82nd National Trout Festival​​ 

April 25th-29th , 2018

Kalkaska, Michigan 

The Skerbeck Family Carnival is back for another year of fun and festivities, open until 10:00pm.

Buy pre-sale tickets at Trout Festival Headquarters or Online.

Come enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausage, potatoes, juice and milk. There is also a raffle and a 50/50.

Cost is by donation only.

Closes at 1:00pm.

10:00am - Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom Opens


Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom with Reptile Display, Petting Zoo and Camel Rides. It is a festival favorite and can't be missed!

Sponsored by 

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.

Show begins at 9:00am, Free Public Admission! Trivia and Prizes!

Sponsored by

Sunday April 29th, 2018

Walk the fairgrounds with over 50 vendors lined up, offering anything from custom vinyl decals to handcrafted wood work.

Noon - Skerbeck Family Carnival Opens


 10:00am - Flea Market Opens


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

Field at the Corner of Seeley & Beebe Road

9:00am- Open Fishing for Children & Vetrans

CC Well Drilling, 377 M66 SE

1:00pm- Pizza Eating Contest

Railroad Square, Downtown Kalkaska

Children, up to age 16, and Veterans are welcome to come fishing in hopes of catching 1 of 100 tagged fish - including Big Jay and Little Jay.


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9:00am- Classic Car Show

Railroad Square, Downtown Kalkaska

8:00am- Coldsprings-Excelsior Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast, CETA Hall, 6615 CO RD 612 NE

Classic Car Show with prizes for Best In Show, Top 25, King & Queen's Choice. Dash Plaques for the first 75 entries, $10 entry fee.

Show begins at 9:00am, Free Public Admission

8:00am- Classic Car Show Registration Begins

Railroad Square, Downtown Kalkaska