Come to the Annual Octoberfest in Ludington

September 27 & 28, 2019

Ludington's Oktoberfest

Visit downtown Ludington and enjoy music and family activities in an outdoor setting, to celebrate one of the last hurrahs of the season!

Here's what happened at Ludington's Octoberfest in 2018:

Bell's Pub Crawl

Bell's Pub Crawl begins the activities Friday night from 5-9pm. Bars serving Bell's has game activities and if you complete 7 or more, you're entered to win gift certificates. 12 business are participating in the Pub Crawl. Entry fee is $10.

Chili Walk

Saturday from noon-2pm (or until chili is gone), satisfy your hunger with delicious chili. Walkers can sample the different varieties at over 30 locations and vote for their favorites.

Craft Beer & Music Festival

Events will be held under a large, heated tent at James Street Plaza from 2-6pm. Enjoy German-style food and craft beer from Bell's and Ludington Bay Brewing Company. Music will be courtesy of Marek Brothers Polka Band and Aberdeen. There will also be blind beer tasting contests, lawn games, kids activities and a mustache contest. Entry fee is $5; entry and four drink tickets is $20; pub entry, Octoberfest entry, four drink tickets and a glass stein is $45.

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Looking for more Octoberfest activities? Check out Oktoberfest in Pentwater!


Craft Beer is Big Business

Ludington is making a name for itself with its own brewery in town and other popular bars offering a variety of craft beer. Ludington is also the venue for the Suds on the Shore Craft Beer & Wine Festival, usually held mid-August and the Pure Ludington Brrrewfest which is generally held in January.

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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

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Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.

Last Updated: 03-06-2019 01:18 PM ID: 103