Red Flannel Festival

Fire Chief Jerry Gross & Keystone Kops

Fire Chief Jerry Gross & the Keystone Kops, Red Flannel Festival (October 2008)

The Red Flannel Festival is celebrated every year on the first Saturday in October! Numerous family events fill the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October including a Professional Lumberjack Show, 5K Run, Horseshoe Throwing Contest, Chili Cook Off, Children’s Parade, Flapjack Breakfast, Quilt Show, Giant Arts and Crafts Fair, Tractor pulls and much more! A complete schedule can be found on the website at

Every year, since 1939, the Festival has crowned a beautiful, intelligent Red Flannel Queen and Court in the Queen Scholarship Pageant. These young women attend over 23 appearances throughout the community and state representing the Festival! Over $6,000 each year is raised by the Red Flannel Town community to help these young women pursue their dreams with college educations.

The Grand Parade is one of the largest in the area, boasting over 120 entries of floats, entertainment and fun!

Be sure to wear RED in Cedar Springs on Red Flannel weekend! Festival icons, the Keystone Kops, drive an antique fire truck “arresting” anyone not wearing RED!

In 2006, the Red Flannel Festival purchased a building at 21 E. Maple Street in downtown Cedar Springs. The building serves as a lasting tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who have kept the Festival thriving for 69 years! We always welcome volunteers! Call the office today to volunteer!

The Red Flannel Festival is an independent, all volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Contact information:

Red Flannel Festival

PO Box 43

21 E. Maple Street

Cedar Springs, MI 49319