If you’ve never been to the MHF or even if you have we know you may have some questions. So here is our attempt to answer them!

If you don’t find it here make sure to check out our Contact Us page and send us you question.

Are Children allowed to attend the Festival?

Yes, Camp Agawam is a large township park with a lot to do for families and children, however there will be restrictions as to where children are allowed within the park during MHF. Please ask for details when you check in.

  • Please note that children must not be left unattended in the park during this club event. Appropriate action will be taken to ensure that this does not become an issue.
  • Please understand that this is primarily an adult event with alcohol and should you choose to bring your children they may be exposed to adult language and behavior that my not be appropriate for their age.
Are pets allowed at Camp Agawam during MHF?

Yes pets are allowed as long as they are leashed and the pet’s owner(s) clean up after it.

Are there other places to stay if I don’t want to or can’t camp?

Yes, there are two hotels within a short distance of the Festival.

Red Roof Inn & Suites Lake Orion/Auburn Hills – 4.2 miles away

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Detroit Auburn Hills – 6.8 miles away

Please contact the hotels directly for availability and rates.

We recommend that you either have a designated driver or use a mobility service such as Uber or Lyft to get to and from MHF from any off site locations.

PLEASE drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

How do I get to Camp Agawam?

Camp Agawam is located at 1301 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362

I just paid for a membership. How do I get it?

There are no MHF membership cards or badges given out before the festival. When you arrive at MHF make sure to check so we can verify who you are and that you meet the minimum age requirements. Once you’re checked in you will receive your membership badge. The badge is required to be worn while attending MHF and visible for you to receive samples from other participating members/clubs.

Where can I find entry details, costs and deadlines to enter the Michigan Beer Cup?

Although the winners of the Michigan Beer Cup are announced at MHF the competition is run separately from the festival. All information regarding entry fees, dates, entry drop off for the Michigan Beer Cup can be found at http://www.michiganbeercup.com

Why do I need to become a member to attend the Festival?

Due to State laws homebrewed beverages such as beer, wine, cider, and mead cannot be sold to, purchased or consumed by the general public however members of a homebrew club such as the MHF can share samples of their beverages with other members and due to the State Laws anyone that attends an MHF event must be a member and we are not able to offer single day passes or discounted memberships.

Will food be available for purchase during MHF?

There are several MHF events that involve food, from the Bar-B-Q competition, Feast of Friday, and Beer Pairing Dinner as well as a Bloody Mary Breakfast bar. Details for those events can be found on either our Events page or in the News feed. We also have a food truck available during certain hours offering multiple food options. Again details can be found on either the Events page or in the News feed.

Additionally you are welcome to bring your own food and a grill to cook it on if you so desire.