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2024 Bass Festival Schedule

Sunday, May 19, 2024

 

3:00 p.m. Miss Mancelona Pageant - Mancelona High School Come join the excitement and pageantry as we crown Miss Mancelona 2024!

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

 

6:00 p.m. Mancelona Kids and Pet Parade - Meet at the Mancelona Middle School at 6:00 p.m. Encourage kids to decorate their bicycles, wagons, scooters. Bring your pets, dress them in costumes. Prizes awarded in several different categories. Fun for all ages. Sponsored by Township Ambulance Authority.

6:30 p.m. Mancelona Kids and Pet Parade leaves Mancelona Middle School and everyone marches down State Street and will end at the Dairy Delite.

 

Thursday, May 30, 2024

 

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  TJ. Schmidt Carnival Opens - New rides and attractions. Join the fun on the midway. Games, food, and thrilling rides for all.
 
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Crafters Market opens - Check out the new craft booths that have joined the Mancelona Bass Festival this year. Bargains and unique items throughout

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Beverage and Entertainment Tent opens - Beverage and Entertainment Tent opens. Budweiser and Cox
Distributors.  Join us for a relaxing beverage and mingle with friends and family. Beverage Tent sponsored by Starlight Campground and RV Park and JenTees Custom Logo Gear Bass Festival Button required for entry. Must be 21 to enter.

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Entertainment in the Beverage and Entertainment Tent - Join us for an evening of music by Darrell Boger. Darrell is a Michigan based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with equal parts Southern Rock and Northern Soul. Entertainment sponsored by
Triangle Associates Construction Co. Bass Festival Button required for entry. Must be 21 to enter.

Friday, May 31, 2024

 

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. T.J. Schmidt Carnival opens - Join the fun on the midway. Ride the Ferris wheel or take a spin on the bumper cars.
 
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Crafters Market Opens - Check out the specials and try some of the new food vendors that have joined this year’s Festival.
 
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Beverage and Entertainment tent opens - It’s Friday and the end of the week. Come on down to the Bass Festival and relax and have a beverage or two. Beverage Tent sponsored by Starlight Campground and RV Park and JenTees Custom Logo Gear Bass Festival Button required for entry. Must be 21 to enter.

 

7:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Line Dancing with Suzie Cartwright - Come join the fun and learn to line dance! Bass Festival Button required for entry. Entertainment sponsored by Triangle Associates Construction Co. Bass Festival Button required for entry. Must be 21 to enter.

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Entertainment by DJ Ed McCarty - Come join us in the tent for a beverage and great music! Request all your favorite dance tune, County, Rock, Pop, Blues! You name it, Ed can play it!! Entertainment sponsored by Triangle Associates Construction Co. Bass Festival Button required for entry. Must be 21 to enter.

Saturday, June 1, 2024

 

​6:00 am - 1:00 pm: Fishing Tournament. 6:00 a.m. Registration 7:00 a.m. start 1:00 pm weigh in - Join us on Lake Bellaire at Fisherman’s Paradise Boat Launch for our Multigenerational and Veterans Fishing Tournament. Open to all ages! Cash prizes for fishermen 18 years and older. 1st prize: $300, 2nd Prize: $200, 3rd Prize: $100. Other prizes awarded for 17 years old and under. Prizes also awarded for youngest angler and oldest angler. Tournament sponsored by: Jay’s Sporting Goods, 22 2 None, Zebco, Jack’s Sporting Goods, Dunham’s Sports and Papa K’s Pizza.

 

 

11:00 a.m. Mancelona Bass Festival Grand Parade - Come enjoy the 68th annual Bass Festival parade with floats, cars, businesses, and much more! Entrants will parade from Mancelona High School to M-88. Right on M-88. Through downtown, turning left on North Maple Street, ending at Hinman Street. Parade sponsored by: Lighthouse Title, Mancelona Veterinary Clinic, and Matt’s Underground.

11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Mancelona Rotary Chicken BBQ Dinner - After the parade join the Mancelona Rotary as they prepare a delicious Chicken BBQ with all the fixings. Dinner will be served in the Beverage and Entertainment Tent located at Palmer Park. 

12:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. TJ Schmidt and the Carnival Rides open for the Day - Enjoy the kiddie rides as well as rides that will take your breath away.
 
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mancelona Bass Festival Annual Classic Car and Bike show sponsored by Polar Equator Napa - Relive the dreams of the 50’s, 60’s 70’s and 80’s as cars from all over Northern Michigan come for the day and have a chance to win prizes and trophies in several classes. Register by getting forms online at mancelonabassfest.org or you can register the day of the event. Sponsored by Polar Equator Napa in Mancelona

12:00 P.M. Corn Hole Tournament begins - Register on the Scoreholio app, or by contacting Steve at 231-676-0248 Check in is 1 hour before start time. Tournament held at the Beverage and Entertainment tent. Sponsored by the Mancelona Moose Lodge and Mancelona Lanes.
 
12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment and Beverage Tent opens - Join your friends and family for a refreshing beverage.

12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Crafters Market opens - Special sales go on throughout the day as the Mancelona Bass Festival showcases some of its new vendors to this year’s festival.

12:00 noon. Corn Hole (Bean Bag Toss Tournament) - Sponsored by Mancelona Moose Lodge and Mancelona Lanes.
 
1:00 pm – 2:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social. Free with Bass Festival Button - Located in front of Entertainment Tent

 
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: RPM playing your favorite tunes in the Beverage/Entertainment Tent - A generational rock band playing covers from the 70s to the present. Enjoy a beverage while you listen to the music! Bass Festival Button required for entry. Must be 21 to enter. Entertainment sponsored by Triangle Associates Construction.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

 

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Free Pancake Breakfast for the entire community of Mancelona - Sausage, eggs, pancakes, and beverage will be served. Please join your friends and family as the Bass Festival Committee would like to say thank you Mancelona for a great Bass Festival! Festival! Located in the Festival Tent at Palmer Park.
 
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. TJ Schmidt Carnival 
- opens for the day
 
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Crafters Market Opens -
Enjoy all of the booths at the festival! Maybe you will find that special something for someone, or for yourself!
 
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grand raffle -
Last chance to get your raffle tickets to win some great prizes that the Bass Festival will be giving away.

 

 

Raffle tickets available at The Pizza Shoppe, 4Front Credit Union, NAPA, and A Whole
New You Salon until Friday afternoon and until 2:00 Sunday at the Entertainment Tent
for the Electric Bikes and other prizes for $1 each or 6/$5

 

Bass Festival Pins are on sale at The Pizza Shoppe, Rooted, NAPA and 4Front Credit
Union in Mancelona until Friday afternoon May 31 st . and at the festival grounds in front of
the Entertainment Tent for $3 each.

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