News & Announcements

Santa Claus, Light Parade, Window Decorating

The Village of Mancelona, Mancelona Bass Festival, Mancelona DDA, students and organizations within Mancelona Public Schools, and Mancelona Chamber of Commerce welcome you to the holiday season in Mancelona!


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Friday, December 10, 2021 - Last day to register for the residential & commercial window decorating contest.  Call Mancelona Chamber of Commerce, 231-587-5500 or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  Provide your name/business name, address, contact person and phone number.  Register before 5:00 p.m.


Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - Judges will be out and about between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. visiting the businesses and home that registered.


Saturday, December 18, 2021 - Santa comes to town at 5:00 p.m.  He arrives dowtown Mancelona on

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Cook's Country Catering Now Open in Mancelona

"I love nothing more than sharing my passion for chasing dreams, and connecting with people through food.  Every meal I cook, I hope to create memorable dining experiences through my food."  Rob Cook,2021 11 09 COOKS Country Catering Natasha and Rob IMG 9974 Owner and Chef, Cook's Country Catering


Cook's Country Catering is an Event Planner, and Food Delivery Service caterer.  Their extended holiday menus include Thanksgiving turkeys, dinner rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry relish,  homestlyle stuffing, pumpkin and apple piesm wuth service for 12 people.    There's also a dessert menu with cheesecakes, breads, cookies and chocolate.


Contact the Cook's at (810) 342-8448.  Available for holidays, celebrations office parties and more.






65th annual Mancelona Bass Festival set for May 27-31, 2021

Cast into the 65th annual Mancelona Bass Festival, May 27-31, 2021!


Festival organizers have been working hard on their schedule of events.  Come see us at the carnival, parades, flea market, crafters market, classic car show, entertainment and more!


See the full schedule at


or visit their Facebook page, Mancelona Bass Festival.


The festival will be held over Memorial Day week-end this year.

4th annual M-88 Market Tour Set for June 19, 2021

Save the date - June 19, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the 4th annual M-88 Outdoor Market Tour.
It's an Antrim County-wide outdoor market sale along the M-88 Hwy from Mancelona to Eastport. If you live, or have a business along the 26 mile stretch of M-88 between Mancelona and Eastport, this is for you!
BUSINESSES: This is a unique opportunity and ideal time to hold sidewalk and indoor sales. Hundreds come to the area just for this shopping event.
RESIDENTS: you are encouraged to have garage sales, barn sales etc. Various business locations will have sidewalk sales and offer space for vendors to set up booths for their sales. Contact Jamie at 231-533-6448 or Shelly at 231-313-1517 for more details.
Maps will be available again this year. To have your address or business included on the map, contact Shelly Dayton at The Flying Pig in Bellaire, 231-313-1517. The fee is just $10.
Shoppers - be ready! There will be loads of great deals including antiques and collectibles, retail deals and more in Mancelona, Bellaire, Central Lake, Eastport and all points between!