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A group of friends at the Makers Trail Festival

Do you like trying new craft beers, wines, ciders and spirits? Are you a fan of beach parties? Then you won’t want to miss out on Southwest Michigan’s biggest beach party — the Makers Trail Festival!

On June 11, you can party from 1-9 p.m. with live music, locally made beverages and food vendors at Weko Beach in Bridgman. This is a blast for the whole family, and there will be water, beverages and soda, so bring your kiddos, too! We want you to have the best time possible at this year’s festival, so we’re offering you our insider tips. Read on below to master this year’s Makers Trail Festival. 

Get your tickets early

You have the choice of purchasing your tickets before the festival or at the gate on the day of. We recommend purchasing beforehand because you get a discounted price! Purchase tickets at the Bridgman Harding’s for $10 each, online for $10 plus fees or at the festival for $20. Children under 10 years old get in for free!

two people discussing wine with a volunteer

Bring cash

This is a cash-only event, so please bring cash money to buy your drink tasting tickets ($1 each) and food from our vendors. We have approximately 20 makers signed up to bring their drinks to you! Make sure you have enough money to try as many of their creations as you’d like!

Use the shuttle

There will be free parking with free shuttles. That’s right. No charge! Shuttles will run frequently throughout the event so you can come and go when you want. Parking locations will be just a couple miles away from Weko Beach and will be posted closer to the event. There will be no parking available at Weko Beach.

view of the festival from a dune

Come rain or shine!

There will be plenty of room for you under the big tents. You’re welcome to bring your own camping chairs, too. However, please leave your pets, coolers, drinks and food outside the gates – they’re not allowed on the festival grounds. No smoking is permitted, either.

Learn more about the festival

Need to know more about the Makers Trail Festival? Visit makerstrailfestival.org or call 269-925-6301. For current news and updates, please “Like” our Facebook page and check “Interested” or “Going” on the Makers Trail Festival event.

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