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 but this year’s event has been confirmed for Saturday, August 21st, 2021 from 12-5pm.

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. Due to gathering restrictions, only 1,000 tickets will be sold for the 2021 event and sales will be strictly online to ensure contact tracing.

Tickets for the 2021 event are $45 each and can be purchased online at Each ticket sold will get you entry into the festival, plus 9 sample tokens and a souvenir. There will be a limit of 4 tickets sold online per transaction and contact information will be required for each ticket. Each token gets you 4oz. of beer or 2oz. of wine. 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 slated to participate in 2021:

  • Arbor Brewing Company
  • Big Hart Brewing Co.
  • Starving Artist
  • Founders Brewery
  • Petoskey Brewing
  • Great Mead Hall and Brewing Company
  • Elk Brewing
  • The Boston Beer Company
  • Ludington Beverage
  • Two Guys Brewing
  • Grand Traverse Brewing Company
  • Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
  • Love Wines Winery
  • Pink Barrel Cellars
  • Grand Armory Brewing
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co
  • St. Ambrose Cellars
  • Jamesport Brewing Co
  • Shorts Brewing Co
  • Farmhouse Cider Co
  • Ludington Bay Brewing Co
  • Cogdal Vineyards
  • Lone River
  • 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
  • Coopersville Brewing Co.
  • Henry A. Fox Sales
  • North Channel Brewing Company
  • Rochester Mills Beer 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