8 a.m. Farmers Market Brunch: Featuring Taste the Local Difference vendors Bubbie’s Bagels and Rad.ish Vegan Street Food. Occurs during the Sara Hardy Farmers Market. Old Town Parking Deck.
8 a.m. Sara Hardy Farmers Market: Find locally-grown agricultural products, baked goods, flowers and plants. Old Town Parking Deck.
9 a.m. Fun and Games for Special Kids: Open to visually, physically or hearing impaired and developmentally disabled children. Make pies, complete an obstacle course, paint faces and visit the Midway. Bay Home Medical provides wheelchair repair. Open Space Park.
9:45 a.m. Around the Peninsula: A Leelanau Peninsula Wine Excursion featuring tastings, a picnic lunch and discussions with winemakers. Tickets are $110. Meet at Leelanau Studios, 10781 E. Cherry Bend Road.
10 a.m. Go for the Gold Pin Program: Commemorative pins are $5. Grand prize: a two-year lease on a 2019 Toyota. Open Space Park.
10 a.m. Festival Open Space Park: Souvenir tent, pin program tent, food court and Cherry Farmers Market. Visit the box office for event tickets. Festival Open Space Park.
10 a.m. Kids Club: Free activities for children ages 2-12. Clinch Park.
10 a.m. Orchard Tours and More: Visit a 100-acre research farm and sample cherry products. Kids can craft, pet zoo animals and more. Shuttles pick up at Traverse City Tourism every half hour from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
10 a.m. GT Butterfly Experience: Learn about and feed butterflies with GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo. Clinch Park.
10:30 a.m. Cherry Fest Classic Matinee: “Adam’s Rib” (not rated). Free at the State Theatre.
11 a.m. Arnold Amusements Midway: Rides, carnival games and vendors. Open daily until midnight. Cost is $1.25 for one ticket or $25 for 22 tickets. Grandview Parkway and Union Street.
11 a.m. Arts and Crafts: Free activities for kids at Crooked Tree Arts Center, 322 Sixth St.
11:30 a.m. Royale Pageant of Fashion & Luncheon: National Cherry Queen Grace Boyles and her court model on the runway. Tickets are $25 and include lunch. Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St.
Noon. Beer Tent: A 2019 commemorative pin is required for entry. Open until 11 p.m. Open Space Park.
3 p.m. Hole-In-One Golf Contest: Compete to win a new car. Daily prizes available. Bay Meadows Family Golf Course, 5220 Barney Road.
4 p.m. Kids Cherry Town Fun Night: Performers, hands-on activities, food and more. F&M Park.
5 p.m. Adult Cherry Pie Eating Contest: First one to finish their slice wins. Register for free at 4:30 p.m. Lay’s Cherry Blast Stage, Open Space Park.
6 p.m. Adult Cherry Pit Spit Contest: Register on site. Open Space Park.
6 p.m. Nelly with Chingy and Montell Jordan: Tickets are $50. The VIP Deck Package costs $135 and includes an elevated viewing area, dinner and two adult beverages per person. Gates open at 6 p.m. Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage.