Michigan Beer and Brat Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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.
Package includes General Admission to the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, tokens, one souvenir glass per adult, and breakfast daily. Learn More »
VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm.
VIP Admission includes: Admission at 3pm (one hour before general admission) to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 20 tickets. Plus, you'll have exclusive access to two specialty beers on the Reserve Beer Trail!
Cost: $60 per person (Ages 3 & under are free). Buy Online »
General Admission Wristbands
General Admission includes: Admission at 4pm to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 10 tickets.
- Buy Online & Save (February 19 - May 24): $30 per person - Buy Online »
- Event Day Pricing (May 25): $35 per person
- Ages 3 & Under: FREE
Wristbands are available for pick up May 10 - 25, at Crystal Mountain's Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your wristband on Saturday, May 25, wristbands will be available at the Front Desk until Noon, or you can visit the lower level of the Crystal Center after 2pm. Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. Coolers are not permitted on the festival grounds.
Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the festival for $1 each. Tickets can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No refunds.
Full Pour: 3 - 6 tickets*
Half Brat: 2 tickets
Full Brat: 4 tickets
*Some specialty craft beers and meads may be 4-6 tickets due to limited availability.
2019 Brewery Vendors
2019 Brat Vendors
TC Knuckleheads , 3-5pm
The TC Knuckleheads are a fun-loving group of musicians that play great rhythm and blues, classic and current rock and country. Typical lineup includes several vocalists, lead and acoustic guitar, harmonica, keyboards/sax, drums and bass. They're ready to get the party started!
The RockShow Band , 5:30-8pm
Mirroring the look and bombast of Journey in its 1980s heyday, The RockShow Band takes fans on a sojourn through the greatest hits of the Steve Perry era. The song list timewarps to the golden days of shoulder pads and leopard prints as the band loves, touches, and squeezes out all the greatest hits. Their flashy fun performances are sure to keep you on your feet all night!
FREE Benzie Bus Rides
In addition to our resort shuttles who can transport guests to and from their accommodations to the festival, Benzie Bus will also provide free rides to locals. Please pre-schedule your ride by calling 231-325-3000.
See the Benzie Bus schedule below:
|To Crystal Mountain|
|Frankfort Family Fare||2pm||3:10pm||4:20pm|
|Honor Bus Shelter||2:20pm||3:30pm||4:40pm|
|From Crystal Mountain|
|Honor Bus Shelter||5:30pm||6:30pm||7:30pm||8:30pm|
|Frankfort Family Fare||5:50pm||6:50pm||7:50pm||8:50pm|
Car Show including Tesla, GM, and other EV's
Tesla, GM and additional Electric Vehicles plus 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.
Camp & Craft Childcare
Let our Camp & Crafts program entertain your child while you Beer and Brat! This childcare program is open to children ages 4-12 years old. All children must be potty trained. Camp and Crafts program includes age-appropriate crafts, games and dinner.
4 - 8pm: $45 per child.
Extra hour from 3-4pm is available for an additional $10 per child.
Advanced reservations required. Please call the Park at Water's Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.
Crystal Mountain asks that you please be responsible about your alcohol 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. Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. Coolers are not permitted on the festival grounds.
Micros at the Mountain
Sunday, May 26 from 11am - 4pm
Join us for an afternoon after-party at the mountain! Enjoy Michigan microbrews, your barbecue favorites and live music. Admission is free! Learn More »