Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Calumet's Pasty Fest to offer pasty bake-off, Great Pasty Chase Walk/Run, fun for all June 30

CALUMET -- Calumet, Michigan, will once again celebrate one of the Keweenaw Peninsula’s iconic foods with its annual PastyFest this Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Agassiz Park.

The celebration will include The Great Pasty Chase at 9:30 a.m., the PastyFest Parade at 11 a.m., and live music, free horse-drawn tours, food, kids' games, a horseshoe tournament and a host of artisans, craftspeople and vendors from around the area beginning at 11:30 a.m.

One of the central pillars of the day is the annual pasty bake-off. The competition is free and open to all comers whether private individuals or commercial enterprises, with separate categories for each. The winners in each category will receive a copper pasty engraved with their names -- and will have bragging rights for the next year!

Click here to get a bake-off entry form and a schedule of activities for the day -- or stop by the Main Street Calumet office at 200 Fifth Street, Calumet. You can mail the entry form, take it to the office or bring it with your entry on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Judging for the competition begins at 1 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 4 p.m.

 For additional information or questions please contact Main Street Calumet at 906-337-6246.

Second Annual Great Pasty Chase is Saturday morning, June 30

The second annual Great Pasty Chase 5k walk/run is slated for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, in historic downtown Calumet. The race will begin sharply at 9:30 a.m. with a course starting and ending in downtown Calumet on 5th Street. Registration will open at 8 a.m. at the corner of 5th and Portland.

There is a $10 fee associated witht the race, which includes a water bottle. All funds raised will be donated to the Calumet Wolverines Hockey Club and Main Street Calumet.

All participants are invited to join in the festivities of PastyFest following the race!

All questions can be directed to Dylan Whittaker, dwhitta@mtu.edu.

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