Did you know there is a Bologna Festival in Yale, Michigan?

No bull - or should I say no bologna?

The unique and popular festival has been held on Main Street in downtown Yale since 1989. With roughly 2000 residents, the town attracts over 20,000 visitors from Michigan and beyond every year.

The Bologna Festival includes outhouse races, a street dance, fireworks, a parade, a car show, cardboard boat races, and plenty of bologna.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, car show, outhouse races, or the cardboard boat races you will find additional information and entry forms here.

There is also a pageant to determine a Bologna King and Bologna Queen. The festival also hosts a Baby Bologna Contest.

Yale Bologna Festival
Yale Bologna Festival

From left to right - Bologna Princess, Maria Pratt. Miss Michigan Teen USA. Bologna Queen Tara Aldea. Bologna King Bradley Runyon. Bologna Prince David Tyler.

When is the Yale Bologna Festival in Michigan?

The 34th annual Yale Bologna Festival is a three-day event,

  • Friday, July 26th, 2024
  • Saturday, July 27th, 2024
  • Sunday, July 28th, 2024

How do I become a candidate for Bologna King or Queen?

Candidate information for Bologna King, Bologna King, Junior Royalty, and the Bologna Baby Contest can be found here.

If you do become Bologna Royalty this year, let me know. I will do a feature story on you too.

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