Scalpers trying to make money off local beer festival

Scalpers are pushing up the cost of attending what has become a very popular winter festival in West Michigan.

Tickets for this years Winter Beer Festival, held at Fifth Third Ballpark, sold out in record time. Now, people are trying to sell those $40 tickets for well above face value.

“They were selling them for anywhere from two to three times the face value, which in Michigan is against the law. It’s very clear that you can’t sell them for more than face value,” says Eric Briggeman, President of the Michigan Brewers Guild.

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