What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: U.P. Beer Festival
With fall right around the corner, there’s plenty of fun to be had in northern Michigan.
Courtney Sheffer from the West Michigan Tourist Association has the details in this week’s What’s Happening in Northern Michigan.
Harvest often begins in September at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, and it’s the perfect time of year to book a private tour of the winery. You’ll go behind the scenes with a golf cart ride up to the top of the vineyard, where you will enjoy a sparkling wine toast while learning about what is currently taking place in the vineyard, with great views of Grand Traverse Bay. Your tour will wrap up with a premium wine tasting paired with an artisan meat and cheese board.
Boyne City will celebrate its autumn bounty at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family fun day will include music, children’s activities, and food in the downtown area. The extended Boyne City Farmers Market will be moved to downtown to join the festivities, as well as arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, and fun all day.
And this Saturday you can head to Marquette for the 12th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival. The festival takes place right on the shore of Lake Superior, and boasts hundreds of fresh, local beers from some of Michigan’s finest breweries. Your festival ticket includes admission and 15 beer tasting tickets, and you’ll want to purchase your tickets online through the Michigan Brewers’ Guild before you head up to the U.P.