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Open House, Graduation, Family Reunion Rental Suggestions

Here at Mancelona Chamber of Commerce, we receive calls for suggestions of places to rent for open houses, graduation parties, family celebrations and reunions.  Below is a list of some of the area places that have offered rental options.  Some include overnight accommocations.


In no particular order:



Village of Mancelona (Palmer Park - 231-587-8331


Cedar Bend Farm (Doerr Road, Mancelona, includes overnight accommodation options)  231-587-8126



Maple Ridge Condominiums (Mancelona Road, Mancelona, includes overnight accommodation options)  231-792-7000


Custer Township Hall (Alden Highway, Mancelona)




Blue Lake Township Hall, Kalkaska County   231-587-8354







Antrim County Fair Dates set for August 8-10, 2019

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The Antrim County Fair is an annual community based event focusing on local youth and 4-H groups, local crafts, and businesses. There are many activities including equestrian events with multiple age groups and classes.


There is the market and showmanship divisions for swine, cows, poultry , sheep and other animals. Also included in the activities are local performers, craftsmen and educators. There is a exhibition barn that houses the many crafts, foods, photo and art exhibits. A small animal barn that houses the many ducks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and other small animals that participate in the fair activities.

There is a veterans day, senior citizens day and kids day where we have all kinds of activities geared towards kids! And adults that think they are still kids! We have many local entertainers and vendors. So please come join us at the Antrim County Fair.

Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge SMSC

The annual Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge (SMSC) is set for March 30 and 31, 2019 at Schuss Village, Shanty Creek Resort, Mancelona.


Races are Saturday and Sunday


Admission fee.  Arrive early - always a long line!


Details on events and race start times:


Saturday's drivers meeting is at 10:30 a.m. and racing begins immediately following

Sunday's drivers meeting is at 10:00 a.m. and racing begins immediately following



Blue Pelican Inn of Central Lake Specials

Blue Pelican Inn Restaurant in Central Lake has announced these upcoming specials:


Thursdays  Chinese Night - takeouts available

Fridays - Prime Rib or Fish Fry - prices vary, starting at $10.95


Saturday's - Strip and Shrimp - New York steak and 1/2 pound shrimp, $21, plus one side


Sunday, December 16, 2018 - Chrimstas Buffet Community Dinner Free for All - starting at 11:30 a.m. (see our community calendar of events for details or call 231-544-BLUE).  There is no charge; reservations recommended; not open for regular menu on Dec 16, 2018.  Please bring food donation to support the Central Lake Food Pantry.


Blue Pelican is not booking Christmas parties - call 231-544-BLUE to make your holiday reservations!


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