September 22, 2018

Depot Days to bring fall fun to Standish


STANDISH — Cookoffs judging the flavors of fall and several fun attractions will be at the Standish Historical Depot Oct. 7-8 during the 12th annual Depot Days.

Depot Coordinator Brenda Matt said the event was organized as a way to bring people out for a good time together.

“It’s just days for the community to come together and enjoy a fall day before winter sets in,” she said.

Schmidt Amusements will provide rides and games during the event, and patrons can compete or participate as judges in chili, pie, chicken noodle soup and brownie cookoffs, Matt said. The chili and pie cookoff is Saturday and the soup and brownie contest is Sunday, she said.

Carriage rides will be offered Saturday and a petting zoo will be available Sunday, Matt said. She said vendors will also be on the grounds both days and a silent auction will be held in the depot. Matt said it’s not uncommon for the event to give someone their first glimpse of the depot and what it entails.

“It’s an opportunity to showcase the depot,” she said. “We actually have some people in the community who still haven’t been in there yet.”

Past years’ attendance had always been weather-dependent, Matt said.

“If it’s good weather people will come and we’ll have a lot there,” she said. “Some years it rains and it’s cold, and it cuts back.”

Depot Days runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Attendance is free, but there is a charge for ride tickets and games.

For more information, call 989-718-3021.


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