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 2015 Bologna Royalty Candidates:  You can find a list of their scheduled events on the Events page of this website.


2017 Bologna Festival Schedule  - Schedule subject to change.

2017 Car Show

2017 Bike Parade

2017 Bologna Baby Contest Application

2017 C. Roy Bologna Run

2017 Craft Show Application    

2017 Outhouse Race Application

2017 Parade Application

2017  Horseshoe Tournament

2017 Golf Cart Parade

2017 Street Vendor Application 

2017 Cardboard Boat Race

ATTENTION Food Vendors: Please contact the Chamber office for the Food Vendor Contract.

2017 Car Show Application -  Registration will be inside the Yale Hotel.