Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Festival

Photo by Apple & BBQ Festival Committee

September, 2022

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Festival takes place each year at the Golden Township Park- 8711 W. Silver Lake Rd. in Mears. The two-day festival includes a wide variety of activities that are fun for all ages. 

Proceeds from the festival benefit organizations and programs that serve the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area. Examples include the Silver Lake Fireworks, beautification projects in Silver Lake, and helping other projects fund the growth of Golden Township park.

Participants in the BBQ Contest grill away. | Photo by Apple & BBQ Festival Committee.
Here is a typical schedule of events for the festival:

Friday

  • 8am-7pm – Backyard Amateur BBQ Competition in downtown Silver Lake.

Saturday

  • 9am – Festival 5k Apple a Day Run at Mac Woods Dune Rides- 629 N. 18th Ave., Mears. Registration from 8-9am. 
  • 8am-7pm – Kansas City BBQ Society Cook-Off in downtown Silver Lake.
  • 8:30-9:30am – Classic Auto & ORV Show Registration at the Dunetown Mall- 8239 W. Hazel Rd., Mears. 
  • 9am – Pies for Apple Pie Contest due to be delivered to to the Pavilion on the festival grounds. 
  • 10am-2pm – Classic Auto & ORV Show at the Dunetown Mall- 8239 W. Hazel Rd., Mears.
  • 10am-5pm – Farm Fresh Apples & Craft Show on West Silver Lake Rd. 

For more information or to register for any of the above events, please visit applebbqfestival.com.

For More Information on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Festival, please contact:

Apple & BBQ Festival Committee

P.O. Box 82, Hart, MI  49420

(231) 873-2247

applebbqfestival.com