Camping for a cause at Forestville Festival

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Saturday’s weather was perfect for the second and final day of the 5-th annual Forestville Festival.

With a relaxed atmosphere, rustic camping and two days’ worth of live music, the festival has become a local summer tradition.

This year the festival was family-friendly and kids six and under got in for free.

There were lots of vendors, artists, food trucks and of course, the beer was flowing.

With seven breweries on hand, campers filled their commemorative mugs with their favorite Michigan beers.

Andy Langlois is ‘Brewsician’ and Co-Owner of Black Rocks Brewery in Marquette. He also volunteered his time to ensure things run smoothly in the beer tent.

Langlois says the best part of Forestville Festival is 100% of the proceeds from the entire weekend go directly to the Noquemanon Trail Network.

“Here's a good example of a lot of people coming together working hard to really pull off a solid event. NTN puts a lot of work into the mountain bike trails, ski trails, snowshoeing but all that takes money so this really helps out to support them and their efforts to groom the trials in the winter to build new mountain bike trails and hiking trails,” Langlois announced.

While this year's proceeds are still being tallied, Langlois says in years past they've been able to raise $15,000 for the NTN.

Click here to learn more about the NTN.