Wind Turbine Festival-Elkton, MI

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The Bay City Times says the event will include guided bus tours of the 32-windmill Harvest Wind Farm in Oliver and Chandler townships, located 110 miles north of Detroit, plus a 5K walk and run, bicycle tour, softball tournament, live music and family activities.

Bus tours will cost $3 and a barbecued pork dinner can be had for $7, but most events at the festival will be free.

Chamber member and festival organizer Julie Kreh says the festival is meant to educate people about Michigan's first commercial wind farm, whose 400-foot-tall windmills can generate enough power to supply about 15,000 homes.

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