Craft Beer Festival, BaCon, & Beneath the Wreath are among the events John "Gonzo" Gonzalez features in this week's Behind the Mitten

Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival, 1-6 p.m. Nov. 5; Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo;

The 3rd annual event features a day of beer tasting, specialty tappings, keg curling, corn hole, and much more!

General Admission Tickets ($45/ticket) include entry to event, 15 tasting tokens, and a Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival sample glass.

70 breweries with room to grow!

Hotel packages and VIP tickets

BaCon: A Bacon and Beer Celebration, 3 p.m. Nov. 5; The Delta Plex in GR

presented by Creswick Farms & Michigan Pork Producers

3PM to 8PM Nov. 5


Includes: 10 sample tickets

Children 5 and under Free (no sample tickets provided)

Ticket prices +$5 Day of Show

Beneath the Wreath-2016

The Cultural Center at St. Nicholas, 2250 East Paris Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan (just north of 28th Street)

Presented by the Junior League of Grand Rapids -100% of ticket sales support charitable Junior League projects in Grand Rapids.

*Friday, November 4 with shopping hours from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A special Sip and Shop wine event will be held Friday, November 4, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.