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Join us on Saturday, August 22, for the 15th Annual Michigan Beer and Brat Festival from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment from the TC Knuckleheads. Sample an enormous selection of Michigan’s finest microbrews, meads, and hard ciders, plus a variety of delicious gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets!


VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm.


VIP Admission includes: Admission at 3pm (one hour before general admission) to the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 20 tickets. Plus, you'll have exclusive access to two specialty beers on the Reserve Beer Trail! Ages 3 and under are free.

Now - July 31:  $50 per person

August 1 - August 21:  $60 per person


General Admission includes: Admission at 4pm to the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 10 tickets. Ages 3 and under are free.

Now - July 31:  $25 per person

August 1 - August 21:  $30 per person 

August 22 (Day Of Festival, At The Door): $35 per person

Wristbands are available for pick up August 3 - 22, at Crystal Mountain's Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your wristband on Saturday, August 22, wristbands will be available at the Front Desk until noon, or you can visit the lower level of the Crystal Center after 2pm.  Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. Coolers are not permitted on the festival grounds.


Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the festival for $1 each. Tickets can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No refunds.

Full Pour: 3 - 6 tickets*

Half Brat: 2 tickets

Full Brat: 4 tickets

*Some specialty craft beers and meads may be 4-6 tickets due to limited availability.



The TC Knuckleheads are a fun-loving group of musicians that play great rhythm and blues, classic and current rock and country. Typical lineup includes several vocalists, lead and acoustic guitar, harmonica, keyboards/sax, drums and bass. They're ready to get the party started!


Stormcloud Brewing Company

Brewery Terra Firma

Atwater Brewery

Founders Brewing

Arbor Brewing Company

North Channel Brewing Company

Draught Horse Brewery

Dark Horse Brewing Co.

Lansing Brewing Company

Tapistry Brewing

Paw Paw Brewing Co.

Five Shores Brewing

St. Ambrose Cellars

Ludington Bay Brewing Co.

Beards Brewery

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery

North Peak Brewing Company

Acoustic Tap Room

Townies Brewery

Old Nation Brewing Company

Griffin Claw Brewing Company

Uncle John's Hard Cider

Iron Fish Distillery

Stay tuned for additional breweries!



Maxbauer Market

Sander's Meats

Crystal Mountain asks that you please be responsible about your alcohol consumption. We encourage our guests to assign a designated driver or use on-property shuttles when leaving the festival. Cars left overnight will not be ticketed or towed. Those who choose not to drink at the festival will still have to pay the same price for admission as those who are drinking. All attendees have access to a lineup of musical talent, food and beverage vendors, merchandise, festival activities and prizes. For this reason, discounted tickets are not available.

Venue Information

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain
Thompsonville, MI 49683
(855) 716-7100
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Organizer Information

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683
(231) 378-2000

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