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Carnival @ TJ Schmidt & Company Carnival
Jul 11 – Jul 15 all-day
Carnival @ TJ Schmidt & Company Carnival | Gaylord | Michigan | United States

Open Tuesday 1:00pm – 11:00pm
Wednesday – Friday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm

T.J. Schmidt & Company Carnival offers the following All-you-can-ride carnival specials during the week.
Tuesday – Gaylord Night, 5:00pm – 10:00pm, $18
Wednesday – Kid’s Day, 11:00am – 4:00pm, $15
Thursday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm, $18
Friday – 11:00am – 4:00pm, $18
Saturday – 11:00am to 9:00pm, $18

 

TJ Schmidt & Company is a family owned and operated Michigan based carnival. They have an established reputation for providing superior quality shows, rides, games, specialty foods and customer amenities which create the atmosphere of a traveling theme park.

 

 

Alpenfest® Honors Luncheon @ Otsego Club
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm

Alpenfest® “Kick-off”!!! Honors Luncheon at Otsego Club, reservations required.

Special music sponsored by Northland Federal Credit Union – Provided by The Gaylord Youth Orchestra under the direction of Wayne Wyrembelski.  Honors Luncheon Programs brought to you by Otsego Memorial Hospital

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Community Program @ Court House Lawn
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thrivent Financial, Northern Michigan Community will be sponsoring a food packing event.  Community members will come together and combine efforts to pack meal kits for local families.  Volunteers are welcome!  Please stop by our tent and help make an impact in your community.  

Community Program Sponsored by Thrivent Financial
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thrivent Financial, Northern Michigan Community will be sponsoring a food packing event.  Community members will come together and combine efforts to pack meal kits for local families!  Volunteers are welcome!  Please stop by our tent and help make an impact in your community.

Wurst Wagon Sponsored by The Michigan State Police @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 11 @ 5:15 pm

Come help us celebrate and support the Michigan State Police for 100 years of service!  They will have commemorative vehicles on display while they serve up their traditionally famous “Wurst” (hot dogs).   Sponsored by the Michigan State Police. Be sure to wear your 2017 Alpenfest® pin! Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion.

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Sechselauten Celebration
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm

The Courthouse bells ring out inviting everyone in the Alpine Village down to the Alpenstrasse for the opening of the 53rd Annual Alpenfest Work is over – it’s time to play!

“Official Opening of Alpenfest® 2017” @ Alpenfest® Jay's Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 11 @ 6:05 pm

Willkommen by Mayor John Jenkins, National Anthem, Swiss Anthem, Alphorn Salute by Nancy Fako, and introduction of Der Buergermeister, Parade Marshal, Dar Award, Honored Industry and the 2016 Alpenfest® Queen, Kelly Furget on the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage.

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Concert – Jasmine Murray Sponsored by The Promise FM and Thrivent Financial and Johnson’s Propane/Oil @ Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage.
Jul 11 @ 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm

 2015 Miss America Pageant and Season 8 American Idol Contestant.  Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main StageSponsored by The Promise FM and Thrivent Financial.                                                                                     

CONCERT: Neshama – Sponsored by Johnsons’ Oil and Propane, Thrivent Financial and The Promise FM @ Alpenfest® Jay's Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 11 @ 6:55 pm – 7:40 pm

Neshama- A progressive acoustic band with a bluegrass and celtic influence.  Free with Alpenfest® pin.

Sponsored by : Johnson Oil/Propane, The Promies FM and Thrivent Financial.

Lampion Making Contest @ Courthouse Lawn
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm

Make your Lampion for the parade! Bring a flashlight; we’ll supply the rest. On the Courthouse lawn. Sponsored by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department.

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Concert – Citizens Way Sponsored by Johnson’s Oil and Propane, Thrivent Financial and The Promise FM @ Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage.
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Two sets of talented brothers performing contemporary music and songs that have topped various Billboard charts for more than a decade.  Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage. Free with Alpenfest® pin. Sponsored by Go North Properties and 5/3 Bank.

 

Burning of the Boogg Sponsored by Alpine Propane LLC @ On the Corner of 1st and Center Street
Jul 11 @ 9:30 pm

Put your troubles on paper, slip them inside the Boogg and watch them go up in smoke!

Trouble slips located at the base of the Boogg. • Gathering of trouble slips • Lampion Parade • Lighting celebration. On the corner of First and Center.  Sponsored by Alpine Propane LLC


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Going on Around Gaylord: Downtown Gaylord Farmer’s Market @ Corner of First and Court
Jul 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fresh from the farm, vegetables, fresh fish, baked goods, fragrant soaps, bath bombs and local artisan hand crafted items.

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Alpenfest® Costume Parade Sponsored by Arlene’s Diner @ Family Fare
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am

Join your friends and neighbors Swiss Dressed in their finest Alpenfest® Attire for the walking parade down Main Street. Originating at Family Fare.
Categories are Best Dressed Family, Individual and Child. Judging begins at 8:30am. Winners to be announced at the World’s Largest Coffee Break. Sponsored by Arlene’s Diner.

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Die Groeste Kaffe Pause provided by Family Fare, Main Street Market and Keweenaw Coffee Works @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am

“The World’s Largest Coffee Break”. Coffee, donuts and milk (while they last) – join us for a friendly chat.  Free with 2017 Alpenfest® pinUnder the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion. Provided by Family Fare, Main St. Market and Keeweenaw Coffee Works.

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Ladies Ankle Contest Sponsored by mBank Hosted By Kohl’s @ Alpenfest® Jay's Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am

Who has the fairest ankles in all the land? The thinnest? The smoothest? Prizes awarded in over a dozen categories. Free with 2017 Alpenfest® pin.  On the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage.  Sponsored by mBank.  

    

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Otsego County Park @ Otsego County Park
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am

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Going on Around Gaylord: Luncheon and Crafts @ First United Methodist Church
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sloppy Joes, hot fudge sundaes, pies and beverages at the First United Methodist Church, Second St. and Center Ave. $2.50 for sloppy joe plate.  Additional charge for desserts and beverages.

Men’s Knee Contest Sponsored by mBank Hosted by Kohls @ Jay's Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am

 

Who has the knobbiest? Sexiest? Most scarred? Most tan? Prizes awarded in over a dozen categories. Free with 2017 Alpenfest® pin.  On the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main StageSponsored by mBank.

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Concert – Midwest Dueling Piano’s Sponsored by Freeman Family Enterprises/Save-A-Lot and Community Financial Credit Union @ Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm

–  If you have never seen dueling piano’s you won’t want to miss this engaging performance that encourages crowd participation and contains music that spans all generations from the very young to the young at heart.  They will have you on your feet laughing, clapping and singing along!  Free with 2017 Alpenfest® pin. On the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage. Sponsored by Freeman Family Enterprises and Community Financial Credit Union.

PONTRESINA SPAETZLE (CHICKEN DUMPLING) SUPPEN – Sponsored by Atkinson, Petruska, Kozma & Hart @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm

 

Our (secret) Pontresina soup recipe.  Free (while it lasts) with 2017 Alpenfest® pin. $5 without the Alpenfest® Pin. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion. Sponsored by Atkinson Petruska Kozma & Hart PC.

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Rosco the Clown @ Alpenstrasse
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brings chuckles, balloon artistry, magic and more to the Alpenstrasse.

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Tommy Tropic School of Juggling @ Pontresina Entertainment Tent
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Claude Shannon Juggling Club.  Join in the fun with hands on experience as Tommy gives lessons on the art of juggling with a chance to participate in the Alpenfest® Grand Parade! Live in the Pontresina Entertainment Tent (on the courthouse lawn). 

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“A Day In The Garden” Presented by the Edelweiss Garden Club
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Edelweiss Garden Club and the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts have joined forces to present an impressive Garden. Tickets are $8.00 at Family Fare, Saturn Booksellers, The Old Spud Warehouse and North Star Gardens. Children under 16 are free.

Child Fingerprint Identification Sponsored by Awakon Credit Union in Cooperation with the Michigan State Police @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Receive a CD with a photo, fingerprint and voice recognition for your child.  Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.  This free service is Sponsored by Awakon Credit Union in cooperation with the Michigan State Police.

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Goldfish Eating Contest – Sponsored by MBank Hosted By Kohl’s @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm

Gulp as fast as you can! Under the UnitedHealthcarePavilion on Court. Prizes! Sponsored by mBank.
     

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Tommy Tropic @ Alpenstrasse
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Juggler extraordinaire to entertain you! 

Bubble Gum Blowing Contest – Sponsored by MBank @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm

Gooey, sticky, explosions provided for all ages. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court. Prizes for the biggest! Sponsored by mBank.

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Bicycle Parade – Sponsored by MBank @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on court
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm

Prizes awarded for the best-dressed bikes on the Alpenstrasse. Starting at the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.  Sponsored by mBank.                                                  

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Tricycle Parade – Sponsored by MBank @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm

Tykes with their decorated trikes.  Prizes! Free with 2017 Alpenfest® pin.  Meet under the Pavilion.  Sponsored by mBank.

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Children’s Hour Featuring Tommy Tropic, Rosco and “Funny Puppet Guy” Rick Paul – Sponsored by Baymont Inn and Suites @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A special performance with Rosco, Tommy Tropic and “Funny Puppet Guy”, Rick Paul.  Free with 2017 Alpenfest® pin.  Under the Pavilion.  Sponsored by Baymont Inn & Suites


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Concert – Eric Neubauer Ensemble – Die Dorfmusikanten (German for Town Band) Sponsored by Feeny Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Gaylord @ UnitedHealthcare Pavilion
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Beautiful and traditionally authentic Bavarian/Czech-style music with brass band instrumentation: fluegelhorns, clarinets, tenorhorns, tuba, drums with a modern mix of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar and electric bass. 

Free with Alpenfest® pin.  Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion. Sponsored by Feeny Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Gaylord.

New & Improved Pulled Pork BBQ Dinner – Sponsored by Dowker’s Meat Market and KFC Hosted by the Alpenfest® Board of Directors @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm

Pulled Pork or BBQ Pork plate with NEW and Improved fixins from KFC2017 Alpenfest Brochure Ads – Shortcut , get it before it’s gone. $3 with Alpenfest® pin $8 without pin. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion.  Sponsored by Dowker’s Meat Market. Hosted by the Alpenfest® Board of Directors

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Concert – Endless Summer – Sponsored by Great Lakes Energy and Wolverine Alpine Power Plant @ Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm

This dance party ensemble returns with music from the 50’s/60’s, big band and new hits with top notch costumes, horns and performances.  On the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage. Sponsored by and City of Gaylord.

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Alpine Country Breakfast Provided by Big Boy Restaurants and Sponsored by Community Financial Credit Union @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am

Delicious biscuits and gravy starts the day right. Free with your 2016 Alpenfest® pin. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on court. Provided by Big Boy Restaurants. Sponsored and served by Community Financial Credit Union.

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Diaper Derby sponsored by mBank, Hosted by Otsego County Title @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am

Watch these speedy babies crawl to their parents. Under the UnitedHealthcare pavilion on Court. Sponsored by mBank, Hosted by Otsego County Title.

       

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Going on Around Gaylord: Luncheon and Crafts @ First United Methodist Church
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sloppy Joes, hot fudge sundaes, pies and beverages at the First United Methodist Church, Second St. and Center Ave. $2.50 for sloppy joe plate.  Additional charge for desserts and beverages.

Pizza Eating Contest Provided by Spicy Bob’s Italian Express, Sponsored by mBank @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am

Test your cheesy pizza eating skills. Age divisions. Free with Alpenfest® Pin. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court. Pizza provided by Spicy Bob’s Italian Express, Sponsored by mBank, Hosted by Farm Bureau-Korson/Volant Agency.

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Rosco the Clown @ Alpenstrasse
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brings chuckles, balloon artistry, magic and more to the Alpenstrasse.

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Stilt Walking Contest Sponsored mBank @ Courthouse Lawn
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm

Accept the challenge, it’s a tall order. All ages welcome. Courthouse lawn. Prizes. Sponsored by mBank.  

     

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Tommy Tropic School of Juggling @ Pontresina Entertainment Tent
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Claude Shannon Juggling Club.  Join in the fun with hands on experience as Tommy gives lessons on the art of juggling with a chance to participate in the Alpenfest® Grand Parade! Live in the Pontresina Entertainment Tent (on the courthouse lawn). 

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Jump Rope Contest Sponsored by mBank Hosted By Alpine Title @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm

On the Alpenstage under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court. Prizes! Sponsored by mBank. Hosted by Alpine Title.

      

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Tommy Tropic @ Alpenstrasse
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Juggler extraordinaire to entertain you! 

Hoola Hoop Contest sponsored by mBank @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm

On the Alpenstage under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court. Prizes! Sponsored by mBank.

     

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Alpine BINGO Sponsored by Aspen Ridge Retirement Village @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm

For Seniors Only! Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court. No admission fee. Prizes awarded! Sponsored by Aspen Ridge Retirement Village.

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Children’s Hour Featuring Rosco, Tommy Tropic and “Funny Puppet Guy” Rick Paul Sponsored by Aspen Village @ On the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

– A special performance with Rosco, Tommy Tropic and “Funny Puppet Guy”, Rick Paul. Free with Alpenfest® Pin.  On the Alpenfest® Jay’s sporting Good’s Main Stage. Sponsored by Aspen Village.

 

Alpenfest® Stone Throw Sponsored by Powerhouse Gym, Loshaw Crane, Rock 105.1 and Petoskey Granite and Stone @ Corner of First St. and Court St.
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Who’s the strongest man and woman on the strasse’? Corner of First & Court. Register by 3:30PM at event. Sponsored by Powerhouse Gym, Loshaw Crane, Rock 105.1, and Petoskey Granite & Stone.

Concert – Big Daddy Lackowski and the La Dee Da’s Sponsored by First Federal of Northern Michigan @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Polish Night. Prizes for the best dressed couple. Free with a 2017Alpenfest® pin.  Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion. Sponsored by First Federal of Northern Michigan. 

Ice Cream Social – Sponsored by Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream and The Alpine Chocolat Haus Hosted by the Marshall family and friends @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm

Banana Splits FREE! (while they last) with your 2016 Alpenfest® pin! $5 without a pin. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court. Sponsored by Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream and the Alpine Chocolat Haus and served up by the Marshall family and friends!

Concert – Drew Hale Sponsored by Chemical Bank and The fox Music Radio 94.3 and 92.5 @ On the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm

Award winning country singer/songwriter, 2015 Country Showdown National Champion.  Free with 2017Alpenfest® pin.  On the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage. Sponsored by Chemical Bank and The Fox Music Radio 94.3 and 92.5.

Jul
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Pfannekuchen Und Wuerstchen – Cooked and Served by Gaylord Community Schools. @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court. Served up by Gaylord Community Schools. Free with Alpenfest® pin while it lasts!  Served by Gaylord Community Schools.  Sausage donated by Big Boy and Family Fare.

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Going on Around Gaylord: 22nd Annual Northern Michigan Artist Guild Art Show and Sale @ First United Methodist Church
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

22nd Annual Northern Michigan Artist Guild Art Show and Sale – Fine art show for everyone.  Located at First United Methodist Church.  Second St. and Center Ave.

Kinder Klassics sponsored mBank @ Courthouse Lawn in the Art Tent
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am

An assortment of children’s activities on the courthouse lawn for children 6 and under.  Sponsored by mBank.

    

Ugly Dog Contest Registration Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus @ Courthouse Lawn
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am

Get your favorite canine registered for the Ugly Dog Contest. Prizes awarded on the courthouse lawn. DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH!  Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus with the assistance of the Otsego County Animal Shelter. Mason.

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Ugly Dog Contest Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus @ Courthouse Lawn
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am

Beautiful and cute dogs are welcome too! Who’s the most pathetic pooch? Bring your homely hound to this event and let the judges decide. Prizes awarded on the courthouse lawn. DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH!  Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus with the assistance of the Otsego County Animal Shelter. 

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Pet Parade Registration Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am

Register for the Pet Parade under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion. Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus with the assistance of the Otsego County Animal Shelter.  

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Alpenfest® Idol Tryouts Sponsored by The University Center @ Alpenfest® Jay's Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Gaylord’s own version of “American Idol.”  Free with Alpenfest® pin.  Located on the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage.  Sponsored by The University Center.

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Pet Parade Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm

 Prizes for the best “dressed” Alpenfest® pets. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.  DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH!  Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus with the assistance of the Otsego County Animal Shelter.  

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Rosco the Clown @ Alpenstrasse
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brings chuckles, balloon artistry, magic and more to the Alpenstrasse.

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Tommy Tropic School of Juggling @ Pontresina Entertainment Tent
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Claude Shannon Juggling Club.  Join in the fun with hands on experience as Tommy gives lessons on the art of juggling with a chance to participate in the Alpenfest® Grand Parade! Live in the Pontresina Entertainment Tent (on the courthouse lawn). 

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Tommy Tropic @ Alpenstrasse
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Juggler extraordinaire to entertain you! 

Swiss Stone Spitting sponsored by mBank @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm

Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court – Prizes! Free with Alpenfest pin.  Sponsored by mBank.

    

Pie Eating Contest sponsored by mBank @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm

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La Promenade Des Biscuits (Gaylord’s version of a cake walk) Sponsored by mBank, Hosted by Munson Home Health @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm

Gaylord’s version of a cake walk. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion o n Court.  Sponsored by mBank.  Hosted by Munson Home Health.

Alpenfest® Run Registration & Packet Pick-Up @ Otsego County Community Center
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Alpenfest® Run Registration & Packet Pick Up.  Otsego County Community Center Located at 315 S. Center Ave.

Culver’s Creamy Frozen Custard – Provided by Culver’s of Gaylord, Sponsored by Bensinger, Cotant & Menkes, PC @ under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Culver’s Frozen Creamy Custard – “Enjoy the Alpenfest.  Welcome to delicious!”  Free while supplies last with your Alpenfest pin.  Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion.  Provided by Culver’s of Gaylord.  Sponsored by Bensinger, Cotant & Menkes, PC.

Alpenfest® Queen’s Pageant Sponsored by Go North Properties and 5/3 Bank @ Alpenfest® Jay's Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm

Our finest young ladies put their best foot forward to vie for the coveted crown. Live on the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage. Free admission. Sponsored by Go North Properties and 5/3rd Bank.

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Concert: Mega 80’s – Sponsored by Kirtland University Center Gaylord / MTEC and Eagle 101.5 @ Alpenfest® Jay's Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm
Concert: Mega 80's - Sponsored by Kirtland University Center Gaylord / MTEC and Eagle 101.5 @ Alpenfest® Jay's Sporting Goods Main Stage

 

Mega 80’s – Dig out those acid washed jeans, high tops and aquan net hairspray and join us for an ultimate 80’s retro party.  Prize for th ebest dressed!  Free with Alpenfest® pin.  On the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting goods Main Stage.  Sponsored by Kirtland University Center Gaylord/MTEC and Eagle 101.5.

Fireworks Display Brought to you by TBO Development @ Downtown Gaylord
Jul 14 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dusk:  Fireworks:  Keep your seat at the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage and enjoy fireworks at their finest!  Brought to you by TBO Development Company.  

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Alpenfest® Run/Walk Late Registration @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 6:45 am – 7:45 am

Register and pickup packet under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.

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Breakfast To Go prepared by Gaylord Community Schools @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Come get your hot breakfast sandwich and delicious coffee from Seams Like new.  FREE with your Alpenfest® Pin while supplies last.  Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.  

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Downtown Gaylord Farmer’s Market @ Corner of First and Court
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Downtown Gaylord Farmer’s Market located on the corner of First and Court.

Alpenfest® Fun Run @ Begins under the UnitedHealthcarePavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 8:15 am

1 mile fun run starts and ends under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court. Sponsored by Johnson’s Propane, Otsego Memorial Hospital, Dan Smith & Compnay PC, Gaylord Eye Care, Family Fare and Oliver Chiropractic
FREE Event

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Alpenfest® Walk @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 8:30 am

5k and 10k walkers start and finish under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.

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41st Annual Alpenfest® Run @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 8:45 am

 

 

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Awards for top finishers to follow the events under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.
Starts and ends under the Pavilion.

For information visit Alpenfest® Run or call the Chamber of Commerce at (989)732-6333.

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22nd Annual Northern Michigan Artist Guild’s Art Show and Sale @ First United Methodist Church
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fine art, photography, jewelry and wood carving.  Located at the First United Methodist Church at Second St. and Center Ave.

Classic Car and truck Show Registration @ Court and First St.
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Classic Car and Truck show registration.  Located on Court and First St.  Sponsored by Independence Tire, Auto Labe Complete Car Center, Gaylord Ford, Lincoln, Amerigas and Bayside Beverage.

Advanced Registration:

Sign up and purchase your registration online 

Alpenfest® Gaylord Art Van Grand Parade @ Downtown Gaylord
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm

The pageantry of one of our state’s premier parades unfolds. The parade route will start on Main St. at Illinois Ave. heading east to S. Otsego Ave., ending at Fourth St.

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Gaylord High School Marching Band – Sponsored by Catt Development @ Downtown Gaylord
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm

Alpenfest® welcomes the Gaylord high School Marching Band under the direction of Aaron Hoteling.  Sponsored by Catt Development.

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Rosco the Clown @ Alpenstrasse
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brings chuckles, balloon artistry, magic and more to the Alpenstrasse.

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Classic Car and Truck Show – Sponsored by Independence Tire, Auto Lab Complete Car Center, Gaylord Ford Lincoln, Amerigas and Bayside Beverage @ Court and First St.
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alpenfest® welcomes back the 2nd Annual Classic Car and Truck Show.  Take a walk down memory lane beginning at Court and First St. and check out some fantastic vintage, classic hot rods, cruisers, trucks and more.  Over 30 awards and categories.  Register online today at gaylordalpenfest.com  Sponsored by Independence Tire, Auto Lab Complete Car Center, Gaylord Ford Lincoln, Amerigas and Bayside Beverage.

Oktoben Band – Sponsored by C2AE @ In the Parade and under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm

German Polka Band on the Alpenstrasse.  Sponsored by C2AE

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Tommy Tropic @ Alpenstrasse
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Juggler extraordinaire to entertain you! 

Dharma Squad Industries First Skatepark Competitiion – Sponsored and Hosted by Dharma Squad @ Otsego County Sportsplex
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This event will be held at the Otsego County Sportsplex.  Registration link available at gaylordalpenfest.com or on-site.  Entry fee will be $5.00 with an alpenfest® pin.  Sponsored and hosted by the Dharma Squad.

Petoskey Steel Drum Band – Sponsored by Northland Federal Credit Union @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm

This Fantastic Alpine favorite returns to Alpenfest®  Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.  Sponsored by Northland Area Federal Credit Union.                                                               northland

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Karoake (Alpenfest® Idol) Finals – Sponsored by Hickerson Floor & Tile Haus @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let’s see who has what it takes!  Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.  Sponsored by Hickerson Floor & Tile Haus

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Strudel on the Strasse – Provided by Albie’s. Sponsored by Gaylord Teachers and the Gaylord Education Association. @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm

Strut your stuff down to the Alpenstrasse under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court for a slice of strudel while it lasts. Free with your  Alpenfest® pin.  Provided by Albie’s.  Sponsored by Gaylord Teachers and the Gaylord Education Association.

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Art Tent Reception – Sponsored by Paragon Ink and Gaia Technologies @ Gaylord Art Tent on Courthouse Lawn
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alpenfest® has partnered with the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts to host an Art Tent Reception/Auction on the court house lawn Saturday, July, 15th from 5:00-8:00p.m.  This is a ticketed event and only 125 tickets will be sold.   Please join us for an evening of Art, live music and hors d’oeuvres provided by Treetops.  Craft beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Alpenfest® pin required.  Hosted by the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Sponsored by Paragon Ink & Gaia Technologies.

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the Gaylord Area Chamber and Tourism Bureau located at 319 W. Main St.

Please contact us at 989-732-6333 with any questions.

 

Concert: Gaylord Community Orchestra Sponsored by The Herald Times @ Under the United Health Care Pavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

It’s music to your “Alpen” ears as this seasoned orchestra serenades you.  Under the direction of Jim Van Eizenga.  Free with an Alpenfest® pin. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.  Sponsored by The Herald Times.

Concert: Gaylord Community Band – Sponsored by Maid Pro @ Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get your marching shoes and come out for this community favorite.  Under the direction of Ralph Schweigert.  FREE with Alpenfest® pin. Under the UnitedHealthcare Pavilion on Court.  Sponsored by Maid Pro

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Concert: Phase 5 Motown Review – Sponsored by Family Fare, City of Gaylord and Black Diamond Broadcasting 98.5 UPS @ Alpenfest® Jay's Sporting Goods Main Stage
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

Jump on the Soul train with an R&B performance reminiscent of the Temptations.  Their choreographed moves helped them get nominated for best live performance in 2016.    Free with Alpenfest® pin.  On the Alpenfest® Jay’s Sporting Goods Main Stage.  Sponsored by Family Fare, City of Gaylord and Black Diamond Broadcasting 98.5 UPS.

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