HUDSONVILLE, Mich.—Holland is getting ready to host a new event celebrating Michigan’s growing craft beer industry.
The inaugural Beer City Spring Fest will take over the Hudsonville Fairgrounds Saturday, May 3. More than 30 microbreweries, cider mills and distilleries will be showcasing their brews. The event kicks off Beer Week in the Greater Grand Rapids area, which is the first week of May.
The American Legion Neal E. Fonger Post 179 is organizing the event, which will also include live music and food. The proceeds will benefit local veterans and Autism Support of Kent County.
“Tickets went on sale Thursday, and we were amazed by the response,” said Joe Boyer of Fluid Art. “We nearly sold out of VIP tickets in the first two hours. [It’s] hard to believe this was a dry town just a few years ago.”