Please read the following Information:

All members and guest must abide by the following rules and statements.

Membership:

Since the Michigan Homebrew Festival engages in the sampling of alcohol beverages, all members must display their membership cards openly for others to see, as it denotes you are a registered member who is at least 21 years of age. Members and guest who are found consuming alcoholic beverages without their membership cards will be asked to retrieve them or purchase a new one. Failure to comply may result in suspension from the festival.

In cases where your significant other or guest does not plan on drinking, or will not participate in the homebrew festival activities then the membership is not required. However, if your guest changes their mind or is found drinking, then we will request them to purchase a membership.

Age Verification:

Since the Michigan Homebrew Festival engages in the sampling of alcohol beverages, all members must provide a valid driver's ID to establish your age. Age verification is a mandatory, failure of proof can result in denial of membership. Any member who wish to consume alcoholic beverages at the festival must display their membership cards openly for others to see, as it denotes you are a registered member who is at least 21 years of age. Members and guest who are found consuming alcoholic beverages without their membership cards will be asked to retrieve them or purchase a new one. :Failure to comply may result in suspension from the festival.  

Camping:

If you are staying at a campground, you must camp only in those places specifically provided or marked.All vehicles, RVs, and trailers must be parked on your campsite or driveway. Driving or parking off road is not permitted.Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Please be considerate of others. The number of camping units per campsite varies and is set locally and will be determined at checking.

Sanitation:

Help prevent pollution by keeping garbage, litter, and foreign substances out of lakes, streams, and other waters. All garbage and litter must either be deposited in containers provided, or taken with you when you leave.  

Campfires:

Obey any restrictions on fires. Fires may be limited or prohibited at certain times. Within campgrounds and other recreation areas, fires may only be built in fire rings, stoves, grills, or fireplaces provided for that purpose. Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving. Do not leave your fire unattended. You are responsible for keeping fires under control.

Vehicle Operation:

Drivers must obey all traffic signs and operate their vehicles in accordance with posted regulations, and applicable Federal, State and local laws.Vehicles must be parked in designated areas only.Use of vehicles within campgrounds and other recreation areas is limited to entering or leaving those areas.  All vehicals must have a contact number and operator name displayed in the windshield.

Pets and Animals:

Pets must be restrained or on a leash at all times while in developed recreation areas.Pets (except guide dogs) are not allowed in swimming areas or sanitary facilities. Saddle or pack animals are only allowed where authorized by posted instructions.

Fireworks:

Use of fireworks or other explosives within campgrounds and other recreation areas is prohibited.

Public Property:

Preserve and protect your Forests, Park, and  Lake areas. Leave natural areas the way you find them.Do not carve, chop, cut and damage any live trees.

General Notice:

  1. Don't wash your dishes in the bathroom: Most campgrounds have specific rules about this. Not only does dishwashing take up the small space people have for bathroom use, but it's unsanitary; dirty dishes should not be in the sink where people clean their face and hands.
  2. Respect quiet hours: Nearly every campground has quiet hours, usually from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. These are put in place for those who need to get a good night sleep or are camping with children. Voices carry in the still of night, so be respectful of this time. Be mindful of your early morning routine, as well, which can be just as disturbing.
  3. Use lowlights: When driving through the campground or unloading your car in the dark, turn off your headlights and use your lowlights. For those around you, the bright lights can disturb sleep. Once you arrive at the campground, use lanterns and flashlights.
  4. Keep your pet on a leash: Camping rules for pets differ at each campground, but with food, little kids and animal allergies most people will agree that they don't want your pet wandering around their campsite. Keep your pet on a leash at the campsite, on the trails and around the campground.