82nd National Trout Festival​​ 

April 25th-29th , 2018

Kalkaska, Michigan 

Join us for an evening of loud motors and big fun! Not only are you getting the action packed BUMP-N-RUN, we also have a one and done stock demo derby AND the ever popular POWER WHEELS RACE for the kiddos! Gate opens at 4:00pm

Adults/$10.00, Children 12-6/$6.00, 5 & Under/FREE

Brought to you by Kalkaska County Ag Fair

Head to the Kaliseum front lawn for this free event! Fun for children of ALL AGES -- yes, even you BIG KIDS too! Closes at 7:00pm.\

Sponsered by

Roscommon High School Steel Syndicate

Railroad Square, Dowtown Kalkaska

An open to the public pig roast with all of the fixin's; baked beans, cole slaw, baked potato, rolls and dessert.

Veterans and Active Military Members Eat FOR FREE

Adults/$10.00, Children 11-15/$5.00, Children 10 & Under EAT FREE!

Closes at 6:00pm.

1:00pm- K.A.M.P.S. Fun Fly Air Show

Field at the Corner of Seeley & Beebe Road

Join the crowds that line Cedar Street for one of the biggest events of the festival. Watch as close to 100 entries parade by-- the route begins at the intersection of Evergreen Street, down Cedar Street, to Third Street.

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4:00pm - Chute Dogging Rodeo Event

Rocking Horse Arena, Fairgrounds

Two FULL days of free music! The Troutzillafest Tent will be packed both days with all-ages, all-genre music with Death of the Party, From Swords to Bullets, Inghost, Doogie, The Jackpine Snag, and much much more! Closes at 10:00pm.

Brought to you by Obscurrus Diem Productions

4:00pm- Troutzillafest 8 Music Stage Opens

Troutzilla Music Tent, Fairgrounds

Dusk - Fireworks Display

Over the Fairgrounds

Saturday April 28th, 2018  (cont.)

A fun for the whole family event! Watch as teams of 2 work together to wrestle young steer to the ground. $2.00 per person

Brought to you by the Kalkaska Horse Project


      Sponsored by Las Vegas Tan & Salon

11:00am - TC Bubble Soccer

Kaliseum, Front Lawn

Kalkaska Area Model Plane Society (K.A.M.P.S.) is a group dedicated to model plane aviation. This show includes a demonstration of radio-controlled planes and jets, as well as plane and jet displays. 

Closes at 3:00pm.

2:00pm - 82nd Annual Grand Royale Parade

Dowtown Kalkaska

Watch the display of vibrant colors as they rise over the fairgrounds.

Brought to you by Melrose Pyrotechnics

Sponsored by

5:00pm- Spring Fling Bump-n-Run & More

Arena, Fairgrounds

12:30pm- Shady Belle Opens

Civic Center

Immediately following the parade the Roscommon Syndicate, Steel Drum Band, will be performing under the white tent at Railroad Square in Downtown Kalkaska.


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The Shady Belle "Saloon" opens at the Civic Center. There will be an array of local talent throughout the festival including the Miss Kalkaska Queen's, and many local bands and musicians.

Closes at 10:00pm.

2:00pm - Annual Pig Roast

VFW Post 8684 Hall, 408 Hyde Street