Suds on the Shore Beer & Wine Tasting Festival in Ludington

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August 21st, 2021

Ludington hosts the annual craft beer tasting festival, aptly named Suds on the Shore from 1pm-6pm at Rotary Park (formerly City Park) at Gaylord and Court Streets. This popular event, scheduled in mid-August, is fun for participants and is also a fundraising effort for the United Way of Mason County. The 2020 Suds on the Shore was canceled due to health and safety concerns relating to COVID-19.

The festival features vendors from all around Michigan, with over 50 represented in 2019. The vendors serve over 100 samples of craft beer, hard cider and Michigan wine, while participants also enjoy live music and food.

In 2019, between 2,900-3,000 people attended Suds on the Shore.

Tickets are generally $30 in advance ($35 at the gate) and can be purchased online at You can also buy your ticket at Jamesport Brewing Company, Pere Marquette Expeditions, The Mitten Bar and Surroundngs in Manistee. Your ticket includes entry, eight tokens and a souvenir glass. Each token gets you 4oz. of beer or 2oz. of wine. Eight additional tokens can be purchased for $5. This event is only for those 21 and older. No babies or children.

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Jamesport Brewing Company
Here is a list of  breweries & wineries that participated in 2019:
  • Bells Brewery
  • Big Hart Brewing Co.
  • Cranker’s Brewery
  • Founders Brewery
  • Great Lakes Brewing Co.
  • Great Mead Hall and Brewing Company
  • Walldorff Brewpub
  • Virtue Cider
  • Ridge Cider Co.
  • Atwater Brewery
  • Fetch Brewing Co
  • Sam Adams Boston Lager
  • Love Wines Winery
  • Northern Oak Brewery
  • Jaden James Brewery
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co
  • St. Ambrose Cellars
  • Jamesport Brewing Co
  • Shorts Brewing Co
  • Farmhouse Cider Co
  • Ludington Bay Brewing Co
  • Dr. Strangelove Premium Mixers
  • New Holland Brewing
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Mountain Town Brewing Company
  • Perrin Brewing Co
  • Rustic Leaf Brewing Company
  • Backwoods Homemade Wines
  • Conflux City Brewing Company
  • The Sangria Shop
  • Trail Point Brewing Company
  • Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply
  • Eastern Market Brewing Company
  • Kayla Rae Cellars
  • Cheboygan Brewing Co.
  • Grand River Brewery
  • Haymarket Brewing
  • Terrapin Beer Co.
  • Henry A. Fox Sales
  • Rockford Brewing Company
  • North Channel Brewing Company
  • Austin Brothers Beer Company
  • Creston Brewery
  • Rochester Mills Beer Company
  • Roak Brewing Company
  • Reed City Brewing Company
  • Oddside
  • Saugatuck Brewing Company
For more information on the Suds on the Shore Beer & Wine Tasting Festival, please contact the event organizer:

Suds on the Shore Committee