Alpenfest Postponed to 2021


The safety of community members, volunteers, guests to our community, and stability of the business community was top of mind when the Alpenfest Board of Directors made the very tough decision to postpone the 2020 festival due to COVID-19 to 2021.


In 56 years, this is the first time that the festival has not taken place in the Gaylord Community. “Alpenfest may not be happening this year, but we plan to take this time to improve the festival and come out of this crisis stronger than ever for the community that we support,” said Wendie Forman Alpenfest Board President.


The board would like to thank our community members, vendors, past attendees, sponsors, and partners for their support over the years. Without the support of all these players, Alpenfest would not be possible. COVID 19 is causing unprecedented effects that are felt by many individuals and businesses.


Please continue to follow Alpenfest on Facebook and our website for the most up to date information and answers to frequently asked questions.

The Alpenfest Board is looking forward to 2021, for the 57th annual Alpenfest.  The festival will take place July 13-17, 2021.  We thank our partners from 2020 who worked with us to carry over their sponsorship until 2021.


Aspen Ridge

Awakon Federal Credit Union

Baymont Inn & Suites

Diesel Freak

Hall Veterinary Clinic

Hickerson Floor & Tile

Johnson Oil

Kirtland-University Center


Michael Edwards

Mid North Printing




Tel. (989) 732-6333

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1106, Gaylord, MI 49734

Street Address: 319 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735



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