Join the Michigan Brewers Guild for the 16th annual Summer Beer Festival at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. Try some of over 600 different local beers from more than 65 Michigan craft breweries. Enjoy music from local bands and sample unique food available for purchase during the event.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All festival attendees must be 21 or older to enter, even if they are designated drivers and are not drinking. A valid government ID is required for festival entry, with NO exceptions.
Where do I pick up my tokens?
You can pick up tokens from the token tent immediatley after entering the festival.
Why do I need to use tokens if I already paid for a ticket?
The Michigan Brewers Guild utilizes drink tokens and specially marked cups to assure that we comply with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulation and have a controlled means of serving beer. All festivals attendees are expected to willingly provide a token for each and every sample of beer received. Thank you for your cooperation which keeps us in compliance with state law.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There will be no parking at Riverside Park, but you can find plenty of parking throughout Depot Town and the surrounding area. For free parking just a short walk away, there's a large lot in Depot Town (north of Cross St. between Rice St. and River St.), as well as one east of Frog Island Park along Rice St., and another lot northeast of the old train depot along Depot Drive.
Street parking is also available along Cross St., River St. and other neighborhood streets around Depot Town. You can also find paid parking close to the festival in private parking lots and driveways.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
The following items are not permitted on festival grounds: outside alcohol, glass containers, children, animals, bicycles, skateboards, or rollerskates/rollerblades.
You may bring any of the following items with you to the festival: water and other non-alcoholic beverages in non-glass containers, food, coolers, hydration backpacks, folding/camping chairs, picnic blankets, umbrellas.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are transferrable - but each bar code will only scan one time.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You must bring a ticket with you to be scanned to allow you entry to the festival. This ticket can either be printed or be the electronic version accessible on your smartphone or wireless device.
What is the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable. The festival will occur rain or shine.
Can I buy a Designated Driver ticket and then buy tokens for drinks if I change my mind?
No. Servers will not pour beer to Designated Drivers, and anyone caught drinking on a Designated Driver ticket will be immediately ejected from the festival.
Where can I find more information about the festival?
For the most current information, visit our blog at www.mbgmash.org.
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