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2022 Makers Trail Festival

Celebrate our makers at the annual makers Trail Festival!

June 11, 2022 | 1-9 p.m.


We’ll be popping corks, tapping kegs and pouring your favorite spirits ’til sunset. Come party with us at Weko Beach — with nothing but gorgeous Lake Michigan to the west and Southwest Michigan’s premier wine, beer, cider and spirit makers all in one place. This is the perfect chance for you and your friends to try new drinks or stick with your go-to favorites using beverage tickets purchased when you arrive. There will be water, soda and juices for your Designated Driver and you, too.

Attendees clapping after a performance.

Band Line Up

Dance or chill to our music makers at no extra charge. We’ve stacked the lineup with your kind of beach music. Listen by the lake to four bands pumping out their playlists all festival long.

Pablo’s Great Revenge

Edgar Willbury Experience

The Tribute Band

Top Secret


Favorite food makers will be here, too! In addition to the drink tastings and music entertainment, popular local food vendors will dish up fresh, summer flavors that taste great with your wine, beer, cider and spirit choices.

Wood Stock & Grill (BBQ)

Don Chepe Tacos/mexican

Southshore Pizza (wood fired pizza)

Small Town Grounds with cold brew coffee, cookies & snow cones

Water and Wheat

Chef putting a pizza into a wood fire oven.


Pay less for AdvanceD Tickets

Tickets are ONLY $10 per person ages 10 & up right now! Gate tickets will be $20 on festival day; children under 10 years are free. Invite your friends and family to join you for a great day at the beach, and buy tickets to save NOW!

BRING CASH! This is a cash-only event, so please bring money to buy your drink tasting tickets ($1 each) and food from our vendors. We will have an ATM on site just in case.

VIP Level Added

Private tent with seating, light snacks, complimentary water, private port-o-potties, excellent views to Lake Michigan and live music.

Buy Now


That’s right. No charge! Shuttles will run frequently throughout the event, so you can come and go when you want. Parking locations will be just a couple miles from Weko Beach and will be posted closer to the event. There will be no parking available at Weko Beach.



We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run this year's festival. Sound like you? Sign up today! Volunteers get into the Makers Trail Festival for free! Sign up today, it's a blast!

Two event attendees wearing Makers Trail shirts.

Come rain or shine! There will be plenty of room for you under the big tents. You’re welcome to bring your own camping chairs. However, please leave your pets, coolers, drinks and food outside the gates – they’re not allowed on festival grounds. No smoking is permitted, either.

Need to know more? Call 269-925-6301. For current news and updates, please “Like” our Facebook page and check “Interested” or “Going” on the Makers Trail Festival event.


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