Weekend events: pig roast, car shows, farm and garden tours, FNL and more.

July 9, 2015
Scottville rubber ducky race.

Scottville rubber ducky race.

Carrie’s Weekend Picks for Kicks

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By Carrie Klemm. MCP Writer.

Though the Independence Day festivities are over, summer is still in full swing! See what’s happening in your neck of the woods.

Breakfast on the Farm.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stakenas Farms, North U.S. 31 and Townline Road, Sherman Township.

Come out and enjoy breakfast on a working dairy farm. Breakfast on the Farm is an event coordinated by Michigan State University’s Extension Service with a local planning committee. Breakfast is free but requires tickets. Farm tours are also available with 18 educational stations that will teach about the agriculture industry. See more here.

Scottville Summerfest – Scottville

Friday, July 10, 2015 – Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summerfest kicks off on Friday evening with the Sunset Cruise. Check out the classic cars of Scottville as they are paraded through town from 6p.m. to 7p.m., traveling from Mason County Central High School to the Scottville Clown Band Shell. Other highlights of the weekend include a farmer’s market on Saturday, an Ice Cream Social on Sunday and, of course, the annual Rubber Ducky Race, also on Sunday at 3p.m. For a full list of events and information on the festival, visit www.downtownscottville.org.

Friday Night Live – Ludington

Friday, July 10, 2015 – 6p.m. to 9p.m.

Another Friday Night Live is scheduled for this weekend! Visit downtown Ludington where the avenue will be shut down as the community celebrates the start of the weekend with live music, delicious food and fun activities for all ages. Highlights include rights on the Baby Badger, a lip sync contest hosted by WMOM fm radio, numerous vendor booths and music by The Morels, Adam & Dave and Fremont John! The event is free and all are invited to join in on the festivities.

Friends of the Ludington Library Annual Used Book Sale – Ludington

Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 9a.m. to 5p.m.; Sunday, July 12, 2015 – 10a.m. to 5p.m.

Avid readers, literary junkies and logophiles alike, this one is for you! On Saturday at 9a.m. the Friends of the Ludington Library will open the make-shift gates on the front lawn of the Mason County District Library and welcome book lovers to sift through a plethora of used books on sale at very reasonable prices. Since 1977, the Friends of the Ludington Library has been raising funds to contribute to the local library, assisting with purchases of media and materials to help keep the literary pulse at a strong and steady beat. All funds raised from this event will go directly back into maintaining Ludington’s beautiful public library.

Free Soil/Meade Fire Department Pig Roast and Free Soil Community Schools Alumni Association Arts & Crafts Fair.

Sunday, July 12

The second annual arts and crafts fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Free Soil Town Hall on Michigan Street while the pig roast takes place around the corner at the Free Soil Community Center on Democrat Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event also features a car show. See more details here.

Old Time Base Ball Tournament – Ludington

Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 10a.m. to 6p.m.

Step back in time to watch as the Ludington Mariners host an Old Time Base Ball Tournament at Historic White Pine Village. Dressed in authentic baseball uniforms from the yesteryears, the Mariners will be joined by the Kent Base Ball Team from Grand Rapids, the Fallasburg Flats from Lowell and the Mossbacks Base Ball Club from Petoskey. Matches are set to take place at 10a.m., 12:30p.m, 2p.m. and 3:30p.m. Tickets to watch the fun are $29 for families, $11 for adults, $6 for ages 6-17 and Free for those under the age of five.

19th Annual Garden Walk – Mason and Manistee Counties

Sunday, July 12, 2015 – 1p.m. to 5p.m.

Organized by the Mason County Garden Club, this years Garden Walk will feature six different notable gardens in the area, stretching from Meisenheimer Road to Townline Road. Those wishing to tour these beautiful and unique gardens can purchase tickets at $10 a piece, available in advance at The Giving Tree, the Cartier Mansion, Orchard Market and Snyder’s Shoes. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the event at any of the six locations. Proceeds from the event will help raise funds for the Mason County Garden Club. Rain or shine, the gardens will be open to the public.