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.

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

  • Fudge Making Demonstrations & Tastings
  • Family Games at Windermere Point
  • Specialty Fudge Infused Cocktails
  • Fudge Egg Hunt
  • Fudge Ball

FRIDAY, August 23, 2019

  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Fudge making demonstrations  See how the island’s most famous treat is made at island fudge shops – Ryba’s Fudge Shop, Murdick’s Fudge Shop, May’s Fudge Shop, Joann’s Fudge Shop, Sanders Fudge Shop
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:  Market Street Art Walk  Visit the art shops and businesses on Market Street.
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Fudge Festival Ball at the Inn at Stonecliffe. Open bar, strolling food stations and desserts, live music by the Mike Davis Trio. Advance ticket purchase required, call 906-430-5588. Adult: $75/person, Child: $15/person

SATURDAY, August 24, 2019

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Corn Hole Tournament at Windermere Point
  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Fudge making demonstrations
  • 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm:  Three Men and a Tenor Concert at Marquette Park, free concert. In case of rain, concert will be moved to Community Hall.
  • 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm:  Three Men and a Tenor Concert at Marquette Park, free concert. In case of rain, concert will be moved to Community Hall.

SUNDAY, August 25, 2019

  • 10:00 am:  Children’s Chocolate Fudge Egg Hunt at Marquette Park
  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Fudge making demonstrations  See how the island’s most famous treat is made at island fudge shops – Ryba’s Fudge Shop, Murdick’s Fudge Shop, May’s Fudge Shop, Joann’s Fudge Shop, Sanders Fudge Shop
  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm:  Family Games at Windermere Point  Great Turtle Slow Ride, Sugar Sack Relay Race, fun for everyone!

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