MARQUETTE — The Forestville Festival isn’t for another month, however it kicked off the right way earlier today in Blackrocks brewery.



Live music and craft beer provided the backdrop as the Noquemanon Trail Network spread the word about their upcoming music festival.

“The Forestville Festival makes a pretty good amount of money that we’re able to pour back into buying construction material, paying for some labor to help build the trails, and maintain them,” said Laurie Weesen, one of the festival coordinators. “We do a variety of things to try to support this effort, and this was probably one of the most fun.”

The festival runs from July 12th to the 13th, with general admission tickets being $25; if you buy a camping pass for $55, you can stay for 2 days.

The festival needs volunteers, so volunteering for a 4–hour shift will get you free admission.

All of the proceeds go towards maintaining the plenty of trails in the greater Marquette area.

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