Festival Underway in Algonac – Lion’s Club Annual Pickerel Tournament 2017


algonacThe 79th annual Algonac Lions Pickerel Tournament is underway!

And! you can still register to win the Whopper Prize for the biggest Pickerel (Walleye as some call them).  Besides the fishing, the Lion’s Club hosts a huge midway with A LOT of rides for all ages, food trucks, live music, beer tent along the waterfront, contests, and much more!

algonacWe stopped by this morning to see part of the Pickerel “Run/Walk”, along with the “Kayak Poker Paddle”, and the start of the “Kid’s Fishing Derby”.  There are many events planned, below is the full schedule.

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Saturday July 1, 2017  
Sponsor – Ed Minnich’s Boats & Bait
Noon to 11:00 p.m. – Midway open – Wrist Bands will be sold by the Carnival
Noon to 6:00 p.m. – Bingo at the river front tent
Noon to 2:00 p.m. –  Live Entertainment, Harper Midwest Kind Band – Main Stage
Sponsor – Cargill Ind. & Dean Transportation
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Kids Hot Dog Eating Contest – Free entry – Main Stage
Sponsor – Johnnie Legas
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Algonac‘s Got Talent – Main Stage
4:00 p.m. – Antique Boat Parade on the river (Algonac Boardwalk)
Sponsor – Algonac/Clay Historical Society
5:00 to 6:00 p.m – Live Entertainment, Blue Blaze – Main Stage
5:00 p.m. – Queen Court voting ends
6:00 p.m. – Crowning of the Pickerel Queen – Main Stage
6:30 p.m. – Kids Pie Eating Contest – Free entry – Main Stage
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. –  Live Entertainment, Ryan Day – Main Stage
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. –  Live Entertainment, Spectrum – Main Stage
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – Beer Tent – River front – The Meldrum Brothers Band
10:00 p.m. – Daily Fishing prizes – Fishing Headquarters
11:00 p.m. – Midway Closes

Sunday July 2, 2017
7:00 a.m. – Bike Tour registration – Algonac Lions Hall, 1905 Mill St.
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Parade registration – Algonac Lions Hall, 1905 Mill St.
Noon to Midnight – Midway open – Wrist Bands will be sold by the Carnival
Noon to 6:00 p.m. – Bingo at the river front tent
2:00 p.m. – Pickerel Tournament Parade
Sponsor – Talmer Bank & Trust
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment, Algonac High School Drum Line – Main Stage
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. – Live Entertainment, Family Tradition – Main Stage
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment, Phoenix Rising – Main Stage
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – Beer Tent – Blender Band – River front
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment, Second Day Story, Main Stage
10:00 p.m. – Fireworks on the river front
10:00 p.m. – Daily Fishing prizes – Fishing Headquarters
10:30 p.m. to Midnight – Live Entertainment – DJ Street Dance, Main Stage
Midnight – Midway Closes

Monday July 3, 2017
Noon to 11:00 p.m. – Midway open – Wrist Bands will be sold by the Carnival
Noon to 1:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Paul Schonk, Main Stage
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Blue Light Special, Main Stage
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Broken, Main Stage
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Raven and the Crows, Main Stage
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Dog Fish, Main Stage
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Band of Lovers, Main Stage
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Kids Watermelon eating contest – free entry – Main Stage
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Luminus, Main Stage
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Rock Star, Main Stage
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. –  Beer Tent – Blender Band – River front
10:00 p.m. – Rain date for fireworks
10:00 p.m. – Daily Fishing prizes – Fishing Headquarters

Tuesday July 4, 2017
Noon – Honoring All Military – Main Stage
Noon – Midway opens – Wrist Bands will be sold by the Carnival
Noon to 6:00 p.m. – Bingo at the river front tent
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Denny Dwyer, Main Stage
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Toxic Candy (Unplugged), Main Stage
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Billy James and Friends, Main Stage
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Live entertainment, Butterhair, Main Stage
6:00 p.m. – Awards & drawing for the Boat Raffle, Whopper Prize
6:00 p.m. – Midway and Pickerel Tournament Close

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