June 16 was National Fudge Day.

What better way to celebrate than by watching fudge being made at Mackinac Island?

Our week-long series on Mackinac Island and northern Michigan continues with a look at fudge.

Fudge wasn't invented on Mackinac Island, but it's a sweet tradition that started after the Civil War. Today, over 10,000 pounds of fudge leave the island on a daily basis. When I visited I wasn't about to shy away from my civic duty. I brought home over six pounds of fudge.

National Fudge Day is nice, but it gets even bigger at Mackinac Island with their own fudge festival. This year's Mackinac Island Fudge Festival is August 19 -21 featuring fudge tastings, creative bartenders with fudge-flavored drinks and more.