Guests will be able to sample more than 40 microbrews and 20 wines from across Michigan in keepsake souvenir glasses. The ticket price includes a large selection of foods paired to the beers and wines to be offered at the festival, including spit-roasted chicken. The food is being specially prepared by Mark Ammel, owner of Bobaloon’s Café in Escanaba.
Once again this year, there’ll be a special emphasis on beers and wines made in the Upper Peninsula, according to Bay de Noc Brewers Secretary Josh Marenger. His club will also conduct a beer brewing demonstration. The event will also feature more tent space this year, according to Marenger, as well as live music by the acoustic bluegrass group “Grassfire.”
The ticket prices are the same as last year: $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.uptoberfest.org, as well as at Hereford and Hops and Bobaloon's Café in Escanaba and White's Party Store in Marquette.