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Octoberfest in Ludington

September 2024

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

Admission is $5 per person and drink tokens can be purchased once inside. For $25, an all access pass can be purchased which includes four drink tokens and allows the ticket holder into the tent an hour early. Purchase tickets by visiting

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Here's the typical schedule for the event:

  • 1pm – Those All Access Passes are allowed in
  • 1pm – Live music featuring Virgil Baker & the Just 4 Fun Band
  • 2pm – General admission ticket holders allowed in
  • 3pm – Live music featuring Jimmy Dodson
  • 4-6pm – Live music featuring Rocket Fuel Haulers

Craft beer, wine, and cider will be available. Food will be available for purchase and lawn games including corn hole, Jenga, Yahtzee, badminton, and more will be available.

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Kick-off Pub Crawl

As a kick-off to the main event, Ludington Bay Brewing Company presents a pub crawl on the Friday before the festival from 6-9pm. The crawl starts and ends at Ludington Bay where participants will get their map and commemorative koozie for this self-guided crawl. It then continues on South James Street to Ludington Avenue with stops at participating Outdoor Social District establishments. Tickets are typically $10 each.

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

For more information on Ludington’s Octoberfest, please contact the event organizer:

Downtown Ludington Development Authority

400 S. Harrison St., Ludington, MI  49431

(231) 845-6237

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