Cascade Heritage Festival Returns to Cascade Township in September

Sept. 10 Event Will Feature Local Food and Beer, Live Music and Cornhole Tournament
Cascade Township, Michigan, Aug. 30, 2022 – Cascade Township is inviting community members of all ages to the Cascade Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The event celebrates Cascade Township’s history and is set to take place 5-9 p.m. outdoors at Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Drive SE. Community members can enjoy an evening of food and beverages from local restaurants and breweries, live music and a cornhole tournament.
“We are excited to offer our community a place to gather and celebrate our township’s rich history with local food, beverages, live music and games,” Cascade Township Manager Ben Swayze said. “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase some of our local businesses and talent. We look forward to seeing community members of all ages at this year’s festival.”
The event features local food trucks, including Saladino Smoke, Wildwood Farms Taco Truck and Wags Dogs, as well as beer, cider and soft drinks from Bell’s, Founders, Vandermill’s Cider, Painted Turtle Cider and Thornapple Brewing Co. There will also be an ice cream social with treats from Frosty Boy and Patriot Ice Cream. Throughout the evening, local musician Greg Hudkins will perform hits from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
While event admission and live music are free, there are costs for food, beverages and the cornhole tournament. Food and beverages are cash-only.
The cornhole tournament will feature one division for all ages. The cost is $30 per team, which includes two Heritage tokens per player. Ten percent of each tournament entry will go toward the McDonald-Osmer American Legion Post.
Registration and check-in for the tournament will take place 4-5 p.m., with games beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.
The festival will kick off with ceremony honoring of the late Virgil Westdale, a longtime community member who was a decorated World War II veteran and died earlier this year at age 104. The small park at the corner of Thornapple River Drive and Cascade Road will be renamed in Westdale’s honor during the ceremony.
Festival-goers can also tour the Cascade Museum from 5-7 p.m. and learn about the township’s history. Admission to the museum, 2839 Thornapple River Drive SE, is free.
For more information about the Cascade Heritage Festival, including how to register for the cornhole tournament and donate to the event, visit
About Cascade Township
Home to more than 19,000 residents, Cascade Township is committed to serving the public by providing the finest community services possible with respect, efficiency and integrity. With the Thornapple River at its heart, Cascade Township is recognized as an excellent place to live, work, play and raise a family. For more information, visit
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