The Laingsburg Lions Club will hold our Springtime Festival over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30th, 2022 in downtown Laingsburg, Mi. Arnold Amusements will provide various rides along with your favorite food trailers such as Elephant Ears. Arnold Amusements plays an important role in our Annual Festival allowing the Lions club to raise money for various projects that benefit our town of Laingsburg.
In past years when the Festival was held early in the spring, typically over Mothers Day weekend, cold and rain always seemed to plague the carnival. With it now being held later in the Spring, weather is less likely to be detrimental to an extended weekend of fun and allow the Festival to be a even bigger hit! With the Chicken dinner behind us we can concentrate our efforts on other aspects of the carnival.
The official opening begins Thursday night at 6:00PM with games, carnival rides, and lots of great food! Bracelet rides are $25 this year and entitle you to ride all day long. Conclusion of the festival is signified when the drawing is held Monday afternoon at 3:00pm.
New this year is the Cornhole tournament being held Saturday, May 28th with a starting time beginning at noon. Contact Lion Nick Holtman at (989) 277-0106 to enter.
Friday's Introduction of the King and Queen and Parade Marshall(s) will take place at 7:00pm.
Details of the Springtime Festival can be found in the festival brochure images located lower in this web page.
Ed Carpenter reports that Saturday's Super Parade participants will start lining up along Woodbury Rd at 10:00am with a parade starting time of 11:00am, rain or shine. Applications have already been sent out and are being received.
The Bicycle Contest will be held again this year with judging scheduled to begin at 10:15am at the rear of the Baptist Church parking lot. There is no specific theme for this year's parade so decorate your bicycles as you see fit.
Laingsburg longtime residents and Festival co-chairman Clyde Stanlake has been selected as Parade Marshall this year. The Laingsburg Fire, Rescue, Ambulance vehicles will lead off the parade followed by the American Legion Honor Guard. If you didn't or were late in submitting your parade application, you can still participate, please see the parade headquarters table at the side entrance to the Baptist Church.
If you are not aware, the Laingsburg Lions Famous Barbecue Dinner has already been held as a preorder drive-thru / pickup.
A Euchre Tournament is NOT being held this year.
For the raffle drawing, there will be 8 prizes given: 1st - a $5,000 customized golf cart, 2nd - $500 cash, 3rd - $400 grill from Leonard Hardware, 4th - $400 meat bundle from Sage Market, 5th - Mystery prize, and 6th/7th/8th place prices of $100 each. Cost of tickets $10ea or 3 for $20.
RAFFLE TICKETS -- can be purchased $10 each or 3 for $20.
DRAWING to be held Monday May 30th, 2022 at 3:00PM at the corner / parking lot of Leonards Hardware.
You need not be present to win.
Purchase your raffle tickets from any Laingsburg Lion member from now up until 15 minutes before the drawing.
Lion members will be walking the midway and manning the ticket booth Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Tickets can also be purchased at Leonard Hardware, Sage Market, and at the Meridian Weekly in Ovid.
The Laingsburg Lions Club raises approximately $10K annually for the various programs / projects that are used to support the community. See page 5 of the brochure pictures shown below for some of last year's donations.
The festival is one of our Lion Clubs largest fundraisers; please come down and help support our great community.