Petoskey Stone Festival adds new events

Posted on May 27, 2010


This Saturday, May 29, half of Antrim County will head over to Barnes Park to eat roasted corn and BBQ and elephant ears. We’ll browse vendor booths for handcrafted jewelry and polished Petoskeys. We’ll hunt for the Fabulous Fossil down on the beach. If it gets warm enough, we’ll even go splashing into the Bay.

These photos are all from 2008, but they’re a pretty fair guide to what you can expect on Saturday.  The Petoskey Stone Festival has become a Memorial Day tradition. There will be some new events in 2010, but all the old favorites will return.

  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Booths full of rocks and minerals, jewelry, and every conceivable form of Petoskey craftwork, purveyors of local delicacies (fruit preserves, mustards, honey, maple syrup, pies)
    • Full complement of Festival Food Groups
    • Kids’ fishing pond
  • Noon: Tommy Tropic
  • 2:00 PM: Michigan State Police Canine Show
  • 3:30 PM: Great Lakes Timber Show sampler

Admission is free and you’ll see a lot of cute little kids–although this particular toddler is now a big boy and you’ll hardly recognize him.  I don’t see how you can go wrong.