Beginning with a Friday night Grub Crawl and ending with a Sunday Brunch, participants are treated to samples of a wide variety of food and drink offerings.
The Downtown Grub Crawl begins with registration in the Century 21 Northland Parking Lot where you meet your fellow Crawlers and receive your Grub Crawl Survival Kit, which includes your Grub Crawler pass, a guide, giveaways, coupons and other fun essentials. Grub Crawl tickets are $50. You must check in and pick up your survival kit to participate in the Grub Crawl. After the send-off, stroll to your favorite selections of the participating restaurants and/or merchants listed. Use your 15 sampling punches to explore various food or drink offerings. Shuttles are available for the Grub Crawl and will run to all participating Grub Crawl businesses.
The Great Lakes Foodie Fest on Saturday is held on the shores of the Grand Traverse Bay. Attendees can sample the area's best food, taste the region's wine, beer, cider and spirits samplings, view distinctive kitchen wares, listen to live music, and participate in educational seminars and demonstrations. There is also a champagne cruise on Grand Traverse Bay.
The weekend ends with a Best of the Brunch on Sunday. Culinary teams consisting create masterpiece brunch stations to be voted upon by attendees.
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