Hart Ford
Hart Ford

Tip Up Town 2023

parade float
Queens Court Rep. Natalee Witt, Queen Lara Watson, and Queens Court Rep. Heather Emerick stop for the crowd during the parade. Previous TUT Queen Sandra Colman and TUT Princess Ciara Robinson joined the float festivities as well.

HOUGHTON LAKE- This Tip Up Town was a little different than past years. No snow and warm January temps left us all wondering if the show would go on.

Even though the snowmobile and ATV races were not able to take place, Tip Up Town did not disappoint! Kids games, pony rides, the Family Fun Tent, and amazing food vendors still made this event well worth the visit.

The highlight of this year’s Tip Up Town was the Rodeo put on by Triple D Ranch and the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce. From children to adults, everyone was cheering and getting into the cowboy scene!

pony riding
The Willett sisters enjoying the snowy day on the pony ride.
Cowboys from our hometown to across the country came to compete at the TUT rodeo.
TUT Queen
TUT Queen Lara Watson warming up in the Family tent working on hair pieces for the kids.
hot chocolate
Clyde, Steve, and Jay from the Knights of Columbus serving hot cocoa at TUT to raise donations for their group.
pony rides
Cash Noragon is all smiles on the ponies at TUT.
carnival games
Oliver, Orion, and Allison Sauve enjoying TUT carnival games.
live music
Live music for all to hear at the Family Tent.
face painting
Kailin Crummey getting a butterfly by face painter, Lindsey.
Photo Booth
The Myers family having fun in the TUT photo booth.
rodeo winner
TUT Queen Lara Watson and Marshal TJ “Bro Tinkleman” Calabrese presented the winning belt buck to Perry Shlock, champion of the rodeo event with 81 points.
The crown cheered, clapped, and danced to the music while these cowboys were holding on tight!
bull riding
Get out of the way! This rider comes hot out of the gate with one bucking bull!
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