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Fall Beerfest T.O.
September 24 – 25

From the people who bring you the legendary Summer event Toronto’s Festival of Beer.

Fall Beerfest T.O.

An outdoor, limited-capacity celebration of beer featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy, two legendary DJs — DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skratch Bastid — plus, everyone’s favourite party band, Dwayne Gretzky and a whole host of local and international brewers, and a mouth-watering selection of food created from Toronto’s most popular restaurants.

It all goes down on September 24th and 25th at our festival home at the Schick Hydro Bandshell Stage, Exhibition Place.

Beer Whole

Hundreds Of Brews

Fall BeerFest T.O. features an awesome selection of brews from local and international brewers, plus seltzers, spirits, cider and more. Endless options to quench your thirst!

Burger Whole

Seriously Good Eats

Showcasing some of Toronto's most popular restauranteurs and food trucks that are sure to satisfy your hunger. The perfect pairing for an already incredible experience.

Shaggy

Friday September 24th

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Saturday September 25th

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Also Featuring

Friday September 24th

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Food & Drink

Corona Extra — Mill St Brewery — Big Rock Brewery — Brickworks Ciderhouse — Saulter Street Brewery — REDLINE — Creemore Springs — Nickelbrook Brewing Co. — Amsterdam Brewery — Gruvi — POLY Beer — Kronenbourg — Somersby — Carib — Hop Valley — Paniza Brewing Co. Inc. — Wellington Brewery — Goose Island ‑Balderdash Brewing — KARBON Brewing Co. — Cerveza Toña — Storyteller Beverages — Steam Whistle — Great Lakes Brewery — Blackburn Brewery — Old Credit Brewing Company Ltd. — Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery — Ace Hill — White Claw — Cottage Springs — Ace Hill Vodka Soda — Big Rock White Peaks — Great Lakes Spirits — Pabst Strong Soda — Lemon Life / Freed — Coors Seltzer — Vizzy Hard Seltzer — Smirnoff Berry Blast — Sweetwater Squeeze — Founders Original — Tempo — Nutrl — Budweiser — Tiny Tom Donuts — Joybird Fried Chicken Sandos — Joysmash Burgers — Ontario Corn Roasters — Melt — Oyster Boy — Hot Dog Al — Hunger Rescue Pizza — Poutine Supreme

Vaccination Policy

  • All ticket holders MUST provide proof of Covid-19 double vaccination in order to attend the event. 

  • Prior to arriving at the event, visit Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination to access a legal copy of your vaccination receipts. Download the latest receipt that clearly indicates you’ve received 2 valid doses. Print a hard copy or upload the receipt to your phone and bring along with your ticket.

  • Your ticket to the event is void and you will be denied access to the event if you do not show valid proof of vaccination with a matching government issued photo ID. 

  • Contact tracking must be submitted upon arrival to the festival. Signage will be posted with a QR code for guests to access with the camera on their phone. If no access to data, a text message option is available. 

  • Temperature check at the gate, anyone with a temperature of 37.6℃ or greater will be asked to leave immediately, to self-isolate, and to self-monitor for further symptoms.

  • Masks must be worn when interacting with festival staff and/​or in areas when social distancing is not an option.

  • The Covid Compliance Team and Security will be enforcing these measures. Violators will be asked to adhere to the rules or will be escorted off the property.

Exhibitors

Acehill
Bud light
Budlight seltzer
Budweiser
Carib
Cerveza tona
Corona
Creemore
Flying monkey
Freed earth
Goose island
Gruvi
Karbon
Lemon life
Old credit brewing
Oyster boy
Paniza
Polybeer
Smirnoff berry blast
Smirnoff ice
Smirnoff soda
White claw

Two Tickets Options Available

General Admission

  • Five (5) Sampling Tokens

$70+HST

Club TFOB

  • Access to Club TFOB Lounge
  • Private Club TFOB express entrance
  • One (1) welcome cocktail voucher
  • One (1) complimentary meal voucher
  • Club TFOB outdoor patio and cabanas with access to premium washroom trailers

$125+HST

FAQs

Where is Fall BeerFest T.O?

On Google Maps it is called: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. The main entrance address is 195 Prince's Blvd.

Can you give me directions via the TTC?

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.

What are the hours of Fall BeerFest T.O?

FBFTO Friday Hours:

  • 4p – Doors Open
  • 4p to 7p - DJ Lissa Monet
  • 7p to 9p - DJ Jazzy Jeff x Skratch Bastid
  • 9:30p - Shaggy
  • 10:45p - Taps Off
  • 11:00p - Closed

FBFTO Saturday Hours:

  • 1:00p - Doors Open
  • 3:45p - 4:15p - Imagine If
  • 4:45p - 6p - Dwayne Gretzky
  • 6:30 - 7:15p - Dwayne Gretzky
  • 7:45p - Taps Off
  • 8:00p - Closed

What 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)
  • A Mask - To ensure the safety of our attendees, staff, exhibitors, and performers, fans will be required to wear a mask whenever possible on the festival grounds. Yes, they are mandatory and must be worn at all times (unless consuming food or beverages). Masks must also be worn when interacting with festival staff. No mask No service.
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Bags are restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening.
  • 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
  • Blanket
  • Smoking / Cannabis Policy: Fall BeerFest T.O. has designated smoking areas on the grounds where smoking is permitted. Consumers smoking outside the designated areas will be asked to extinguish their smoke and move to a designated area. Consumer's refusing to abide by the smoking policy will be subject to removal from the festival grounds. Consumers are allowed entry with a small quantity of "personal use only" cannabis (recreational or medicinal) in a pre-rolled format (max 3 pre-rolled, single-wide at 68-70mm in length). Entry will be denied for anyone with loose leaf cannabis, cannabis edibles / oils or other cannabis products.
  • All illegal substances are strictly prohibited.

What can I NOT 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 - We offer FREE WATER through our quench buggy on site. Don't bring that fancy water bottle!
  • Food
  • Chairs
  • Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets as well as Hydration packs are prohibited
  • Coolers
  • Umbrella
  • 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.

What will the security be like at the festival? How long will it take to enter?

Our front gate and security staff are industry professionals who will help get everyone in to the event in an efficient and safe manner. Please anticipate a short wait before entering the event so that our staff can be thorough in searching our attendees. It's for your own safety so let's work together on this and it will help everything move a lot quicker. Below is our formal notice regarding our safety protocol when entering the event...

In order to provide our patrons with a safe environment, the following security measures may be in effect:

1) As a condition of entry and for the purpose of public safety, everyone will be subject to reasonable search of their person including the use of hand-held metal detectors and/or pat downs.

2) As a condition of entry and for the purpose of public safety, you may be asked by our security team to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, to wear face coverings while at the event, and/or to undergo symptom screening and/or temperature checks prior to entering the event.

3) Searches may cause brief delays in entering, so we encourage everyone to arrive early. Those patrons who do not carry any items into FBFTO will enter more rapidly than those who bring items in with them. Guests are encouraged to leave belongings in their vehicles or at home whenever possible.

4) Law enforcement personnel will be present at entrances along with our staff to ensure guest safety. We thank our guests for their patience and cooperation in making your experience at FBFTO safe and enjoyable.

5) Please report any suspicious activity in or around FBFTO - See Something, Say Something
Safety is everyone's responsibility - if you see suspicious activity please report it to any member of our Event staff or uniformed Police personnel.

What COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced at the event?

  • All ticket holders MUST provide proof of Covid-19 double vaccination in order to attend the event.

  • Prior to arriving at the event, visit Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination to access a legal copy of your vaccination receipts. Download the latest receipt that clearly indicates you’ve received 2 valid doses. Print a hard copy or upload the receipt to your phone and bring along with your ticket.

  • Your ticket to the event is void and you will be denied access to the event if you do not show valid proof of vaccination with a matching government issued photo ID.

  • Contact tracking must be submitted upon arrival to the festival. Signage will be posted with a QR code for guests to access with the camera on their phone. If no access to data, a text message option is available.

  • Temperature check at the gate, anyone with a temperature of 37.6℃ or greater will be asked to leave immediately, to self-isolate, and to self-monitor for further symptoms.

  • Masks must be worn when interacting with festival staff and/or in areas when social distancing is not an option.

  • The Covid Compliance Team and Security will be enforcing these measures. Violators will be asked to adhere to the rules or will be escorted off the property.

Where is the actual entrance to Fall BeerFest T.O?

The entrance to Fall BeerFest T.O. is in back of the Better Living Centre - at the very South East corner of the Festival grounds. All Gates (A, B, C) will enter from Prince Edward Island Crescent.

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.

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. There are dedicated booths that sell tokens, along with mobile token teams. They will be easy to spot.

Can I Bring A Backpack?

The quick answer is no... Bags are restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. We’ll be using metal detector wands and searching all small bags, totes, and drawstring bags 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.

What Are The Rules Around Smoking Cigarettes / Cannabis?

We will have designated smoking areas on the grounds where smoking is permitted. If our security staff see you smoking outside these designated areas they will ask you to extinguish your smoke and move to the proper area. If you refuse to abide by the smoking policy, our security staff will kindly ask you to leave the festival grounds. We don't want to do that - lets just have fun and be courteous to everyone so we can all have a good time!

You will be allowed to enter the festival with a small quantity of "personal use only" cannabis (recreational or medicinal) in a pre-rolled format (max 3 pre-rolled, single-wide at 68-70mm in length). Entry will be denied for anyone with loose leaf cannabis, cannabis edibles / oils or other cannabis products. All other illegal substances are strictly prohibited.

Will I be photographed at the event?

Our photography / video team might see you and say... "WOW! That person looks like they are having the best time, I need to capture this moment!" If that happens you should know that by entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Beerlicious Inc.

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 Uber. 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.

What will I be able to eat and drink at FBFTO?

In a word... LOTS. Here's a list of everyone coming! Corona Extra - Mill St Brewery - Big Rock Brewery - Brickworks Ciderhouse - Saulter Street Brewery - REDLINE - Creemore Springs - Nickelbrook Brewing Co. - Amsterdam Brewery - Gruvi - POLY Beer - Kronenbourg - Somersby - Carib - Hop Valley - Paniza Brewing Co. Inc. - Wellington Brewery - Goose Island -Balderdash Brewing - KARBON Brewing Co. - Cerveza Toña - Storyteller Beverages - Steam Whistle - Great Lakes Brewery - Blackburn Brewery - Old Credit Brewing Company Ltd. - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery - Ace Hill - White Claw - Cottage Springs - Ace Hill Vodka Soda - Big Rock White Peaks - Great Lakes Spirits - Pabst Strong Soda - Lemon Life / Freed - Coors Seltzer - Vizzy Hard Seltzer - Smirnoff Berry Blast - Sweetwater Squeeze - Founders Original - Tempo - Nutrl - Budweiser - Tiny Tom Donuts - Joybird Fried Chicken Sandos - Joysmash Burgers - Ontario Corn Roasters - Melt - Oyster Boy - Hot Dog Al - Hunger Rescue Pizza - Poutine Supreme

Will there be water for me to drink?

You need to stay hydrated. That's why we offer FREE WATER through our quench buggy on site. Just 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.

What happens if it rains? Or if it is 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 so key!! Your raincoat and rubber boots may make your experience if it calls for rain.

How many brewers will be on site at this event?

A nice mix of local and international brews. Here's a list: Corona Extra - Mill St Brewery - Big Rock Brewery - Brickworks Ciderhouse - Saulter Street Brewery - REDLINE - Creemore Springs - Nickelbrook Brewing Co. - Amsterdam Brewery - Gruvi - POLY Beer - Kronenbourg - Somersby - Carib - Hop Valley - Paniza Brewing Co. Inc. - Wellington Brewery - Goose Island -Balderdash Brewing - KARBON Brewing Co. - Cerveza Toña - Storyteller Beverages - Steam Whistle - Great Lakes Brewery - Blackburn Brewery - Old Credit Brewing Company Ltd. - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery - Ace Hill - White Claw - Cottage Springs - Ace Hill Vodka Soda - Big Rock White Peaks - Great Lakes Spirits - Pabst Strong Soda - Lemon Life / Freed - Coors Seltzer - Vizzy Hard Seltzer - Smirnoff Berry Blast - Sweetwater Squeeze - Founders Original - Tempo - Nutrl - Budweiser