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Octoberfest in Ludington

September, 30th 2023

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

Enjoy beer from Bell’s Brewing and Ludington Bay Brewing Co., wine, cider, non-alcoholic beverages, food vendors, games, and more. The event is sponsored by Bell’s Brewing and Ludington Bay Brewing Co. The event, held at Legacy Plaza, generally includes live music.

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Here's the typical schedule for the event:


The event kick off happens on Friday night with Brews for Food on the 400-500 blocks of James Street. Jamesport Brewing Co, Ludington Bay Brewing Co., and Starving Artist Brewing sponsor the event which includes craft beer & food, live music (no cover fee), and family activities. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Lakeshore Food Club. Tickets are not required.


The main event happens Saturday from 2-6pm at Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St. Get in at 1pm with an early-bird ticket! Craft beer from Bell’s Brewery and Ludington Bay Brewing Co., and 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. Kids activities include a bounce house and coloring pages. There is live music throughout the event.

Tickets are $5 each at the door. Drink tokens are sold separately and are $5 each. Steins are $10. Designated Driver tickets are available for $5 for those age 16-20. Free admission for those 15 and under.  Tickets are available for purchase online at or at the gate. 

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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