Enjoy a scenic run by the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and finish at the pavilion for refreshments and prizes. All runners get free entry to festival, a free drink ticket, and a customized t-shirt (a combined value of $30)— just show your run number!
Registration begins at 9am at Empire Public beach. Entry fee is $25 for standard runners and $15 for walkers and juniors up to 17 years old. All entry fees include t-shirt.
Free to enter, this competition is open to anyone who loves asparagus! Participants create asparagus dishes for the public to sample while competing for cash prizes. This year, food vendors can also participate in the new professional category.
Empire Area Museum Open House 1pm to 4pm | 11544 S Lacore Rd.
“Ode To The Asparagus” Poetry Contest 2pm | Glen Lake Community Library
Celebrate a local rite of spring by listening to (or sharing your own!) asparagus-themed poetry. All styles of poems are acceptable and prizes will be awarded. Check out the Glen Lake Library expansion plans!
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and attendees who made last weekend a huge success! Between our Friday & Saturday night events, we had over 2300 people in attendance, not including children; our second most well-attended festival yet! ... See MoreSee Less
Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan’s finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets.
Package includes General Admission to the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, tokens, one souvenir glass per adult, and breakfast daily. Learn More »
VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm.
VIP Ticket Package
VIP Package includes: Admission at 3pm (one hour before general admission) to the Michigan Beer & 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!
Cost: $60 per person (Ages 3 & under are free). Buy Online »
General Admission Beer and Brat Tickets
General Admission Package includes: Admission at 4pm to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 10 tickets.
Wristbands are available for pick up May 10 – 25, at Crystal Mountain’s Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your wristband on Saturday, May 25, 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.
Own at the top of Crystal Mountain! This 3BR/3BA MountainTop townhome features walkable access to the slopes in winter, colorful views in the fall, grassy lawn, pool area and access to hike-able woods and trails in the summer. This whole ownership property includes living & dining areas, a full kitchen and three levels of space for the whole crew!
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In less than 24-hours, we’ll be skiing and riding down the slopes! We’ll have at least 8 trails open on Friday including some features in Jester’s Alley. We’d like to send a huge “thank you” to our staff for working tirelessly this week to open. Here’s to the start of the 2019-2020 season! ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less