2023 FUDGE FESTIVAL

AUGUST 25 - 27, 2023

WELCOME TO THE FUDGE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!

For an entire weekend the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival celebrates the Island’s most famous treat and features a number of fudge-related, fun, family events! Activities include fudge-making demonstrations, fudge inspired food and cocktails, an outdoor movie, family games, and more!

Schedule of Events

9:00am – 4:00pm: Fire the Fort Mackinac Cannon! Sign up for a chance at the Tourism Bureau booth.

9:00am – 5:00pm: Be an honorary fudge maker! Sign up for a chance at the Tourism Bureau booth.

9:00am – 8:00pm: 15-foot coloring mural at Windermere Point.

12:00pm: Free Fudge Flights at May’s Candy Shop. Available to the first 25 participants.

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Fudge Quest! Follow the clues on this quest to find the “treasure boxes” and win prizes! More details at the Tourism Bureau booth. While supplies last.

12:30pm – 1:00pm: “Guess The Flavor” contest at Murray Hotel Fudge Company. First 10 correct guesses win a 1/2 lb fudge!

4:00pm: May’s Candy Shop live on TikTok @heathercmay for 4th generation fudge making and Q&A.

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Market Street Art Walk. View art galleries and shops on Market Street.

6:30pm – 8:30pm: West Michigan Bootscooters Dancing in the Street. Located on Market Street by the Stuart House Museum, free event.

9:00am – 4:00pm: Fire the Fort Mackinac Cannon! Sign up for a chance at the Tourism Bureau booth.

9:00am – 5:00pm: Be an honorary fudge maker! Sign up for a chance at the Tourism Bureau booth.

9:00 am – 5:00pm: Fudge Quest! Follow the clues on this quest to find the “treasure boxes” and win prizes! More details at the Tourism Bureau booth. While supplies last.

9:00am – 8:00pm: 15-foot coloring mural at Windermere Point.

10:30am: Michigan Sugar Queen & Court at Original Murdick’s Fudge store next Island Slice Pizza

12:00pm: May’s Candy Shop reveal of the Fudge Festival Flavor of the year! Free samples for all who visit the store. Michigan Sugar Queen & Court will be there to celebrate!

12:00pm: Free Fudge Flights at May’s Candy Shop. Available to the first 25 participants.

12:30pm – 1:00pm: “Guess The Flavor” contest at Murray Hotel Fudge Company. First 10 correct guesses win a 1/2 lb fudge!

2:00 pm: Michigan Sugar Queen & Court at Joann’s Fudge (Next to Benjamins)

2:00pm – 7:00pm: Mystery Fudge Tasting at May’s Candy Shop – Join for a chance to win fudge and peanut brittle.

2:30 pm: Michigan Sugar Queen & Court at Ryba’s Fudge (Corner shop next to Starbucks)

3:00 pm: Michigan Sugar Queen & Court at Sanders Fudge & Candy Shop

3:30 pm: Michigan Sugar Queen & Court at Kilwins Mackinac Island

8:00pm: Movie & ice cream at Fort Mackinac. Ice cream, games, and Kid’s Quarters begin at 8, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory begins at 9. Sponsored by Doud’s Market & Mackinac Associates. Free event.

9:00am – 4:00pm: Fire the Fort Mackinac Cannon! Sign up for a chance at the Tourism Bureau booth.

9:00am – 5:00pm: Be an honorary fudge maker! Sign up for a chance at the Tourism Bureau booth.

9:00 am – 5:00pm: Fudge Quest! Follow the clues on this quest to find the “treasure boxes” and win prizes! More details at the Tourism Bureau booth. While supplies last.

9:00am – 8:00pm: 15-foot coloring mural at Windermere Point.

12:00pm: Fudge-o-lympics! Participating fudge shops compete in minute-to-win-it type games for Island bragging rights. Free event at Windermere Point.

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Family Fun Games at Windermere Point. Slow bike race, sugar sack relays, and more! Free event.

Joann’s Fudge Shops

-Free tote bag with purchase of 3 slices or more

-This weekend only: Double dark chocolate peanut butter

-Daily drawing for gift bag: includes fudge, taffy, caramel corn, and brittle

-Giveaway of a one-night stay at Main Street Inn & Suites and lunch at Mighty Mac. *Limited dates

Kilwins Mackinac Island

-5-piece fudge special for $36.99

-Buy 2 slices, get 1 free

– Seasonal fudge: Pumpkin Walnut Fudge

May’s Candy Shop

-Free Fudge Flights on Friday and Saturday. Available to the first 25 customers and a chance to win a gift package of fudge and peanut brittle.

-LIVE Fudge Making on TikTok @heathercmay. Watch fudge being made by 4th generation candymaker and join in a Q&A.

-Stop by May’s Candy Shop and take your photo in front of their Fudgie Wall! Fudgie props provided.

-2023 Fudge Festival Flavor reveal! Saturday, August 26 at 12:00pm. Free samples!

-Mystery Fudge Tasting on Saturday and Sunday. Test your taste buds and try a free sample of mystery fudge and try to guess the flavor! Enter your guess into a drawing to win a gift package of fudge and peanut brittle.

Murray Hotel Fudge Company

-Free Fudge Samples all weekend!

-Buy 2 Pounds, Get 1/2 Pound Free

-“Guess The Flavor” Contest from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm on Friday & Saturday. First 10 correct guesses win a 1/2 lb fudge!

-“Creamiest Fudge” Social Media Contest. Take a fun picture with Murray Hotel fudge on the Island, post and tag them on Instagram @murrayhotel or Facebook @murrayhotelmackinacisland with the hashtags #creamiestfudge #mackinacisland on Friday or Saturday for a chance to win prizes!

Murray Hotel Grand Prize. Purchase 2 lbs or more to enter a raffle to win a complimentary 1-night stay at the Murray Hotel for 2 people. Includes 2 meal vouchers for Amigo Burrito Café. 

Original Murdick’s Fudge

-Giveaways of fudge, taffy + caramel corn in store.

-Free Murdick’s tote with purchase of a 5 slice box. 

-Giveaway of a one-night stay at Mackinac House + ferry tickets for 4.

-Fudge favor box with the first 50 purchases in store Friday, Saturday + Sunday

Ryba’s Fudge Shops

-Ryba’s Mackinac Island Getaway Giveaway! Ryba’s Fudge Shop is giving away a Mackinac Island getaway for two. The prize package includes a one-night stay at Island House Hotel, Ryba Swag Bag, and $100 credit to use at any 906 Rewards Club location. Starting August 25th, grab your BINGO card from any Ryba’s Fudge Shop and find the instructions and details on each card for participation. 

Win a Best of Ryba’s Goodie Bag! Stop into any Ryba’s Fudge Shop to take the Fudge Festival Quiz for a chance to win a Best of Ryba’s Goodie Bag. One lucky winner will be drawn at random on August 27th. No need to be present. Winner will be contacted via email. 

Sanders Fudge & Candy Shop

-Spin To Win the Fudge Wheel of Fortune

-Limited Edition Fudge Flavors

-Sanders Fudgiest Raffle Basket. Purchase 5 slices of fudge to enter for a chance to win a basket full of Sanders Fudgiest items.

-Free slice of fudge with the purchase of 5 slices.

–Meet & Greet with our confectioners to learn how all your favorites are made from bumpy cake fudge to chocolate high heel shoes.

-Other Fudge Festival giveaways and deals in store only.

The Gate House: The Fudgelicious Martini

Good Day Cafe: Original Murdick’s Hot Fudge Sundae

Island Slice Pizzeria: Fruit Pizza Topped with Original Murdick’s Hot Fudge 

Jockey Club: Brown Sugar Fudge Martini

Mary’s Bistro Draught House: Ryba’s Sea Salted Caramel Fudge Ice Cream Cocktail

Pink Pony: Fudge, Bacon, and Butterfinger infused Old Fashion + Fudge Bourbon Infused Bread Pudding

Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor: Grand Hot Fudge Sundae

Sanders Fudge & Candy Shop: Mackinac Island Fudge Coffee. Try it hot, iced, or blended!

Seabiscuit Café: Ryba’s Chocolate Fudge Martini. 

Winchester’s: Peanut Butter Fudge and Bourbon Pairing 

Fudge Quest

Follow the clues below to claim your prize

All the Fudge Quest clues have been found. Thanks to everyone for participating!

This weekend only....Crack in the Island Crunch!

For the first time, we had a fudge naming contest. People from all over the country submitted their best fudge name ideas. Those 2,300+ entries were narrowed down to the Top 20 finalists and the winning name was chosen at random. 

Try Crack in the Island Fudge during Fudge Festival weekend ONLY at Joann’s Fudge Shops, Kilwins Mackinac Island, May’s Candy Shop, Original Murdick’s Fudge, Ryba’s Fudge Shops, and Sanders Fudge & Candy Shops.

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Future dates

AUGUST 23 – 25, 2024

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