Caseville Firefighters Grill For Charity

Caseville FB During Cheeseburger

Each year the Caseville Firefighter put an apron on to grill up some of the finest straight-up cheeseburgers in town. On the first Saturday of Cheeseburger in Caseville festival the firehouse is opened up to the community. The grills are fired up for cheeseburgers. For a mere $5 you can have a 1/4 pound of deliciousness. Sit down and savor it among hundreds of friends and supporters. If the weather holds, which we expect it to, the event will be packed with patrons lined down the block.

Kids get a chance to checkout the big fire trucks and equipment they use when fighting fires.

Firehouse T-shirt sales are usually available at the station during the cookout and across the street from the station. Each sale benefits community programs that the Caseville Firefighters support across the Upper Thumb.


Caseville Fire Department’s Awesome Cheeseburgers

The mission of the Caseville Area Fire Protection Association is to enhance the quality of living the community by preventing or minimizing injury and loss of life or property resulting from fire or other emergencies, natural or man-caused, that may occur within the jurisdictional boundaries of the charter township. CAFPA Stands for the Caseville Area Fire Protection Association.


Rails in the Bay - Building Railroad in Michigan's Thumb

The Railroad at the Bottom of the Bay – Caseville’s first railroad engines were delivered by the ship C.R. Dumford from Cleveland. The track out of Caseville was laid out about a mile before heavy snow stopped the work. Francis Crawford financed the railway project and the rails were shipped in from Cleveland. How they ended up in Saginaw Bay near Oak Point is still a mystery.

2019 Cheeseburger in Caseville – The 21st annual Cheeseburger in Caseville is a chance to experience a bit of Key West and NOLA atmosphere, tropical music and indulge in cheeseburgers. In prior years, officials placed estimates were that over 100,000 people visited the area during its 10-day festival. It’s a family-friendly event during the day but offers a bit of craziness that true Parrot Heads appreciate in the evening hours.

Great Lakes Water Levels

Lakes Huron-Michigan Hover Near Record Levels – Detroit District is noting that as of March 6, 2020, that all water levels in the Great Lakes are well above their long-term average. These levels project to make 2020 a record year. Updated near the first of each month.


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Port Austin Farm Market Saturday Mornings

Cities in the Thumb Of Michigan

Each Saturday morning during the summer, the Port Austin farm market offers local locally grown produce, crafts and flea market items from all over the thumb. The weekly event is not hard to miss as it’s only a block away from the harbor.  You can park just about anywhere in town and figure out where to go.  So bring a bag or wagon and stock up for your weekend or for your week on the beach.

Find Treasure at the Farm Market

As one of the largest outdoor farm markets outside of the Detroit metro area, Port Austin’s Farmer’s market offers a wide variety of items.

  • Fresh Produce
  • Nursery, Potted and Bedding Annuals and Perennials
  • Fish, Meat, Cheese, Eggs, Fresh Herbs
  • Baked Goods, Maple Syrup, Honey, Jam, Seasonings
  • Sauces, Dips, Salsa, Oils, Fudge
  • Art and Handcrafted items
  • Antiques & Collectibles

The market also includes live musical entertainment from the local area and throughout the Great Lakes region at the outdoor stage located at the north end of the farmers market. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, relax and enjoy the music while you take a break from shopping.

  • Great Summer Burgers Start at Walt’s Meats – Summer residents of the greater Thumb Key North area already know where to pick up high-quality choice meat for your grill and deli items to round off your BBQ. We have seen this couple take a former sleepy butcher shop and create a gourmet grocery.
  • History of the Cartwheel Inn – The Fireside Inn near Port Austin, Mi is our go-to place for large groups of people. With its fantastic pizza and large open space, it’s perfect for a family party. A couple of years ago I came across these two black and white shots for the Cartwheel Inn outside of Port Austin
  • Fall Colors in Caseville Harbor – The Fall in Michigan seems incredibly short in recent years. Boats are still in the water as November rolls in. Will we the last one out of the water? It kind of sad an a bit lonely to be one of the last ones out of your slip in the Fall in Caseville harbor.
  • Find Treasure at Port Austin’s Farmers Market – A beautiful Saturday morning at the Port Austin Farmers Market. One of the largest farmers markets outside of Detroit. It’s pure fun. Great produce, unique crafts and artisans, and fun shopping among many vendors. The local music is top notch.
  • Steamy Coffee Spoof Video – Who knew drinking coffee could be so much fun. Found this video stacked up in our YouTube account collecting time alone and no hits. I thought it worthy of a dust-off. This is one college student’s method of making a Michigan coffee.

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