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Michigan Brewers Guild 14th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival
September 9, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm$50
WHEN: Saturday, September 9th, 1pm to 6pm (12pm Early Entry for Enthusiast Members)
WHERE: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
WHAT: Fresh, local beers from across the Great Beer State! This festival takes place in Mattson Lower Harbor Park overlooking beautiful Lake Superior. Proceeds from this event support the Michigan Brewers Guild, a non profit trade association with a mission to promote and protect Michigan beer.
What is the refund policy?
NO REFUNDS. All tickets are Final Sale. The festival will occur regardless of the normal weather conditions. If you cannot attend the event for ANY reason, you may sell your ticket or give it to someone else.
Is this an outdoor event?
Yes! This festival takes place outdoors in the park.
What does my $50 ticket include?
Your ticket includes admission to the festival and 15 tokens for beer samples. We are a non profit trade association, and your ticket purchase supports our organization, and helps to offset the many costs associated with the festival such as beer, tents, toilets, security, music, insurance, equipment, etc.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All festival attendees must be 21 or older to enter, even if they are designated drivers and are not drinking. A valid government ID is required for festival entry, with NO exceptions.
How do I purchase a Designated Driver Ticket?
You may purchase a DD ticket for $10 at the Will Call tent at the entrance to the festival. You must be with the person or group that you are driving, and they must have proof of a regular ticket purchase.
Can I buy a Designated Driver ticket and then drink if I change my mind?
No. Servers will not pour beer to Designated Drivers, and anyone caught drinking on a Designated Driver ticket will be immediately ejected from the festival. Please remember that we are a non profit organization, with festival tickets being our main source of revenue. Please do not attempt to buy a lesser priced ticket if you want to sample beer.
Will There Be Food Available?
There will be food available for purchase from local vendors and food trucks.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is little to no parking adjacent to the event. We encourage you to park in the various public parking garages and lots in downtown Marquette and walk to the park.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
The following are NOT permitted on festival grounds: outside alcohol, drugs, including marijuana, glass containers, children (including infants), strollers, bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates/rollerblades, or animals.
You may bring any of the following items with you to the festival: water and other non-alcoholic beverages in non-glass containers, food, folding/camping chairs, coolers.
Is my registration/ticket transferable? How do I transfer my ticket to another attendee?
Yes, tickets are transferable – but each bar code will only scan one time. You do not need to do anything special to transfer your ticket to another attendee’s name. Purchaser name will not be checked against ID-holder name at the gate.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You must bring a ticket with you to be scanned to allow you entry to the festival. This ticket can either be printed or be the electronic version accessible on your smartphone or wireless device.
How can I get early admission to the event?
Enthusiasts with valid membership ID card will be permitted into the festival early (noon), one hour prior to general admission (1pm). If you’d like to participate in early entry, you can sign up as an Enthusiast Member prior to the festival date. Enthusiasts that purchased tickets for friends and family will not be able to bring them in early unless they are current enthusiast members as well.
I am an Enthusiast Member but my DD is not. Can they get in early with me?
No. Only current Enthusiast Members can get in during the early entry hour. Your DD will have to either wait to enter with the general public, or purchase an Enthusiast Membership.
Where can I find more information about the festival?