July 28 - 30, 2023
Every July, Yale plays host to the Yale Bologna Festival, a 3 day weekend event that closes the streets and transforms this small community of just under 2,000 to a gathering of over 20,000 Bologna starved party-goers! The festival draws people from all around Michigan as well as other states. The Bologna Festival includes such events as the famed outhouses races, a street dance, fireworks and a parade down Main Street that continues to grow each year.
Get ready to be amazed at the Applegate Summer Festival's Under the Big Top extravaganza! 🎪🌞 Sweet Spinners is thrilled to be part of the fun on August 19th. As you explore the car show, tractor show, and join the euchre tournament, don't forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with our fluffy cotton candy treats. Let's create magical memories together at this circus-themed celebration! 🎉🍬
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We've started off the year with our own weekend pop-up event at Fashion Square Mall and it was AWESOME! We have dreams of one day opening a permanent store front and this was a glimpse into our future. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and visited us in February!
Other events that are confirmed are the Shepherd Maple Festival (April), Clio Fireman's Festival (June), and Munger Potato Festival (July), along with many private events at schools, campgrounds, and even a wedding!!
We're also finalizing plans to spin in Frankenmuth, Grand Blanc, Bay City, Traverse City, and Vassar - details to come!
SAGINAW, Mich. - This is a story sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and bring out the kid in you.
Mid-Michigan's first artistic cotton candy business,Sweet Spinners, makes hand-crafted Cotton Candy Clouds that are a great treat for the young and young at heart.
Reporter Lia Kamana spoke with owner Christina Best this morning all about these delicious treats.
Best describes artistic cotton candy as a a treat with a show. She says guests are mesmerized by the spinning technique as many have never experienced freshly spun cotton candy.
The other unique aspect is, forget about your typical pink and blue, Best has 18 different flavors to choose from: regular carnival flavors, seasonal like peppermint stick and pumpkin spice latte, citrus including lemon, and lime, and then her premium flavors like green apple, sour watermelon, and sparkling wine.
In 2020, business owner Christina Best reimagined the cotton candy experience when the Coronavirus started to spread. With safety in mind, she launched to-go options like Cloud Drops, Cloud Tubs, and even Cotton Candy Cakes.
Sweet Spinners specializes in family friendly events in the state of Michigan. You may have seen Best at the Renaissance Festival last year and she tells us this year she is hoping for the Traverse City Cherry Festival.
Over the winter, she's been spinning her cotton candy creations at the SVRC Marketplace (203 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw, MI 48607) and will be there on Friday and Saturday, March 12th and 13th, from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Best says Sweet Spinners is also available for private parties and is currently booking it's 2021 summer schedule. You can send your favorite family friendly fairs and festivals as well as inquire about a private party by emailing SweetSpinnersMichigan@gmail.com.
MEET A PIONEER: Today, we'd like to introduce you to Christina Best, owner of an artistic cotton candy business called Sweet Spinners.
A native of Vassar, Christina started her business in 2019 just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Her operation is designed for fairs and festivals, as well as private parties, which has made the last year challenging. But, she said, it also inspired her to create some cotton candy "pivots," like cotton candy cakes, bites, and drops that can be dipped into drinks to make them unique.
But her sweet spot is artistic cotton candy creations she spins using pure, all-nature Pioneer Sugar.
"I buy it in 50-pound bags and wouldn't use any other sugar," she said. "Pioneer Sugar is very consistent and it also has a special place in my heart because many members of my family lived in Bay City and so I grew up seeing those piles of sugarbeets."
Christina is hoping for a busy 2021 filled with festivals and events across the state. If you are interested in having her at your event, send her a message on Facebook or call 989-823-4558.
Click through the photos to learn more about this sweet Pioneer! #BeAPioneer #CottonCandy
Candy Clouds is now Sweet Spinners
Millington, Michigan, March 1, 2021 – Some sweet news to tell everyone! Candy Clouds has a new name: Sweet Spinners! Candy Clouds started in 2019 as Mid-Michigan’s first artistic cotton candy business. The hand-crafted Cotton Candy Clouds is a favorite treat for the young and young at heart. In 2020, business owner Christina Best reimagined the cotton candy experience when the Coronavirus started to spread. With safety in mind, she launched to-go options like Cloud Drops, Cloud Tubs, and even Cotton Candy Cakes! While she is still offering all of her favorites including Cotton Candy Clouds, the expansion of her product line inspired Christina to update her business name to include her newest creations. And that is how Candy Clouds became Sweet Spinners!
Product Availability - Sweet Spinners specializes in family friendly events in the state of Michigan. Over the winter, they’ve been spinning their cotton candy creations at the SVRC Marketplace (203 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw, MI 48607) and will be there next on Friday and Saturday, March 12th and 13th from 10AM to 6PM.
Sweet Spinners is currently booking their 2021 summer schedule and would love to hear from you! Please send your favorite, family friendly fairs and festivals to SweetSpinnersMichigan@gmail.com
Let’s Get Social – Sweet Spinners can be found online at SweetSpinners.com, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok!
Sweet Spinners is the first artistic cotton candy business in the state of Michigan that delights in bringing a tasty treat to the young and young at heart.