Great Lakes Beer Festival features more than 70 craft breweries

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Published: Aug. 17, 2023 at 12:57 PM EDT
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MIDLAND, Mich. (WNEM) - The Great Lakes Beer Festival will feature more than 70 craft breweries and provides a chance to sample the craft beers Michigan has to offer.

The event is on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dow Diamond in Midland, located at 825 E. Main St.

The 21+ only event will feature free on-field activities, live music, all ballpark concessions, and a cornhole tournament.

The cornhole tournament has two divisions - the social tournament is free and the competitive tournament is $10 to enter. To sign up for either division, it is under the “add-ons” section when you buy your tickets on the website.

The event will go on regardless of weather, as vendors will be set up indoors on the concourses.

General admission tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. It includes 10 tasting tickets.

The VIP ticket price is $85 and can only be bought in advance. The ticket includes admission and suite-level access with a buffet, a souvenir glass, air conditioning, exclusive restrooms, 15 tasting tickets, and early entry at 1 p.m.

Designated driver tickets are $15 and two soft drink tickets at concession stands.

All attendees must provide valid government picture ID to gain admission at the gate, according to the festival’s website. Anyone under 21, children, and dogs will not be permitted to enter.

Festival tickets are transferable, the website said, but the person the ticket is transferred to must also be at least 21-years-old and must have a valid ID.

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