65th Tip-Up Town USA
January 16-18 & January 23-25, 2015

Houghton Lake, Michigan
Hosted by the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce & the Official Sponsors of Tip Up Town USA 2015
Download Tip-Up Town 2015 Info & Events Schedule Here Tip Up Town 2014
Tip-Up Town 2015

A-Tech Heating & Cooling
Alfred & Patricia Cambridge
All Shores Heating
American Oak Resort
Anchor Inn
Arnie’s Arts & Crafts

Ausable Media Group
B&B Sports Center
Beachfront Hotel
Blarneystone Broadcasting
Buccilli’s Pizza
Camping World

Cashaway Supply
Chase Bank
Chemical Bank
Chosen Electric
Coldwell Banker
Complete Battery Source

Ctrl Alt Delete
Diebold Insurance
Don Nester Auto Group
Eikenhout Building Supply
Family Fare Market
Fick and Sons

Fox Plumbing
Frontier Communications
Hacker’s Yamaha
HART Buick GMC
Hart Ford Lincoln
Home Depot

Houghton Lake Arts & Crafts Assoc
Houghton Lake Big Boy
Houghton Lake Resorter
Houghton Lake Snow Groomers
Houghton Lake Trailblazers
Hungry Howies

Jordan Well Drilling
K Straub Builders
Lakeside Vision
Lil Willies INC
LJ’s Kilkare Inn
Lyman’s on the Lake

Miller’s Lakeshore Resort
North Central Area Credit Union
Penny's Lumber
Porath Contractors
Probuild
Roscommon Township

Spicer’s Boat City
VIP Marketing & PUblishing
WOOded Acres Campground
WUPS


Tip Up Town 2015
Tip-Up Town 2015

Tip-Up Town Badge ~ $7
* Free Parking & Shuttle to the Site
* Free Carnival Rides
* Free Pony Rides
* Free Petting Zoo
* Horseshoes
* Family Fun Tent Admission (Continuous family entertainment)
* Family Skate Night (1st Friday & Saturday Nights ONLY)
* 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:
Snowmobile Drag Races
Polar Bear Dip
5K Fun Run/Walk
Food/Beverages of Your Choice
** All events weather permitting

2015 OUTDOOR STAGE SCHEDULE
January 17, 18, 24, 25


NOON
12:10

12:15
12:30
12:45
1:15

1:15

1:30
1:45

2:00

2:30
2:30

3:15

3:45
4:15

5:00



NOON
12:15
12:30
12:45

1:00
1:30

2:00
2:45
3:15
4:00
SATURDAY

Get Dressed
1st Kid's Medallion Hunt
(clues read every 1/2 hour)
Tire Roll
3 Legged Race
Fish Ring Toss
Dog Costume or Trick Show
(1st Weekend ONLY)
Vintage Snowmobile Suit Contest (2nd Weekend ONLY)
Hula Hoop Contest
Bubble Gum Bubble Blowing, Cracker Whistle
Fish Impressions, Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey, Limbo
Fish Hole (2:45 2nd weekend)
Brother of the Bush, Most TUT Badges (2nd Weekend ONLY)
Ice Spuddin' and Other Fishing Things (test of fishing skills)
Egg Toss (4:00 2nd weekend)
Pie Eating Contest (4:30 2nd weekend)
Tug of War

SUNDAY

National Anthem
Tire Roll & Sled Scoot
Limbo, 3 Legged Race
Bubble Gum Bubble Blowing, Cracker Whistle
Fish Ring Toss
Fish Impressions, Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey
Fish Hole
Egg Toss
Pie Eating Contest
Tug of War
Tip-Up Town USA on Facebook
Tip-Up Town Documents / Merch / Info - Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce
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.
Event & Vendor Map
1. Badge Booth
2. Badge Booth
3. Badge Booth
4. Badge Booth
5. Security Booth
6. Shuttle Drop-off/Pick-up
7. Family Fun Tent
8. Prize Wheel
9. Ice Slide
10. Outdoor Stage
11. Tip Up Town Jail
12. Information Booth
13. Post Office
14. Pony Rides
15. Petting Zoo
16. Fishing Contest
17. Poker Run
18. Men’s Warming Tent
19. Women’s Warming Tent
20. Wood Carving Demos
21. Family Skate Night &
Polar Bear Dip
22. Vintage Snowmobiles
23. Horseshoes
24. Carnival
25. Dog Sled Races
A. Java Tropics
B. Ibison’s Concessions
C. Old Tyme Pasties
D. Prime Furs
E. Hungry Howies
F. Pioneer Hills Marine
G. Big Moe's BBQ #3
H. That's My Dawg
I. Sunglass Factory
J. Castaway Bay
K. Outdoor Adventures
L. Wood Fired Up LLC
2015 Event Schedule - BADGE REQUIRED FOR SITE ENTRY & ALL EVENTS
(All events weather permitting)

Saturday, January 3
7:00 Tip Up Town Kick-Off (Houghton Lake High School)
Thursday, January 15
4:00 Medallion Hunt Clues Begin
Friday, January 16
12:00 - 4:00 Snowmobile Drags
6:00 - 10:00 Tailgate Party at Beverage Tent with Lester Bangs Family Skating with Hot Dogs & Cocoa
Saturday, January 17
9:45 5K Fun Run
10:00 Grand Parade & Bed Races
10:00 - 4:00 Snowmobile Drag Races
11:00 - 6:00 Beverage Tent with Live Music with Lester Bangs
11:30 Winning floats arrive at Tip Up Town Site
12:00 Flag Raising
12:00 - 4:00 Oldsmobile Outdoor Club’s Kids’ Casting Contest
12:00 - 6:00



Family Fun Tent, TUT Merchandise, Carnival Rides & Games, Ice Slide, Vendors, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Red Neck Horseshoes, Live Reindeer Exhibit, Antique Snowmobile Display, Softball on Ice, Monster Truck Rides, Ice Fishing Contest
DUSK Fireworks
Sunday, January 18
10:00 - 1:00 Ice Fishing Contest Weigh-In
11:00 Church Service
12:00 - 4:00 Family Fun Tent, Prize Wheel, Carnival Rides & Games, Vendors, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Redneck Horseshoes, Monster Truck Rides
Friday, January 23
6:00 - 10:00 Tailgate Party with “Revolver” at Beverage Tent
Saturday, January 24
10:00
Ice Sculpting Judging (Weather permitting)
11:00 - 6:00 Beverage Tent with Live Music by “ Revolver”
Family Fun Tent, TUT Merchandise, Prize Wheel Carnival Vendors, Pony rides, Petting Zoo, Reindeer Exhibit, Ice Slide, Horseshoes, Ice Fishing Contest, Red Neck Horseshoes, Chain Saw Carving, Softball on Ice, Kids Medallion Hunt, Monster Truck
11:00 - 4:00 Spicer’s Boat City Poker Run
1:00 Polar Bear Dip
DUSK Fireworks
Sunday, January 25
10:00 - 1:00 Ice Fishing Contest Weigh-In
11:00 Church Service
12:00 - 4:00 Family Fun Tent, Carnival Vendors, Ice Slide, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Horseshoes, Red Neck Horseshoes, Helicopter Rides, Reindeer Exhibit, Monster Truck Rides

2015 FAMILY FUN TENT SCHEDULE
Saturday, January 17
10:30
11:30 - 12N
12N
12:15 - 12:30
12 - 4
5K Run/Walk Contestants Begin Arriving
Floats Begin Arriving
Opening Ceremonies
Parade Awards
Fun & Games with Diversity Entertainment, Children’s Activities, Twister Joe-America’s Favorite Balloon Artist
Sunday, January 18
11 - 12
12 - 4
1 - 1:45
3 - 3:45
Church Service
Fun & Games with Diversity Entertainment
Joel Tacey’s Tip Top Entertainment
Joel Tacey’s Tip Top Entertainment
Saturday, January 24
12 - 4
1 - 1:45
3 - 3:45
Fun & Games with Diversity Entertainment, Children’s Activities, Twister Joe-America’s Favorite Balloon Artist
Magical Entertainment with Michael Pearce
Magical Entertainment with Michael Pearce
Sunday, January 25
11 - 12
12 - 4
12 - 4
1
Church Service
Fun & Games with Diversity Entertainment
Appearances by Neil Sauter the Michigan Stilt Walker
The A.R.K. Birds of Prey

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