One Eyed Betty’s Third Annual FestivALE is a 12-hour street-party in downtown Ferndale on Saturday Nov. 21 with a celebration of Michigan Breweries and Belgian Christmas Beers, cold-weather Comfort food and live Americana music.
Ticket price: $30 Early Bird Special (until Nov 6), $35 Advance Purchase (Nov 7-20) $40 at the door.
Festivities will take place in a giant heated tent over the parking lot east of One-Eyed Betty’, and on Troy Street. Inside the tent will be the music stage with beer-garden style seating & standing and the street will be lined with Christmas trees, bonfires, heaters and street performers.
FestivALE is a holiday celebration highlighting the release of special Christmas Beers, with an equal focus on Michigan breweries with some of their special seasonal brews and flagships. The Breweries include Bell’s, Dark Horse, Short’s, Arbor, Kuhnhenn, Greenbush, Odd Side Ales, Tapistry & Founders. In addition to our “Main Beer Booth” where many of the areas best seasonal beers will be pouring all day; there will be two “Very Special” beer booths that will be sure to delight with it’s rare and unusual line-up, the “Christmas Beer Booth” and “Michigan’s Best Beers Booth,” where you will be able to enjoy a very special brew from each of the participating Michigan Breweries. These limited, small kegs will be tapped on a scheduled, first-come-first-serve basis. St. Bernardus Christmas Ale and Van Eecke’s Christmas Leroy at the Christmas Booth. Founders KBS, Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the Fifth, and a few “pub-only” brews by Kuhnhenn and Shorts, just to name a few.
Food stations include “Roast Beasts” such as whole roast pig, lamb, goat, or portabella, Corridor Christmas Sausages, a giant Tartiflette and One-Eyed Betty's famous fried donuts.
The event features some of the area's best Folk & Americana bands such as The Accidentals, Crane Wives, Chris Bathgate, Jason Dennie, Rollie Tussing & the Midwest Territory Band, Woven Tangles and the acclaimed national act; Joshua Davis.
FestivALE begins at noon on November 21st. The entrance is located on West Troy in front of One-Eyed Betty’s. Live music act ends at 11pm and the street party ends at midnight. Tickets are $30 pre-sale (until nov 6), $35 2-weeks in advance or $40 at the door. Tickets include entrance, a commemorative cup and 3 drink/food tokens. Minors are welcome only in the company of a parent or legal guardian. The party goes on in the event of Rain, Show or Shine. # # #