Mackinac Island Fudge Festival


For more than a century, Mackinac Island’s fudge has been an institution that’s become famous worldwide.  Fudge devotees are known as “fudgies” – a term that is also synonymous with Northern Michigan tourists. Most people don’t need an excuse to indulge in a piece or two of creamy, decadent fudge. But, for those who do, the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival which takes place each August, offers Island dwellers and tourists a terrific reason to celebrate fudge – made fresh each day at Mackinac’s multitude of fudge shops.

VIEW A FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

The festival features a number of fudge-related activities including:

  • Miss Michigan Sugar Appearances
  • Daddy…I want the Golden Ticket Vacation Giveaway
  • Great Turtle Slow Ride Bike Race
  • Fudge Making Demonstrations & Tastings
  • Fudge on the Rocks
  • Fudge infused cocktails at Island restaurants
  • Dining under the Influence of Fudge at Mary’s Bistro

DAILY EVENTS

  • Fudge on the Rocks – Island bartenders create frothy fudge-ilicious concoctions

FRIDAY, AUG. 19

  • Mackinac Island Beer Tasting at Draught House: 2-6 p.m.
  • Mackinac Island Beer and Fudge Pairing at Pink Pony: 3-5 p.m.
  • Mary’s Bistro Fudge Dinner: 6-9 p.m.
  • Market Street Art Walk with Fudge Treats: 6-9 p.m.
  • Menu Specials in the Cudahy Chophouse and Fudge Themed Cocktails
  • Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Movie on the Lawn at Stonecliffe 8:00pm

SATURDAY, AUG. 20

  • Ryba’s Fudge Loompas Golden Ticket Delivery: 10 a.m.
  • Golden Ticket Giveaway and Fudge Demonstrations
    • 1:00pm Murdick’s Fudge Demo and Golden Ticket Giveaway
    • 2:00pm Ryba’s Fudge Demo and Golden Ticket Giveaway
    • 3:00pm Joann’s Fudge Demo and Golden Ticket Giveaway
    • 4:00pm May’s Fudge Demo and Golden Ticket Giveaway
    • 5:00pm Sander’s Fudge Demo and Golden Ticket Giveaway
  • Mackinac Island Beer Tasting at Draught House: 2-6 p.m.
  • Mackinac Island Beer and Fudge Pairing at Pink Pony: 3-5 p.m.
  • Mary’s Bistro Fudge Dinner: 6-9 p.m.
  • Menu Specials in the Cudahy Chophouse and Fudge Themed Cocktails

SUNDAY, AUG. 21

FUN-DAY FUDGE-DAY ON A SUNDAY AT WINDERMERE POINT

  • Mackinac Island Fudge Giveaway At Windermere Point: 12:30 p.m.
    • First 100 kids get a slice of free fudge
  • Great Turtle Slow Ride: 1 p.m.
  • Sugar Sack Relay Race: 1:30 p.m.
  • Mackinac Island Beer Tasting at Draught House: 2-6 p.m.

Stop by the Mackinac Island Information Center, next to Carriage Tours and across from Arnold Ferry, for more information