It’s Beerfest Eve, are you ready?

There’s only a few hours left to get your tickets before they sell out. If you already have your ticket, cheers to you!

Here’s all the last minute info you need to know about the Georgetown Craft Beer Festival.

The Facts:

  • What: 43 of Ontario’s best breweries and cideries are in town and ready for Ontario’s #1 Beer Festival. We’ve got craft beverages, gourmet food, live music, games, and friends. What could be better?
  • Where: Trafalgar Sports Park (11494 Trafalgar Rd, Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4)
  • When: 11am – 6pm
  • Tickets: $29 online until midnight tonight. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOURS. Tickets on sale at the door tomorrow for $35
  • VIP Tickets: Upgrade for luxury treatment! VIP tickets are on sale online until midnight tonight. If you already bought your general admission ticket and want to buy the VIP upgrade, you can do so at the door for $50
  • Tokens: 4 beer tokens come with your ticket. Additional tokens are on sale 3 for $5 (cash only)
  • Why: we are 100% volunteer run and donate 100% of proceeds to charity. Proceeds from your purchase will go directly to this year’s causes: Food4Kids Halton, Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills, Georgetown Hospital Foundation, and the Trafalgar Sports Park “Field of Dreams” Project.

The Reminders:

  • 19+ event. No one under the age of 19 is allowed
  • No pets permitted, service animals are permitted
  • Personal lawn chairs and wagons are not permitted, but blankets are for a “picnic” style setting
  • Bring cash. There are no wild ATMs to be found in the field
  • Parking is available, but fills up fast. Additional parking is generously offered by our neighbours: the Robert C. Austin Operations Centre, The Halton Hills Christian School, and the Town of Halton Hills Civic Centre
  • Travel responsibly: do not drink and drive. Get a ride, take a taxi, carpool, or take the FREE shuttle bus
  • Bus schedule: Free shuttle buses are offered locally to and from the festival, starting at 11am. Click here to see the full bus scheduled and times. Pick-up spots are:
    • Georgetown South (Mountainview & Danby Plaza)
    • The Gellert Centre Park
    • Glen Williams Public School
    • Mold-Masters Sportsplex
    • Acton GO Station
    • Limehouse Public School

The VIP Experience:

There is still time to upgrade your ticket for an additional $50. We have 9 reasons why the VIP Experience is so worth it…

  1. Access to the private VIP area with exclusive seating and coverage. In other words, an designated seat and tent, rain or shine!
  2. Exclusive beer and food samples from a selection of attending breweries, only accessible in the VIP area
  3. Private VIP luxury washrooms. This ain’t your grandma’s porta-potty…we’re talking about a luxury washroom trailer with bells & whistles
  4. Four extra beer tokens on entry, making a total of EIGHT tokens that come with your ticket
  5. Priority parking right at the front of the Trafalgar Sports Park, meaning a guaranteed spot and a shorter walk till you can get the party started
  6. Express entry through the VIP entrance, no waiting in line to get to the goods!
  7. Three months of FREE access to SIRIUS XM audio entertainment services
  8. Phone charging stations in the VIP tent, provided by MaxxCharge.ca, to keep you charged and ready to document the heck out of Sept 15
  9. A full sized pint glass as a thank you gift. Everyone loves the sampler beer mugs that come free with your ticket, but this glass is one you can use for a full pint at home while you reminisce about the amazing time you had at the Georgetown Craft Beer Festival

How do you upgrade to VIP?

Buy your ticket online before midnight tonight, selecting the VIP experience option. Click here to buy your VIP ticket online.

If you have already bought your general admission ticket, you can buy the VIP upgrade at the door for $50. Supply is limited, so get there early!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

It takes a VILLAGE, people. A huge thank you and CHEERS to our 2018 Sponsors. We could not run this event and donate to charity the way we do without any of you. Thank you.

See you tomorrow! Click here to buy your ticket now.

 

9 reasons why the VIP Experience is so worth it

The 2018 VIP experience is out of this world. This year’s VIP experience is proudly sponsored by 42 Mill Street, luxury condominiums in uptown Georgetown. Additional awesome VIP perks are sponsored by Sirius XM and MaxxCharge.

The VIP experience first started in 2017. We were looking for ways to increase our fundraising efforts for Food4Kids and other local charities, while providing a few extra perks for those who want to partake. The idea was a hit, and this year we’re making the VIP experience WAY more awesome.

For a $50 ticket upgrade, enjoy these 9 VIP perks:

  1. Access to the private VIP area with exclusive seating and coverage. In other words, an designated seat and tent, rain or shine!
  2. Exclusive beer and food samples from a selection of attending breweries, only accessible in the VIP area
  3. Private VIP luxury washrooms. This ain’t your grandma’s porta-potty…we’re talking about a luxury washroom trailer with bells & whistles
  4. Four extra beer tokens on entry, making a total of EIGHT tokens that come with your ticket
  5. Priority parking right at the front of the Trafalgar Sports Parker, meaning a shorter walk till you can get the party started
  6. Express entry through the VIP entrance, no waiting in line to get to the goods!
  7. Three months of FREE access to SIRIUS XM audio entertainment services
  8. Phone charging stations in the VIP tent, provided by MaxxCharge.ca, to keep you charged and ready to document the heck out of Sept 15
  9. A full sized pint glass as a thank you gift. Everyone loves the sampler beer mugs that come free with your ticket, but this glass is one you can use for a full pint at home while you reminisce about the amazing time you had at the Georgetown Craft Beer Festival

Does the extra $50 sound worth it yet?

VIP = Very Important Pint. Every VIP ticket sold means MORE funds go directly to local charities.

We couldn’t make all this happen without our sponsors. Thank you to our VIP Experience sponsor, 42 Mill Street, to Sirius XM for donating 3 months of free service to all VIPs, and to MaxxCharge for providing the phone charging stations to keep things going in the VIP tent!

                    

Click here to MAKE ME A VIP!

 

Free Shuttle Bus at Head for the Hills

ALL ABOARD! The bus is back in action. Head for the Hills has a shuttle bus service To and From the event, picking up at various hubs around town. This FREE program is brought to you by the following local transport pros:

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Feeding hope, fighting hunger

 

The Georgetown Craft Beer Festival is proud to name Food4Kids as the featured charity for the third year in a row. In 2015, the festival donated $5,000. In 2016 that donation tripled to $15,000. In 2017, the sky is the limit!

The Georgetown Craft Beer Festival is entirely volunteer-run and 100% of proceeds are donated to local charities. Each year, Georgetown’s service clubs pick a communal feature charity (Food4Kids) and the remainder of proceeds are donated to other causes supported by the service clubs in Halton Hills. Learn more about the amazing organization, Food4Kids, here:

www.food4kidshalton.ca

A 10 year old boy waited outside the locked doors of a school breakfast program. The program was to start at 8:15 and the child stood outside at 7:15 in the dark, in the cold and alone. He explained he had not had any food on the weekend and was hungry. Could he please have some food? This child inspired the launch of the Food4Kids program in 2012.

Now 5 years later, Food4Kids provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 4-14 years with limited or no access to food each weekend during the school year to 70 children in Halton Hills.  Each week volunteers shop, pack and deliver the food to our local schools.  We are funded through community grants, individual & corporate donations and fundraising initiatives. Food4Kids is a program that is very much in need in all of Halton and Hamilton, and is now in Kitchener-Waterloo and will soon start in Brantford and Niagara.  Many families in our community are struggling to make ends meet and often are left to make the hard decision of whether to pay the bills or buy food for their children.  Food4Kids offers hope and allows children to start their week at school alert and ready to learn and play with their friends.  During July and August Food4Kids offers a summer program, the only one of its kind in Canada.  This summer 24 families in Halton Hills will have food delivered directly to their homes including a recipe and all the ingredients needed for the family to cook a meal together.

For more information about the Food4Kids program or getting involved contact the Halton Hills rep Eva Podoski eva@food4kids.ca.

THANK YOU, GEORGETOWN CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!