Toronto's Festival Of Beer

TFOB Friday & TFOB Saturday Regular Tickets SOLD OUT!


Here we are beer lovers… Our three main ticket types: VIP, Hoptimized, and General Admission are now SOLD OUT for TFOB Friday and TFOB Saturday. So what does this mean for you? Well, we thought we’d share your options for getting in on the event of the summer:

TFOB Sunday: See Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies perform live along with Canadian County sensations David James, Erik Ethridge, and Dani Strong. VIP and Hoptimized tickets are going fast.

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Club TFOB: This is our most premium offering to date. It’s a super-deluxe executive experience complete with early entry, air-conditioned restrooms, full-sized servings, dedicated stage viewing area, and a full culinary experience provided by Chef Craig Harding and Afrim Pristine. LEARN MORE.


Stay The Night: This is your chance to stay and play… a night at Hilton Toronto, a President’s Welcome Basket and a pair of Hoptimized tickets.  LEARN MORE.

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Main Stage Daily Schedules


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

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5 Things To Expect At #Canada150 Pavilion


Every year our feature country pavilion gets people talking. Last year, the unique brews of Sweden. Two years ago, the fine ales from Ireland. This year – being Canada’s 150th birthday – we are thrilled to share some highlights with you, to whet your appetite… 

Here are 5 very specific reasons to get amped up for The #Canada150 Pavilion

1 – Special Collabo: Creemore Springs is giving us their special collaboration with Sapsucker Water the Maple Marzen brewed on the batch system. This is actually debuting at the TFOB and will only be available at Batch and special locations in limited quantities after TFOB.

2 – Oh Brother Where Art Thou: Blood Brothers Brewing won best fruit beer at the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards and will be providing their seasonal blend of Paradise Lost featuring mango, guava, yuzu and sauvignon blanc grape juice. Doesn’t this sound like it will hit the spot on a warm summer day?

3 – First Timers: 4 of our breweries from the East have never been available in Ontario before. This is your chance to sample tasty brews without all that travel! (Although we encourage you to see our great nation some time in the future) Blindman Brewing Co from Lacombe, Alberta is doing some really innovative things and has never been available in Ontario before. Another first timer.

4 – Best Of The Best: Napanee Brewing Company won Newcomer of the Year at the 2017 Ontario Brewing Awards. This means, out of all the beer judging, tasting and scoring… they reigned supreme. Not too shabby. 

 5 – Let There Be Food: Food selections representing the regions are from Matty’s Seafood (East Coast & QC) and Old School (West Coast & On). 

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The #Canada150 Pavilion


Our feature country is Canada. It just feels right. This year, people are enjoying Canada 150 celebrations from coast to coast. We totally dig it. We want to celebrate too, the only way we know how! (with Beer). There are so many great brewers from sea to shining sea that it took some heated office debates to select the ones we wanted to shine the spotlight on at TFOB 2017. So here we are… counting down to July 28-30… and proud to unveil our plans for the #Canada150 Pavilion.

Q: So what is the #Canada150 Pavilion?

A: Selection of beer from 4 regions: east coast, west coast, Ontario and Quebec.

Q: How did you decide what beer to showcase?

A: Really good question. First we were looking for Beer that has never been available in Ontario before. Then we looked for Beer that won awards: Canadian Brewing Awards and Ontario Brewing Award winners. Then we searched for unique collaboration brews that were both interesting and tasty. That was our criteria. Hope you like the choices!

Q: How many Beer should we expect inside the #Canada150 Pavilion?

A: 48 Brands from across Canada. Some breweries are bringing one type of beer, other bringing multiple different brews.

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WHO: Steamworks Brewing from Vancouver, BC
BEER: West Coast Pale Ale, Flagship IPA and Cucumber Ale

WHO: Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. from Victoria, BC
BEER: Blue Buck Pale Ale & Solaris Peach Ale

WHO: Big Rock Brewing from Calgary, AB
BEER: Canada 150 Draft + Specialty Brew

WHO: Central City Brewing Co. from Surrey, BC
BEER: Upper Reaches Collaboration with Beau’s + IPA

WHO: Blindman Brewing Company from Lacombe, AB
BEER: Blindman River Session Ale, Lemons and Limes Fruited Kettle Sour, New England-Style Pale Ale


WHO: Garrison Brewing Company from Halifax, NS
BEER: Juicy IPA, Irish Red Ale & Tall Ship Amber Ale

WHO: Tatamagouche Brewing Co from Tatamagouche, NS
BEER: Cellar Slammer India Session Ale, North Shore Lagered Ale

WHO: Pump House Brewery from Moncton, NB
BEER: Blueberry Ale, Crafty Radler

WHO: Propeller Brewery from Dartmouth, NS
BEER: Propeller IPA

WHO: PEI Brewing Company from Charlottetown, PEI
Beer: Beachchair Session

WHO: Boxing Rock Brewery from Shelburne, NS
BEER: Vicars Cross

WHO: 9 Locks from Dartmouth, NS
BEER: Watermelon Blonde

WHO: Spindrift Brewing from Dartmouth, NS
BEER: Killick Session Lager


WHO: Creemore Springs Brewing from Creemore, ON
BEER: BATCH Maple Marzen Sapsucker Specialty Brew

WHO: Big Rig Brewing Co from Ottawa, ON
BEER: GLB Collab: Found Bikes Ride Faster, GLB collab: Referencing Illegal Activities plus 1 additional Big Rig brand

WHO: Beaus from Vankleek Hill, ON
BEER: Quads & Rockers

WHO: Great Lakes Brewery from Toronto, ON
BEER: Miami Weiss Pale Ale

WHO: Junction Craft Brewery from Toronto, ON
BEER: Hey Porter!

WHO: Bobcaygeon Brewing Company
BEER: Dockside ALE

WHO: Napanee Beer Co. from Napanee, ON
BEER: Blacklist

WHO: Blood Brothers Brewing from Toronto, ON
BEER: Paradise Lost

WHO: Innocente Brewing Company from Waterloo, ON
BEER: Two Night Stand DIPA


WHO: Dieu Du Ciel from Montreal, QC

BEER: Dieu Du Ciel! Roses D’Hibiscus (Belgian Hibiscus Wit). Dieu Du Ciel! Aphrodite (Cocoa Vanilla Stout). Dieu Du Ciel! P’tit Blanc (Belgian Wit w. Juniper Berries & Lime)

WHO: Le Trou Du Diable from Shawnigan, QC

BEER: Trou Du Diable La Pitoune (Keller Pilsner). Trou Du Diable Baron Noir (Baltic Porter). Trou Du Diable La Buteuse (Belgian Tripel)

WHO: Brasserie Dunham from Dunham, QC

BEER: Dunham Saison Rustique (Belgian Farmhouse Saison). Dunham Le Quenche Du Soif (Collab w. Twin Sails in BC) (Brett IPA) Dunham Cyclope Iota (IPA).

WHO: Les Trois Mousquetaires from Brossard, QC

BEER: Les Trois Mousquetaires Saison Brett. (Farmhouse Saison). Les Trois Mousquetaires Berliner Weisse (Sour Wheat). Les Trois Mousquetaires Gose (Sour Salty Wheat).


Matty’s Seafood – Preparing food from Quebec and the East Coast

  • Lobster Mac & Cheese
  • Poutine made both traditionally and with lobster

BARQUE – Preparing food from Ontario and the West Coast

  • Alberta Beef Brisket
  • Ribs & Fries

The #Canada150 Pavilion is part of Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. There will be 416 Brews To Discover from July 28-30 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place.

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Club TFOB is Sold Out!


Club TFOB Tickets are now Sold Out. Thank you for your support. TFOB Sunday is the only ticket available now. Here is the link:

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If you are interested in CLUB TFOB tickets for next year…. Here’s what is was all about… Club TFOB is the most premium experience we offer. This is about two years in the making. We took feedback from our customers and clients. We experienced many other events and their premium offering. We rolled all of that learning into CLUB TFOB.

If you’ve ever said…

  • I want full-sized beer servings.
  • I want a renowned chefs to prepare food for me. (Hello, Craig Harding and Afrim Pristine)
  • I want to get in to TFOB extra early.
  • I do not want to wait in line.
  • I want to be able to chill on some couches, but also go out and enjoy the festival.
  • I want air conditioned restrooms.
  • I want a special viewing area of the stage for live music.

…then CLUB TFOB is for you.

Tickets were $195 (plus fees/taxes)

These tickets are now Sold Out!

Each CLUB TFOB admission comes with:

  • Entry in to the festival for an additional 1.5 hours before gates open to General Admission ticket holders
  • Express gate entrance in to the festival grounds through Gate B / CLUB TFOB Entrance
  • One (1) Commemorative festival sampling mug per ticket
  • One (1) welcome cocktail and complimentary oyster bar served exclusively in the CLUB TFOB Lounge for the first two (2) hours of festival gates opening
  • Four (4) food tickets; ONLY redeemable in the CLUB TFOB Lounge – culinary experience is provided by Chef Craig Harding (Campagnolo) and Maitre Fromager Afrim Pristine (Cheese Boutique)
  • Two (2) full size beverages; ONLY redeemable in the CLUB TFOB Lounge
  • Ten (10) sampling tokens that can be used at any vendor outside of the CLUB TFOB Lounge
  • Access to CLUB TFOB Lounge that includes premium cabana style seating, couches, shaded area with private bar and private DJ
  • Access to private luxury air condition washrooms located in the CLUB TFOB Lounge
  • Access to the CLUB TFOB Viewing Section located directly in front of the Bandshell Stage. This area offers a premium view of headlining performances during the weekend. Limited space available, first-come/first-serve.

If you already have VIP or Hoptimized Tickets and you wish to upgrade to CLUB TFOB tickets, please send us an email at

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416 Brews To Discover at #TFOB2017


All the Beer! Well, not all of it, but a lot of it will be at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. Super pumped to share that 416 brews will be available at TFOB 2017. 80+ brewers will be bringing their product to the people from July 28-30 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. It’s all about discovery and we hope you discover your next ‘go-to’ or re-discover a past favourite. We listed out most of the brewers below, but please keep in mind we are always adding to the list!
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Use promo code 416 to receive $5 off per general admission ticket!

Here is the 2017 roster of breweries at Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by the Beer Store:

3 Brasseurs – Abbot Ale – All or Nothing Brewhouse – Amsterdam Brewing Co. – Angry Orchard – BATCH – Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. – Belgian Moon – Belhaven Black – Benediktiner – Big Rock Brewery – Bitburger – Blood Brothers Brewing – Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. – Brick Brewing Co. – Brickworks Ciderhouse – Brock Street Brewing Co. – Bud Light – Bud Light Radler – Budweiser – Carib – Caple Rd. Craft Cider – Carlsberg – Charles Wells – Cool Beer Brewing Co. – Coors Banquet – Coors Light – Corona – Cowbell Brewing Co. – Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer – Creemore Springs – Czechvar – Dusty Boots – Faxe – Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery – FRANK Brewing Co. – Goose Island – Granville Island Brewing – Great Lakes Brewery – Guinness Blonde – Henderson Brewing Co. – High Park Brewery Ltd. – Hobgoblin – Hop City Brewing – Horizon Beers – Innis & Gunn – Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc – Lagunitas – Lancaster Bomber – Lech – Left Field Brewery Inc. – Lost Craft Inc. – Madjack – Manantler Craft Brewing Co. – McClelland Premium Imports – Mill Street – Miller Genuine Draft – Miller Lite – Molson Canadian – Moosehead Breweries – Naughty Otter – Northern Maverick Brewing Co. – Old Credit Brewing Co. – Old Speckled Hen – Old Tomorrow – Pilsner Urquell – Pommies Cider Co. – Post-Game Brewing Co – Rainhard Brewing – Rickard’s Raddler – Rickard’s Red – Samuel Adams – Shed Brewing Co.- Shock Top – Sleeman Breweries – Smirnoff – SOL – Somersby – Steam Whistle Brewing – Stonechurch Vineyards – Strongbow – Tempt No. 9 – Tiger – Twisted Tea – Tyskie – Upper Thames Brewing Co. – Wanderoot – Waterloo Brewing Co. -Wernesgruner (plus more to be announced soon!)

Ontario House

All or Nothing Brewhouse – Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery – Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company – Shed Brewing Company Ltd. – Rainhard Brewing Co. – High Park Brewery – Cowbell Brewing Co. – Great Lakes Brewery – Henderson Brewing Company – Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. – Brock Street Brewing Co. – Cool Beer Brewing Co. – Left Field Brewery – Old Credit Brewing Co. – Old Tomorrow Brewery – Amsterdam Brewing Co. – Hop City Brewing Co.

New Brews

FRANK Brewing Co. – Manantler Craft Brewing Co. – Post-Game Brewing Co – Rorschach Brewing Co.-Upper Thames Brewing Co. (plus more to be announced soon!)

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Special Offer: Cheers to Dad!


Super special, limited-time offer for Dad. Take $10 off TFOB Sunday tickets with promo code DAD. It’s that simple. Just hit the button below and type in the promo code DAD and you’ll see the $42.50 ticket become a $32.50 ticket. Service fees and such still apply. Enjoy Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea) & The Beautiful Gypsies along with country phenoms David James, Erik Ethridge and Dani Strong. Make it a Hoppy Father’s Day with TFOB Sunday tickets!

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Sunday, July 30th enjoy over 300 brews, the legendary Grilling Tent featuring top local chefs and live music on the Bandshell Stage:

  • 1:30pm –  Doors Open for G.A. Ticket holders.
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm:  To be announced soon!
  • 3:00pm – 3:40pm:  Dani Strong
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm:  Eric Ethridge
  • 5:15pm – 6:00pm:  David James
  • 6:30pm – 7:45pm:  Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies

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TFOB Saturday: Sold Out!


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.


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.

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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!***


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.

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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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Spring Sessions 2017: What A Weekend!


What a weekend! As we clean off our white sneakers and look back at Spring Sessions a few things come to mind. Here’s a list of takeaways from a glorious weekend that included a little Saturday sun, a little Sunday rain and whole lotta cottage vibes…

The Trews Are Incredible: Seriously, Colin’s voice hitting those high notes in Highway of Heroes made me shed a tear.  And that encore. No words. Too good.

Rain Can’t Stop The Pouring: We had 18 brewers and thousands of attendees who powered through some serious sunshine on Saturday and some serious rain on Sunday.

Elliott Brood Are Cottage Vibes: These guys just have the perfect sound for a long weekend. I mean, the vibe on Saturday with the sun and the food and the brews and the people was unreal.

Roasting Marshmallows Is An Art: A 4pm each day, we sparked the fire pits and broke out the marshmallows. Roasting a marshmallow is a simple pleasure. Impossible not to smile when you crush a perfectly golden brown roast.

Soccer Darts Is Hard: We are thankful for Toronto Sport & Social Club for bringing some sporting activities to Spring Sessions. It was super cool to try soccer darts, but it also exposed a weakness in our footy game. Gotta get practicing. See you next year.

Bocce Is Perfect: There is no greater past time on earth. You can hold a brew in one hand and toss some bocce balls in the the other. It’s like there is balance in the force.

Pairs With Beer: Funny how things just pair so well with beer. Tiny Toms Donuts. Chimney Stax Mac n Cheese (with the beer cheese sauce), Smoke’s Poutine… we could go on.

All in all, a pretty solid May 2-4 Long Weekend. We hope you enjoyed yourself. Yes, we are doing it all again next year. Same time, same place.




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What You Need To Know About Attending Spring Sessions 2017!


The weekend is here. Your Spring Sessions tickets are purchased, cottage vibes are in the air! All that’s left to do is figure out the deets… important stuff, like… how will I get there? Should I wear my flowy tank and khaki shorts or my jean jacket and summer dress with the flowers on it? Can I bring water? Will my backpack be okay? What time does the band go on stage? Where can I find my favourite beer? Let us help you with those answers so that you’re guaranteed to have your best Spring Sessions yet! Below are the Top 10 tips on enjoying Spring Sessions…

Note: Sunday Tickets are available online until 12:00pm. After 12:oopm, they are only available at the Gate!

Location: Fort York: Garrison Common. HERE is a map.

Sunday Hours:

  • 12:00pm – Doors Open
  • 5:15pm – The Trews Live & Acoustic Campfire Session (BUY TICKETS)
  • 6:15pm – Last Call
  • 6:30pm – Taps Off
  • 7:00pm – Closed

10 – What You Can Bring…

  • 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

9 – What You Can’t Bring With You…

  • -Pets (We love them, but they can’t come with you)
  • -Children (We love them too, but they can’t come with you)
  • -Water Bottles – All of our vendors will offer free water. You do not need to bring that fancy water bottle!
  • -Opened water bottles
  • -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)

8 – Think Ca$h

We appreciate plastic just as much as the next person, but cash is king at the Festival. We have teams walking around 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.

7 – 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.

6 – Your Backpack Will be Searched

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.

5 – Don’t Drink & Drive

Don’t drive! It’s a Beer Festival and chances are you’ll be enjoying some beverages. Not only do we not want you to drink and drive, but it’s going to be a challenge maneuvering your way around the city with large events going on.  Please enjoy the convenience of the TTC or a cab or an Ubes. Yeah, we said Ubes.

4 – Great Beer is Great Beer

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, there are over 18 brewers to sample from, but don’t forget about your old favourites! See who is coming HERE.

3 – Bring Your Appetite

The food purveyors we have this year are second to none. See the entire LIST! Explore them all and be sure to takel ots of eating breaks.

2 – Marshmallows & Bocce & Soccer Darts & Live Music

Spring Sessions has all the fixings of a cottage. This includes fire pits and marshmallows. Fans can expect us to break the marshmallows out each day around 4pm. The Bocce courts are provided by Track & Field and the soccer darts and other sporting activities are provided by the Toronto Sport & Social Club. Alt-Country outfit Elliott Brood will play live on Saturday May 20 and Canadian Rockers The Trews will play live on Sunday, May 21.

1 – Drink Water & Dress for the Weather

Seriously, 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. And don’t forget to wear sunblock. Even if it is grey and cloudy. This is vital. Sunblock and water are soooooooo key!! Your raincoat, rubber boats, umbrella may make your experience better since the Sunday forecast calls for rain.

After 12:00pm: Sunday Tickets Are Only Available At The Gate. They are $45.

Before Noon: you can still purchase SUNDAY tickets online:

Get SUNDAY Spring Sessions Tickets to see The Trews!

Use code SAVEFIVE to save $5 off Tickets!

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