Alpenfest

Alpenfest

Third week in July
At an altitude of 1,348 feet, Gaylord is one of the highest incorporated communities in Michigan. Five rivers rise nearby and flow in different directions. Gaylord receives nearly 150 inches of snow each year and the town's main streets are lined with Swiss-style architecture. The annual Alpenfest is basically a celebration of summer.
A highlight of the festival is the "Burning of the Boog." People write their troubles on slips of paper and place them in the Boog—a 300-pound, 10-foot-high monster—which is then burned, giving spectators a chance to watch their troubles literally go up in smoke. The festival also boasts a number of outdoor cafes which host "the World's Largest Coffee Break."
CONTACTS:
Gaylord/Otsego Chamber of Commerce Information Center
101 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 513
Gaylord, MI 49734
800-345-8621 or 989-732-6333; fax: 989-732-7990
www.gaylordchamber.com
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