We are what we eat! For Michiganders this means pasties, muskrat dinners, coneys, fish fries, cherry pie, and much more. What makes these Michigan foods? After all there is nothing that all Michiganders and only they eat. Michigan foods are those of the many communities—ethnic, regional, local—that constitute the state.
In addition to having vendors who offer foods for sale, the festival often features demonstrations, discussions, and other programs that explore Michigan’s foodways – the entire complex of behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs associated with food, from cultivation to consumption.