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August 26, 27, 28 2005

Sponsors

Friends of the Porkies

The Friends of the Porkies is the non-profit organization which is putting on this festival. The Friends of the Porkies represents the interests of the users of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The Friends Of The Porkies seeks to provide a platform for ideas to improve the park, and to help it provide the best year-round recreational opportunities for all. The Friends work to employ all available resources to accomplish these goals.

Western U.P. Visitors and Convention Bureau

The Western U.P. VCB will coordinate lodging requests for the festival and has contributed significant promotional support to the festival. Call 800-522-5657 or 906-932-4850 to find a room or cottage during the festival.

Superior Shores Resorts

The owners of Superior Shores Resorts provided the initial funding for this event and without their leadership and vision the festival would not be possible. All their rooms will be booked during the festival but please consider staying at this unique resort on the shore of Lake Superior in the future.

Porkies Ski Hill and Chalet

The Ski Hill and Chalet are normally closed during the summer months and use of them has been donated to the festival by the operators. The Chalet will provide food and beverages throughout the festival.

Copper Country Community Arts Council and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

This festival is made possible in part by a minigrant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs administered through the Copper Country Community Arts Council.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources administers the beautiful Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in which the festival will take place.

Porcupine Press

Porcupine Press has provided significant promotional support to the festival through their popular regionally distributed UP Magazine.