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Michigan Brewers Guild Beer Fest in Lower Harbor Park planned for September after skipping 2020

It’s been a couple of years since crowds like this were seen in Marquette’s Lower Harbor Park. The 2017 U.P. Fall Beer Festival drew large crowds, as the photo shows. Organizers are hopeful similar crowds will attend this year’s festival, set for Sept. 11. (Journal file photo)

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Brewers Guild has announced three upcoming beer festival dates after more than a year hiatus, including one in Marquette in early September, a guild press release details.

Upper Peninsula Fall Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. General admission is 1-6 p.m., with the gates opening at noon for a VIP hour for enthusiast members.

Tickets are $50 per person in advance ($55 the day of) with designated driver tickets for $10.

Additionally, the Michigan August Beer Festival — South will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14 at LMCU Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps in Comstock Park (just north of Grand Rapids).

General admission is 1-6 p.m., with the gates opening at noon for a VIP hour for enthusiast members. Tickets are $50 per person in advance ($55 day of) with designated driver tickets for $10.

The Michigan August Beer Festival — North will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28 at Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City, home of the Traverse City Pit Spitters. General Admission is 1-6 p.m., with the gates opening at Noon for a VIP hour for enthusiast members. Tickets are $50 per person in advance ($55 the day of) with designated driver tickets for $10.

“We are happy and excited for the opportunity to get back to Michigan Brewers Guild beer festivals and look forward to seeing people in person,” says Scott Graham, guild executive director. “We are currently working on logistics and safety protocols with our partners at the West Michigan Whitecaps and Traverse City Pit Spitters, which gives us the added benefit of their infrastructure and experience with their own events.”

Tickets for all three events will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Thursday with enthusiast member pre-sale opening on 10 a.m. Tuesday at MiBeer.com.

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