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Yale Bologna Festival

Sunday, Jul 28, 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.

Schedule:
Live Civil War Re-Enactors on Mill Creek
Encampment in the Yale City Park
8 am - 11 am - Pancake Breakfast under the Bologna Food Tent, W. Mechanic Street
8:00 am - Registration for the Troop #132 Car Show
8:30 am - 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Yale High School
9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Scout Troop #132 Car Show
10:00 am - All Day Activities
Food Vendors and Sidewalk Sales
Craft And Vendor Show at the V.F.W.
11 am - 1 pm - Historical talks and Displays of Yale and Brockway Township, in the old Yale Discount, 13 S. Main
11:00 am - DJ Jay Marginet spinning the Oldies!
Clark’s Carnival and Games
Little Ladies Pony Rides of Yale
11:30 am - Live on Stage! YHS Classical music and more Brandon and Nathan Mack, Faith Faille, Carlos and Sophia Garcia
11:45 am - Bologna Food Tent Opens
Noon - Cardboard Boat Races - Yale City Park
Noon - Kids Candy Scramble - Yale City Park
12 pm - 4 pm - Knockerball - Yale City Park
1:00 pm - Battlin’ Betties Pin Up Contest and Vintage Wartime Fashion Show Proceeds to Yale V.F.W. Post #8594
2:00 pm - Troop #132 Car Show Awards
3:30 pm - Festival closes until 2020!

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