Heart of Midwest’s contest season kicks off this weekend


CHICAGO — The Midwest enters the heart of the contest season this weekend, kicking off two months worth of back to back events and contests from Ohio to Kansas. This weekend, the big events are Mr. Michigan Leather, Mr. Central Illinois Bear and Midwest Drummer.

Mr. Michigan Leather

The Mr. Michigan Leather 2017 Contest will be at the Dunes Resort near Saugatuck, Mich. with events from Friday night to Sunday evening.


5 pm-9 pm  Registration
9 pm-12 am Vendor Mart
9 pm-11:30 pm SINsation Party
1:30 am-3 am Bourbon & Cigar Party


9 am-11am Breakfast
10 am 12 Step Meeting
Noon-1 pm Class
1:15 pm-2:15 pm Class
2 pm-4 pm Pool Cookout
3:30 pm-4:30 pm Class
8 pm-12 am Vendor Mart
9 pm Mr. Michigan Leather Contest
11pm Victory Party
2 am-4 am Purgatory After Hours Dance


9 am-11 am  Breakfast
4 pm  Leather Showtunes
4 pm Classic Disco Tea Dance

Online ticket sales are close, but you can see all the details at https://mmlweekend.com/schedule/ and buy weekend passes at Registration.

Mr. Central Illinois Bear

The contest will be a two-night event. The first night will be a meet and greet at Club Diesel, Friday September 22, 2017, from 7pm to 10pm. The contest itself will be up the street at Blondies on Saturday night, September 23, 2017 from 10pm to whenever.

The winner will help grow the River City Bears network and charity causes across Illinois as well as Missouri and Iowa. He’ll also go on to compete in the Mr Illinois Bear contest in Chicago in April 2018 and Mr. Heartland Bear 2018 in St. Louis.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1818652581796830/

Midwest Drummer

This is the first Midwest Drummer North America (DNA) contest. It will be held in Chicago at the Jackhammer complex in September.

Midwest Drummer is a male-identified fetish contest where each contestant can compete for the title of Drummer, Drummer Boy or Drummer Bootblack. The region covers the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623466484392951/