Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Downtown Iron Mountain Oktoberfest

Authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest Downtown Iron Mt. September 24

Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty
The historical background: the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17 with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved to September.
By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because the September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over "die Wiesen" or the fields much longer without feeling chilly.

At Downtown Iron Mountain's Oktoberfest you will enjoy continuous entertainment, polka dancing, hammerschlagen, sing-alongs and fun for all. Delicious and authentic German food will be available at this year’s Oktoberfest including specialties from Steinhaus in Marquette, MI and Milwaukee Pretzel Company. Plus we will have BEER! Oktoberfest market will feature glass steins, alpine hats, and fresh t-shirt designs for purchase. 

Activities include: (10am to 10pm, $5, 13 and younger free) 
Harvest market from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Extensive Children’s area from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Children’s pretzel eating contest 11:30 a.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest stein holding competition 5:30 p.m.
Darryl Seria Project from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Next Myle from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Beer demonstrations with Tri-County Fermenters
Festmeister chants with Mark Klossner
13 beers on tap
Savory German dishes

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

 It’s time again for the “Greatest Show on Snow”! More than 10 Countries are expected to participate in the 2016 Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup Ski Jumping Competition in Iron Mountain, Michigan, February 19-21.


Celebrating the competition’s 77th year, ski jumpers from around the globe will gather in Iron Mountain to try to claim king of the mountain at the 120 meter Pine Mountain Ski Jump.  Known around the world as one of the more challenging ski jumping venues, Giant Pine Mountain has attracted some of the world’s top ski jumpers.  Countries expected to compete in the 2016 competition include Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Slovenia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Finland, Germany, Turkey and the United States.


The schedule of events include:


Thursday, February 18,  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Meet The Skiers” at Pine Mountain Resort. This is an informal gathering to meet the skiers and coaches as well as to get autographs. There is no charge for this event, although reservations are requested by calling the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance at (906) 774-2002.


Friday, February 19, 10 AM Training Rounds begin.


Saturday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. Trial Round; 12:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony;
1:00 p.m. Competition begins.


Sunday, February 9, 11:00 a.m. Trial Round begins; 1:00 p.m. Competition begins




Pre-sale admission buttons are available at several locations throughout the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area or by mail order thru the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. To order, call (906) 774-2002. Pre-sale buttons are $20 for Adults and $15 for Students 11-17 years of age; kids 10 and under are free. Pre-sale admission buttons are available now through Thursday, February 18. Gate prices are $25 for adults and $20 for students.


This is the largest tailgate party in the Midwest in the month of February! Bring your grills, brats and beverages and watch some of the world’s best ski jumpers! Concessions will be available on site. Carry-ins and tailgating are welcomed.


For additional information visit www.ironmountain.org.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Busy Weekend in the Iron Mountain Area

June 26-29 will be a busy weekend in the Iron Mountain area, not only will our "normal" events be happening, but a few extra as well.

The City of Niagara, Wisconsin will be celebrating their Centennial on June 25th thru June 29th 2014. Come join the fun!! Live Headliner Bands, including the Kentucky Headhunters and 38 Special
Local bands, Food vendors, Carnival, Parade and Entertainment for all!! https://www.facebook.com/NiagaraCentennialCelebration2014

Art for All, Saturday June 28 at Bay West College. This juried art show attracts people throughout the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin and the Midwest.  Nearly 60 artists and craftsmen from across the country will exhibit at this juried art show, now in its 46th year. There will be live entertainment all day as well as food and beverage vendors. A hands-on craft area will be available for children and adults. The event, held rain or shine, will offer the chance to win door prizes and it is free to the public.

Northwood Triathlon. The 4th annual Northwoods Triathlon will be held at Lake Antoine Park on Sunday June 29. The Event includes:

Youth Triathlon: Swim 200 Feet, Bike 2 Mi, Run 1/2 Mi
Start Time: 11:30AM CST

Sprint Triathlon: Swim 500 Meters, Bike 17 Mi, Run 5K
Start Time: 8:00AM CST

Olympic Distance Triathlon: Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 40K Mi, Run 10K
Start Time: 7:30AM CST

You can visit us online to view other events going on as well at http://www.ironmountain.org/events_calendar-8/

Monday, June 2, 2014

Menominee Range Museums Open this week

The Cornish Pumping Engine and Mining Museum, along with the World War II Glider Military Museum, opens on Monday, June 2. Hours of operation for the season are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Cornish Pump and Glider museum are located at 300 Kent St. in Iron Mountain.
The Menominee Range Historical Foundation Museum, located at 300 East Ludington St. in Iron Mountain, opens its doors for the season on Tuesday, June 3. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There are new displays at the glider museum this year. The Piper Cub and Heiserman airplanes were suspended from the ceiling. With space on the floor opening up, a 4 ft. by 10 ft. simulated gas station has filled in the area. It contains a refurbished gas pump, a 1930's Ford Dump truck and a Ford Car.

For more information on the museums you can visit them at http://www.menomineemuseum.com/

Monday, May 12, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fumee Lake Natural Area Walks

The Fumee Lake Natural Area is great place to get outside and check out nature. Spring and early Summer are great times to visit the area as everything starts to green and flower, especially after this years long winter! 

Here are a couple of early season events:

Sat May 31, 7am 
The Fumee Lake Commission invites the public to participate in their annual guided Bird Watching walk at the Fumee Lake Natural Area.

Warblers, Loons & Bald Eagles are a few of the species that may be seen on the walk. This is an easy walk at a slow pace on easy terrain. Walking distance is just over 1 mile and will last 2-3hrs.

Meet at the East parking lot off the Upper Pine Creek Rd (off US2 between Quinnesec and Norway). Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. A bird guide and binoculars are suggested. Photographers are encouraged to bring their cameras.

Sat June 7, 8am 
The Fumee Lake Commission invites the public to participate in their annual guided Wildflower walk at the Fumee Lake Natural Area.

Trilliums, Wild Ginger and Orchids are some of the flowers that may be seen. This is an easy walk at a slow pace on easy terrain. Walking distance is just over 1 mile and will last 2-3hrs.

Meet at the East parking lot off the Upper Pine Creek Rd (off US2 between Quinnesec and Norway). Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

A flower guide is suggested. Photographers are encouraged to bring their cameras.

There is no charge to participate and a County park sticker in not required.