Tip Up Town USA

68th Tip-Up Town USA

"A Country Western Tip-Up Town USA"

January 19-21 & January 26-28, 2018

Houghton Lake, Michigan

Hosted by the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce & the Official Sponsors of Tip Up Town USA 2018

  • Tip-Up Town USA 2018

    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 2018 Map & Event Schedule (pdf 825kb)Visit Tip-Up-Town's FacebookTip-Up Town Documents - Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce

  • Tip-Up Town USA 2018 Site Map




  • TUT Snowmobile Race
  • Tip-Up Town USA 2018 Badge
    Tip-Up Town Badge ~ $10

    6 days of fun PLUS*Entered in the drawing to win one of three cash prizes - $3000, $1500, or $500* Free Parking & Shuttle to the Site* Free Carnival Rides* Free Pony Rides* Free Petting Zoo* Redneck Horseshoes* Ice Fishing Contest* Live Snow Sculpture Carving Challenge* Snowmobile Freestyle Event* Free Games on Outdoor Stage* Admission into Adult Beverage Tent* Giant Ice Slide* Prize Wheel* Dog Weight Pull Demo* Antique Snowmobile Display* Community Warming Tent


    In ADDITION to badge, extra fees are required to participate in: Polar Bear Dip (spectators watch for free), Snowmobile Drag Races (spectators watch for free), Carnival Games, Food/Beverages, Souvenirs

    ** All events weather permitting

  • 2018 Event Schedule

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

    Thursday, January 18

    4:00Medallion Hunt Begins

    Friday, January 19

    5:00 - 6:00Business After 5 in Beverage Tent6:00 - 10:00Tailgate Party at Beverage Tent

    Saturday, January 20

    9:455K Fun Run 10:00Grand Parade 10:00 - 3:00Vintage & Craft Market (at Middle School) 11:00-4:00Oldsmobile Outdoor Club's Kids Casting Contest 11:00 - 5:00Taco Bell Live Ice Sculpture Demonstration 11:00 - 5:00Carnival Rides, Ice Slide, Vendors, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Redneck Horseshoes, Antique Snowmobile Show, Ice Fishing Contest 11:30Winning Floats arrive on site, Shanty winners announced 12:00 - 6:00Beverage Tent with Live Music 12:00Flag Raising 12:00Tip-Up Town Queen Crowned 12:00 - 4:00Kid's Ice Fish Demo 1:00 & 3:00Freestyle Snowmobile Event DuskFireworks

    Sunday, January 21

    10:00 - 1:00Ice Fishing Contest Weigh-In10:00 - 2:00Carnival Rides, Ice Slide, Vendors, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Redneck Horseshoes, Antique Snowmobile Show, Ice FIshing Contest

    Friday, January 26

    8:00 - 11:00Snowmobile Drags Test Runs6:00 - 11:00Tailgate Party at Beverage Tent

    Saturday, January 27

    12:00 - DarkSnowmobile Drag Races (Registration 8-12) 12:00 - 5:00Beverage Tent with Live Music 11:00 - 4:00Carnival Rides, Ice Slide, Vendors, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Redneck Horseshoes, Antique Snowmobile Show, Ice Fishing Contest, Chainsaw Carving, Kid's Medallion Hunt, Dog Sled Weight Pulls 11:00 - 4:00Spicer's Boat City Poker Run 11:00 - 4:00Oldsmobile Outdoor Club's Kids' Casting Countest 1:00Polar Bear Dip

    Sunday, January 28

    10:00 - 1:00Ice Fishing Contest Weigh-In 10:00 - 2:00Carnival, Vendors, Ice Slide, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Redneck Horseshoes, Dog Sled Weight Pulls 11:00 - 3:00Snowmobile Grudge Races 12:00 - 2:00Bull Riding in Beverage Tent