Come to the Annual Octoberfest in Ludington

September 20 to October 4, 2020

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!

Due to Covid-19, the traditional Pub Crawl, Beer Tasting, Music Fest, and Chili Walk have been canceled. However, new and revised events have been scheduled:

SCARECROW WALK - Walk through downtown Ludington and view the various scarecrows that will be on display from September 20-October 4. It's a fun way to welcome in fall.

CROCK-TOBERFEST - Sample soups from participating restaurants. From September 20-October 4, purchase a cup of soup to support local establishments. Vote for your favorite to win prizes.

BEERS FOR PEERS - Visit your favorite pubs, restaurants and breweries from September 25-27, where a percentage of sales will go to the Lakeshore Food Club.

MICHIGAN APPLES FUNDRAISER - Freshly Picked Michigan Apples is a family-owned business here in Ludington, and they will be selling their fresh Honeycrisp apples to raise funds for the local COVID relief fund. This will take place at James Street Plaza on Friday, September 25 from 3pm-7pm....and Saturday, September 26 from 11am-4pm.

Events are listed according to the information available at the time of the mose recent update to this story. For tickets and more information, please see

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

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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: 09-27-2020 02:36 PM ID: 103