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Fork Fest

Fork Fest

Friday, October 26
5:00-9:00pm
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
265 Lakeside Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Price: $45 | $55 at the door | special pricing for children

Community Event

The Main Course

Join us for an evening of local food and drink at our 8th annual Fork Fest, presented by Brewery Vivant. Eating local is one of the best ways to shift your dollars to local businesses. We are all a part of the local food system and Fork Fest highlights the connection between those who grow, make, and serve our food. Attendees can stroll from booth to booth and try samples from dozens of West Michigan's finest restaurants, farms, grocers, bakeries, breweries, and more. All samples and one drink ticket are included in the price of admission and a cash bar will be available. 

On the Side

Artists Market coordinated by Lions & Rabbits
Butcher Demo by Louise Earl Butcher
Cockatil Demo by Long Road Distillers
Live Music by Fauxgrass
Zero-waste Sort Stations provided by West Michigan Sustainable Business Form

Dessert

The proceeds of this event go toward the Local First Educational Foundation, which leads the development of an economy grounded in local ownership. All sponsors and vendors are members of Local First, are locally owned and operated, headquartered in this community, and privately held. When you support a local economy, you create jobs, equitable opportunities, and a healthy Great Lakes region.

Vendors and Sponsors - learn how you can participate in this year's event!