Hundreds Flock to LeRoy for Razzasque Days


Festival season is in full swing in Northern Michigan, and a celebration in LeRoy this weekend did not disappoint.

Hundreds of people came out to the Osceola County town Friday and Saturday for Razzasque Days.

The festival says its name comes from a popular merchants’ promotion that happened around a century ago for more than a dozen years before it was discontinued for an unknown reason.

But now, the town comes alive every year on the second weekend of July.

This year, attendees got to enjoy everything from horseshoe and arm wrestling tournaments to a grand parade.

“Going back and forth with the people in the parade, just having a good time,” said Bill Damon, who went out to the parade. “It’s an awesome time to come out and celebrate Razzasque Days.”

Razzasque days ends on Saturday with live music performances and a stunt show with fire put on by West Michigan Burnerz.