Breweries at Wine Fest

Not just wine


Wine isn’t the only beverage guests can enjoy at Michigan International Speedway’s Great Lakes Wine Fest on June 26-27.

Many of Michigan’s best known breweries will also be on hand at the Great Lakes Wine Fest, including one of the most popular local brew houses in the state, Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo, Mich., which sold its first beer in Michigan in 1985 and is a staple in many grocery and convenience stores.

Other Michigan breweries scheduled to participate are Arbor Brewing Company of Ann Arbor; Arcadia Brewing Company of Battle Creek; Dark Horse Brewing Company of Marshall and the New Holland Brewing Company of Holland. MIS worked in conjuction with Rave Associates of Ann Arbor to bring the breweries to the Irish Hills. The Michigan Brewing Company of Webberville will also be on hand through Anderson Distributing of Jackson.

All the breweries will be featured in a covered beer garden at the south end of MIS’ suite/media center building in the pit patio. Beer tasting will be available throughout the two-day event and feature the best beers and microbrews the state has to offer.

“Even though this event is called a wine fest, we welcome all Michigan breweries who are attending the Great Lakes Wine Fest,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “We didn’t want to limit this event to only wineries because breweries are also important and make a significant impact to the state. Guests now have the chance to taste the best wines and beers that Michigan produces right here at MIS this weekend.”

The focus of the Great Lakes Wine Fest is Michigan-based wineries and breweries conveniently situated at MIS. Guests may sample wines, beer and food from Michigan vendors, and buy favorite wines by the bottle or case in the retail store.

The festival’s on-site retail store will have select wines available for purchase at the event.

With only two days until the inaugural Great Lakes Wine Fest at Michigan International Speedway, time is running out on advance ticket pricing. Advance one-day tickets are $25; two-day tickets are $45. Each ticket includes $10 worth of tasting tokens per day. Guests who buy in advance save $10.

Designated driver tickets are $15. This event is for guests 21 and older.

Weekend camping is available for $40 in the track’s Graves Farm Campground, or $100 in the Turn 2 Retreat. Turn 2 camping includes water and electric hookups. 

Need an RV? A hassle-free camping option is available for the wine and brew fest at

Tickets and details are available at or by calling 800-354-1010. Visit our Twitter feed @GLWineFest for information about the wine festival in 140 characters or less!

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is a Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where race fans and sports fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the fun of NASCAR and the thrill of a great time for guests and drivers alike.

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