The Northport Wine and Craft Beer Festival: August 11, 2018

Every second Saturday in August we celebrate the bounty of area vintners and brewers with the Northport Wine and Craft Beer Festival. Our festival is our own special summer party showcasing area wineries and breweries. Join us from 1-6 in Haserot Park. Coming for the dog parade? No problem. We're Michigan's only dog-friendly wine festival. Featuring- 

GENERAL ADMISSION. Tickets are $20 at the door.

2018 Wine & Craft Beer Festival Participants

Great Wines, Ciders and Beer

Taste the products of these great wine, beer and cider makers:

Aurora Cellars
Green Bird Organic Cellars
Peninsula Cellars
Black Star Farms
Leelanau Cellars
Boathouse Vineyards
Baia Estate
45 North Vineyard & Winery
Chateau de Leelanau
Nathaniel Rose Winery
Suttons Bay Ciders
French Valley Vineyards
Bel Lago Winery
2 Lads Winery
The Mitten Brewery
Michigan Hop Alliance
Arbor Brewing

Music All Day!

Troll for Trout

"Gettin' out of town, driving in your car
Pulling off the road, stoppin' at a bar
Yeah, we're headin' out tonight, the mirror compass reads N
And it feels so free to be this direction again."

Those lines from Troll for Trout's anthem, "Gettin' Out of Town," capture the spirit of the band's colorful 25-year history - a legacy that's earned the Michigan band a diehard following and spawned an impression trove of acclaimed recordings. Michael Crittenden, founding member and chief songwriter, best sums it up this way: "Troll for Trout and our music has always been about a lifestyle. It's that excited feeling of leaving work early on a beautiful Friday afternoon and pointing your vehicle North where there's no schedule. It's about camping, cottaging, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cooking outside, cocktail hour with good friend, good conversation around a campfire, river paths, reflecting, reading, and relaxing, It's about finding and reconnecting with the peace that resides in all of us, but gets buried by the day to day grind."

For more information and to check out the band, head to their website

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Great Food

Great wines, beers and ciders demand great food and these local caterers and restaurants don't disappoint:

Birdhouse Bites
The Northport Lions Club
The Tribune Ice Cream & Eatery
Idyll Farms Cheese

Become an event sponsor!

Contrary to popular opinion wine festivals don't make a lot of money.  Rather we depend on sponsors to cover the cost of putting on the festival as a way to bring business to our community.

If you'd like to help sponsor the wine festival we'd love to hear from you.  For more information just email us at and tell us you'd like to learn more about becoming a wine festival sponsor.  Depending on the level of sponsorship sponsors not only get name recognition, they also get tickets to the festival and at the higher sponsorship levels get food vouchers and other great benefits.

If you've agreed to be a sponsor you can now pay your sponsorship online using Pay Pal.  Just click on the appropriate sponsorship level and follow the instructions to make your payment. 

Sponsorship levels