What to Do in August

Take the family on the road to visit Buckley, Michigan; add a Forest Guild’s meeting to your calendar; or tap your toes to the music in LeMars, Iowa.

Learn how humans fit into a forest and the rest of nature.

Learn how humans fit into a forest and the rest of nature.

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The village of Buckley lies just a few miles south of the trendy shops and beaches of Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. Every year on the third weekend in August, the little town explodes into roaring, clanking, chugging, shuddering life as more than 50,000 visitors descend on Buckley and its environs. Their goal: the Buckley Old Engine Show, one of the largest gatherings of huge antique machines in the world. This year’s show, the 42nd in the club’s history, will be held Aug. 13-16. Click here for more.

Take an opportunity for a deeper look at the natural world in which we live and work, and learn more about the Forest Guild during the Northwest Regional Guild Gathering, August 14-16. Click here for more.

Clayton McMichen, an old-time fiddler who pushed the envelope in just about everything he did, will be honored as "Fiddler of the Century" at the annual meeting of the National Traditional Country Music Association. The meeting takes place during the 34th National Old-Time Music Festival August 31-September 6 in LeMars, Iowa. Click here for more.