FESTIVAL TIME AND LOCATION
WHEN: Saturday, October 9th 2021
4 - 8 pm with VIP early entry at 2 pm
WHERE: Homer Stryker Field, adjacent to Mayors' Riverfront Park, 251 Mills St. (between King Highway & E. Michigan Ave.) in Kalamazoo, home to the Kalamazoo Growlers. The festival will be located directly on the field at the ballpark.
The event is all ages! Children 12 and under are free to attend general admission only with a paid adult. Sampling tickets for children can be purchased on site for $2 per sample. Have a kid that loves mac and cheese? Get our "Just the Mac" ticket!
For kids looking to join in during the VIP hour, we have a special "VIP Just the Mac" ticket available.
Attendees will check in at the ticket office located at the front of the stadium. There we will check your ticket and issue you your food and drink tokens along with your souvenir cup and spork lanyard.
Each festival attendee must be present with their ID and ticket to check-in.
VIP Patrons allowed early access at 2 pm. General attendees will be allowed access at 4 pm. There is no re-entry.
The event will likely sell out in advance, so we cannot guarantee that there will be tickets available at the door. The only way to guarantee tickets it by buying online in advance, or you can purchase in person at the Kalamazoo Growlers box office from 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday at 251 Mills St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
Parking will be available at the Homer Stryker Field. Parking for the event is $10 per car. There are also walking and biking trails that are less than a mile to downtown Kalamazoo. Carpooling is also encouraged.
The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will lead you to downtown with a 0.8 mile trip (4 minutes by bicycle or a 16 minute walk).
Head east on Kalamazoo Ave. to Harrison St. and turn left. The trail will pick up on your right and take you to Homer Stryker Field.
Be safe, don't drink and drive. Below are transportation options to help get you to where you need to be.
Kalamazoo Taxi & Sedan: 269-343-3100
The Taxi Guy: 269-355-4808
Taxi of Kalamazoo: 269-987-7226
Uber is also an option.
ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK
There will be themed games, yard games, inflatables and much more. There will also be live bands playing throughout the event.
ADDITIONAL MAC AND DRINK TIX
Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the event for additional samples ($2 each).
GLUTEN OR DAIRY FREE OPTIONS?
Vendor list will be posted on the website and social media closer to the event. We know that there have been requests for gluten free and dairy free options, and if there are any vendors that can accommodate those, we will indicate that on our site as we have them confirmed.
This is a rain or shine event. Check the forecast before leaving for the event to plan your layers properly! If severe weather occurs, announcements will be made on the event Facebook page for necessary updates.
Interested in becoming a vendor at the event?
Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?
Yes - Please bring your printed ticket or show it on your phone.
What is the refund policy?
There are NO REFUNDS. All SALES ARE FINAL.