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Brethren Days

September, 2023

The Village of Brethren is located in Dickson Township about 15 miles east of Manistee, in the Manistee National Forest. Brethren Days is held over Labor Day weekend.

Events usually include bands, High Bridge Hustle 5k run/walk, arts ,and crafts vendors; cornhole, horseshoe and softball tournaments, parade, and fireworks. All events take place in Dickson Township Park, unless otherwise stated.

Here’s a typical schedule for the event:

Friday

  • 11am-11pm – Cook Shack Open, limited menu and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 7-8pm – Live music in the Beer Tent
  • 8pm-12am – Live music in the Beer Tent 

Saturday

  • 8-11am – Pancake Breakfast under the gazebo, by donation
  • 8am – High Bridge Hustle 5K run or walk, registration from 8-9am, race at 9am, Brethren High School- 4400 N. Highbridge Rd., Brethren
  • 9am-8pm – Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • 10am-4pm – Drag Car Show, Brethren High School Parking Lot
  • 11am-12am – Cook Shack Open, limited menu and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 12-5pm – 100th Anniversary of Dickson School
  • 8am-Dark – Men’s Softball Tournament at Brethren Park- 14479 N Coates Hwy., Brethren
  • 12pm – Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, sign up at noon, tournament begins at 1pm
  • 12pm-12am – Beer Tent open
  • 12pm-12am – Live music in the Beer Tent
  • Dusk – Fireworks over Lake Elinor

Sunday

  • 8am-Complete– Men’s Softball Tournament at Brethren Park- 14479 N Coates Hwy., Brethren
  • 10am – Community Church Service at the Gazebo
  • 12-6pm – Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • 12-6pm – 100th Anniversary of Dickson School
  • 12pm – Cornhole Tournament, sign up at 12pm, 1pm start, $20/team
  • 12-2pm – Pig Roast at the Cookshack
  • 12-11pm – Beer Tent open
  • 12-4pm – Live music in the Beer Tent
  • 2-10pm – Cookshack Open, limited menu and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 3pm – Grand Parade line-up at Brethren High School, 4pm step off
  • 5-11pm – Live music in the Beer Tent

For more information on Brethren Days, please contact the event organizer:

Manistee County Visitors Bureau

310 First St., Manistee, MI  49660

(877) 626-4783

visitmanisteecounty.com

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