TRAVERSE CITY, Mich—The Michigan Craft Distillers Association has announced its inaugural Michigan Distilled festival, featuring craft spirits and cocktails made around the Great Lakes State. The event will be held on Friday, September 15 from 6-10pm, under the pavilion at Fulton Street Farmers Market in Grand Rapids. Tickets are on sale now at MiDistilled.com.
A VIP Hour (5-6pm) offers guests an enhanced experience with handcrafted cocktails and a chance to meet with local bartenders and mixologists. VIP tickets are $75 each and include five (5) 3-ounce batch cocktails (or ¼-ounce samples of spirits available from each respective distillery), one handcrafted cocktail (available only during the 5-6pm hour) and one food item, along with a swag bag and commemorative logoed cup.
General Admission tickets are $40 and include five (5) 3-ounce batch cocktails or ¼-ounce samples of spirits available from each respective distillery.
Tickets can be purchased online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michigan-distilled-tickets-36687658775.
Additional tasting tickets will be available at the festival for $20 (for five (5) 3-ounce samples). Food trucks, specialty food / non-alcoholic beverage vendors and handcrafted items will be available for added costs. The festival will also feature a full line-up of live music (a schedule of which will be released by the end of August).
Attendees must be 21 and valid photo ID is required for entry (no exceptions) and the event will be held, rain or shine. No refunds will be offered for this festival; no pets, weapons, outside alcohol or glass of any kind will be permitted.
The Michigan Craft Distillers Association was formed in 2014 as a non-profit organization charged with marketing the individual member businesses, their products and events, but also help bring a voice for the industry when it comes to legislative issues that affect the overall beverage industry. Currently, the organization represents two dozen craft distilleries with nearly 40 individual locations and tasting rooms around the state.