Pigeon Michigan Gears Up For Farmers Summerfest This Weekend

In 2013 community leaders wanted to spruce up the annual Farmers Festival, an occasion that had been ongoing for over 40 years. Thus the Pigeon Farmer’s Summerfest was born. The event may be an excellent experience for anyone trying to find a small-town feel with big city fun. The Wing Fling has been replaced by the ever-popular food trucks that offer a great variety. The festival begins on Thursday and goes on all weekend from July 15-18. Inflatables for the youngsters, live music for families, crafter’s for the crafty, food for the hungry, and an auto show for everyone! It’s an excellent time loaded with events just like the Wing Fling Eating Championship, downtown parade, a hot-rod burnout competition, and far more.

Farmers Summerfest Events on Thursday, July 15th

Sleeper State Park Chuck Wagon

Thursday starts with garage sales, sidewalk sales, ladies golf, kiddie cruise, Scheurer healthcare 5k sunset classic run/walks, and the Winsor Fire Dept sponsored happy hour and dinner!

  • 8 am… Garage Sale Weekend Kickoff (EF). Maps are available at Local Businesses & Online.
  • 9 am – 5 pm … Sidewalk Sales at Local Businesses
  • 10 am – 3 pm … Historical Museum Open House
  • 10 am… Ladies Golf Tournament (EF) Scenic Golf & CC, Organized by North Star Bank, Esther Hill 453-3999
  • 11 am – 9 pm … Food Trucks, Pigeon Rec Park
  • 4 pm – 10 pm … Happy Hour & Food at the Pigeon Event Center, Sponsored by Winsor Fire Dept
  • 7 pm … Scheurer Kiddie Cruise (EF), 1/4 mile race ages 5-10 Registration at Scheurer LTC Parking Lot
  • 8 pm … Pigeon Sunset Classic 5k Run/Walk (EF), Scheurer LTC Parking Lot, Sponsored by Scheurer Health

Garage Sale Weekend Map

Courtesy Pigeon Chamber of Commerce

Farmers Summerfest Events on Friday, July 16th

  • 8 am … Garage Sale Weekend
  • 9 am – 4 pm … Farmer’s Market/Crafters, Municipal Parking Lot.
  • 9 am – 5 pm … Sidewalk Sales at Local Businesses
  • 10 am … Laker Legacy Center Tour, Pick up at The Pigeon Band Shell
  • 10 am … Men’s Golf Tournament (EF) at Scenic Golf & CC, Organized by Brett McBride and Brody Beachy, 453-3350
  • 10 am – 3 pm … Historical Museum Open House
  • 10 am – 5 pm … Art Show, Downtown, Sponsored by GFWC Pigeon Area Women’s Club
  • 11 am – 10 pm … Food Trucks, Pigeon Rec Park
  • 11 am… Pickle Ball Clinic, Recreation Park/Band Shell, Sponsored by Raymond James, Organized by The Bad Axe Pickle Ball Association
  • 12:00 pm – 3 pm … Kids Games Hosted by Main Street & Michigan Ave. Businesses: Amy’s, A&D, Pigeon Hardware, Agri-Valley Services, Pigeon Telephone, Thumb Cellular, Bailey Insurance, Harjo’s Ben Franklin, Haist Flowers, Pigeon Historical/Berne Junction, Thumb Bank and Trust, Blush
  • Beauty Bar, Orr’s Drug Store, Pigeon Dental, Scheurer Vision, Pigeon Police Dept., *Town & Country Salon, *Scheurer Health *these event hosts located in the Municipal parking lot
  • 3:00 pm … Kid’s Parade with Transportation Services Theme. Line up at 2:30 at District Library Walk to Pigeon Rec Park, Organized by Chris Swartzendruber
  • 3:30 pm – 5 pm … Magician, Juggler and Comedian “PJ Weber”, Band Shell, Sponsored by Supporters of Farmer’s Summerfest
  • 6 pm – 10 pm … Cool 2 Duel Dueling Pianos, Band Shell, Sponsored by Supporters of Farmer’s Summerfest
  • 7 pm … Beautiful Baby Crowning, Princess & Prince Crowning, Festival Queen Crowning, Band Shell,
  • Sponsored by Pigeon Chamber of Commerce, Thumb Bank & Trust and Bay Port State Bank. Organized by North Star Bank

Food Trucks at the Pigeon Farmers Summerfest

Food Trucks Pigeon
Courtesy Pigeon Chamber of Commerce
  • Chucks Wagon
  • YaEatYet
  • Olveras
  • Zachzilla’s
  • Shooters Grill
  • Bechlers
  • Taste of Bay City
  • Kona Ice
  • Savory Smokehouse

Farmers Summerfest Events on Saturday, July 17th

Pigeon Band Shell – Courtesy Pigeon Chamber of Commerce
  • 8 am … Garage Sale Weekend
  • 9 am – 9 pm … Laker Friends and Family Co-ed Softball, Ball Park
  • 9 am – 1 pm … Farmer’s Market/Crafters, Municipal Parking Lot
  • 9 am … Sidewalk Sales at Local Businesses
  • 9 am … Zwemmer’s Farm Tour, Pick up at The Pigeon Band Shell
  • 10 am – 5 pm … Art Show, Downtown, Sponsored by GFWC Pigeon Area Women’s Club
  • 11 am – 11 pm … Food Trucks, Pigeon Rec Park
  • 11 am … Grand Parade, Downtown
  • 12:30 pm – 3 pm … BINGO, Rec Park, Organized by GFWC, Pigeon Area Women’s Club, Lisa DiCamillo 453-3237
  • 12 pm – 9 pm … Kid’s Inflatables, Rec Park
  • 1 pm – 4 pm … BNT Band, Band Shell, Sponsored by Supporters of The Pigeon Farmer’s Summerfest
  • 1 pm – 4 pm … Wheel of Fortune, Recreation Park, Organized by Pigeon Lions Club
  • 2 pm … Corn Hole Tournament, Rec Park, Registration at 1 pm, Organized by A. Johnson Portables 989-550-5474
  • 2 pm … Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, Registration at 1 pm, Sponsored by Bay Port State Bank, Organized by Laker FFA Alumni
  • 3 pm … Kids Games, Followed by Kids Watermelon Eating Contest; Organized by Blue Water YFC and Pigeon Summer Rec
  • 3 pm … Mini Tractor Pull, Behind Ball Park, Sponsored by E. Glenn Phillips Used Trucks & Equip Sales and Thumb Truck LLC, Organized by Al Collison
  • 6 pm – 11 pm … Sinclairs Band, Band Shell, Sponsored by Supporters of Farmer’s Summerfest
  • 7 pm … On Stage Contest, Band Shell Stage
  • 8 pm … $2,500 Cash Raffle Drawing
  • Dusk … FIREWORKS Show, Recreation Park

Farmers Summerfest Events on Sunday, July 18th

Pigeon Disc Golf
Pigeon Disc Golf at Rotary Park

The last day of the Pigeon Farmers Summerfest doesn’t slow down. Car tractor and motorcycle shows along with an ice cream social. Disc Golf is getting hot all over Michigan. It’s no exception in the Upper Thumb. This will also be the first year for a Disc Golf Tournament on Rotary Hill.

  • 11 am – 2 pm … Auto & Motorcycle Show, Downtown, Sponsored by Pigeon Dental
  • 11 am – 2 pm … Antique Tractor Show, Downtown, Organized by Thumb Two Cylinder Club
  • 11 am – 2 pm … Food Trucks, Pigeon Rec Park
  • 11 am – 2 pm … Art Show, Downtown, Sponsored by GFWC Pigeon Area Women’s Club
  • 11:15 am … Community Worship Service, Rec Park Tent
  • 12 pm – 3 pm … Pigeon Historical Society Ice Cream Social, Farmers Market
  • 1 pm … Mini Tractor Pull, Behind Ball Park, Sponsored by E. Glenn Phillips Used Trucks & Equip Sales and Thumb Truck LLC, Organized by Al Collison
  • 1 pm – 3 pm … Pigeon Rotary Disc Golf Tournament, Rotary Hill

Pigeon Rotary Disc Golf Tournament

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