Drummond Island Fall Festival


Drummond Island's

8th Annual

Fall on the Island Festival


October 7 - 9, 2016 

Drummond Island Fall on the Island Festival LIVE Music
Check out our entertainment line-up for Saturday! We have artists coming from as far away as the BVIs and Canada! The word is getting out - Fall on the Island Festival is THE place to play, eh?! 

NOTE: The above schedule is tentative. Life happens. But we will stick as close to it as we can and appreciate your patience if there should be delays or early starts. Thanks! 

Ready for plundering at the Fall on the Island Festival - a pirate-themed rum infusion - Pirate Juice! Adult (alcoholic) and Kiddie (non-alcoholic) versions available. Be sure to buy enough for all your crew 'cuz taking a pirate's juice cup is the surest way to get a sword through yer belly!

Ahoy mateys! NEW this year - a Scavenger Hunt for the wee ones! When you come through the Main Gate be sure to pick up a Pirate Scavenger Hunt clue sheet then spend the day using the clues to find 10 pirate stickers scattered about the Festival grounds. This is NOT a race or completion! Every child who finishes will earn a prize. So take your time, explore together and above all - have FUN!

NOTE: Scavenger Hunt and prizes limited to Wee Ones 0 to 13 years of age. Sorry mateys - old ones can help but this fun's for our littlest ones!

What's Happening When


Piano Wars! gets the party started with their dueling pianos from 6PM – 10PM.  The show includes sing-alongs, audience participation, props and DJ dance music. Come early to enjoy dinner in the Big Tent from Wazz's Party Plus and the Drummond Island Homemaker’s Dessert Bar.  A full bar will also be available for purchase starting at 5:30 p.m.  Entrance to the tent on Friday is $8 for adults, $5 for kids six to 18 and free for kids five and under. Food is extra - see below for more info on pricing. 

Here's What's Happening When:
Friday, October 9, 2015
2nd Annual Fall on the Island Golf Outing
Nine Hole 4 Person Scramble to be held at the
Drummond Island Golf Club course. NEW this 
year - Hole in One GRAND PRIZE!
See the "Golf Outing" page for complete information. 

Dine early and SAVE! Many of our local restaurants are offering Early Bird Specials on Friday starting at 4PM. Menu selections and pricing varies, but trust us, there's something for everyone's palette and pocket! To find out who's offering what and for how much, please check with the restaurant of your choice. 

Gates Open to the Big Tent

6:00pm - 7:30pm
5K Walk/Run Registration & Packet Pick-Up: 
Register and/or pick-up your packet for 
Saturday's 5K event inside the Big Tent!

6:00pm - 10:00pm
Featured LIVE ENTERTAINMENT in the Big Tent
"Piano Wars" will be rocking the Big Tent! The show includes
sing-alongs, audience participation, props and DJ dance music.

6:00pm until sold out
Wazz's Party Plus featuring Chester's Chicken! 
Enjoy fresh fried Chester's Chicken and sides prepared
in Wazz's kitchens and deliver HOT to our BIG TENT! 
Complete menu to be announced

Homemaker's Dessert Social
Located in the HEATED Big Tent at the Township Hall.
Grab a plate and load up on dessert!

5:30PM to Close
Beer, wine, mixed drinks, pop & coffee available for purchase.
Located in the HEATED Big Tent at the Township Hall


The Taste of Drummond’s "Pirates - Arrr!" theme is as fun as the food is delicious! This year’s Taste showcases cuisine from Bayside Dining, C Cup Cakes, Esther’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Lutz Boys, Mary's Unique Baked Goods, Moose Lodge, Pins Bar & Grill, The Northwood Restaurant & Bar and Sune’s Grocery. 

It’s not a party without beer so Lily’s Seafood & Micro Brewery from Royal Oak keeps the beer flowing with nine distinct micro brews named after Drummond Island destinations. A full bar is also available for purchase. 

Listen to live music all day from Ashley Stefanski, The Morton Brothers, Gary & Tim VanAlstine, Lise & Friends and the Michael Beans BVI Pirate Show! 

There will be 30 plus Artisan Vendors from across Michigan showcasing a variety of unique goods and delicious offerings including The Lord of the Ghourd’s carving demonstrations, a 5K Walk/Run benefiting the DeTour Area Schools sports programs, strolling entertainment by Tommy Tropic, a fun-filled one-man-show with juggling, uni-cycling, magic and physical comedy, a giant bounce house and our 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament. 

The fun doesn’t end at 5 pm though because that is when the ever-popular Pub Crawl starts! 

The Pub Crawl will have two buses again this year!  The continuous loop includes stops at Bayside Lounge, Chuck’s Place, Moose Lodge, Pins Bar & Grill, and The Northwood.  The buses are FREE and you can get on and off as often as you like.  Or, take your own vehicle—each bar has a different themed décor and their employees are dressed in wild costumes to match—it is an absolute must see!  There is no fee for Pub Crawl participation.


Saturday’s festival admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids six-18, and five and under are free.  Taste tickets must be purchased for all food, beverage, and games.

Here's What's Happening When:

Saturday, October 10, 2015

8:30am to 9:15am
Registration & Packet Pick-up for 
5K Walk/Run Event
at the Starting Line outside the Fall Festival gates

5K Walk/Run Event starts

Start & Finish Line located just outside the Fall Festival gates. 

See our 5K Walk/Run page for complete info.


Gate Opens & Featured Events Start
Located at the Township Hall,
29935 E. Pine Street Drummond Island MI

12:00 NOON
Cornhole Tournament Starts
Located on the Festival Grounds next to the BIG TENT! 
See our Cornhole Tournament 2015 page 
for complete information.

Live Music on our Outdoor Stage

2015 Featured Show - Michael Beans BVI Pirate Show!
Beans will perform from 12 Noon to 2:30pm
with approximately three 45 minute sets during that time frame.

Lily’s Micro Brew

Tasting tickets needed


Scott Morton & family of Lily’s Seafood Grille & Brewery

of Royal Oak will be hosting the Microbrew
beer tasting at the festival again this year!


Taste of Drummond

Tasting tickets needed


Bayside Dining, C Cup Cakes, 

Esther’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine,

Lutz Boys, Mary's Unique Baked Goods, 

Moose Lodge, Pins Bar & Grill,

and The Northwood Restaurant & Bar!


Festival Strolling Entertainment

Featuring Tommy Tropic and Lord of the Gourd! Happening anywhere & everywhere throughout the Festival grounds from opening to close.

Artisan Fair

Featuring artisans from across Michigan showcasing a wide array of

Arts & crafts, along with a few commercial vendors. Vendor's booths

will be located throughout the Festival grounds. NEW this year - our 

Artisan Fair has gotten SO big over the years we are expanding our 

venue to include INDOOR booths inside the Township Hall!  See our 

Artisan Fair page for a complete list of vendors for 2015!


Live Music


Music ALL DAY LONG! Featuring Michael Beans & his Happy Arr, Ashley Stefanski, Lise & Friends, The Morton Brothers, The VanAlstine Brothers and DJ Chris Taylor!

Kids Events

A wide variety of activities for the wee ones! 

Bounce House, Mini-Cornhole Face Painting 

just to name a few!


5K Walk/Run

Entry fee / Gather at town hall by 9:15AM

Race starts at 9:30AM

NEW Race Route will start & end at the Festival Grounds! 



Fall on the Island Festival Tents Close @ the Town Hall



Pub Crawl

Ride the Pub Crawl buses for FREE all night!

Two buses in 2015!

The continuous loop includes stops at Bayside Lounge,

Chuck’s Place, Moose Lodge, Pins Bar & Grill 

and The Northwood Bar. 

Get on and off for as often as you like.

Happening on the Island ~ Sunday, October 11th
Chris Cakes Pancakes  Drummond Island Fall on the Island Festival 2015
The Northwood Restaurant & Bar will be hosting a Sunday Morning Event featuring Chris Cakes Pancakes! This event takes place at The Northwood Restaurant & Bar, located at the "Four Corners" and will run continuously from 9AM to 12 Noon. Click on the image above to learn more about this Guinness World Book record holding All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Show!  Or go directly to The Northwood's website at this link: www.sunesdrummondisland.com