It's a huge event and it's a great source of family fun minus the beer tents and everything else that seems to be part of a "festival" anymore. Nothing against a good beer tent, but to know that a town festival can be pulled off without one and that some of the good "old fashioned" fun things are still available to all, well, that's makes ya feel warm and fuzzy all over and to see a festival like that in a community like Fruitport..makes perfect sense for the beginning of Summer. It's a huge undertaking for the Fruitport Lions Club and a source for them to help fund all the great work they do.
Fruitport, to me is were "Muskegon" begins. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of my hometown of Sparta. Trojans, or Spartans, our schools share the same mascot and colors. Both communities share industry, agriculture and maintain the "small town" feel and since Mrs. O is a teacher at Fruitport High School, I get to see a lot of the people and families..and yes...I always feel right at home in Fruitport. There are good people who take great pride in their home and they are a great link between all the major city's of the area. Not to mention, they have Pomona Park which is becoming a site used more and more for incredible events like Dancing into the Sunset on Thursday nights and has been the home of the midway for Old Fashioned Days for years!
Everything for this years Old Fashioned Days gets underway May 22nd. You'll find the midway and a list of events daily that will keep anyone entertained, well fed and coming back for more! It's a 150th celebration in Fruitport too this year so the expanded festival time and events will be keeping everyone busy. Of course, the save a few bucks on the midway, you can get a wristband in advance at the following locations. Buy in advance and get your ride wristband for only $20! Locations are,
Buyers Guide, 1781 5th st (at Laketon), Muskegon, MI Kangaroo Palace, 3524 Green St., Norton Shores Lakeshore Federal CU, 2182 Lakeshore Dr., Muskegon Mr. Quick: All locations Pin Crest Lanes, 6571 Airline Rd., Fruitport 49415 Prenger's Jewelry, 2264 Apple Ave., Muskegon 49442 Spring Lake Orchard Market Community Shores Bank, 5797 Harvey St Community Shores Bank, 1120 S Beacon - G H Community Shores Bank, 1030 Norton - N S Village Pharmacy 10 S 3rd Fruitport, 49415 Waypoint Dock & Spirits, 187 S 3rd Ave Fruitport Whitlow's Forerunner 4610 Airline Rd Fruitport Ye Old Tavern 24 South 3rd Ave (Park St), Fruitport.
Heidi Tice is the Village of Fruitport Supervisor and we sat down to talk about the fun to come and the events you don't want to miss. Take a listen!
Fun! The old fashioned way! Don't miss the celebration in Fruitport and be a part of a great annual community event. Fruitport is truly a treasure in our area, and growing....quickly! We are all living in a fast forward time in and around these parts...so, grab yourself a sno cone, maybe an elephant ear and a corn dog and do things the Old Fashioned way for a while in Fruitport! For a completel list of events or the run sign up, click on the photo below.