Festival Information

Click here for a downloadable pdf of Festival Information and maps.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The Porkies Festival is subject to changing COVID-19 protocols and regulations. At this time there are no outdoor gathering attendance limits in the State Park, nor any special COVID-19 mandates in place. The venue is mainly outdoors and is spacious with a limited number of tickets being sold. As this is an evolving situation, be aware that masking may be required to enter indoor chalet spaces. Any updates or changes will be posted on our website and social media sites.

RECREATION PASSPORT NOW REQUIRED

The Recreation Passport (replaced the former State Parks sticker) is required for vehicle entry into State parks and recreation areas, State boat launches, State forest campgrounds, and State trail parking lots. For more information, including cost, visit https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/.

Absolutely No Pets Allowed

Service animals are allowed in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.

Accessibility and Safety

A staff of volunteers are present to assist those with disabilities in moving around the festival site, if requested. The chalet has an accessible entrance with a ramp. There is a first aid center on site.

Dressing for the Weather

The festival will take place, under a big top canopy, rain or shine so bring an umbrella or poncho just in case. The average temperature in the area at this time of year is a high of 76 F and a low of 64 F, so dress for warm weather but bring a sweatshirt for the evening.

Festival Setting

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held at the Winter Sports Complex located within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Several acres of open slope will be mowed and ready for your blankets and lawn chairs. Attendance is limited, therefore there is plenty of room for distancing and a bad seat will not be found. Concessions are located inside the ski chalet and will be open throughout the event. The Children’s Tent will provide activities for children during the festival with schedule TBD.

Grounds Map

Click here for a downloadable pdf of the grounds map for the festival.

Surrounding Area

Ontonagon is the largest by acreage and is also one of the least densely populated counties in Michigan. We welcome you to our community and openly share our wondrous natural surroundings. More than 40 miles of Lake Superior shoreline, thousands of acres of state and federal land, a community lighthouse, copper mining and Native American history allow for fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and local tours and museums. Ontonagon County also boasts Michigan’s and the Midwest’s largest span of virgin hardwood maple/ hemlock forest located within the boundaries of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Beverage Policy

You may bring your own beverages to the festival, including alcohol. Please drink responsibly. Glass bottles are permitted on  a “PACK IN – PACK OUT” basis only. We have had incidents with broken glass and require anyone bringing in glass bottles to pack them out at the end of the day. We no longer allow glass bottles in the recycling or trash.

For more information on the festival, please call 906-390-2295.

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