Mid-Michigan, get ready to get your drink on!

The 5th annual Lansing Bourbon Fest is slated for Saturday, March 9.

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Where Does the Lansing Bourbon Festival Take Place?

The Lansing Bourbon Fest will be held inside the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum on Museum Drive in Lansing.

Festivalgoers are invited to enjoy more than 100 whiskeys and bourbons, along with classic cocktails and a high-end bottle section.

Photo via Lansing Bourbon Fest
Photo via Lansing Bourbon Fest

Organizers say that most of the festival's offerings will be different varieties of bourbon, however, they promise a few non-bourbon options include beer, wine and a handful of non-alcoholic choices. Food trucks, live music, and vendors will also be on-site.

How to Purchase Tickets to the Lansing Bourbon Fest

The Lansing Bourbon Fest will be held in three sessions:

  • 1pm to 3:30pm
  • 4pm to 6:30pm (SOLD OUT)
  • 7:30pm to 10pm

Tickets for the 4pm session have already sold out, but may still be purchased for the early or late sessions here.

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Festival tickets include admission, a souvenir tasting glass, and tasting tickets. Depending upon the sample desired, most pours will only require one tasting ticket. More expensive alcohols may require as many as 12 tasting tickets.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for each session and include access to the festival's VIP Section, a dated bourbon glass, and 20 VIP tasting tickets. VIPs will only be required to spend one tasting ticket for any whiskey in the main festival.

Photo via Jag_cz

Discounted "designated driver" tickets are also available.

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A fundraiser for the REO Town Commercial Association, the event is meant to promote cultural and commercial development in Lansing's REO Town.

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