Northern Michigan Flywheelers

July 18, 2016

Summer in Northern Michigan often means spending time with friends and family. It also means checking out one of the numerous local festivals and activities that are traditions here in Northern Michigan. The Northern Michigan Flywheelers Antique Tractor Engine & Craft Show is one of those traditions.

Grandpa Shorter's Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers

(Photo Credit: Boyne Gazette)

Founded in April of 1988, the Walloon Lake Flywheelers Association held it’s first meeting in May of that year at the old Pied Piper Roller Rink in Walloon Lake. ‘With fifty people present, a Board was elected, a by-laws committee appointed, and membership dues set.’ The Flywheelers first official show was then scheduled for only 4 months later at the Matthew’s Farm on US-131 just a few miles north of Boyne Falls. Since then, the show has always been held the last full weekend in July, rain or shine. The Flywheelers club has grown exponentially since it’s first meeting back in May of 1988 and eventually applied for non-profit status. The club is a local pillar in the community and sponsors multiple Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops in the Boyne area.

If you’re in the Petoskey/Boyne City area this weekend, Friday July, 29th – Sunday July, 31st the Flywheelers Antique Tractor & Engine show will be in full swing. Gates open each day at 7am, adults entrance fee is $7 and children under 12 are FREE with a paying adult. If you’re interested in staying overnight on grounds, primitive camping is also available for $25.

Antique Flywheelers Activities Include –

    • 7am: Gates open and All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet
    • 9am: Opening Ceremonies
    • 7pm Friday & Saturday evening: Tractor Safari
    • Live music
    • Museum
    • Ice Cream Parlor
    • Concessions
    • Barn Yard
    • Farm Museum
    • Blacksmith Shop
    • Flea Market
    • Craft Show
    • And more!

Grandpa Shorter's Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers

(Photo Credit: Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers)

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