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2013 Suds on the Shore Craft Beer and Wine Festival

Written by  Paul Starr
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2013 Suds on the Shore Craft Beer and Wine Festival

This year’s Suds on the Shore Craft Beer and Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ludington City Park. The cost of tickets is $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the gate. Attendees will receive entrance into the festival, eight tokens each worth a four ounce sample of beer or two ounce sample of wine, souvenir tasting glass and a 2014 “Save the Date” magnet. Tickets can purchased on line at sudsontheshore.com or at Jamesport Brewing Company, Pere Marquette Expeditions and The Mitten Bar. In Manistee, tickets can be purchased at Surroundings.
If individuals are interested in volunteering for the festival they can sign up through www.volunteerwestmichigan.org., Mason County’s centralized location to access volunteer opportunities in our community.

“We are very excited about this year’s festival, we are anticipating that a crowd of about 1,200 people, many of which are not from the Mason County area. In addition, the number of craft beer and wine vendors that will be showcasing their product has grown from 31 to 39 in just one year. We also have a great line up of bands that will be performing – Bad Manners, Even Keel and Kodiak Thunder.,” stated, stated VanderWall

Last year, the festival made a net profit of over $20,000.00, with the proceeds directed to United Way of Mason County, which in turn, were distributed to local programs that are focusing on helping children to succeed, working with families to become financially stable and independent, and improving people’s health.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.