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Yale Bologna Festival

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 9:00am

Various Venues
Yale, MI 48097

Every July Yale plays host to the Yale Bologna Festival, a 3 day weekend event that closes the streets and transforms this small community of just under 2,000 to a gathering of over 20,000 Bologna starved party-goers!  A tradition in Yale since 1989, this festival has grown considerably since its humble beginnings. The festival draws people from all around Michigan as well as other states, eager to see who will be the next King and Queen of Bologna. The Bologna Festival includes such events as the famed outhouses races, a street dance, fireworks and a parade down Main Street that continues to grow each year.

T.J. Minnie sold his first bologna in 1906 from a small shop located downtown on Main Street. Since then, a proud history of making first class bologna is still carried on today by C.Roy Inc., a company founded by Cecil Roy and still run by the Roy family.

Schedule:
Civil War Re-Enactors arrive late in the day. Interactive Live Encampment all weekend, Yale City Park
Great Food Vendors All Weekend!
Yale Bologna Food Tent - Fresh Bologna And More!
Yale Lions Club Homemade French Fries
Ziggy’s Concessions - Main/Mechanic
Scotty’s Smokehouse BBQ - Main Street
Clark’s Concessions - Yale Library Parking Lot
Yale Marching Band - W. Mechanic Street And More!
Games And Activities:
Clark’s Carnival Rides
Bouncers and More! Lazer Tag and Gyro wheel
Located on North Street
Little Ladies Pony Rides of Yale
Rolling Video Games - North Street by the stoplilght
9-5 Yale Public Library activities
Used Book Sale and Art Show and Photo Fun
Sidewalk Sales - Local Businesses and Vendors
11-4 Caricature Artist Dan D’Addano, downtown
 Pixie Face Painter Lisa O’Sullivan, downtown
Yale’s Civil War History with Bud Burcar - Yale City Park
2 pm - 8 pm - Knockerball - Yale City park
10 am - Fire Department Wreck a Car south end of town
11 am - 6:30 pm Craft and Vendor Show inside the Yale V.F.W. on W. Mechanic
11:00 am Rosco the Clown on Stage
11:30 am - Hula Hoop Contest
12 Noon - Chalk Drawing Contest
12:30 - Watermelon Eating Contest1:30 - Rosco the Clown on the Main Stage
2:00 - Cake Walk 
2:00 pm - Methodist Church Strawberry
 Shortcake Social on the front lawn
3:00 pm - Yale Jiggawattz and Robotics Clubs
 Live presentation at the Main Stage
3:30 pm - Bike Parade Registration (Yale Post Office)
4:00 pm - Kids Decorated Bike Parade Main Street
4:30 pm - The Melodic Minors local musicians
5:00 pm - Bologna Ring Toss Preliminaries
6:00 pm - Crowning of the 2019 Festival Royalty
7:00 pm - Outhouse Races on Main Street
8:30 pm - DJ Anthony Martin
10:15 pm - Big Bologna Fireworks Spectacular

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