Running a restaurant is a tough business, so anytime someone can make it successful for any amount of time is impressive. But one West Michigan's history goes back 50 years, and they're set to celebrate it.

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Crane's began as a simple farm back in 1916 when the Crane family bought the land in Fennville. The land has stayed in the family since, and the restaurant was opened in 1972 by Bob & Lue Crane

The restaurant was a hit, and Lue's pies helped the restaurant flourish as the go-to 'pie pantry' for anyone in West Michigan.

In 2014 the Crane family added a winery, and today the Pie Pantry/Restaurant/Winery is one of the most popular tourist and wedding spots in Allegan County.

Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery/Facebook
Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery/Facebook
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When is Cider Fest In West Michigan?

Crane's Pie Pantry, Restaurant & Winery will be holding 'Crane's Cider Fest' as part of its 50-year celebration on Saturday, September 10th, from Noon-5pm.

Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery/Facebook
Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery/Facebook
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Where is Cider Fest in Fennville?

Cider Fest will take place in the Walnut Grove of Crane Orchards, 6054 124th Ave in Fennville.

How do I get tickets for Cider Fest?

Tickets for Cider Fest are $15 a person in advance, with kids 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite. The tickets include a commemorative glass and 5 food/drink tickets.

Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery/Facebook
Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery/Facebook
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What can I expect at Cider Fest in Fennville?

Crane's has announced that the day will include the following:

Join us for an afternoon of amazing food, award-winning wine & hard cider, games, prizes, hayrides, corn maze, a pie eating contest, and live music by bands Vinylicious & Nate Holley.

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