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Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival Grows in to Premier, New Location at Warren Dunes State Park

The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is delighted to announce it is moving the 13th Annual Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival to Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer, MI because of the growing popularity of this showcase event and because of the favorable addition of wineries to the area.

The date remains the same – it has always been the third Saturday in June & in 2018, the date is June 16. Tickets for the 2018 event are already on sale at the website listed below and at MOST PARTICIPATING WINERIES. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Get a jump on planning for the summer season by purchasing now at www.brownpapertickets.com and search by name of the event. Or ‘locals’ can stop into many LMS Wineries, ANY Martin’s Grocery Store (SW Michigan & NW Indiana) or Harding’s Friendly Market in Bridgman to purchase in person with no service fees.

This signature event is staying true to its original mission of bringing all the wineries of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail together in one location for guests to sample wines by taste or by the glass and paired with the amazing vista of the Lake Michigan Shore. The festival features all of the wonderful locally-grown-and-produced varietals from The Lake Michigan Shore AVA including 12 Corners, Baroda Founders, Cody Kresta, Cogdal, Contessa, Dablon, Domaine Berrien, Fenn Valley, Gravity, Hickory Creek, Karma Vista, Lawton Ridge, Lake Michigan Vintners, Lazy Ballerina, Lemon Creek, Round Barn, St. Julian, Vineyard 2121, Warner and White Pine.

The festival will continue to feature fantastic regional live music programming, a big top tent that houses the awesome wineries, access to the beach and beautiful Lake Michigan, an enviable sunset and a whole lot of world-class wines! All below the backdrop of the towering sands of beautiful Warren Dunes.

Band Lineup:

  • The Hemispheres (Headliners)
  • Jamiah Rogers
  • Slim Gypsy Baggage
  • Jake Mack & The Lesser Stags
  • Sean Wiggins

New and improved this year! Guests now will have the convenience of driving into the Dunes and parking directly adjacent to the festival & beach! There is capacity for thousands of cars! No need to take shuttles anymore. *Warren Dunes State Park does charge a nominal fee for parking, per car…or use the Michigan State Passport for free parking: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79134_79210—,00.html

**If you choose to purchase an annual passport, you receive free parking for the year at any Michigan State Park!

New this year: the festival will be showcasing area food trucks and other local restaurants to pair with the amazing varietals! Confirmed vendors include Nosh Village, Lake & Farmer, Da Pizza Dude and Pachamama Street Food. More to come!

Please continue to follow social media channels and check the website for further exciting details! Tickets will also be available at the gate, the day of the festival. It promises to be even bigger and better than ever! And as always, it’s rain or shine.