Art vs Beer - Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti feature big fests this weekend

Art and beer arm wrestle for crowds in Washtenaw County, wanna guess which will win? In one corner you've got downtown Ann Arbor's Art Fairs (four art fairs that are generally thought of as one). In the other corner you've got the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti's Riverside Park. Personally, I'm putting my money on the the fest that gets me feeling happy quickest.



"Well, we all knew it was big, but when Google takes notice, it must be really big.

The Ann Arbor Art Fair was holding down the No. 4 spot on Google Trends' list of Hot Searches this morning. That's the top searches in the entire nation. The art fairs — technically it's four fairs, though the most likely search term is in the singular — was sandwiched between Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker and Georgia election results.

An estimated half-million or more people are expected in Ann Arbor over the next four days."

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"Or maybe you've said to yourself, "Well, I'd like to try some of that craft beer but I have no idea what I'd like and I don't want to waste my time and money ... oh how I wish there was someone to help me!!!!"

Well, your wish has come true! (Sorry, I can't help with those other wishes you have ... and those are kinda off-color, don't you think?) You can be a beer adventurer, kids! Kind of like being guided by a Boy Scout -- but with beer!! For the low price of $10 (a festival ticket is still required), you will get to enter through the VIP entrance at the beer fest and meet your adventurer guide. I've gone through this VIP entrance and that in and of itself is pretty cool ... no lines, for one, and you're a VIP! That's cool! Your guide will meet with you and up to four other people and plot your battle plan. And trust me, these battle plans will make the ones from "Red Dawn" (the original, not the remake) look like a Tic Tac Toe game."

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