Tip Up Town USA

67th Tip-Up Town USA

January 21-22 & January 28-29, 2017

Houghton Lake, Michigan

Hosted by the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce & the Official Sponsors of Tip Up Town USA 2017

  • Tip-Up Town USA 2017

    It's hard to put into words how Tip Up Town USA has come to be the very description of winter fun and enjoyment for the whole family at Houghton Lake. Thousands of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and neighboring residents return each year to see this largest Winter Festival in Michigan. Don't miss this fun-filled family event. We are looking forward to having you as our guests.


    Download Tip-Up-Town 2017 Info & Event Schedule (pdf 5.18 mb)Visit Tip-Up-Town's FacebookTip-Up Town Documents - Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce

  • TUT Snowmobile Race
  • Tip-Up Town USA 2017 Badge
    Tip-Up Town Badge ~ $10

    * Free Parking & Shuttle to the Site* Free Carnival Rides* Free Pony Rides* Free Petting Zoo* Horseshoes* Family Fun Tent Admission (Continuous family entertainment)* Admission into adult beverage tent* Giant Ice Slide* Free Games on Outdoor Stage* Kids Medallion Hunt* Ice Fishing Contest* IWPA Sanctioned Dog Sled Weight Pulls


    In ADDITION to badge, extra fees are required for: Polar Bear Dip, 5K Fun Run/Walk, Food/Beverages of Your Choice

    ** All events weather permitting

  • 2017 Event Schedule

    BADGE REQUIRED FOR SITE ENTRY & ALL EVENTS (All events weather permitting)

    Thursday, January 19

    4:00Medallion Hunt Clues Begin

    Friday, January 20

    11:00 - DarkATV/Side-bySide Drags Test Runs6:00 - 10:00Tailgate Party at Beverage Tent with Uncle Groovy

    Saturday, January 21

    9:455K Fun Run 10:00Grand Parade 11:00 - 4:00Oldsmobile Outdoor Club's Kids' Casting Contest 11:00 - 5:00Event Tent with TUT Merchandise - Carnival Rides & Games - Ice Slide - Vendors - Pony Rides - Petting Zoo - Red Neck Horseshoes - Antique Snowmobile Display - Ice Fishing Contest 11:30Winning floats arrive at Tip Up Town Site, Announce Shanty Contest Winners 12:00Flag Raising 12:00 - 4:00ATV/Side-by-Side Drags (Registration 8-Noon) 12:00 - 4:00Kid's Ice Fish Demo 12:00 - 6:00Beverage Tent with Live Music with Uncle Groovy 1:00Antique Snowmobile Ride (Awards at 1:45) DuskFireworks

    Sunday, January 22

    10:00 - 1:00Ice Fishing Contest Weigh-In 9:00Church Service 10:00 - 2:00Event Tent - Prize Wheel - Carnival Rides & Games - Vendors - Petting Zoo - Pony Rides - Redneck Horseshoes11:00 - 3:00ATV/Side-bySide Grudge Races

    Friday, January 27

    8:00 - 11:00Snowmobile Drags Test Runs 6:00 - 10:00Tailgate Party with “Revolver” at Beverage Tent

    Saturday, January 28

    12:00 - DarkSnowmobile Drag Races (Registration 8-12)12:00 - 5:00Beverage Tent with Live Music by “ Revolver," Event Tent with TUT Merchandise - Prize Wheel Carnival Vendors - Pony rides - Petting Zoo - Ice Slide - Ice Fishing Contest - Red Neck Horseshoes - Chain Saw Carving - Kids Medallion Hunt - IWPA Sanctioned Dog Sled Weight Pulls11:00 - 4:00Spicer's Boat City Poker Run11:00 - 4:00Oldsmobile Outdoor Club's Kids' Casting Countest1:00Polar Bear DipDUSKFireworks

    Sunday, January 29

    10:00 - 1:00Ice Fishing Contest Weigh-In 9:00Church Service 10:00 - 2:00Event Tent - Carnival Vendors - Ice Slide - Petting Zoo - Pony Rides - Red Neck Horseshoes - Sanctioned Dog Sled Weight Pulls11:00 - 3:00Snowmobile Grudge Races


    2017 Event Tent

    Open Saturday 11-4 & Sunday 10-2


    2017 Outdoor Stage

    Events Saturday 12-5 & Sunday 10-1