Blowout

UTR-Webmaster Episode 213

www.blowout.metrotimes.com If you’re looking for the largest local music festival in all of North America, there’s only one place to go, and that’s Hamtramck, Michigan. The festival is officially known as “Blowout” and is put on by one of the country’s hippest alternative newspapers, the Detroit Metro Times. Blowout is also one of the longest-running music festivals of its kind …

Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival

UTR-Webmaster Episode 213

www.cheeseburgerincasevillefest.com In 1999, the Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival started with a handful of people who loved Jimmy Buffett’s tropical tendency to kick back and relax with a great cheeseburger. Now for ten days every August, Caseville becomes “Key North,” and this beautiful little town of eight hundred hosts almost a quarter million people from around the world who love Buffett, …

Bike Time

UTR-Webmaster Episode 213

www.muskegonbiketime.com If you like wind in your hair and bugs in your teeth, this festival is every two-wheeler’s ultimate weekend. It’s called Bike Time. It’s in Muskegon, and even though it’s only a few years old, it’s now the fastest-growing motorcycle festival in the country. Every July, thirty-five thousand bikes from thirty-eight states (and over ninety thousand people total) converge …

Bologna Festival

UTR-Webmaster Episode 213

www.yalechamber.com/page-bologna.html All my life people have been telling me I’m full of bologna. Finally, I found a place where I totally fit in. It was at the fantastically fun Bologna Festival in Yale, Michigan. For three days every July, this small town of two thousand turns into twenty thousand bologna-loving party-goers. If you’re wondering why they have a bologna festival …

Ypsilanti Summer Beer Festival

UTR-Webmaster Episode 213

www.michiganbrewersguild.org What would a Michigan festival special be without a good old fashioned beer festival? So we went to the 14th Annual Summer Beer Festival at Riverside Park in beautiful Ypsilanti, Michigan. It’s the oldest and largest beer festival in the state. Thousands of beer lovers converged to taste over three hundred different beers from more than fifty different Michigan …