Fallasburg Village Bazaar

The 4th annual Fallasburg Village Bazaar is set for Sept. 15 & Sept. 16 from 10 am to 5 pm. The bazaar features a variety of vendors in the beautiful historic setting of Fallasburg Village.

Stay tuned for more details and vendor application.

We are looking for more vendors. Join us this year for a weekend of fun and adventure.

You might find here, something that you’ve been looking for years.

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A successful bike tour @Fallasburg

The 24th Covered Bridge Bike Tour delivers the best turnout in years

Fallasburg, MI – It was one of the best events yet, awakening the sleepy pioneer village of Fallasburg.

A total of 128 riders participated in tour through the Kent Country countryside on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

“Mother Nature was in full cooperation, and the 4th of July holiday fueled the Sunday ride becoming for many, one last activity after a week filled with fun,” said Ken Tamke, Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) president.

Truly, it was nothing but fun for all ;the riders, the volunteers, the chefs at the Dave Misner House.

For Dennis Koval, owner of bike shop near Alma, it was the third year of touring the Fallasburg area.

“I like the bridges,” he said as he enjoyed his  spaghetti dinner.

Milton Boss of Holland was the first person who registered in person for the ride at 7 a.m. at the one-room schoolhouse.

“We had the best turnout so far, yet,” said Tracy Worthington during the walki-in registration.

The biggest increase was in online registrations; a sign of times. Ninety riders registered in advance and 38 riders  walked up, according to Tamke’s report.

The fundraiser generated gross $2715.78 for the historical preservation of the 1850s pioneer village founded by John W. Fallass. The net take was $1421.84.

“Thank you to all the riders who supported Fallasburg Historical Society’s cause for the continued preservation of Historic Fallasburg Village by registering for the 24TH Annual Covered Bridge Bike Tour, and thanks to all the volunteers who helped bring it off,” said Tamke.

However, the major component of success of the bike tour is safety.

“The number we’re most excited about from CBBT 2018 is zero,” said Tamke. “We had no injuries.”

There were a few mechanical mishaps: two ruptured tires and a broken chain, but no falls, bumps, bruises, or worse.

Well, some sore muscles to be sure Sunday evening.

For the past 9 years, FHS has supported the League of Michigan Bicyclist’s “$1 Per Rider” program which advocates creating a safer environment on our roads.

“We’re happy once to again to contribute in memory of our friend, Larry Martin, Board Member of FHS, and original architect of the Covered Bridge Bike Tour going back 24 years,” said Tamke.

Martin was out for a Saturday afternoon jaunt, unfortunately was hit and killed, on the eve of the 17TH Bike Tour.  He wanted to get a ride in because he was driving SAG the next day for CBBT.

The next bike tour will be a big one for FHS.  The 25TH Annual Covered Bridge Bike Tour-a quarter of a century!  The FHS is seeking your input and your passion for bicycle touring, and preservation of Michigan history.

And the extra perk: All the spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, PB & J’s, fruit, cookies, Gatorade, and root beer you can consume.

Pictured in the featured photo are Scott and Lauren Earl with FHS board member Mark Kuzee.

Following are the upcoming FHS events:

4th annual Fallasburg village bazaar on Sept. 15 & 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are looking for vendors. Contact Michelle Emaus at michelle_emaus@yahoo.com

We will have village haunting in October.

See you there.

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24th Covered Bridge Bike Tour

Cyclists head out on a perfect day

By Emma Palova

EW Emma’s Writings

Fallasburg, MI- On a perfect Sunday, more than 100 bicyclists headed out into the country side for their chosen tour route ranging from 12 to 100 miles.

“It’s been our best turnout yet,” said registrar Tracy Worthington

It was a mix of regulars and newcomers. They all had one thing in common; the love for the area and the charm of the Fallasburg pioneer village.

Also new to the bike tour was Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) board member Mark Kuzee

“I love this place,” he said.

Follow us through the day to the grand spaghetti dinner finale at the Misner House. The dinner will be served until 3 p.m.

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Also for more info go to our blog Fallasburg Today @fallasburgtoday.com and our website http://www.fallasburg.com.

Also check out our brand new video “Guardians of Fallasburg History ” on YouTube at https://youtu.be/DKw3aEQrzS4

The next FHS event will be the Fallasburg Village Bazaar on Sept. 15 & 16.

We are looking for vendors. Don’t miss on this opportunity to shine. Contact Michelle Emaus.

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24th Fallasburg Bike Tour

Join us this Sunday July 8 for the Fallasburg Historical Society signature fundraiser.

In person registration starts at 7 am at the one-room schoolhouse and runs through 9 am.

The link to registration online is http://www.fallasburg.org/bike-tour/

You can pick from different routes.

See you there.