What do you get when you celebrate a classic Bavarian festival – Mackinac Island style…. Macktoberfest!

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Kick-Off Party! Ceremonial keg tapping, beer & wine, appetizers, games, and gear from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tent will be located on the Island House Hotel terrace.

Live Polka Band at Mary’s Bistro Draught House, 9 p.m. until Midnight.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

MACKTOBERFEST, the main event! Pack your dirndl and lederhosen for an evening of an old-fashioned stein hoisting, traditional German fare, games, gear, and singing and dancing to live festive folk music. Tents will be located behind Island House Hotel.  Pre-purchased admission tickets include bottomless Bell’s Octoberfest beer, dinner, and a souvenir stein. Live music plays 6 – 10 p.m. The dinner buffet is open from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Must be 21+ to enter.

Individual event tickets are for sale September 4-13 exclusively to 906 Rewards Club members. Pre-sale ticket sales for non-members open on September 14, 2020. $30 per person for Friday’s kick-off party. Tickets to Saturday’s main event are $65 per person until October 1, 2020.  Tickets purchased on October 2nd and 3rd are $75 per person. Limited tickets will be sold. To purchase tickets call 906-847-3347 or email info@theislandhouse.com

Macktoberfest | Arrive: Friday, October 2 | Depart: Sunday, October 4


~ Accommodations in a room style of your choosing for two nights

~ Admission for two to Macktoberfest Friday Pre-Party & Saturday’s Main Event

~ Round-trip Mackinac Island ferry tickets

~ Luggage transfer to and from the hotel

~ Access to all Island House Hotel amenities including the indoor pool, hot tub, sundeck, high-speed WIFI, nightly bonfire, porch seating.

Reservation Policy: Full deposit is required to secure your reservation. There is a $25 fee for cancellations made between the time of reservation and 10 days prior to scheduled arrival. Reservation cancellations less than ten days prior to the arrival date or no shows forfeit the full deposit. Quoted rates do not include 6% Michigan sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment and 8% hotel levy. Dates are subject to availability. All rates are based on double occupancy. Extra Adult $20, Extra Youth Age 6-12 $10, 6 & Under Free unless otherwise noted.