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Burning Foot Beer Festival is located at Pere Marquette Beach and will run from 3pm – 9pm with guild enthusiast members getting in at 2pm. Traffic at the beach will be very busy this time of year so we encourage you to arrive early and enjoy some rays at the beach.

Below are some details on places to stay and some of the public transportation that is available if you are not wanting to drive down. If you are taking your vehicle down we encourage you to car pool with friend.

All Things Local:
New to the Muskegon area or coming in from out of town for the festival and not sure where to stay or eat. Check out Visit Muskegon for all your local info. www.visitmuskegon.org

Camping Details:

Campgrounds:

There are 3 different campgrounds to choose from:

  1. Tent Campground (Located next to Burning Foot event grounds)
  2. Channel Park (Located at Margaret Elliot Drake Park)
  3. Bluffton Campground (Located on the former bluffton School Site (corner of Lakeshore & Wilcox Ave)

General Info for all 3 Campgrounds:

  • Camping is for Saturday Only
  • Check-in will start at 9:30 am and will tun till 5:00 pm
  • All campers must have a camping wristband when inside campgrounds
  • Tent campsites will receive (4) camping wristbands
  • RV/Trailer sites will receive (6) camping wristbands
  • There will be a check-in tent at the entrance to each campground.
  • All Sites must break down and checked out by 10-10:30 am Sunday.
  • You are allowed to bring food and drink to your campsite. No charcoal grills.
  • No campfires are allowed. We will have 2 community-style fire pits in the tent camping area.
  • Tent sites are roughly 20×20
  • RV/Trailer sites on Bluffton are 18×40
  • RV/Trailer Sites at channel park are 18×30 some sites are longer. If you have a larger trailer at channel park try to get there early if you can and we will help you park.

General Rules:

  • All Attendees to the festival must be over 21
  • No Pets are allowed in the tent campground (as it is on the sand and city park rules)
  • Please be kind to your neighbors (we work hard to create a fun festival so don’t be mean!)
  • Do not leave your trash behind! If you take it in you take it out. Please help us keep the beach clean
  • We have a new sustainability program so when throwing something away please be aware you are placing it in the right bin.

TENT CAMPING:

The tent camping entrance will be right next to the event grounds. The entire campground is in the sand with all sites being rustic so no power or water. The camping entrance will be just off the sidewalk with a large white tent at the entrance. If you have trouble finding the entrance the info tent at Burning Foot can help you out.

CHANNEL PARK:

The camping entrance will be just off beach street at the top of the circle, we will have direction signage as you get close and we will have staff there to help get you checked in and parked. The easiest thing to do is to follow beach street down and as it starts to turn back around (towards the beach) you will see a large white tent on the right with entrance signs. f you have trouble finding the entrance the info tent at Burning Foot can help you out.

BLUFFTON:

The camping entrance will be on Wilcox Ave. So as you are coming up lakeshore drive you will make a right on Wilcox Ave and the entrance will be on your left about a half-block up. We will have some directional signage as you come up Lakeshore dr telling you where to turn for Bluffton campground.

Burning Foot Shuttle:

Route #1 – will pick up/drop off from Burning Foot fairground then head to Muskegon Catholic Central for Stop #1, then will head back towards Lakeside and stop at Grand Trunk boat launch for Stop #2. Both stops will have parking spaces that will attend and watched by Burning Foot volunteers and are also close to nearby neighborhoods for walking traffic. Buses will be running a continuous loop all-day

Route #2 – will pick up/drop off from Burning Foot fairgrounds and head downtown to the parking lot behind Unruly Brewing for stop #1 (which is close to the Holiday Inn and Shoreline Inn Hotels). Then will head back down towards Lakeside and stop at Grand Trunk boat launch for Stop #2. Both stops will have parking spaces that will be attended and watched by Burning Foot volunteers and are also close to nearby neighborhoods for walking traffic. Buses will be running a continuous loop all-day

Buses will run from 1:15-1:30ish to 11 pm. The last pickup will be from burning foot grounds around 10:30. Shuttle passes will be $10 and can be used the entire day with unlimited rides to and from

By Bike:
Muskegon is blessed with miles and miles of bike paths leading to Pere Marquette Beach. To find the best path for you check out the map and links below. You can also find out more by visiting: Muskegon Area Trails

Muskegon Lakeshore trail

By Air:

Flying in to attend?  You can fly to Muskegon County Airport (MKG) on United Airlines with daily service through Chicago O’Hare.  Save Time, Save Money.  The Airport is only 20 minutes away from the beach with Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and National rental cars and taxi service available.  Check MKG First at www.flymkg.com or book a flight at UNITED.COM.

Public Transit:
MATS (Public Bus)
Muskegon Area Transit will have their normal buses running the day of the burning foot event on Route 35 (Lakeshore/Sherman). Buses can be boarded anywhere marked with the MATS symbol along route 35 as well as the main terminal located in downtown Muskegon (Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Street). There is plenty of parking in the Morris street lot across from the terminal (Herman Ivory Terminal parking is by permit only).  The parking lots are located near Unruly Brewing & Pigeon Hill Brewing companies. Additionally, if you are staying at one of the local hotels you can walk to the bus terminal station from the Holiday Inn or the Shoreline Inn & Suites.

TAXI:
Muskegon has a few Taxi Companies for Hire Please see below for contact information:

Port City Cab – (231) 739-7161

Busy Bee Taxi – (231) 733-5400

Blue City Taxi – (231) 780-5466

HOTELS

**Most of these hotels have a free shuttle to and from Burning Foot also. Make sure you check with the hotel on shuttle service.

Muskegon Delta Hotels by Marriott:
Located Downtown Muskegon (Walking Distance to Unruly & Pigeon Hill) 939 3rd St, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 722-0100
 Delta website

Shoreline Inn & Suites:
Located Downtown Muskegon (Walking Distance to Unruly & Pigeon Hill)
750 Terrace Point Dr, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 727-8483
Shoreline Inn Website

Red Roof Inn:
150 S Seaway Dr, Norton Shores, MI 49444
(231) 733-4307
Red Roof Inn Website

Hampton Inn:
1401 E Ellis Rd, Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 799-8333
Hampton Inn Website

Fairfield Inn & Suites:
1520 E Mt Garfield Rd, Muskegon, MI
(231) 799-0100
Fairfield Inn Website