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National Asparagus Festival in Oceana County

June 10th-12th, 2022

In celebration of Oceana County’s most famous crop–the National Asparagus Festival of Oceana County is an annual event, held in mid-June in Hart and Shelby. Asparagus was first cultivated in Greece, and is derived from the Greek word meaning “stalk” or “shoot.”

Asparagus is perhaps a lesser-known vegetable than broccoli or carrots, but its nutritional value is one of the highest. It is a good source of folic acid, potassium, and fiber, contains no fat or cholesterol and has less than 5 calories per spear.

A float in the Asparagus Festival Parade. | Photo by the National Asparagus Festival.

Fresh asparagus can be steamed or boiled for 5-8 minutes, so preparation is fast and easy. There are also many delicious recipes that include asparagus as an ingredient.

Only California and Washington produce more asparagus than Michigan.

Colonial Golf Course
Oceana Golf Club

Here’s the 2022 Schedule of Events:

Saturday, June 4th

  • 7pm – Asparagus Queen Pageant & Fundraiser, Crowning of Asparagus Queen, Shelby High School Auditorium

Friday, June 10th

  • Time TBA – NAF Information Tent
  • Time TBA – Family Entertainment- Outdoor Movie, tent State & Main streets

Saturday, June 11th

  • 7:30am – Ryan Walsworth Spear-It 5k Run, Silver Lake, registration 7:30am, race at 9am. Pre-register at runsignup.com
  • 9am-5pm – Arts & Crafts Fair, Oceana County Courthouse lawn
  • 11am-1pm – Taste of Asparagus, Knights of Columbus Hall
  • 2pm – Joan Glover NAF Royale Parade, beginning at Oceana County Fairgrounds ad ending near Hart Commons
  • Time TBA – NAF Information Tent
  • Time TBA – Asparagus Farm Tour
  • Time TBA – Kidz Zone, downtown Hart, 11am-2pm
  • Time TBA – Post-Parade entertainment by Scottville Clown Band, tent at State & Main streets, 3:30pm
  • Time TBA – Kidz Zone, downtown Hart, 3:30-5pm

Sunday, June 12th

  • Time TBA – Fly-In Breakfast, Oceana County Airport, Shelby

Stay tuned for updated information on the 2022 National Asparagus Festival!

For more information on the National Asparagus Festival, please contact the event organizer:

National Asparagus Festival Board of Directors

16 S. State St., Hart, MI  49431

231-861-8110

nationalasparagusfestival.org