The 11th annual Pig and Whiskey Fest happens October 29th through October 31st in downtown Ferndale. This free event features three of my favorite things, booze, barbecue and live music.

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Since the event will be held throughout Halloween weekend, you are encouraged to dress up and your kids too - this is an all ages event. Here is a breakdown of vendors, bands and additional information.

What are the event hours each day?

  • Friday, October 29th - 6:00 PM to Midnight
  • Saturday, October 30th - 11:00 AM to Midnight
  • Sunday, October 31st - 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Live Music Schedule

Friday, October 29th

  • Libby DeCamp - 6:00 PM
  • Myron Elkins - 7:15 PM
  • The Muggs - 8:30 PM
  • Laith Al Saadi - 10:30 PM

Saturday, October 30th

  • Black Note Graffiti - 5:30 PM
  • Tart - 6:45 PM
  • Missy May Ryder - 8:00 PM
  • Goober & the Peas - 9:30 PM

Sunday, October 31st

  • Jermy Porter & the Tucos - 4:45 PM
  • Downtown Brown - 6:00 PM
  • Stone Clover - 7:30 PM

Food and Drink

Patrons will feast on food from a wide variety of barbecue vendors and vegetarian options. Whiskey, craft beers, cocktails, and other spirits will be available as well. Non-alcoholic beverages will of course be an option for guests as well.

Exact Location of Pig and Whiskey Festival

The party will be happening at 22646 Woodward Avenue, downtown Ferndale, Michigan. Plan on parking at Credit Union One Parking Structure • Enter Via East Nine Mile Road. If you are planning on cocktailing - be sure to arrange a designated driver.

Pig and Whiskey Fest was previously held in the summer, honestly I like the fact that the event has moved to fall. Summer is packed with different festivals, it is nice to have one that is not competing with another festival at the same time. Here's to the Pig and Whiskey Fest, you know I will drink to that!

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