YALE BOLOGNA FESTIVAL
Every July Yale plays host to the Yale Bologna Festival, a 3 day weekend event that closes the streets and transforms this small community of just under 2,000 to a gathering of over 20,000 Bologna starved party-goers! A tradition in Yale since 1989, this festival has grown considerably since its humble beginnings. The festival draws people from all around Michigan as well as other states, eager to see who will be the next King and Queen of Bologna. The Bologna Festival includes such events as the famed outhouses races, a street dance, fireworks and a parade down Main Street that continues to grow each year.
T.J. Minnie sold his first bologna in 1906 from a small shop located downtown on Main Street. Since then, a proud history of making first class bologna is still carried on today by C.Roy Inc., a company founded by Cecil Roy and still run by the Roy family.
Please support our 2014 Bologna Royalty Candidates: You can find a list of their scheduled events on the Events page of this website.
PLEASE CALL THE CHAMBER AT 810-387-9253 FOR INFORMATION.
2014 Bologna Festival Schedule
2014 Bologna Baby Contest Application
2014 Car Show Application
Please note that Car Show registration will NOT be in front of the Yale Hotel as in the past. It will be located inside Xtreme Fitness Studio at 134 S. Main St., located across the street from the Yale Hotel.
2014 C. Roy Bologna Run
2014 Craft Show Application - At this time available spaces are limited. If you want to submit your application you will put on a waiting list.
2014 Outhouse Race Application
2014 Parade Application
2014 Cardboard Boat Race
2014 Golf Cart Parade
2014 Bologna Derby
2014 Bologna Sandwich Eating Contest