Asparagus Meets Poetry During Festival in Empire, Michigan

Small town celebrates spring with annual festival honoring the humble asparagus.

What a hat! One of the top gear found at the Empire (Michigan) Asparagus Festival.
In keeping with tradition, a participant in Michigan's annual Empire Asparagus Parade sports a colorful paper hat garnished with stalks of fresh-picked asparagus. This year's festival is set for May 15-18.
courtesy Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau