National Trout Festival

80th Anniversary

Kalkaska's Annual National Trout Festival

The National Trout Festival is an annual festival held in Kalkaska, Michigan to celebrate the opening of trout season in Michigan. The 80th National Trout Festival will occur from April 27 to May 1, 2016.

Bump and Run Demo Derby

Saturday, April 30th, 5pm

Fairgrounds Road

Kalkaska, MI

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!
It is time for the Spring Fling!
Gates open at 4 PM for a 5 o'clock SHOW on Trout Saturday, April 30! The Kalkaska County Fair Board has got one heck of a show for your family's entertainment- the classic BUMP-n-RUN and we've got CHAIN & WIRE DERBY back again! See you there!

Friday, April 29

-9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - United Methodist Men's inside yard sale - United Methodist Church
-10:00 AM - Carnival Opens - Fairgrounds
-10:00 AM to Closing - Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom Reptile Display and Petting Zoo
- Fairgrounds (Camel rides will be available).
-10:30 to 2:30 PM - Brunch at the Senior Center
- Entertainment - Music - Prizes
- Crowning of the Senior King and Queen
-11:00 AM to 10:00 PM - Shady Bell Food and Entertainment - Civic Center - Fairgrounds
-1:00 PM - Don Root Memorial Pool Tournament - Senior Center $5.00 - 50 years and over

-1:00 PM - Pantry Bingo - Senior Center
-2:00 PM - Youth Parade Starts - Downtown Kalkaska - Sponsored by Terra
-5:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Troutzilla Music stage (at entertainment tent - Fairgrounds)
-6:00 PM - Horse Pull - rocking Horse Arena - Sponsored by Northland Food and Family Center

Saturday, April 30

-12:01 AM - Jack's Sports Shop Native Trout Fishing Contest starts

-7:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Arbor Day Enduro - Snow Packers on Island Lake Rd - Sponsored by Lansing Motorcycle Club

- 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Registration for Enduro

- 12:00 PM - Race starts

-8:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Trout Festival Fundraiser Pancake breakfast $6.00 per person

-8:30 AM - Registration for Rotary- Wood Memorial Race (American Legion Hall, 408 Hyde Street

- 10:00 AM - Rotary-Wood Memorial Race starts

-9:00 AM - Winterfest Craft Show opens in the upstairs of the Kaliseum

-9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - United Methodist Church Men's inside yardsale, United Methodist Church

-9:00 AM - Kid's Fishing Contest starts- At CC Well Drilling, 377 M66 SE, intersection of M72 and M66

(ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) Sponsored in part by McLeans Hardware and Catt Development

-9:00 AM - Flea Market opens (weather permitting)

-9:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Trout Town Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, at the Kaliseum

-10:00 AM - Carnival opens - Fairgrounds

-10:00 AM to Closing - Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom and Reptile Display- Fairgrounds (Camel rides will be available)

-10:00 AM - Registration starts for the Great Lakes Grand Royal Parade - At the Birch Street Elementary School on Birch Street

Must be registered and in line up by 12:30 PM to be judged,

If not being judged must be registered and in line up by 1:30 PM - Parade starts at 2:00 PM

-11:00 AM - Timber Wolf Trout Fest Golf Outing - Timber Wolf Golf Club, 5646 M72 SE, Kalkaska

-11:00 AM to 10:00 PM - Shady Bell Food and Entertainment - Civic Center - Fairgrounds

-11:00 AM - Queen's Luncheon - Kalkaska Church of Christ (On Kalkaska Rd across from Middle School)

-11:00 AM - Mutt March starts by the Kaliseum

-2:00 PM - Great Lakes Energy Grand Royal Parade starts, Downtown Kalkaska

Sponsored by Great Lakes Energy

Following Parade Scottville Clowns will be performing at Shady Bell - Civic Center - Fair Grounds sponsored by Voice Motors

-3:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Pig Roast VFW Hall- 408 Hyde Street

-3:30 PM - Jack and the bean stalk puppet show at the Shady Bell - civic Center - Fair Grounds

-4:00 PM - Chute Dogging At Rocking Horse Arena followed by Cowboy Mounted Shooting

-5:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Troutzilla Music Stage - At entertainment tent - Fairgrounds

-5:00 PM - Bump and run Demo Derby put on by the County Fair Board

-Dusk - Special Fireworks Display - Fairgrounds - Sponsored in part by Forest Area Credit Union

Sunday, May 1

Jack's Sports Shop Native Trout Fishing contest continues
-8:00AM - Coldsprings - Excelsior Fire Department Pancake Breakfast - Ceta Hall 6615 County RD 612 NE
-8:00 AM - Family Fare Supermarkets Classic Auto Show registration begins
- inside tent located at Railroad Square behind Trout statue
-9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Children's open fishing at CC Well Drilling - 337 M66 SE - intersection of M72 and M66
- Handicap Accessible (CHILDREN MUST BEE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)
-9:00 AM - Tree Planting - Snow Packers on Island Lake Rd - Sponsored by the Lansing Motorcycle Club
-10:00 AM - Classic Auto Show Starts - Railroad Square behind Trout statue
-10:00 AM - Carnival opens - Fairgrounds
-10:00 AM - Flea Market opens - Fairground
-10:00 AM - Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom and Reptile Display open - Fairgrounds
-1:00 PM - Pizza Eating Contest - Held at the Classic Auto Show - Sponsored by Backside Parlor
-1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Kamps fun fly air show - Beebe Rd (weather permitting)
-3:00 PM - Jack's Sport Shop Native Trout Fishing Contest ends