By Greg Means/Beacon Editor

A festival-goer browses the metal lawn ornaments at a past White Lake Area Arts and Crafts Festival.

WHITEHALL – The 41st Annual White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival is expected to draw thousands of people to the waterfront Goodrich Park Father’s Day weekend.

Artists and crafters come together at this popular juried show set for Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continuing into Sunday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those attending can peruse and purchase an assortment of hand-made arts & crafts, such as: jewelry, fine art & photography, packaged foods, Michigan items, wood furniture, metal yard items, birdhouses, fire rings, leather goods, floral designs, signs, and more.

Test your skills on the Inflatable Obstacle Course and bring the kids for fun in the Bounce House and Inflatable Caterpillar. Kids can also enjoy vendors featuring henna tattoos, face painting, and toys.

Entertaining the crowds throughout the weekend is a line-up of musicians including favorites: Mike Snell, Plain Jane Glory, and blues musician, Vincent Hayes

To satisfy those with a craving, food trucks offer pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, Hawaiian shaved ice, elephant ears, fresh lemonade, and more. Vendors will also offer an eclectic mix of home-made foods to take home.

Spend a leisurely day at this popular outdoor event held off the shores of stunning White Lake, under the trees at Goodrich Park. It’s a beautiful spot to meet up with friends and neighbors you haven’t seen for a while, uncover some one-of-a-kind finds, and enjoy the music and ambiance of a sunny day in late spring.

Sponsors of the festival area HarborLight Credit Union and Scheid Plumbing, Heating and Cooling(gold sponsors) and support the music portion of this fun-filled festival; Chassix and MasterTag are silver sponsors and support the children’s entertainment; Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt and WinBerg Construction are bronze sponsors.

For more information on the Arts and Crafts Festival events, contact the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 893-4585 or visit