2017-09-14 / Outdoors

Many events planned for one day in Leland for Heritage Festival


GEEZER PLEEZER, a 1958 Chris Craft 21-foot Capri powered by a V8 Cadillac Crusader engine, was a fan favorite during the 2015 Wood Boats on the Wall event. Pictured in the boat is owner Carl Gaertner of Lake Leelanau. GEEZER PLEEZER, a 1958 Chris Craft 21-foot Capri powered by a V8 Cadillac Crusader engine, was a fan favorite during the 2015 Wood Boats on the Wall event. Pictured in the boat is owner Carl Gaertner of Lake Leelanau. Go on a scavenger hunt, check out classic cars and classic wooden boats, or buy a bestseller at a discount — all at the Leland Heritage Festival.

The festival is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will feature live music, dining and shopping specials.

Also part of the day will be the Leland Classic Car Show, the Wood Boats on the Wall exhibit and the Leland Township Library Used Book Sale.

Back after several years is the Fishtown Scavenger Hunt, which includes prizes. Visitors can also stop by the Fishtown Welcome Center to find interesting and educational interpretive displays.

The invitation-only Leland Classic Car Show is sponsored by Van’s Garage. It has grown every year since its inception. The show now numbers about 100 vehicles from different eras.

The 12th Wood Boats on the Wall event features 100 years of vintage boats from the region, including Chris-Craft, Century, Lyman and Garwood boats. The boat show is sponsored by Leelanau Historical Museum.

The Leland Township Library will also hold its Used Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the library.

The sale is sponsored by the Friends of Leland Library, with all proceeds benefiting library programs and services.

“We have literally thousands of books,” said Sylvia Merz, library director. “We have a really good selection of children’s books and a great selection of current titles.

The band Duck Soup will perform their unique brand of blues, folk and country rock music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The popular band has played during the book sale for the last three years, Merz said.

The book sale is held twice a year — in July and again in September in conjunction with the Heritage Festival.

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