searching out the local fall produce item, snap a selfie in front of the window, and upload it to the Facebook Event Page, A Moveable Feast, with the hashtag #PetoskeyFeast. Check back Monday, October 20th to see if your selfies are prize winners of Downtown Treasure Certificates!

If you are lucky enough to have experienced Petoskey, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Petoskey is a moveable feast.


Ghost Walk

Ghostly Girl Lampost

For the past century, Downtown Petoskey has had its fair share of spooky hauntings, Edgar Allan Poe inspired deaths, and mobster dealings. Many of these hauntings have happened repeatedly over the years, and our local historian, Chris Struble, has gathered the facts and the local lore that inspire these stories that tell the history of Petoskey from an otherwordly perspective.

Join us on every Friday the 13th of the year, as well as every night of our Friday night event series, Petoskey Rocks, for an hour long ghost walk. Tickets are $15 per person. Please call the Downtown Office at 231.348.0388 to make your reservation.

Friday, February 13th at 6pm. Meet in the lobby at the Perry Hotel.

Friday, March 13th at 7:30pm. Meet in the lobby at the Perry Hotel.

Friday nights in July and August

Friday, November 13th

Haunted Halloween

Haunted Halloween Final

Haunted buildings, Petoskey ghosts, and progressively spirited dining...Mark your calendars for what's sure to be a wickedly good time!

On Friday, October 24, Downtown Petoskey will promote its ghostly history with a progressive dinner throughout haunted establishments Downtown. Learn about the crying toddler, the employee who fell in love with a ghostly visitor, the mysterious fan, the woman in the wall, and much more as you treat yourself to good eats in our very haunted Downtown.

5:45-6 p.m. Arrival at the Rose Room in Stafford's Perry Hotel
6-6:45 p.m. Apps & Eeks! Baked Brie and Brandied Pears with a
                   Balsamic Honey Glaze

7:00 p.m.    Main Entree with Hangin' Frank at City Park Grill with special
                   appearance by Bumps in the Night. Red Wine Braised Beef with
                   White Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables, and
                   a Rosemary Demi Glace

8:45 p.m.    Pie & Pen with Hemingway at Jesperson's. Pie, Ice Cream, 
                   and Coffee

 Tickets are $45 and reservations are required. Please call 231-348-0388 for more information.

Downtown Trick or Treat

School Flyer

Wanda the Wacky Witch at Red Sky Stage
Friday, October 24th at 7 p.m.

Wanda is a non-scary, wonderful witch, 100% guaranteed family fun. Wanda wears no crazy green maake-up (she does have purple hair and wears crazy tights and pointy boots though!) This show is filled to the brim of a witch's hat with Halloween magic, crazy-corny Halloween jokes, and goofy Halloween music. To make sure everyone has the best possible, fun-filled time, Wanda the Wacky Witch will bring along her magic dog, Mimi. A dog? That's right! Wanda is a wacky witch.

Tickets are $7 per person. Adults admitted free if accompanied by one or more children. Tickets available at Northern Michigan Artists Market, by phone at 231-487-0000, and at the door the night of the show.

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