12th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival
Saturday - May 27, 2017
VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm
Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held slopeside.
VIP Ticket Package - SOLD OUT!
About VIP Beer and Brat Tickets
$60 per person (Ages 3 & under are free).
VIP Package includes: Admission at 3pm (one hour before general admission) to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 10 tokens.
Tokens can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No Refunds. Tickets are available for pick up beginning May 24, 2017, at Crystal Mountain''s Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your tickets on Saturday, please visit Tickets and Rental, located in the lower level of the Crystal Center.
Ticket Pick Up
Pre-paid tickets may be picked up now through 1pm on Saturday, May 27 at the Front Desk located at the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your tickets on Saturday after 2pm, please go inside Tickets and Rental, located in the lower level of the Crystal Center.
General Admission Beer and Brat Tickets
• General Admission Tickets, On Sale May 2 through Friday, May 26: $30 per person
• Day-of Pricing: $35 per person
• Ages 3 & under are free
General Admission Package includes: Admission at 4pm to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 5 tokens.
Tokens can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No Refunds.
Ticket Pick Up
Pre-paid tickets may be picked up now through 1pm on Saturday, May 27 at the Front Desk located at the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your tickets on Saturday after 2pm, please visit the outside windows at Tickets and Rental, located in the lower level of the Crystal Center.
Additional tokens will be available to purchase at the festival for $2 each.
Full Pour: 1 - 2 tokens*
Half Brat: 1 token
Full Brat: 2 tokens
*Some specialty craft beers and meads may be 2 tokens due to limited availability.
2017 Participating Breweries:
Beer available while supplies last.
Stay tuned for more participating breweries!
2017 Participating Brat Vendors:
SCARKAZM, the power trio from Traverse City, Mi., is the creation of long time friends and bandmates Adam Crawford (guitar and vocals), Dave Weber (bass and vocals), and Jeff Hudson (drums and vocals). A very polished original group with memorable songs that will catch the attention of the masses and has the ability to perform almost anything that stems from the rock and roll genre!
Lookin' Back - Bob Seger Tribute Band
Lookin’ Back is a forward-looking project comprised of six noteworthy Detroit-area musicians united to keep the music of Bob Seger performed at high standards for those legions who profoundly identify with his poetry, energy and vast catalog of hits spanning 5 decades.
Car Show featuring Tesla
Tesla and the Twin Bay British Car Club will cruise into the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival at 3pm and have their cars on display throughout the evening.
Stay tuned for additional details!
Camp & Craft Childcare
Let our Camp & Crafts program entertain your child while you Beer and Brat! This childcare program is open to children ages 12 and under. Camp and Crafts program includes age appropriate crafts and games. Dinner included : Hot dogs, chips and watermelon.
$5 multiple child discount. Before and after care is available. $10 per additional hour needed.
Advanced reservations required. Please call the Park at Water's Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.
Free Local Shuttle Service
In addition to our resort shuttles who can transport guests to and from their accommodations to the festival, Benzie Bus will also provide rides to locals.
See the Benzie Bus schedule below:
|Depart Frankfort Family Fare||2pm||3:10pm||4:20pm|
|Honor Bus Shelter||2:20pm||3:30pm||4:40pm|
|Depart Crystal Mountain||5:10pm||6:10pm||7:10pm||8:10pm|
|Honor Bus Shelter||5:30pm||6:30pm||7:30pm||8:30pm|
|Frankfort Family Fare||5:50pm||6:50pm||7:50pm||8:50pm|
Example: Guests departing from Frankfort Family Fare at 2pm would arrive at Crystal Mountain at 2:40pm. Guests leaving the festival from Crystal Mountain at 8:10pm would arrive at the Frankfort Family Fare at 8:50pm.
Schedule your FREE ride by calling Benzie Bus at 231.325.3000. You must reserve your spot by 11am on Saturday, May 27.
Sunday, May 28
NEW! Micros on MountainTop
Join us for an afternoon after-party on top of the mountain! Hop on the first chairlift ride of the season and enjoy Michigan microbrews, your barbecue favorites and live music.
Crystal Mountain asks that you please be responsible about your alcoholic consumption. We encourage our guests to assign a designated driver or use on-property shuttles when leaving the festival. Cars left overnight will not be ticketed or towed. Those who chose not to drink at the festival will still have to pay the same price for admission as those who are drinking. All attendees have access to a lineup of musical talent, food and beverage vendors, merchandise, festival activities and prizes. For this reason, discounted tickets are not available.
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