Saline Celtic Festival to host Craft Beer Festival

 07/02/2018 - 18:48

“Dragon’s Milk,” “Train Hopper,” “Strawberry Blonde,” “Backwoods Bastard,” “Train Wreck” …. Just a few of the specialty craft beers (and goofy names) you’ll find at the inaugural Craft Beer Festival hosted by the Saline Celtic Festival!


You can raise your glasses noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 14, in a beer tent within the grounds of the Saline Celtic Festival at Mill Pond Park, Saline.


The Michigan breweries include:

  • Arbor Brewing
  • Arcadia
  • Bells brewery Vivant
  • Dark Horse
  • Founders
  • Frankenmuth
  • Grand River Keweenaw
  • Motor City
  • Mountain Town
  • New Holland
  • North Peak
  • Original Gravity
  • Witch's Hat
  • Flying Dog
  • Maumee
  • Stone Brewery 

And international guest breweries:

  • Kingsville
  • Unibroue


The cost will be $5/pints, $1/samples, and tickets for beer will be sold at the beer tent.


And remember – there are plenty of Celtic activities to enjoy, apart from the Craft Beer Festival!


Fast facts:

Saturday, July 14: Gates at Mill Pond Park open 10 a.m., opening ceremonies 11 a.m. Craft Beer Festival opens at noon.

Tickets at the gate: $15/adults; $10/ages 65 and up; $5/ages 13-17; free/ages 12 and under, and active military.

Advance tickets at $10/ adults; group of 10/$80.

Pre-event tickets $10 at Saline City Hall during festival week.

Performers include the Corktown Popes, Steel City Rovers, Brother Crowe, CrossBow, Finvarra’s Wren, Peat in the Creel, Roane, and Saline Fiddlers, and many more.

Jousting, historical reenactments, Highland dance competitions, Millie the Mill Pond Monster, Wee Folks Island, The Kilted Magician, sheep herding, Highland Athletics, pipe bands, textile arts, merchant village, and a Craft Beer Festival


Friday, July 13: CrossBow and Brother Crowe will perform at Pub Night in Mill Pond Park that also features Ring of Steel; Limerick Contest; Mr. Pretty Legs competition; and workshops. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and fun runs to 11:30 p.m. Admission $5, under 13 free.


Free parking at local schools on Friday evening, and Saturday, with shuttles.

No pets allowed.






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Sheila Pursglove
Sheila Pursglove is a long-time Saline-area resident, and a freelance writer for several publications in Michigan, around the U.S. and abroad.