The Southwest Michigan Tourist Council is now signing people up for the next Makers Trail Passport program. Director Millicent Huminsky tells WSJM News the Makers Trail Passport is a rewards program that encourages people to do what they were probably going to do anyway.
“It’s a rewards program where you get really cool prizes for visiting wineries, breweries, and spirit makers in Berrien County,” Huminsky said. “There are 40-plus locations, and the passport has three levels of play. Level one, you would win a $15 Makers Trail gift certificate, level two you would win a Makers Trail t-shirt, and level three you would win a Makers Trail hoodie.”
There are ten stops for each level, and if you spend a night in a hotel, you get a 24 ounce mug with the Makers Trail logo on it. Huminsky says the Makers Trail Passports have been very popular.
“Even during a COVID year, we had more than 650 people that participated.”
You can get a Makers Trail Flight Crew Passport at any of the participating wineries, breweries, or distilleries in Berrien County, or get one at a participating hotel in Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, or Stevensville. The 2021-2022 passports were just made available, and the current program runs through May 31, 2022. You can find out more about the Makers Trail Passport program right here.