Fall Festivals Along the Makers Trail | Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Fall Festivals Along the Makers Trail

With so many festivals, parties, special releases and live music, fall is the perfect time to tour the Makers Trail! Here are some of the top upcoming parties of the season at our wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Grape CostumeBaroda Founders Annual Grape Stomp- September 7, 3:30pm
Prizes awarded for most juice stomped and best costume!
Admission: FREE

Zombie Pub Crawl- September 7, 2-11pm
Admission: $20
On Saturday, September 7th, a thirsty horde of zombies will crawl the streets of downtown St Joseph in support of local theatre. All proceeds raised will go directly to The GhostLight Theatre, a new performance venue in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Please come dressed in your best (worst) zombie make-up and costume — prizes will be awarded!

Vineyard 2121 IMG 9288Vineyard 2121 5th Annual Pappy’s Harvest Festival- September 21, 12-7pm
Admission: $15 general admission
Live music by Keith Scott Blues from 12:30-3:30pm and DROP 35 from 4-7pm. Featuring burgers and hot dogs, wine, ciders, wine slushees, sangria, grape stomp and yard games!

Journeyman & Friends: Barrel Aged Brewfest- October 19
Local breweries will be onsite with their choice selection of beer. They will also have a Journeyman Distillery barrel aged brew made exclusively for this event! All proceeds go towards supporting summer programs for Southwest Michigan children in need.

RoundBarn 1389Round Barn HalloWINE Party- October 26, 11am
Admission: $5
Live Music Lineup

  • JGJ Band: 1-3:30pm
  • Top Secret Band: 4-6:30pm
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