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Gaylord Alpenfest – July 10 – 14, 2018

Alpenfest EntertainmentGaylord, a vacation destination in central northern Michigan, will be hosting its’ 54th Annual Alpenfest® on July 10th – 14th, 2018.

Alpenfest® attracts not only local residents but also frequent vacationers enjoying the beautiful Michigan summer days.

Additionally, it is Gaylord’s unofficial annual homecoming weekend, with former residents returning to enjoy the festivities.

Expect five days of festivities including a parade, carnival, kids games and contests, pancake breakfast, ethnic food, stages with live entertainment and the World’s Largest Coffee Break.

This is a true community celebration!


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Gaylord Alpenfest On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Gaylord Alpenfest Page On Facebook.


2 weeks ago

Gaylord Alpenfest

The Alpenfrost 2019 Pin Design Contest is underway! Our 8th annual Alpenfrost will be held February 1st and 2nd 2019 and we need your help! Once again the Alpenfrost Committee is looking for themed artwork reflecting an outdoor winter festival to adorn the 8th annual Alpenfrost commemorative pin and promotional materials. This pin will be your ticket to all the festival events as well as specials from local businesses. To enter your artwork for consideration, please send in or email your artwork by Friday, November 9th. This year’s winning design entrant will receive a $50 prize!

Alpenfrost Pin Criteria are as follows:
1. The theme should reflect an outdoor winter festival
2. Please include the following information on your design: 2019 Alpenfrost, Feb 1st & 2nd, 8th Annual,
3. Design can be submitted in a larger circle, but must be able to fit in a small round pin approximately 2 1/4” diameter
4. If submitting as an electronic file, please save as either jpg or pdf format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
5. Entries due by Friday, Nov 9th and can be dropped off at the Gaylord Chamber of Commerce at 319 West Main St, mailed to Gaylord Chamber, Attn Jennifer Cleaver, PO Box 513, Gaylord MI 49734, or emailed to [email protected]
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1 month ago

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Did you know with your $5 pin you can participate in 10 Free Food Events? Have you participated in these? What do you love about them? ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Gaylord Alpenfest

ALPENFEST SUGGESTION BOX: What would you most like to see at next year's festival? ... See MoreSee Less


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More hands-on kid activities

Tribute to "journey" again !!!

I went last year and I found it to be wonderful...clean...kid friendly...and a little bit of everything for every she...the concerts were amazing...keep up the good work..

Picnic tables with umbrellas

Some new and different vendors. Seem to be the same ones every year.

Country Concerts !

The Elders!

mtb race

Half marathon

More vendor booths... Has always been one of my favorite parts, and seems to be less of them every year, and more carnival midway! 😕 There's already a fair...

Better music bands

Better prices.

More and different vendor booths that will draw more people.

Newer vendors

Glow run ( if that could happen)

More Vendors. Better music.

Real arts and crafts not buy sell

More vendors. More variety with vendors. Car show. Dog/animal competition.

Everything different from years past. Getting boring.

More vendors.

The prices because as a large family I would love to be able to have my children experience and it's hard due to prices or maybe family bundles. different souvenir options as well would be nice. And more different vendors the polish was my favorite but maybe different options

Better music !! Bigger selection for small kids for rides . And more venders for sure !

Hated the big screen commercials next to the stage. As well as the VIP seating. So commercial in 2018. Not what I always believed Alpenfest to be.

Gluten Free Venders would be nice!

BRING BACK THE FIREBALL! N LESS KID RIDES. majority of ppl that go r teens

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