Bell's Octoberfest in Downtown Ludington

September 28-29, 2018

Bell's Beer, a rocking stage, chili walk, lawn games and so much more make for fantastic fall weekend! There are plenty of family-friendly events as well. Scroll down for details.

PUB CRAWL GAMES

Friday | September 28  |  5-10pm
Downtown Ludington

12+ Downtown Bars
$5 entry fee
Win Downtown Ludington Gift Certificates
Complete 7+ games to be entered to win.

Start: Timber's Bar & Grille
320 S James St
Ludington, MI 49431

Pay your $5 entry fee
Grab a map
Hit the streets!

Play a game at each stop
to earn a stamp on your map.

End: The Mitten Bar
109 W Ludington Ave

Turn your map in at
The Mitten Bar
by 10pm
to be enter to win drawings.

Names drawn at 10:15pm
Must be present to win.

BUY ENTRY MAPS AT TIMBER'S FROM 5-7pm or


OCTOBERFEST
TICKET INFO

$5 General Festival Admission includes:
5 contest tickets
Live stage in the tent
Bell's Beer and glass steins available for purchase. 

$20 Weekend Admission includes:
Friday: Pub Crawl Games (5pm)
Saturday: 5 contest tickets, Bell’s Beer Stein and two beer tokens


MISC DETAILS

Tent is heated!
Proceeds from the event funds free, family-friendly events in Downtown Ludington. 

CHILI WALK 

Saturday | September 29  |  noon to 2pm
Or until the chili is gone! 
Downtown Ludington

FREE!

Sample free chili at over two dozen downtown businesses.
Vote for your favorite.

MAPS
South end of the James Street Plaza at noon
Ludington Daily News the Thursday prior to the event.


LIVE MUSIC

Saturday | September 29  |  2pm - 6pm
James Street Plaza

STAGE LINE UP
TO BE ANNOUNCED


BELL'S BEER

Your favorite Bell's Beer on tap along with a few you can't find in stores. 


FOOD

MEAT
Smoked Bratwurst with scratch made sauerkraut and mustard
Apple cider smoked Pork loin Sandwich with apple horseradish slaw
SIDES
Warm German style potato salad
Spetzel with bacon roasted brussel sprouts
Soft pretzel with smoked beer cheese or scratch made mustard
Cheddar Beer Soup
by The Q Smokehouse

BEARD CONTEST

Saturday | September 30  

To enter, send a photo of your beard to:
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All entries will recieve free entry to the festival on September 30th.
Finalists will be revealed September 25th.
The Octoberfest crowd will vote for their favorite beard.
The winner will be announced at the festival. 

 

DIRECTIONS

FESTIVAL LOCATION


PARKING

There are several free, public parking lots near the festival location. 
On-street parking is also free throughout the city.


STAY

[short walk]
Stearns Motor Inn

[camp]
Cartier Park Campground
is offering 20% off your fees
if you show them your festival ticket!

[6 blocks or less]
Ventura Motel
Ludington BLue Spruce Inn
Lighthouse Motel
Ludington Pier House
Lakeside Inn
Snyder's Shoreline Inn

[8-15 blocks]
Nader's Motor Lodge
Summer's Inn
Vista Villa
Viking Arms


TAXIS

Town & Country Taxi
231-425-3134
 
Ludington Taxi
(231) 845-9693

QUESTIONS?

(231) 845-6237
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