Friday, October 9, 2009


Good Morning Douglas and Saugatuck, Michigan.

Today in West Michigan! Partly sunny, with a high near 51. West northwest wind between 9 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Here at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, you should have no problemo hanging outside, heres some suggestions for you.

Gallery Stroll in Saugatuck and Douglas, join more than 20 tri-community galleries for the 32nd annual Saugatuck/Douglas Gallery Stroll on October 10-11 from noon-5 p.m. You'll be able to cruise through some of the Midwest's finest art, sip wine, nibble hors d'oeuvres, and discern brushstrokes, pottery glazes, and photography techniques. You'll also have the chance to meet and greet some red-hot emerging artists

One of the last weekends to see the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Societies Museum exhibit, located across form Mount Baldy-this years exhibit is pretty cool-this years exhibit traces 100 years on what it's like to live in a summer beach town.

22nd Annual Goose Festival
You haven't lived until you've attended the Goose Festival--no really! On October 9-11, the weekend-long festival in downtown Fennville will entertain you to your heart's delight. The parade starts at 1 p.m. on October 10, and you'll be awed by this year's reining beauty queen, Miss Honker. There will be music by Evolucion Nortena playing some great regional Mexican music; The Note Blenders, a harmonica band; and Delilah and The Lost Boys, a local favorite. There will also be a craft show and a carnival with amusement rides. For more info, visit

Have lunch at Wally's Bar and Grill, they have an awesome Perch sandwich

Time to wander through your favorite pumpkin patch, Halloween is just around the corner.

U-Pick
If you don't mind pickin apples in the rain or if it lets up for a moment, Saturday should be clear, head to Cranes Orchards, just one of West Michigan's U-Pick Apple Orchards (they might have some peaches left), is less than 7 miles from our front door. They have 14 different varieties, such as Gala, Macintosh, Honey Crisp, Cortland, Golden Supreme, Jonagold, Empire, Jonathans, Ida Reds, Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Fuji, and Braeburn. For more info, call 269-561-8651 or visit http://www.craneorchards.com And there's also Earl's U-Pick Farm--through October 15, you can pick red or gold raspberries. For more info, call 269-227-2074 or visit http://www.earlsberries.com.

Chili Cook-off is manyana---Wicks park parking lot, 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission $5, kids free.

Breakfast this morning is Baked Blueberry Pancakes, fresh fruit salad and banana bran muffins. Of course Italian Espresso organic coffee (yes-free trade too).

Don't forget to check out our calendar of events for October at http://www.sherwoodforestbandb.com/news.html

You also might wish to give a thought to booking one of our Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfasr Gourmet Dinners, November through April. Please feel free to check out our website.

From all of us here at Sherwood Forest, have a great Day!!!