This year we decided to try the Grand Rapids Wine and Beer Festival. There are a couple of these that happen in the area. This is just the one that worked out for us. It is a pretty simple setup. There is a big hall with booths each offering a variety of beer and wine. There were a few other options including things like light food and a jazz band playing in the corner. It was a nice way of trying a bunch of different things. However, you can only do so much of it. It really was an experience that called for a group of friends going together to socialize. It was fun for us to try once but I am not sure it is worth it for us to go again.