NEW BUFFALO — With fall weather just around the corner, Three Oaks Wurstfest will usher in the season of craft beers, cider and regional wines on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Three Oaks
The family-friendly festival will offer live music from noon to 7 p.m., a Classic Car show, arts & crafts vendors, wine & beer, children’s activities, and more.
Presented by the Three Oaks Downtown Development Authority, Wurstfest will begin with a Classic Car show on South Elm Street starting at 10 a.m. (all times Eastern). All classic cars are free to participate, and live music from MG Bailey and others can be heard on the Chamberlain Path from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The weekly Three Oaks Farmers Market also takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At 11 a.m. over 40 farm/art/craft/food vendors along with kid’s activities including face painting and pumpkin decorating will open on the block of South Elm between Linden and Central streets (continuing to 7 p.m.).
The beer/wine tent and live music starts at noon at the corner of Central and Elm streets.
The live music lineup is: 10 a.m. (at the car show) MG Bailey; 11:30 a.m. The Newports; 1:30 p.m. The Edgar Willbury Experience; 3:30 p.m. Red Deluxe; 5:30 p.m. WYSIWYG.
“This year we are expanding the craft beer offerings to over 15-plus brewers, two wineries and Journeyman Distillery tastings, with food pairings of brats, bbq, tacos and beer cheese sloppy joe’s making this truly a “Octoberfest” event.,” organizer Cathi Rogers said, adding that the local merchants will be part of the Wurstfest scene offering specials. With limited gates pedestrians can move freely through the downtown area and there will be detour signs that show how to get around town and to the other businesses, so our visitors can enjoy all of Three Oaks. The festival is free to attend and pet friendly.
Participating breweries include: Round Barn Brewery, Tapistry Brewing Company, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Silver Harbor Brewing Company, Perrin Brewing Company, Elk Brewing, Barn Brewers Brewery, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, North Pier Brewing Company, Sister Lakes Brewing Company, Waypost Brewing, Three Blonds Brewery, Paw Paw Brewing, Haymarket Brewing, Great Mead Hall & Brewing Company, along with ciders from Black’s Hard Cider and 2 regional wineries; Round Barn Winery and Lazy Ballerina Winery. Journeyman Distillery will be joining the event to highlight their award-winning spirits, made just 500 yards away from Wurstfest’s downtown location.
Three Oaks Wurstfest Festival sponsors include: Journeyman Distillery, Classic Catering & Events, Fusion Design Group, Lakeshore Recycle, Patellie’s, Dooley’s Lakehouse Pub, Hardings, New Buffalo Beach Club, Drier’s Meat Market, Honor Credit Union, @ Properties, School of American Music, Mak Salon, Horizon Bank, Grand Beach Auto, Blue Moon Vintage Market, Corvette Central, Hancock & Hancock, and Goods & Heroes.