Sweet Deals during the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival


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August 24-26, 2024

Mark your calendars for the sweetest weekend of the year! Mackinac Island is a fudge-lover paradise, especially during the annual Mackinac Island Fudge Festival. This beloved event celebrates the island’s rich fudge-making heritage, offering a delightful mix of activities, entertainment, and, of course, plenty of fudge.

A Sweet Tradition

Mackinac Island and Fudge are synonymous, with a history that dates back over a century. During the Fudge Festival, this tradition is honored with a variety of fun-filled events designed to delight visitors of all ages. The festival features everything from fudge-making demonstrations and tastings to games, contests, and even fudge-inspired dishes and cocktails at local restaurants.

Festival Highlights

Here are some of the exciting events and activities you can look forward to during the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival:

  • Fudge-Making Demonstrations: Watch expert confectioners at Ryba’s Fudge Shops as they transform molten fudge into smooth, creamy slices on marble slabs. These demonstrations are a fascinating glimpse into the artistry of fudge making.
  • Fudge Quest: Channel your inner detective with a fun scavenger hunt across the island. Solve clues and discover hidden fudge treasures for a chance to win sweet prizes.
  • Family Fun Games: Join the excitement at Windemere Park, where families can participate in various games and activities perfect for kids and adults alike.
  • Meet Michigan’s Sugar Queen: Visit Ryba’s Corner Store to meet Michigan’s Sugar Queen and her court. Take photos and enjoy special giveaways.
  • Fudge-Inspired Happy Hours: Indulge in creative fudge-infused cocktails at various island hotspots, including Ice House BBQ, Mary’s Bistro Draught House, Seabiscuit, and the 1852 Grill Room.
  • Outdoor Movie Night: Relax under the stars with a family-friendly movie screening. Bring your blanket and enjoy a cinematic experience with a sweet twist.

Island House Hotel Sweet Retreat Package

For those looking to make the most of the Fudge Festival, Island House Hotel offers a special Sweet Stay Package. This package is perfect for festival-goers who want to immerse themselves in the festivities while enjoying the comfort and charm of one of Mackinac Island’s premier hotels.

The Island House Hotel Sweet Retreat Package includes:

  • Accommodations: Enjoy a luxurious stay at the historic Island House Hotel, conveniently located near all the Fudge Festival activities.
  • Full breakfast each morning in the 1852 Grill Room
  • Round-trip Mackinac Island Ferry Tickets
  • Decadent Delight: Ryba’s Mackinac Island Fudge Goodie Bag
  • Luggage transfer to and from the hotel
  • Access to all Island House Hotel amenities
  • 5% 906 Mackinac Island Rewards on pre-tax total. Sign up now to begin earning!

Book Your Sweet Stay

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival in style. Book the Island House Hotel Sweet Retreat Package online or call their reservation line.

Join Us for a Sweet Celebration

Whether you’re a lifelong Fudgie or a first-time visitor, the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival promises a memorable experience filled with sweet treats, fun activities, and the charming ambiance of Mackinac Island. Gather your friends and family, and join us for a weekend of fudge-filled festivities from August 24-26, 2024. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

For more information about the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival and the Island House Hotel Sweet Stay Package, visit Mackinac Island Fudge Festival.