Alpenfest ® Pin

Many artists in and around the Gaylord area submit their designs in hopes that their theme inspired design will be chosen to represent the annual festival.


Alpenfest Parades

Parade Information

Come be apart of the many colorful parades being held during Alpenfest ®. If you would like to be involved in or Grand Parade, you must submit an application.


Mega Pass

Skerbeck Carnival is selling the week-long MEGA pass again this year! Get unlimited rides for the entire week for one low price. .:GET A PASS:.



The Alpine Village Main Street is closed to traffic and magically becomes an Alpenstrasse where you will find 80+ artists and craftsmen from around the country selling their wares.




The Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce presents Alpenfest ®. Expect five days of festivities including a parade, carnival, kid's games and contests, pancake breakfast, ethnic food, stages with live entertainment and the World's Largest Coffee Break. This is a true community celebration! Gaylord, a vacation destination in central northern Michigan, will be hosting its' 51st Annual Alpenfest ®  on July 14-18, 2015. Alpenfest ® attracts not only local residents but also frequent vacationers enjoying the beautiful Michigan summer days. Additionally, it is Gaylord's unofficial annual homecoming weekend, with former residents returning to enjoy the festivities.