Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the inability to get insurance for the event, the Caseville Chamber of Commerce has canceled the 2020 Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival.
The Cheeseburger in Caseville is a chance to experience a bit of Key West atmosphere, Jimmy Buffet music, and indulge in cheeseburgers in paradise. In prior years, officials placed estimates were that over 100,000 people visited the area during its 10-day festival. It’s a family-friendly event during the day but offers a bit of craziness that true Parrot Heads appreciate in the evening hours. Here are some hints provided by those who frequent the event each year.
How to Prepare for Cheeseburger in Caseville
This includes having your own water, a rain jacket, and comfortable walking shoes. Fill a small backpack with snacks, sunscreen, and even a change of clothes. Double on this point if your bringing kids!!
Gas Up Before You Arrive at Cheeseburger in Caseville
If you’re getting here on fumes, gas up in Elkton, Kinde, Bay Port, Port Austin, or Bad Axe. The main street in Caseville gets busy and packed. You will feel better knowing you can get out without waiting an hour in line for a few gallons of gas.
Use the Shuttle Lot at Cheeseburger in Caseville
Set Up a Base Camp – Park your car and plan on walking around. Park at least a few blocks away from Main so you can get easy in and out. Parking is crazy in the Caseville County Park or near Main Street. Do not park on someone’s lawn.
No Open Alcohol on the Street at Cheeseburger in Caseville
Do Not Drink on the Street – This is not New Orleans Mardi Gras. Open alcohol containers are a no-no. You will see the un-informed with a open beer walking down the street. They are a target for a ticket. Drink in designated areas.
Luck Favors the Informed at Cheeseburger in Caseville
Be Informed of Events – Grab a free Event Calendar from Caseville Chamber of Commerce. There are also several Smartphone apps available. Tune in to WLEW – FM at 102.1 on your drive in for weather and local updates.
The Wednesday Evening Parade is the Top Event at Cheeseburger in Caseville
Set up For the Parade of Tropical Fools Early – This is the highlight of the whole festival. By late morning on Wednesday you should claim a spot for your clan with chairs and ribbon. Be cool about it. There will be up to 50,000 friends with you.
First Saturday? Head for the Fire Station at Cheeseburger in Caseville
Support Your Local Firefighters – The Caseville Fire Department only offers its famous Firehouse Burgers on the first Saturday. Its for a great cause and they are delicious.
Plenty of Facilities at Cheeseburger in Caseville
Use the Porta-Potties – Guys, and Gals, public urination will get you arrested. Fortunately, there are hundreds of portable toilets. Sometimes there are contests and prizes for the best selfie in front of a porta-john.
Relax and Have Fun – Make a new friend, help a senior citizen, take crazy pictures, and post. It’s Key North and the best part of the summer.
Plan B – Do Something Else – If you or your kids have had enough Cheeseburger Fest and crowds, try something else. Here are a couple of fresh ideas.