In order to help protect all festival goers, masks are required for all activities taking place on the Fairgrounds. If you find yourself without a mask, the National Trout Festival will have some available, in child and adult sizes. Please stop at the Trout House located between the Carnival and Flea Market.
From the MDHHS- re: Fairs and Festivals FAQ
A face mask is defined as a tightly woven cloth or other multi-layer absorbent material that closely covers an individual's mouth and nose. Medical or surgical grade masks are included in this definition. Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, neck gaiter, plastic masks, chin shields, and face shields do not provide sufficient protection and are not considered "face masks" for the purpose of this order.
However, a face shield covering the yes, nose, and mouth can be worn in addition to a cloth ask if desired. A face shield may be worn by younger children who are not required to wear a cloth mask, in other settings when a face mask is not required.
Everyone must remain masked at all times unless they are eating or drinking while SITTING IN A DESIGNATED AREA. The consumption of food or beverages is permitted only while seated in those areas. There is no exemption for mask removal for the purpose of smoking.
We ask that everyone follow social distancing guidelines and remain six feet apart from those not in your household. There will be line guides within the carnival. At the Flea Market, please be aware of where others are within booths and keep your distance. There will be extra hand washing stations and hand sanitizer available throughout the fairgrounds.
If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 including but not limited to: fever or chills, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, unexplained aches, cough, shortness of breath, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose, please do not attend any festival activities. If you are medically unable to wear a mask, please stay safe and we'll see you next year.
Thank you for your cooperation and helping to keep our community and visitors as safe as possible.
We are happy to welcome the Skerbeck Family Carnival back to Kalkaska and the National Trout Festival! Beginning at 4 pm on Thursday, April 22, the rides, games, and food vendors will be open to provide countless hours of great fun for our community. Make sure to look under the Schedule tab for all details.
As Michigan's largest mobile zoo, you'll experience a hands-on educational and fun you won't forget!
Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo provides an interactive, entertaining, and memorable exhibit that appeals to all ages!
Thank you to CATT Development and Freedom Green Farm for sponsoring Whispering Pines.
With over 80 spaces, you are sure to find treasures galore at the Flea Market! From clothes to lawn ornaments, swords to fried veggies, and everything in between, this is a great opportunity to purchase gifts or treat yourself!
The Shady Belle showcases local entertainment and offers a concessions stand Thursday through Saturday.It is located in the West Hall of the Civic Center.
Schedule of Entertainment*
Thursday, 6 pm- EVERGREEN, Celtic music by the Sieting family
Thursday, 7:30 pm- Friends of the COA
Friday, 4:30- Kalkaska Queens
Friday, 5:30 to 9- Straight Forward Bluegrass Band, Jeff White
Saturday, 5:30 to 9- Friends of the COA
*Schedule is subject to change