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Michigan offers no shortage of exceptional craft beer, wine, and spirits, and events celebrating them. Here are a few of the events we’re looking forward to as summer winds down and autumn arrives.
Burning Foot Beer Festival, August 28, 2021
Burning Foot Beer Festival is a celebration of beer, beach, art, and music that offers the perfect way to end the summer. Beach camping at Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach and barefoot entry make it unique, while the Brewers’ Ring makes it extraordinary. Festival-goers can enjoy some of the finest craft beer found in the Great Lakes region, revel in local art and food, groove to local and national music acts, and take in the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. Burning Foot will feature 80 breweries this year from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
PawPaw Wine and Harvest Festival, September 10-12, 2021
The annual Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival will resume this year with lots of fun things to do. The whole weekend of the festival is packed with events for friends and families of all ages. From the all-ages grape stomp to the wine and beer tastings to the craft show and parade, there’s certainly something for everyone. Visit https://www.wineandharvestfestival.com/festival-info for more information.
UP Fall Beer Festival, September 11, 2021
The U.P. Fall Beer Festival takes place at the scenic Mattson Lower Harbor Park overlooking Lake Superior. Attendees can choose from a selection of 600 crafted beers from 80 different Michigan breweries. Festival guests can also enjoy an array of tasty food from local restaurants while enjoying a talented line-up of musicians. Visit https://www.mibeer.com/Events/up-fall-beer-festival for details.
Detroit Fall Beer Festival, October 23, 2021
The Michigan Brewers Guild’s Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market in October is one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings around. Attendees can enjoy some incredible food from Detroit area restaurants (available for purchase) and listen to a talented line-up of local musicians while sipping craft beers from Michigan breweries. Visit https://www.mibeer.com/Events/detroit-fall-beer-festival to learn more.
Traverse City Beer Week, November 13-20, 2021
This year’s event features a self-guided tour on the Beer Week Ale Trail. Beer enthusiasts will use a digital passport throughout the week for savings and promotions at local breweries and restaurants, as well as be entered to win brew-themed prizes. Participants who check in at five or more TCBW businesses get to choose between a beer week T-shirt or a Traverse City fanny pack. (That’s right—fanny packs are back!). Visit https://www.traversecity.com/tcbw/ for more info.
14th Annual International Wine, Beer & Food Festival, Grand Rapids, November 18-20, 2021
This Festival has established itself as Michigan’s annual tasting event, measured by more than 1,500 wines, beers, ciders, and spirits from around the world, along with creations from the area’s finest restaurants. From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of food and spirits, this Festival will deliver a grand experience that is sure to please every palate. Visit https://showspan.com/GRW/ to learn more.