Mancelona Bass Festival – Canceled to 2021



It’s with heavy hearts, that the organizers of the 65 th Annual Mancelona Bass Festival announce the cancellation of the Festival for 2020 due to COVID-19. The Festival was scheduled to run from May 28-31, 2020.

According to Ken Mattei, President of the Bass Festival Committee, the Committee, along with local leaders and our partners met last Friday, April 17 th to discuss the status of the Festival. This is the first time in the 65 year history of the Festival that it had to be canceled.


The safety of the community, volunteers and guests visiting the Mancelona area is at the top of our priority list. The Festival Committee held off postponing till the last possible minute, as we knew how much everyone looks forward to the Festival each year. The organizers discussed the possibility of holding a smaller community festival either in late summer or early fall, but any planning would have to be put on hold until we receive clarification on future guidelines, and social distancing direction from state and local officials.

The Committee would like to thank our community, vendors, sponsors and partners for their support over the years. Without this support, the Mancelona Bass Festival would not be possible. COVID 19 is causing unprecedented effects that are being felt by both businesses and residents of Mancelona and throughout the State of Michigan.

Please continue to follow the Mancelona Bass Festival on our Facebook page and our website where you will find the most up-to-date information regarding additional events the Mancelona Bass Festival committee plans throughout the year, as well as frequently asked questions.

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