Drummond Island Fall Festival 2016
The BIG TENT is the place to be Friday night!
Drummond Island Fall Festival 2016
Gather up the Gang!
Drummond Island Fall on the Island Festival 2016

Twist & Shout! AGAIN this year - a Scavenger Hunt for the wee ones and young at heart! When you come through the Main Gate be sure to pick up a Happy Day's Scavenger Hunt clue sheet then spend the day using the clues to find 10 themed stickers scattered about the Festival grounds. This is NOT a race or competition! Everyone who finishes will earn a prize. So take your time, explore together and above all - have FUN!


What's Happening When

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH OVERVIEW

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 7, 2016
12:30pm
3rd Annual Fall on the Island Golf Outing
Nine Hole 4 Person Scramble to be held at the
Drummond Island Golf Club course. AGAIN this 
year - Hole in One GRAND PRIZE!
See the "Golf Outing" page for complete information. 

4:00pm
Dine early and SAVE! Many of our local restaurants offer 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. 

5:30pm
Gates Open to the Big Tent


6:00pm - 7:30pm
10K, 5K Walk/Run Registration & Packet Pick-Up: 
Register and/or pick-up your packet for 
Saturday's 10K and 5K events 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 delivered 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!

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




SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH OVERVIEW

The Taste of Drummond’s "Happy Day's" theme is as fun as the food is delicious! This year’s Taste showcases cuisine from Bayside Dining, Bear Track Inn, C Cup Cakes, Esther’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Moose Lodge, Pins Bar & Grill, Sune's Grocery and The Northwood Restaurant & Bar.  

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 Leise Weiss, The Morton Brothers, Gary V Band, and the Chris Solano Tribute 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 10K Run and 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. Joining Tommy this year will be Chet Mitchell - human statue, Oivio n' Toivo comedians, and Da U.P. Jugglers in their 2 man circus known as Da Flyin' Zambonis! We will also feature a giant bounce house and our 2nd 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 8, 2016


8:30am to 9:15am
Registration & Packet Pick-up for 
10K, 5K Walk/Run Event
at the Starting Line outside the Fall Festival gates

9:30am 
10K Run Event starts

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

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


9:45am

5K Walk/Run Event starts

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

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



11:00am
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 2016 page 
for complete information.

Live Music on our Outdoor Stage

2016 Featured Show - Chris Solano Elvis/Buddy Holly Tribute Show!
Chris 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

INSIDE THE BIG HEATED TENT!

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

INSIDE THE BIG HEATED TENT!

Bayside Dining, Bear Track Inn, C Cup Cakes, 

Esther’s Authentic Mexican CuisineMoose Lodge, 

Pins Bar & Grill, Sune's Grocery and The Northwood Restaurant & Bar!

 

Festival Strolling Entertainment

Featuring Tommy Tropic, Chet Mitchell the Human Statue, Oivio n' Toivo, Da U.P. Jugglers & their 2 man circus 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. AGAIN 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 2016!

 

Live Music

INSIDE THE BIG HEATED TENT & OUTSIDE ON THE MAIN STAGE

Music ALL DAY LONG! Featuring Chris Solano & his Tribute Show, Leise Weiss, The Morton Brothers, The Gary V Band and DJ tunes inbetween sets!


Kids Events

A wide variety of activities for the wee ones! 

Bounce House, Mini-Cornhole & Scavenger Hunt 

just to name a few!

 

10K and 5K Walk/Run

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

Racing starts at 9:30AM

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

 

5:00pm

Fall on the Island Festival Tents Close @ the Town Hall

 

5:00pm

Pub Crawl

Ride the Pub Crawl buses for FREE all night!

Two buses in 2016!

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
* TBA - The Committee is working on filling the Festival Grounds Sunday morning. Check back often for updates!