Vankleek Hill Ontario — Tickets are on sale for the 6th Annual Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, presented by local craft brewery Beau’s All Natural. The two-day festival and signature fundraising event will take place Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4, at the fairgrounds in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. Last year’s festival hosted 12,000 festival goers over the two days.
“We can’t wait to open the gates again this year – there’s so much to look forward to,” says Beau’s cofounder Steve Beauchesne. “Whether you are super-into craft beer or live music, a die-hard foodie, or just a fun-loving kid at heart, you’ve got something to love about Oktoberfest. We’re proud to put on a festival ever year that’s so diverse and yet still totally gels at the same time,” he says.
Adult admission to the festival is $22 taxes in, and includes an Oktoberfest hat, a pretzel and your first beer or other beverage. Two-day passes are $33 for $11 of savings, and kids passes (18 and under) are $5. As in previous years round-trip bus transportation is available from Ottawa, Cornwall and Montreal, at a cost of $15. Tickets are available now for purchase online at www.beausoktoberfest.ca.
Friday’s music line up is headlined by Joel Plaskett Emergency, and also includes Rural Alberta Advantage, Groenland, and Zeus. Saturday is headed up by Tokyo Police Club, and will also feature Radio Radio and another musical guest to be announced in mid-September. Walter Ostanek returns to delight with his traditional Bavarian music both Friday and Saturday during the daytime. A bigger, better stage for this year’s Oktoberfest promises better sightlines and more room up front for fans.
Other festival highlights include:
13 Beau’s beers on tap, including 7 brand-new beers
25 local restaurants bringing their best Bavarian and seasonally-inspired cuisine
Cask Haus with cask-conditioned beers from 40+ different local craft breweries
Activities: Keg toss, sausage-eating contests, malt sack races, spouse-carrying race, and more
Charity Bike Ride to the brewery – ride back for you and your bike!
Homebrewing demonstrations and best-recipe competition
Custom, hand-built midway with Beau’s themed games and prizes
Kinderfest: a non-licensed family area with activities and entertainment
Skateramp & skateboard demo area and lounge
School of Bock tastings and beer education sessions with beer & food experts
Traditional German dancing and entertainment during the day
Shuttle from fairgrounds to Beau’s brewery for free tours and tastings
Evening entertainment kicks off with variety troupe “Blue Mushroom Sirkus Psyshow”
The VKH Oktoberfest will raise money to support the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and local grassroots charity Ottawa Riverkeeper, as well as the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society, Just Food, Hidden Harvest, Unshaven Mavens, and a number of smaller charities. Last year’s festival raised more than $75,000, for a five-year fundraising total of $242,000 for this event.
Get notified of all our new news by ringing the bell at the bottom right corner!
The Seeker Newspaper is located at 327 Second Street E., Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y8 -- All rights reserved The Seeker does not accept responsibility for errors, misprints or inaccuracies published within. The opinions and statements of our columnists are not to be presumed as the statements and opinions of The Seeker, and should not substitute professional or medical advice.
ISSN 2562-1750 (Print) ISSN 2562-1769 (Online)