The Wolverine Lumberjack Festival

Wolverine, Michigan

Last weekend in June, every year!

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Download this years schedule

Some Info

Current happenings and Festival info:


The cover of this years flyer, showing dates and some quick info.


Festival Info

The Festival is held every year during the last weekend in June and it's a great time to catch up with friends, the community and businesses in the area. Admission is $3.00 per person a day OR with the purchase of this years logo winner's button of $5.00, you get all three days! Saturday is Family Day - $10.00/Family!


Logo Winner

Congratulations to Nathaniel Merritt, the winner of the 2016 Logo Contest. Nathaniel is a senior at Wolverine High and aspires to be a professional artist after high school. He enjoys drawing scenery and characters, and gets his inspiration from everything he experiences, stating that it all makes an impression.

This Year

Here is a very short list of some of the things you can find at this years festival

Festival Hours

  • Friday - 2p.m. - 12a.m.
  • Saturday - 10a.m. - 12a.m.
  • Sunday - 10a.m. - 8p.m.

Beer Tent Hours

  • Friday - 2p.m. - 12a.m.
  • Saturday - 10a.m. - 12a.m.
  • Sunday - 10a.m. - 8p.m.


Friday night fireworks begin at Dusk.

An extra special thanks to Nunda Township, Dennis & Laurie Holden, Jim & Linda Jaroche, Ralph & Doreen Ochs, George & Marilyn Reeves, Attorney Timothy MacArthur, Mentor Township for their generous donation for this event!



Some music and Karaoke

  • Friday, June 24th - John Anderson - Entertainer/Karaoke: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 25th - Brewhouse Band: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 26th - Sneaky Pete: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


We are having our annual Lumberjack Festival parade at 10 A.M. Saturday, June 25th 2016. Feel free to join us in downtown Wolverine for this exciting family time. If you would like to participate please E-mail Rosie Hilliker or give her a call at 231-525-8742. You can also download and submit the 2016 Parade Form


Chicken Dinner

Join us on Saturday, June 25th for our scrumptious chicken dinner from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and includes 1/2 Chicken, 2 sides, roll and a drink. This will be $9.00


Pony Pulls

The Michigan Pony Dynamometer Association

Saturday - Pony Pulls will start at Noon.


Kid's Alley

  • Games
  • Face Painting
  • Penny Scramble
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Hands On Activities

Basketball Overhaul

Play some hoops!



Firefighters water ball contest begins at 1 p.m. Saturday.


Canoe & Kayak Events

Events begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday


Teen Dance

Teen dancing at the Community Center from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Admission will be $3.00.


Horseshoes, Kayak's and Ducks!

About Us

Recognizing all that make it happen:

Mission Statement

Adopted March 4th, 2010

The Wolverine Festival Committee is a local, non-profit organization whose main purpose is to support, through charitable donation as well as fundraising opportunities, other local non-profit entities, such as the library, public schools, area athletics programs, etc., whose purpose is to advance the quality of the rural community life through education and physical fitness. The purpose of the activities undertaken by this organization, such as the Lumberjack Festival as well as other events through the year, is to strengthen area commerce by promoting both tourism and good stewardship of our natural resources while also acting as an outlet through which the citizens of the Wolverine, Michigan area may demonstrate pride and pro-active involvement in their community through volunteerism.


The Lumberjack Festival Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who help things run smoothly! We could not have done it without you! We would also like to thank everyone who helped sell buttons!

To all of our sponsors, we thank you for your continuing support, Thank you to all who made donations of materials, prizes, and labor. Without the support of all these people the Lumberjack Festival would not and could not be a success. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact one of the members listed. Once again, Thank you all! And our greatest apologies to anyone whom we missed.

Festival Committee 2016

It is a very proud moment to be able to announce the Wolverine Lumberjack Committee for 2016. Please take the time and thank them for all the hard work that they have volunteered to do!!

Meetings are held at the Wolverine Community Center at 6:30 P.M. every second Thursday. Everyone is welcomed to attend. For more information contact Chairman Dave Bird at 419-350-9603 or email the committee at Email

Current Committee

  • Chairman - Dave Bird - 231-525-8124
  • Secretary - Temporary - Pat Bird
  • Co-Treasurer - Temporary - Dave Bird
  • Trustees - Rosie Hilliker, Wendy Young & Mark Young
  • Public Relations Coordinator - Dave Bird
  • Vendor Coordinator - Dave Bird
  • Parade Coordinator - Rosie Hilliker 231-525-8742
  • Online Services Technician - Rob W. - Email
  • Food Coordinator - Rosie Hilliker

Contact Info

Use the resources below to get in touch, find a form, volunteer, etc.


  • Dave Bird - 231-525-8124
  • Rosie Hilliker - 231-525-8742
  • Email - Click Here or copy the address below.
  • lumberjackfest@hotmail.com


Here are the various forms currently available for this years Festival! Please download what you need and submit.

2017 Vendor Form

2016 Parade Form

2017 Sponsor Form

Download this years schedule

Volunteers Needed

If you would like to help out at this years Wolverine Lumberjack Festival as a volunteer, please contact:

  • Dave Bird at 419-350-9603.
  • or

  • Rosie Hilliker 231-525-8742

Table & Chair Rental

Need some extra seating and a few big tables for your upcoming event? You can rent them from us! Metal folding chairs are .50 per chair, and 8-foot banquet tables are $6.00 each, per day. To make rental arrangements, please contact Dave Bird at 419-350-9603.


We would like to thank all the local businesses that contribute to the festival. Please feel free to click any image to visit their websites. (provided they have one)

Honorable Mentions


ABC Warehouse

Advocate Newspaper

Alpine Chocolat Haus

Alpine Restaurant

Amy Bird


BC Pizza

Barkley's (Brass Rail)

Barrel Back Restaurant

Buffalo Wild Wings

Burt Lake Marine

Call of the Wild

Cheboygan Brewery CO

Christopher Bird

Chuck Field

Citizen's National Bank

Dave & Pat Bird

Dixie Saloon

Indian River Do It Center

Douglas Lake Restaurant & Bar

Jimmy Johns

Korner Gift Shoppe

LaSenorita Restaurant

Mark's Wood Creations

Mike & Dave's Barbershop

MODOC Furniture

Northwoods/Southwoods Restaurant

Rhonda & Ty Hilliker

Rosie Hilliker

Shorts Brewery

Side Door Saloon

Straitsland Resorter

Studio 27 Salon

Sturgeon River Pottery

Sugar Bowl Restaurant

TAP 30 Brewery

Two Blonde Girls Salon

Wendy Young

Wigwam Restaurant

Wildwood Lake Golf Course