Michigan Distilled 2017

michigan distilled logoThe Michigan Craft Distillers Association presents MICHIGAN DISTILLED, an evening spirits tasting and cocktail festival planned for Friday, September 15 from 6-10pm at Fulton Street Farmers Market in Grand Rapids.

We anticipate more than 20 Michigan craft distilleries to participate in this event, with hopes of attracting at least 1000 attendees.

A VIP Hour (5-6pm) offers guests an enhanced experience with handcrafted cocktails and a chance to meet with mixologists. The General Admission guests will be served either batch cocktails or ¼-ounce samples of spirits available from each respective distillery. Food trucks, specialty food / beverage vendors and live local music round out the inaugural event.

We are now accepting applications for craft distilleries (must be members of MCDA), food trucks, food / beverage vendors and handcrafted exhibitors for this event. Each participant will be allocated covered shed space at the market, with access to power, lights and space for backdrops, displays, banners, etc. Space is limited and approval is required by the MCDA Board of Directors for non-member participation.

Michigan Distilled 2017 Registration Form

  • Deadline to register or to sponsor is Friday, September 1. This includes application submission and payment. Those who have not paid for their space by the deadline risk losing their spot. Submission of an application and payment constitutes an agreement between the exhibitor and MCDA. No refunds will be issued. Michigan Distilled will be held, rain or shine.
  • *Member distilleries will be allotted a budget for spirits. A “shopping list” will be submitted to MCDA in order to purchase alcohol for use at the festival. Members are encouraged to offer a creative cocktail (or more, depending on the alcohol budget) but each will be required to provide all of their mixers, garnishments and such for the batch cocktails. MCDA will provide ice. Question regarding specific details can be addressed to MCDA President Jon O’Connor (Jon@LongRoadDistillers.com).