THOMPSONVILLE — Michigan beer, local brats and live music will take center stage this Saturday, when Crystal Mountain hosts the Eighth Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival from 4-5 p.m.

Amongst the breweries set to participate are Short’s, Right Brain, New Holland, Bell’s, Brewery Ferment, The Filling Station and more.

Admission at the gate is $10 per person. The first 1,000 people will receive a commemorative event glass. Several packages are also available, including $40 VIP tickets and lodging specials at the resort.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Local food and drink will be enhanced by live music from The Outer Vibe, Brian Nolf and Jason & Nick. An after party is also slated to begin at the Vista Lounge beginning at 8 p.m.