Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 24, 2014


8:30 a.m. Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival 5k Fun Race

Enjoy the flora and fauna of the hiking trails in Antrim County's Barnes    Park! No race fee-pre-registration required or register at race time. Sponsored by Shanty Creek Resorts. 

9:30 a.m. 9th annual Commissioner's Kids' Stone Skipping Contest
Sponsored by Antrim County Commissioner Mike Crawford and Crawford Builders, LLC. Pre-registration required at PSF registration booth in festival area. 

10 a.m. Let the fun begin - the festival officially opens!

Fun for everyone all day long, with the best gem and mineral vendors in the Great Lakes, a free Kid's Trout Fishing Pond sponsored by the Bellaire Conservation Club, the antics of Albo the Clown and well-known juggler Tommy Tropic, great food and entertaining music provided by our beloved Danny Bellenbaum!

11 a.m. 9th annual Petoskey Stone Hunt

Keep the stones you find on Barnes Park's beautiful Grand Traverse Bay beach and win great prizes, too! Pre-registration required at PSF registration booth in festival area. Open to children and adults.

12 p.m. 9th annual Betty Dinger Memorial Award
Our annual tribute to the great lady who inspired us and those who have contributed so much to our festival, Antrim County's tourism industry, and the preservation of Michigan's natural resources.

1 p.m. Rebecca Lessard and the Wings of Wonder

A very special presentation of birds of prey native to our great state of Michigan by one of Michigan's best known wildlife rehabilitators. Sponsored by Alden State Bank.

2 p.m. Kalkaska County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Schaub and “Ruslan”
A very interesting presentation of a law enforcement canine search and rescue team at work! Sponsored by Armor Express. 

3 p.m. GT Band of Odawa & Chippewa Indians Dance Group
Watch, learn and enjoy the native music, dances and customs of those who gave Michigan's state stone its name-a presentation not to be missed! - Sponsored by Dewey Insurance

4 p.m. – Festival closes. See you next year!


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