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Yale Bologna Festival

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 at 8:00am

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.

Live Civil War Re-Enactors on Mill Creek
Encampment in the Yale City Park
6:30-7:30 am - Yale Bologna Fun Run Registration
8:00 am - Yale Bologna Fun Run
9am - Yale Public Library Activities
Used Book Sale - Photo Fun - Art Show
10 am - All Day Activities
Bologna Food Tent - Behind the bleachers
Sidewalk Sales - Local Businesses and Vendors
Clark’s Carnival and Games - Library Parking Lot
Little Ladies Pony Rides of Yale
Rolling Video Games - North Street
10 am - 6 pm - Craft and Vendor Show at the Yale V.F.W.
Bouncers and More! Lazer Tag and Gyro wheel Located on North Street
11-4 Caricature Artist Dan D’Addano, downtown
Pixie Face Painter Lisa O’Sullivan, downtown
Lions KidsSight and Masons Child ID Program
Yale’s Civil War History with Bud Burcar - Yale City Park
Old Fashioned Photo Booth in Yale City Park
9:30 am - Registration for the Pet Parade at the Yale Post Office
10:00 am - 5 pm - Antique Tractor Show
10:00 am - Pet Parade with South Sanilac Vet Hospital
10:00 - 12 - Fire Department Jaws Demonstration
11 am - 1 pm - Historical talks and Displays of Yale and Brockway Township, in the old Yale Discount, 13 S. Main
11:00 am - Gordon the Magician on the Main Stage
Yale UMC Pie And Ice Cream Social
Yale United Methodist Church
11 am - 3 pm - C. Roy, Inc. Plant Bologna Production Tours please board our shuttle behind the Main Stage
12:00 Noon - Horseshoes Sign Up in the Yale City Park
12:00 Noon - Baby Bologna Royalty Crowning with Roscoe the Clown - Main Stage
12:30 - Rosco the Clown Live on the Main Stage
1 pm - 6 pm - Star Photobooth downtown
1:00 pm - Gordon the Magician - Main Stage
1:00 pm - Horseshoe Tournament Begins Yale City Park
1:00 pm - Keystone Kops Epic Squirtgun Battle on the Main Street
1:00 pm - Star Photo Booth - downtown Main Street
1:30 pm - Blue Water Revival Band
2 pm - 8 pm Knockerball - Yale City park
2:30 pm - Crazy Moves Dance Studio, Emmett
3:30 pm - 10 Beach Drive, Live Band!
5:00 pm - Lordy and Friends - Live Band!
5:00 pm - Daniel Liddy - Live Graffiti Street art performance during the musical show - Main Stage
6:30 pm - The Big Bologna Parade National Anthem by Maddy Stephanides, YJH Route from Yale Schools to Main Street and back
7:30 pm - Gypsy and the Rockers Live on Stage!

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