Short’s Fest 2018 – SOLD OUT

August 4th, 5 – 11 pm

Our favorite party of the summer is just around the corner! Grab your summer wear, thirsty friends, and dancing shoes and get ready for our 9th Annual Short’s Fest. Held in conjunction with Elk Rapids Harbor Days, join us on August 4th at our Production Facility in Elk Rapids for an epic evening of Short’s Brews, Starcut Ciders, live music, scrumptious local foods, and hundreds of your closest beer friends! Doors will be open from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (limited Pre-Party! Tickets available, 4:00 pm entry). Last call will be at 10:30 pm, just in time to share a toast in front of the Harbor Days fireworks!

With performances by three fantastic bands, two specialty bottle releases (Set Phasers to Love and The Ooze), this is one party you won’t want to miss. Short’s Fest WILL sell out in advance. Order your tickets early to secure your spot at the greatest party of the summer!


Two Great Ways to Celebrate With Us!

  • It Gets You In With Tokens! – This ticket includes a custom Short’s Fest reusable cup and (6) tokens – $30
  • Pre-Party! Ticket – This all inclusive ticket includes a 22 oz. bottle of a brand new Specialty 22 oz. bottle of Set Phasers to Love, a custom Short’s soft cooler, a pair of Short’s Fest sunglasses, a custom Short’s Fest reusable cup, (6) tokens & early entrance to the party starting at 4pm! – $60


Three Major Celebration Bands!


Spankin’ New and Tried & True Libations!

We will have 2 regular beverage stations and 1 gourmet station pouring some of our tastiest beverages. Tokens are required for all alcoholic beverages and can be purchased ($2.50 each) from roaming Token Salesmen. There will also be free water stations located around the fest grounds.

  • 8 oz. regular or 6 oz. gourmet pours (or double your pour for 2 tokens!)
    • Short’s Brews
    • Starcut Ciders
    • New specialty beers on draft, brewed just for the party!
    • Limited Specialty 22oz. Bottled Beer Releases – ONLY available for purchase during online presale!
      • Set Phasers to Love – Gin barrel aged Gin & Tonic inspired beer with blackberry and peppercorn
      • The Ooze – Milkshake IPA with lactose, vanilla, matcha, and pineapple


Get to Know Your Short’s!

  • We will once again be holding tours of our very own bustling brewing facility. Tours start at 5:30pm, and will run every 30 minutes until 9pm. Cost is (2) tokens. First come, first toured.


Tasty Awesome Grub!

Food trucks galore, with a variety of food available for purchase. Food will be available for purchase with cash and credit.


Those Darn (But Necessary) Rules

  • Strictly 21+ only (no one will be admitted without proper ID, sorry kiddos & babies!)
  • No outside food or beverage
  • No glass of any kind (empty non-glass containers for water, or sealed (non-glass) bottles of water are OK)
  • No illegal substances
  • No pets
  • No weapons
  • No bad attitudes
  • Smoking only allowed in gated festival front area
  • Re-entry will be permitted at the discretion of our staff & festival security
  • Sorry, we do not allow refunds (we do allow ticket transfer to a friend through Eventbrite!)


For any questions concerning Short’s Fest ‘18 please contact us at or give us a call at (231)498-2300 x100