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Michigan Beer and Brat Festival tickets on sale

January 30, 2020

THOMPSONVILLE, Mich. – Tickets are on sale for the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival on May 23 at Crystal Mountain.

This 15th annual event is the official start of summer and features more than 100 of Michigan’s finest microbrews, local hard ciders and meads, gourmet brats from across northwest Michigan and live entertainment.

The festival is slopeside at one of the most beautiful golf and ski resorts in the Midwest, Crystal Mountain.

“Crystal Mountain is a beautiful, year-round destination. And there is no better way to kick off summer than with this growing festival that showcases the very best beers, brats and entertainment northwestern Michigan has to offer,” John Melcher, chief operating officer at Crystal Mountain, said.

Entertainment this year includes music from the TC Knuckleheads followed by The Drew Hale Band.

General admission tickets to the festival are $25 per person through April 30, and include admission to the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, one commemorative festival beer glass and 10 tokens toward beverages and food.

Admission will increase to $30 per person starting May 1. So buy tickets early and save. 

VIP admission is also available for $50 per person. VIP admission includes early admission to the festival, (one hour before general admission), one commemorative festival beer glass and 20 tokens toward beverages and food. Plus, VIP guests have exclusive access to two specialty beers on the Reserve Beer Trail.

VIP admission increases to $60 May 1.

Children aged three and under are free.

Special lodging packages are also available to those looking to play and stay at the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival. The festival package includes three nights’ lodging, daily breakfast, admission to the Beer and Brat Festival, one commemorative festival beer glass and 10 tokens toward food and beer at the festival from $116 per person per night.

While the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival is the highlight, it’s just one of the many activities offered during the Memorial Day weekend. The Crystal Coaster alpine slide and Park at Water’s Edge will also open, weather permitting.

For more information or to buy tickets and lodging, please visit

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About Crystal Mountain:

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, the Park at Water’s Edge, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings and a conference center. Visit

Crystal Mountain Media Contact:
Sammie Lukaskiewicz, Director of Public Relations
o: (231) 378-2057
m: (517) 673-4177


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