GET YOUR ALPENFEST PIN!!! Show your support of this year’s Alpenfest by wearing your pin!!!  It will be your PASSPORT to receive FREE OR REDUCED PRICE FOOD each day at Alpenfest and SALE PRICES at many Local Businesses.  Pins can be purchased for $5 at the ALPENFEST WELCOME TENT (middle of Main and Court Streets), Gaylord Information Center, and at businesses throughout the area. Please check our Brochure, which shows over 40 events we offer FREE with your pin. Brochures can be found around our area as well as on our website.

Caitlyn Elenz is the WINNER of our Alpenfest Pin Contest this year!  She is a junior at Gaylord High School where she credits art teacher Meadow Hunt for making her art classes both informative and enjoyable!  She has always loved art and the outdoors, and says nature is commonly reflected in her artwork. Caitlyn also enjoys athletics by participating in diving and running track.  When asked about Alpenfest Caitlyn stated, “Last year, I volunteered with GACA (Gaylord Area Council for the Arts) at the art tent.  A few classmates and I painted a mural, which turned out to be one of my favorite memories at Alpenfest in recent years.”

The second runner up is the official “Alpenteer” pin submitted by McKenna Hogle.  McKenna is a sophomore at Gaylord High School. She is on the volleyball team and also enjoys snowboarding and hanging out with friends. Her future plans are to attend college and become an emergency physician.  McKenna’s favorite thing about Alpenfest is the Dime Toss stating, “My sisters and I spend so much money there because it’s just so addicting!  I also love the Zipper!”