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

Tip Up Town 2014
Tip-Up Town 2014


Tip Up Town 2014
Tip-Up Town 2014

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

In ADDITION to badge, extra fees are required for:
Snowmobile Drag Races
Polar Bear Dip
Softball on Ice Tournament
5K Fun Run/Walk
Food/Beverages of Your Choice
Monster Truck Rides
** All events weather permitting

2014 OUTDOOR STAGE SCHEDULE
January 16, 18, 23, 25


NOON
12:30pm
1pm



1:30pm
2pm
2:15pm
2:30pm


3pm
3:30pm
4pm

4:30pm
5pm
6pm



NOON
12:30pm
1pm

1:30pm

2pm
2:15pm
2:30pm
3pm
3:30pm
4pm
SATURDAY

Get Dressed
3 Legged Race
Dog Costume or Trick Show
(1st Weekend ONLY)
Vintage Snowmobile Suit Contest (2nd Weekend ONLY)
Hula Hoop
Bubble Gum Bubble Contest
Cracker Whistle
Brother of the Bush, Most Badges, Oldest
(1st Weekend ONLY)
Egg Toss
Pie Eating Contest
Fish Impressions, Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey
Fish Ring Toss
Limbo
Tug of War

SUNDAY

Get Dressed
Sled Scoot
Limbo
3 Legged Race
Fish Impressions, Hula Hoop, Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey
Bubble Gum Bubble Contest
Cracker Whistle
Egg Toss
Fish Decorating
Pie Eating Contest
Tug of War

Download Tip-Up Town 2014 Info & Events Schedule Here
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.
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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