Saturday, November 22, noon to midnight
If you enjoy world-class, once in a lifetime beer, great food and Americana music, then FestivALE is destined to be the party you do not want to miss -this year and every year to come.
One Eyed Betty’s Second Annual FestivALE is a 12-hour street-party in downtown Ferndale on Saturday Nov. 22 with a celebration of Michigan Breweries and Belgian Christmas Beers, cold-weather Comfort food and live Americana music.
Festivities will take place in a giant heated tent over the parking lot east of One-Eyed Betty’s, 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 0ver 100 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 Brewing, Arbor Brewing, Kuhnhenn, Greenbush, Odd Side Ales & 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, 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 Ragbirds, CraneWives, Ryan Diallah & the Miracle Men, Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys, The Accidentals, Escaping Pavement and the acclaimed national touring band; Mountain Heart.
Inside One-Eyed Betty’s, the restaurant will transform into a “free pinball” hall with over 20 machines.
FestivALE begins at noon on November 22nd. The entrance is located on West Troy near One-Eyed Betty’s. Live music act ends at 11pm and the street party ends at midnight. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 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.