MI Brewers Guild 8th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival

September 10, 2016 1:00 pm @ 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Ellwood A Mattson Lower Harbor Park

Tickets on sale Thursday, June 23 @ 10am (with Member Pre-Sale on Tues. June 21 & Wed. June 22).
Michigan Brewers Guild’s U.P. Fall Beer Festival is the largest Michigan-only beer festival in the Upper Peninsula. The event 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, enjoy an array of tasty food from area restaurants (available for purchase), and listen to a talented line-up of musicians while they sip their beer.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable. The festival will occur rain or shine.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All festival attendees must be 21 or older to enter, even if they are designated drivers and are not drinking. A valid government ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) is required for festival entry, with NO exceptions.

Where do I pick up my tokens?
You can pick up tokens from the token tent immediately after entering the festival.

Why do I need to use tokens if I already paid for a ticket?
The Michigan Brewers Guild utilizes drink tokens and specially marked cups to assure that we comply with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulation and have a controlled means of serving beer. All festival attendees are expected to willingly provide a token for each and every sample of beer received. Thank you for your cooperation which keeps us in compliance with state law.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There will be parking available in the designated lot at the park, although guests should arrive early if they hope to get one of these parking spots. Street parking and public parking lots are also available in downtown Marquette, just a short walk from the park.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
The following items are not permitted on festival grounds: outside alcohol, glass containers, children (with the exception of immobile infants – see FAQ below), animals, bicycles, skateboards, or rollerskates/rollerblades.
You may bring any of the following items with you to the festival: water and other non-alcoholic beverages in non-glass containers, food, coolers, hydration backpacks, folding/camping chairs, picnic blankets, umbrellas.

Can I bring my baby to the festival? What about a stroller?
Immobile infants are permitted inside the festival as long as they are in a baby backpack or carrier. Strollers are permitted but not recommended, as the event will be crowded and the ground in the park is uneven and may be difficult to navigate with a stroller. Children old enough to walk on their own are not permitted into the festival, for their own safety.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are transferrable, and you don’t need to do anything special to transfer your ticket – you can simply give your ticket to another person and they’ll have no trouble getting in. Each bar code will only scan one time.

Can I sell my ticket to someone else?
Yes, you are permitted to sell your ticket at face value plus the Eventbrite service fee you paid. Michigan Brewers Guild does not permit scalping of tickets, which is illegal. We reserve the right to invalidate any tickets known to have been scalped.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You must bring a ticket with you to be scanned to allow you entry to the festival. This ticket can either be printed or can be the electronic version accessible on your smartphone or wireless device.

Can I buy a Designated Driver ticket and then buy tokens for drinks if I change my mind?
No. Servers will not pour beer to Designated Drivers, and anyone caught drinking on a Designated Driver ticket will be immediately ejected from the festival. If you want to drink any beer at the festival, please plan on buying a full-price drinking ticket.

Where can I find more information about the festival?
For the most current information, visit our website at http://www.mibeer.com/up-fall-festival.


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