Pirates & Pups
AUG. 20 - 21
Bring your dog & pirate pals for our Pirates & Pups weekend! This weekend will showcase pup rescue groups, pup training demonstrations & contests for dogs. Not only are there activities for your pups, but also for you!
AUG. 27 - 28
The Highland Games will have you cheering for your favorite athlete in this 8 series event. Championships on Saturday and State Masters on Sunday. Don’t forget to attend the Men in Kilts contest to see who can sport the best kilt.
SEPT. 3, 4 & 5
All barbarians are invited to participate in pillaging the village. This will be a weekend filled with competitive spirit and new experiences. All of our tattooed friends are invited to showcase their ink in our Tattoo Contest. Do you have a awesome beard or mustache to showcase, well enter into our contest to win some great prizes!
Wonders of the World
SEPT. 10 & 11
This weekend will feature a world market and entertainment from around the globe. Also all individuals and dance troupes are invited to the Michigan State Belly Dance Championship. If you don’t feel like competing, you can take a dance lesson or show off your steampunk attire.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
SEPT. 17 & 18
Transport to Ireland by visiting our Village, where you can find local Irish vendors & fun for all ages. Kick up your heels with traditional Irish music & dance. Got a Kilt? Enter the Men in Kilts contest to discover who can wear it best. This is the largest shenanigans party in Michigan!
SEPT. 24 & 25
Be on the look out for interpreters for our Deaf Awareness weekend, signs will be posted at the stages they will be featured at. Don’t forget to visit the Valley of Aberdare for the BBQ competition and just to get some good ole’ delicious food. We can’t forget about our Archery Competition, held in the parking lot outside the front gate entrance.
The only weekday the Festival is open, Festival Friday brings Ladies Shopping Day along with unique educational, shopping and entertainment opportunities.
Oct. 1 - 2
This weekend is destined to satisfy your sweet tooth. Stay for the fencing competition to see the best fencer in Michigan in our Annual Fencing Championships. There is something for everyone this weekend, so don’t miss out!