The Laughing Buddha and The Townehouse Tavern join together for the weekend to produce Northern Ontario’s longest running craft beer festival.
The seventh annual Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival, which runs Saturday, August 10 from noon to midnight, is a chance to sample many different beverages from across the province and beyond in responsible small servings.
The festival will also have sampling representation from a couple of wineries, cider companies and distillers.
The festival narrows lanes of traffic along Elgin Street and closes the adjacent Grey Street to create a single licensed area for 1,500 people under a special occasion permit.
Enjoy two stages of music and many fine samples of the newest and bravest beers in the market. There will also be games and prizes. Children under 12 accompanied by parents are permitted, but unaccompanied teenagers are not permitted.
For the first time, organizers are roping off a VIP section, where there will be exclusive tastings every hour, shaded seating, table service from the restaurants, draws for exclusive prizes and more.
Tickets cost $25 plus tax in advance. The price goes up to $30 plus tax at the door.
On Friday, Aug. 9, there will also be a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, with tickets costing $15 plus tax in advance, and $20 plus tax at the door. Weekend passes are $35 plus tax, and VIP weekend passes are $50 plus tax.
Buy tickets online in advance through Event Brite.
This year's breweries:
- 46 North Brewing
- Corby’s Spirits
- Crosscut Distillery
- Dixon Spirits
- Full Beard
- Mill St/ Brickworks
- Lake of the Woods
- Nickel Brook
- Norse Brewery
- Innis and Gunn
- Sawdust City
- Sleeping Giant
- Split Rail
- St. Ambroise/ McAuslan
- Trestle Brewing (Parry Sound)