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Everything You Need To Know About Attending TFOB 2017

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Well hello there #BeerFam … Here are the most common questions we get asked. If the answer you’re looking for is not below, please reach out to us on Twitter and we’ll be happy to connect and try to answer your question.

Q: Can I Still Get Tickets to TFOB 2017?

Yes, you can. TFOB Friday & TFOB Saturday are Sold Out.  TFOB Sunday tickets can be purchased HERE.

Q: Where is Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2017?

A: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Technically the addy is 60 Prince Edward Island Crescent. Toronto’s Festival of Beer on Google Maps is Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. 

Q: Can You Give Me Directions Via The TTC?

A) There are two stations on Exhibition Grounds. Here’s how to get here: 1) 29 Dufferin Bus – Take the Bloor subway to Dufferin Station, board the #29 bus south to Exhibition Place. 2) 511 Bathurst Streetcar – Take the Bloor subway to Bathurst Station, board the #511 streetcar south to Exhibition Place. There are two streetcar stops at Exhibition Place, at Strachan Avenue, and adjacent to the Horse Palace/GO Station. 3) 509 Harbourfront Streetcar – Take the Yonge-University subway to Union Station. Take the 509 Streetcar from the Union Station southbound streetcar tunnel towards Exhibition Loop . There are two streetcar stops at Exhibition Place, at Strachan Avenue, and adjacent to the Horse Palace/GO Station.

Q: What are the Hours of TFOB?

TFOB Friday Hours: 

  • 3:00p – Doors Open for Club TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized Ticket Holders
  • 4:30p – General Admission Doors Open
  • 9:30p – Method Man & Redman
  • 10:30p – Last Call
  • 10:45p – Taps Off
  • 11:00p – Closed

TFOB Saturday & TFOB Sunday Hours:

  • 12:00p –Doors Open for Club TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized Ticket Holders
  • 1:30p – General Admission Doors Open
  • 6:30p – Sloan on Saturday, Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies on Sunday
  • 7:30p – Last Call
  • 7:45p – Taps Off
  • 8:00p – Closed

For the full Band Schedules, just click your day: FRIDAY – SATURDAY – SUNDAY

Q: What Can/Should I Bring With Me?

  • Valid photo ID – This is a 19+ event (a photocopy of ID does not count)
  • Your Ticket. (Best to print it out and bring with you, unless you ordered a mobile ticket)
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Cash
  • TTC tokens / PRESTO card
  • Mobile phone – to take selfies, call a cab or Ubes – Please enjoy responsibly, don’t drink and drive.
  • Raincoat, Umbrella (check the weather before you leave home)
  • Blanket

Q: What Can’t I Bring With Me?

  • Pets (We love them, but they can’t come with you)
  • Children (We love them too, but they can’t come with you. This is a 19+ event)
  • Any type of Water Bottle – All of our vendors will offer FREE WATER. You don’t need to bring that fancy water bottle!
  • Food
  • Chairs
  • Coolers
  • Large video cameras
  • Selfie Sticks (seriously, are these things still a ‘thing’? lol)
  • Cameras, other than for personal use
  • Mobile phone charger (there is no place to plug it in)
  • Water guns
  • Your own glassware/bottles.
  • Illegal Substances (aka: Weed, ganja, green, doobs, doobies, reefer, trees, hash, hashish, devils lettuce, shrooms, or any other type of drug) Even if you have a card or something that says you can smoke, that does not mean you can smoke within the grounds. Our liquor license is very clear and does not allow it. There is also no ‘in-out’ privileges, so please keep that in mind.

Q: Where Is The Actual Entrance To Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2017?

Last year, we moved the front entrance to the Better Living Centre. All Gates (A, B, C) will go through the front entrance of the BLC. (Say BLC in your best Snoop Dogg impersonation and you’re a legend) This is just a few steps away from where the entrance has been for the past number of years, so it’s not a dramatic change – just wanted to give everyone the heads up.

Q: – Should I Bring Cash?

Yep. We appreciate plastic just as much as the next person, but cash is king at the Festival. We have teams walking around (pictured) that will be selling tokens and they’ll only accept cash. We’re not saying empty your bank account, but be prepared if you want to move around quickly.  ATMs will be on site. Token Booths do accept Credit Card Payments, but we always reco cash for getting ‘er done quickly.

Q: How Do I Get Tokens?

Tokens are the onsite currency. 1 token = $1. Most samples onsite are 1 token for a 4oz pour. Some brewers charge more: imports and premium brands. They are dedicated booths that sell tokens, along with mobile token teams. They will be easy to spot.

Q: Can I Bring A Backpack?

Yep, but heads up… we’ll be using metal detector wands and searching backpacks at the gate – it’s not that we don’t trust you, it’s just how it goes! You’ve all been to events before and witnessed someone giving security a hard time over searching their belongings. The reason we do it is not because you’re a criminal, but because we want everyone to be safe and have a great time.

Q: What If I Want To Drive?

Don’t drive! It’s a Beer Festival and chances are you’ll be enjoying some beverages. Please enjoy the convenience of the TTC or a cab or an Ubes. Yeah, we said Ubes. Just no drinking and driving whatsoever.  If you are the DD, here’s some parking info: we do not have designated parking for the festival. We recommend finding Pay Parking in Liberty Village or just avoiding driving altogether, if that’s an option for you.

Q: What Is There To Eat at TFOB 2017?

In a word… LOTS. The food purveyors we have this year are second to none. See the entire LIST! Explore them all and be sure to take lots of eating breaks. Click HERE for the full Chef and Grilling Tent Schedule. This is all part of #TasteTFOB – our commitment to providing an incredible food experience.

Q: What is The Grilling Tent?

Our buddy Afrim Pristine of Cheese Boutique has pulled together quite a line-up of Chefs for this year’s Grilling Tent. Come watch masters of their craft demo their skills. Every recipe includes beer and YES there are samples available. Click HERE for the full Chef and Grilling Tent Schedule.

Q: Will There Be Water For Me To Drink?

You need to stay hydrated. Each booth has FREE bottled water. All you have to do is ask for it. And you can also take your commemorative mug (which you get when you arrive), rinse it out and fill it up at a water station. Do not bring your water bottle from home, they will be taken away. 

Q: What Happens If It Rains? Or If It’s Too Hot?

Whatever the weather, we will still be pouring. Rain or shine, the show goes on! Remember to dress for the weather and wear sunblock. Even if it is grey and cloudy, wear sunblock. This is vital. Sunblock and water are soooooooo key!! Your raincoat, rubber boats, umbrella may make your experience if it calls for rain.

Q: Do You Really have 416 Brews To Discover?

About 100 brewers from all over the world will be here. Try something new, something crazy or maybe something you can’t pronounce. Let us open your eyes to a whole new world of beer. *Starts singing A Whole New World from Aladdin*. Seriously, At TFOB we have every type of brewer imaginable. From big to small, and, from local to international. Plus, this year we are featuring award-winning Canadian beer inside the #Canada150 Pavilion

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The 2017 TFOB Team T-Shirt Contest

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Each year you guys continue to impress us with your creative tees at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store. Don’t worry, we see you. And we love it.

If you and your crew are coming to Toronto’s Festival of Beer from July 28-30 at Bandshell Park, here’s what you need to know about the Official TFOB Team T-Shirt Contest.

1) Bring Your Crew!

Once you all arrive and are looking fine, come by the TFOB Media Lounge. You’ll find us right beside the legendary Grilling Tent. Also of note: your crew can be 5 people or 50 people. There is no limitation on group size. A bunch of dudes without shirts on does not count. This is literally a contest of tee shirts.

2) We Snap Your Pic

Once at the TFOB Media Lounge, ask for Victoria, and she will snap a quick photo. All entries must be a photo from Victoria. We are totally paying her to be there to take photos of your group so please follow this rule!

3)  The Contest

After your weekend full of incredible food and beer passes by, we’ll post a photo gallery on Facebook (or as my Mom calls it, “The Facebook”). The public will be able to vote on who has the best t-shirts. Keep an eye on our social media so you can share the link and get your friends to vote. Make new friends this weekend, (yes because it’s fun), but mostly so you can get them to vote for you. If you win our contest you’ll be the proud owner of 10 tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store for next year. HERE is last year’s TFOB T-Shirt Photo Album on Facebook.

4) The Judging

We’ll pick the winner based on two sets of criteria. %50 based on likes on Facebook and the %50 based on our staff vote.

Here are the full Rules & Regs:

TFOB Team Tee Shirt Contest Contest: For Your Chance To Win Tickets to 2018 Toronto’s Festival of Beer
Contest Rules & Regulations

1. The Contest Period for the TFOB Team Tee Shirt Contest (the “Contest”) starts at 3PM EST Friday, July 28th 2017 and continues until 8:00 PM ET on Tuesday, Sept 5th, 2017 (“Contest Closing Date”), (“Contest Period”).

2. No Purchase Necessary. For your chance to WIN, your team photo must be taken by TFOB staff at the TFOB Media Tent, during TFOB 2017. These photos will then be placed in a Facebook album on the official Toronto’s Festival of Beer Facebook page on August 1st. Photos will be judged based on criteria set forth by Beerlicious Inc. (%50 based on actual Facebook ‘likes’ and %50 based on creativity, as judged by Beerlicious Inc. staff).

3. Limit 1 (one) entry per team. Entries will be rejected if entry process is not fully completed and submitted during the Contest Period.

4. This Contest is open to residents of the province of Ontario (Canada) who are 19 years or older at the time of entry, excluding employees of Beerlicious Inc., and their respective affiliated companies, agents, advertising and promotional agencies, and prize suppliers, and all those with whom they are domiciled. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

5. The potential winner will be contacted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm for the TFOB Team Tee Shirt Contest as selected by Beerlicious Inc. from all eligible entries from, Ontario, Canada. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Selected entrant will be contacted by Facebook Messenger or via email address indicated on his/her entry given while photo is taken. If a selected entrant cannot be reached within one (1) business day of the second message (FB Messenger or email sent) and after a minimum of two contact attempts by the Contest Sponsor or if the entrant declines the Prize, or does not otherwise comply with these Contest Rules (“Rules”) he/she will forfeit their prize and another random draw will be conducted to select a replacement entrant in the same manner.

6. Selected entrants, for the Contest, will be required to correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by email, before being named the official daily winner. Selected entrants must also return a signed Declaration and Release of Liability within a specified period of time, before being named a winner, failing which they will forfeit the prize.

7. If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder. A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. All online entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest Sponsor’s server machine(s).

8. There is one (1) Prize to win, which includes: Ten (10) – tickets to Sunday of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, 2018.

9. Once a winner has been deemed as eligible for a prize during any of the given weeks, he/she will not be eligible for contest entry for the duration of the same week and any attempt at further contest entry during the weekly period will not be considered a valid entry.

10. Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred, or exchanged and has no cash surrender value. No substitutions applicable. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize, or any portion of the Grand Prize or Prize component for a substitute prize of at least equal value in the event of the unavailability, for whatever reason, of the advertised Prize or Prize component. The Contest Sponsor will not be responsible for cancellations or other factors beyond the Contest Sponsor’s reasonable control which prevent the Grand Prize or part of the Grand Prize from being fulfilled. In such event, winners will not be provided with a substitute prize or cash equivalent. Each Prize winner is responsible for all additional costs related to the Prize not specifically included above.

11. The Contest Sponsor’s rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to this Contest and the awarding of the Prizes.

12. By entering this Contest, each winner consents to the use of his/her name, city of residence, and/or photograph in any publicity carried out by the Contest Sponsors, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, dealers and agents without further notice or compensation. All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned.

13. No communications will be entered into except with the selected entrants who will be notified via Facebook Messenger, or by telephone and/or email.

14. Contest Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and the contest judges assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, illegible or misdirected entries that have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy the Contest Rules or for failure of the website during the Contest Period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email to be received or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the contest.

15. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the online portion of this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest and at their sole option, to award prizes based on entries received at the time of such cancellation. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

16. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind without prior notice or obligation.

17. The Contest Sponsor is collecting personal data about entrants for the sole purpose of administering this Contest. The Contest Sponsor will not share any personal data about entrants with any other party. The personal data collected for this Contest will not be used for any other purposes unless entrants provide explicit permission as indicated on the entry form.

By entering this Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsors, their advertising and promotion agencies, the contest judges and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability for any loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person in connection with this Contest or participation in any Contest related activities or, if declared a winner, the use or misuse of the Prize or any portion of the Prize including personal injury, death or property damage. This Contest will run in accordance with these Contest Rules, subject to amendment by the Contest Sponsor. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, amend, modify or terminate this Contest or the Rules at any time in its sole discretion and without notice. Entrants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules if they participate in the Contest.

Cheers to #BeerFam and see you July 28-30 at Bandshell Park!

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TFOB Friday & Saturday Are Sold Out!

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We put aside TFOB Friday and TFOB Saturday Hoptimized tickets  for the bands and now they are all SOLD OUT. TFOb Sunday is your ‘go-to’ now…

Get TFOB SUNDAY Tickets Now!

There were limited TFOB Friday & Saturday tickets available but they have Sold Out. Thank you for your support! Can’t wait to see everyone July 28-30 at Bandshell Park. #BeerFam

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Main Stage Daily Schedules

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Stoked to announce our music line-up for each day of TFOB presented by the Beer Store.

Friday July 28

  • 3:00pm – Gates Open for CLUB TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized ticket holders
  • 4:30pm – Gates Open for General Admission ticket holders
  • 7:30pm – City Natives
  • 8:30pm – Saukrates
  • 9:30pm – Method Man & Redman 
  • 10:45 – Beer Taps Off
  • 11:00pm – Gates Closed

Saturday July 29

  • 12:00pm – Gates Open for CLUB TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized ticket holders
  • 1:30pm – Gates Open for General Admission ticket holders
  • 2:30pm – Frank Ryan
  • 3:30pm – Secret Broadcast
  • 4:30pm – Brothers of North
  • 5:30pm – The Blue Stones
  • 6:30pm – Sloan
  • 7:45pm – Beer Taps Off
  • 8:00pm – Gates Closed

Sunday July 30

  • 12:00pm – Gates Open for CLUB TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized ticket holders
  • 1:30pm – Gates Open for General Admission ticket holders
  • 3:00pm – Dani Strong
  • 4:00pm – Eric Ethridge
  • 5:15pm – David James
  • 6:30pm – Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies
  • 7:45pm – Beer Taps Off
  • 8:00pm – Gates Closed

Secure your TFOB Sunday tickets via the link below…

Get TFOB SUNDAY Tickets Now!

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TFOB Saturday: Sold Out!

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Attention Beer Lovers… it is our beer duty to let you know that TFOB Saturday is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support. The legendary Saturday of TFOB will feature Canadian rockers Sloan, plus top chefs in the grilling tent, plus over 300 types of brews – presented by the Beer Store.

We have recently unveiled our Stay The Night package with Hilton Toronto. This is now your only chance to secure tickets to this legendary Saturday, as 2 Hoptimized tickets come with the Stay The Night package – which also comes with a President’s Welcome Basket full of goodies.

TFOB FRIDAY UPDATE:

It’s been a while since HipHop Icons Method Man & Redman came through Toronto, so we are expecting a legendary show full of energy. Remember, we are bringing over 300 types of brews, a crazy selection of food, the Grilling Tent and more.

Get TFOB FRIDAY Tickets Now!
Use promo code METHODMAN to receive $5 off per general admission ticket!

***TICKET UPDATE: VIP & HOPTIMIZED Tickets are now SOLD OUT.  GA Tickets moving fast!***

TFOB SUNDAY UPDATE:

The Sunday of TFOB is a magical day. Forever known for the chill vibe, TFOB Sunday is the day to cap off the legendary weekend with an array of tasty food options and hundreds of brews to choose from… and now… we are so very proud to announce the perfect mix of music to compliment this day: Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies alongside country artists David James, Eric Ethridge, and Dani Strong.

Alan Doyle – of Great Big Sea fame – and The Beautiful Gypsies are currently on the road, playing Sold Out shows all over North America. Their adventure will land them in Toronto on Sunday, July 30 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place for thousands of beer (and music) lovers at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store.

Get TFOB SUNDAY Tickets Now!
Use promo code DOYLE to receive $5 off per general admission ticket!

Upgrade your ticket to the VIP Experience so you get in early, get a full dining experience and VIP washrooms!

In addition to Petty Harbour’s very own, we are super stoked to welcome some emerging and established country artists. David James, Eric Ethridge and Dani Strong. See below for videos from our TFOB Sunday line-up! Enjoy and see you Sunday, July 30 at Bandshell Park.

 

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Method Man & Redman to Headline TFOB Friday

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Attention Beer Lovers… the rumours are true! Funk Doctor Spock and Johnny Blaze, AKA: Meth & Red, AKA: Method Man & Redman, will be live and in concert on Friday, July 28.  They will be joined by Canadian HipHop pioneer Saukrates.

***TICKET UPDATE: Club TFOB, VIP, Hoptimized, and Regular Tickets are now SOLD OUT!***

It’s been a while since HipHop Icons Method Man & Redman came through Toronto, so we are expecting a legendary show full of energy. Remember, we are bringing over 300 types of brews, a crazy selection of food, the Grilling Tent and more. See you and your #BeerFam on Friday, July 28th at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place.

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