Southern Michigan Winter

7th Annual Beer Festival


Delicious brews, food and coffee are all on-tap at Jackson County’s best new annual event

The Jackson County Fairgrounds will be hosting the 7th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival on March 11th, 2017 from 12pm – 5pm in the American 1 Event Center along with Welcoming Sponsors Grand River Brewery and Experience Jackson.

The festival will not only offer sampling of over 150 types of some of the best Craft, Specialty & Import beers that distributors and brewers have to offer. The event will also feature even more great food from sausage, brats and kraut, BBQ, Steak Hoagies to Pretzels. We will have Indoor/Outdoor Tasting tables….heated Outdoor Tents, Games, food concessionaires and entertainment!


  • Date: March 11, 2017
  • Time:12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Place: Jackson County Fairgrounds
  • Price: Early tickets are $30.00 in advance. Patrons get a 4oz tasting glass and 10 tokens.  The day of the event is $35.00. New this year we have “early” entry that gets you a Tasting Cup, 12 Tokens, a chance to come in 1 hour early and TAKE HOME a Variety 6Pack of Craft Beer…all for only $65!

Buy tickets starting December 12th!

  • 6th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival: March 11, 2017! Tickets on sale December 12th online HERE or at the fair box office!  Tickets can also be picked up at the Kibby Cobb Market!


We now have our first installment of the participating breweries!

Poison Frog Brewery, the newest brewery in Jackson will be attending the 7th Annual Southern Michigan Beer Festival!



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7th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival Beer List

Jackson County Fair celebrates drinking responsibly with the support of Colonial Transportation!

Thank you for making the 2016 Beer Festival a success!

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2017 Welcoming Sponsors

experience jackson


The Jackson County Fairgrounds would like to thank our great sponsors who have supported us for this great event that supports the 4H and Open Class Exhibitors at the Jackson County Fair.

Supporting Sponsors

K105 Logo


all american toilets

lester brothers

loyal handyman

jtv logo





Kibby Cobb Liquor

& Deli

Kibby Cobb contact: (517)768-1888

Program Sponsor

Lutchka’s Angus &

Farm Market

Hotel list

America’s Best Value Inn

830 Royal Dr., Jackson, MI (517)783-1900

Baymont Inn

2035 Bondsteel Drive, Jackson, MI (517)789-6000

Comfort Inn & Suites

2435 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI (517)768-0088

Holiday Inn Express

3506 O’ Neil Drive, Jackson, MI (517)788-6400

Fairfield Inn

2395 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI (517)784-7877

Hampton Inn

2225 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI (517)789-5151

Hankerd Inn

10350 Hankerd Road, Pleasant Lake, MI (517)769-6153

Holiday Inn NW

2696 Bob McClain Drive, Jackson, MI (517)789-9600

Joy Motel

7657 Ann Arbor Road, Jackson, MI (517)522-8402

Super 8

419 S. Main St., Brooklyn, MI (517)592-0888

Super 8

2001 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI (517)788-8780


The Jackson County Fairgrounds also extends a special thank you to our great distributors.