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7th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival - 2015

Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 1pm to 6pm

TICKETS: ON SALE beginning Thursday, July 2nd at 10am. $35 in advance,  $40 at the gate (if available).

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The U.P. Fall Beer Festival takes place overlooking Lake Superior in scenic Mattson Lower Harbor Park, downtown Marquette. Attendees can choose from over 400 locally crafted beers from more than 60 Michigan breweries - to check out the complete Beer List in advance, download our app in iTunes App store or Google Play.

Festival guests can also enjoy a wide array of tasty food from area restaurants (available for purchase), and listen to a talented line-up of musicians while they sip their beer.

BUY TICKETS beginning July 2 at 10am. Tickets will be available online from Eventbrite. We will update our blog with a list of retailers in the U.P. from which you can buy tickets, so check back for updates.

The following outlets have tickets (limited quantity) in Marquette:

  • The Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery
  • Blackrocks Brewery
  • Ore Dock Brewing (tickets arriving at Ore Dock this Friday)
  • Marquette Food Co-op
  • White's Party Store
  • Portside Inn

Any remaining tickets not sold in advance will be for sale at the gate on the day of the event - but the festival is expected to sell out again this year, so we recommend you buy tickets in advance.

There will be a Ticket Pre-Sale for Enthusiast members June 30 & July 1 from 12am to 11:59pm. To participate, Enthusiasts must have a membership valid as of June 15. There will be a limit of 1 pre-sale ticket purchase allowed per Enthusiast.

Designated Driver tickets will be available for purchase online for $5. Designated Drivers will not be permitted to drink beer. Any person entering on a Designated Driver ticket caught drinking beer will be ejected from the festival, with no exceptions. Thank you for complying with these measures to keep everyone at our festival safe.

Tickets are non-refundable. Festival will occur rain or shine.

VIP Admission:

Michigan Brewers Guild Enthusiast members are eligible for VIP Admission, which includes use of the VIP fast line as well as early entry one hour prior to general admission each day. You must present a valid membership card for VIP Admission as an Enthusiast. Memberships can be purchased online from our web store.

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Token Policy:

The Michigan Brewers Guild utilizes drink tokens and specially marked cups to assure that we comply with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulations. Festival attendees are expected to willingly provide a token for each and every sample of beer received. We appreciate your cooperation.

15 drink tokens are included with admission and each drink token is redeemable for a 3 oz. sample of beer. Additional tokens will be available inside the festival for 50 cents.


Qualified media wishing to cover the Michigan Brewers Guild U.P. Fall Beer Festival can submit a request for credentials (download the form here). For more information, contact Guild Publicist Dianna Stampfler at

Event Posters

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Our mailing address: Michigan Brewers Guild • 225 W Washtenaw, Suite C • Lansing, MI 48933

Proud Supporters

  • Imperial Beverage
  • The Country Malt Group
  • Brewers Professional Alliance
  • Alliance Beverage Distributing Co.
  • Craftwerk Brewing Systems
  • GW Kent