Boyne’s antique fly wheeler festival

flywheelerCome celebrate mechanical marvels and artistic designs with the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers club as they host the 28th annual Antique Tractor Engine and Craft Show.

The show is held July 23 through July 26 on the grounds of U.S.-131, just south of Walloon Lake.

“The festival is promoting all versions and brands of tractors,” said Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club member Deb Matthew.

Festival gates open at 7a.m. with an all-you-can-eat breakfast being served every day.

“The Boyne Area Boy and Girl Scouts will be helping with the opening ceremonies—they have been doing so for a number of years,” said Jim Mort, Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club President. “We actually charter both organizations.”

Along with tractors and a flea market, there will be a number of artisans selling wares and doing a variety of demonstrations throughout the day.

“There are approximately seven to nine blacksmiths doing demonstrations. We have the largest concentration of blacksmiths at one festival,” said Matthew.

Other artisans that will be doing demonstrations include basket weavers, jewelry makers and potters, to name a few.

“We have a working sawmill, a veneer mill, and basket factory also on display,” said Matthew.

Last year, they added a musical instrument museum.”

Also part of the festivities include the Parade of Power, which takes place daily at 2 p.m.

During the tractor festival there will be a variety of musical entertainment, ranging from open mic all day Thursday, and a large selection of various musical genres and artists every day until church services from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday

“We’re not a club, we’re a family. People help out at this event out of the goodness of their heart,” said Mort “There’ll be no better time spent than coming here. There’s something for all ages.”

Primitive camping is also available for $25 plus admission per person, campers are to use the North entrance and visitors are to use the South entrance.

In addition to arts, crafts, tractor displays, demonstrations, antique farm machinery, music, dancing and a flea market and much more!

Each day, the gates open at 7 a.m. The opening ceremonies are at 9 a.m., with a Parade of Power at 2 p.m. daily and, a 7 p.m., there is a Tractor Safari (excludes Sunday).

Admission to the event is $7 per day for adults. Children younger than 12 get in free with an adult.

There are food concessions on the grounds and there is an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at 7 a.m. each day.

This year’s event features

100 Doodlebug Challenge • Antique Autos

Arts & Crafts • Museum • Musical Entertainment

Animal Farm • Barber Shop • Blacksmiths

Grist Mill • Filling Station • Flea Market

Threshing • Musical Instrument Museum

Saw Mill • Children’s Activities • Farm Museum

Tractor Scale • Shingle Mill • Branding

Basket Shop & Veneer Mill

important information

No pets, bicycles or alcoholic beverages on the show grounds, and personal transportation vehicles are allowed for the handicapped and authorized personnel only.

• Campers use north entrance

• Visitors use south entrance

For Further Information

Flea Market

John Talboys – (231) 675-4931

Arts and Crafts

Jackie Capelin (231) 582-9490

President

Tim Howard (989) 705-7663

Show Information

Deb Matthew (231) 675-7434

Show Grounds Phone

(231) 549-3041