Fork & Cork Festival Sept 21-22

Last call! Don’t miss the Crest Lincoln Black Label Fork & Cork Festival on Friday, September 21 from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. in downtown Utica. Admission is free and proceeds from the craft beer and wine tent will benefit the Humane Society of Macomb.

Located behind the Utica Fire Station at 7609 Auburn Rd, celebrate the end of summer and beginning of fall with two days of food, wine, craft beer, live music, and artist vendors.

Two performance stages, the Main Stage and Acoustic Stage, will host live entertainment during all hours of the festival. Friday night headliners include eight-piece Detroit group The Sun Messengers and Grand Rapids funk quartet Big Sherb. Saturday night will feature 93.1 NASH FM’s Nash Next Competition, with five country bands vying for a chance to go to Nashville in October. Celebrity guest judge and country music singer Chuck Wicks will close out the night.

Food trucks and local area restaurants will have mouth-watering options sure to satisfy your taste buds. Over 150 craft beer and wine options in the sampling tent will allow guests to try new flavors and compare them with classic choices. And local businesses and artist vendors will have booths throughout festival grounds, encouraging visitors to shop local.

Have a few hours to spare? Volunteer as a sample pourer in the craft beer and wine tent. For volunteer information, discount craft beer and wine tickets, and more information, visit