august, 2016

19aug - 21All DayMackinac Island Fudge Festival

Event Details

The fudge festival features a number of fudge-related events and activities including Fudge Making Demonstrations, The Great Turtle Slow Ride, Fudge inspired dinners and cocktails, The Pioneer Sugar Relay Race, Mackinac Island Fudge Beer Tasting, and the “Golden Ticket” contest where five people win free overnight vacations to Mackinac Island.

SCHEDULE of EVENTS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Market Street Art Walk – stroll Market Street, meet local Mackinac Island artists, and taste specially made Mackinac fudge treats!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 and SATURDAY 20

Fudge and Beer Pairings
– A special fudge flavored beer and fudge pairing takes place at the Pink Pony from 3pm to 5pm.
– The Draught House, Mackinac’s newest tap room, is hosting Beer Tastings including Arbor Brewing’s Mackinac Island Fudge Stout. Stop by for daily specials and pairings from 2pm to 6pm

Fudge and Food Pairings
– Mary’s Bistro Fudge Dinner is from 6pm to 9pm featuring Ryba’s Fudge flavored drinks, dinner entrees and desserts.

– Menu Specials and Fudge Themed cocktails at Cudahy Chophouse and Lounge at the Inn at Stonecliffe

-Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on the lawn at The Inn at Stonecliffe at 8pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016…”Golden Ticket” and Fudge Making Demo Day

Saturday morning kicks off with a scene straight out of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! Our own “loompas” deliver “Golden Tickets” to select fudge shops in Mackinac Island style, a carriage pulled by a magnificent Friesian Horse.

The fun continues from 1pm to 5pm as guests can purchase fudge at select shops for a chance to win the “Golden Ticket.” The “Golden Ticket” prize package includes overnight accommodations, ferry tickets and a Mackinac Island Carriage Tour for a family of four. Customers can identify participating shops that have a golden poster in their window. Each participating fudge shop sells special boxes of fudge for one hour, one box contains the coveted “Golden Ticket.”

In addition to the “Golden Ticket” Giveaway, these select stores will demonstrate the Mackinac Island Fudge Making Process. Customers watch expert fudge makers turn cocoa and sugar into Mackinac magic. Be sure to stick around for free samples!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016…”Fun-Day, Fudge-Day on a Sunday”
The Third Annual “Fun-Day Fudge-Day on a Sunday” is jammed pack with family fun!

Families are invited to start their day at 12:30pm at Windermere Point where the first 100 children to arrive receive a free 1⁄2-pound box of fudge. Guests then participate in games and chances to win prizes! Activities include:

  • The Great Turtle Slow Race, bikers test their balance by trying to finish last in this slow race event. Bicycles are provided.
  • The Pioneer Sugar Sack Relay Race. Bring a team of four and see how you fare running while carrying up to 50-pounds of sugar. (Different weights for different ages.)

– The Draught House, Mackinac’s newest tap room, is hosting Beer Tastings including Arbor Brewing’s Mackinac Island Fudge Stout. Stop by for daily specials and pairings from 2pm to 6pm

Time

august 19 (Friday) - 21 (Sunday) EST

Location

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau

7274 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

Organizer

Mackinac Island Tourisminfo@mackinacisland.org

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