YGK Craft Beer Fest

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YGK Craft Beer Fest


Presented by Team Luca First Realty:

Team Luca First
Kingston’s favourite waterfront beer festival is officially back for the 2022 season! Get your shades on and kick off summer at Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario. Sip on local craft beer and sample melty, grilled goodness while chilling on the hill listening to live music till the sun goes down!

Dates & Times
June 11, 2022 12:00 pm
General admission (19+ years of age) $20 plus HST
Youth (5-18 years of age) $12 plus HST
Child (0-4 years of age) Free
Military (with ID) $10 plus HST

Beverage Vendors

Highlighting the best local breweries in Ontario! Fort Henry is bringing a super sudsy line-up of favourite brews to the hill this summer.

  • Anderson Craft Ales
  • Collective Arts Brewing
  • Daft Brewing
  • Dairy Distillery
  • Fine Balance Brewing Company
  • Gananoque Brewing Company
  • Hard Way Cider Co.
  • Harrowsmith Brewing Co.
  • Karbon Brewing Co.
  • MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
  • Matron Fine Beer
  • Meyers Creek Brewing Company
  • Midtown Brewing Company
  • Orleans Brewing Co.
  • Perth Brewing Co.
  • Prince Eddy’s Brewing Co.
  • Riverhead Brewing Company
  • Skeleton Park Brewery
  • Hop Valley
  • Creemore Springs
  • Spearhead Brewing Company
  • The County Bounty Artisanal Soda Co.


Fort Henry is bringing some well-known Kingston and Ontario-based bands to the Canadian Tire stage at its YGK Craft Beer Fest when the festival returns on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Bands begin at 12:00pm and play all day. Indie-rock band The Wilderness, beloved by Kingston locals, wraps up the night with their headlining set kicking off at 6:30pm.

Bands include:

  • Julia Finnegan (12pm)*
  • Reckless & Banded (1:15pm)*
  • ISØBEL (2:30pm)
  • The Backsteps (3:45pm)*
  • Augusta (5:00pm)
  • The Wilderness (6:30pm)*

* Kingston-area artist

Learn More

Gates open at 12:00pm and ticket holders may enter any time between 12pm and 7pm, no readmission.

Stage sponsor: Canadian Tire Logo

Food & Artisan Vendors

Food vendors will include the following delicious options:

  • The Grocery Basket
  • Chubby Baby’s Bakehouse
  • Otter Creek Kitchen
  • The Catering Company
  • Jean + Dean Baking Co.
  • Smoke ‘N’ Barrel Kingston

Artisan vendors will include the following:

  • The Cozy Company
  • Wild Abandon
  • The Good Home Company
  • David & Sons Fine Condiments
  • Limestone County Pet Treats
  • Hankies N’ Paws
  • Clear Day Inc.
  • Essential Designs

Community Partner: Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands


Located at 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ontario.

General admission is $20 plus HST. Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Purchase Tickets

Between 12pm – 7pm, anytime is good with us! Please check out our entertainment lineup to plan your best arrival time.

  • Please have your ticket containing your QR code available on your mobile device or printed upon arrival at admission.
  • Touchless ticket check-in and touchless payment options (tap) is preferred. Though printed tickets will be accepted.
  • A valid ID is needed upon entry.
  • After check-in, a brief security and bag check will occur before entering the event.

Once you’re in, you’re in! Re-entry will not be permitted if you exit the event.

In the case of an emergency or special circumstance, an event lead will accommodate leaving on a case-by-case basis.

  • Alcohol is distributed by the vendors and staff in the beer zone.
  • Drink tickets can be purchased on-site for $2.50 each HST included.
  • 1 drink ticket is redeemable for 1 beer/cider sample.
  • You can buy up to 10 drink tickets at a time (10 samples for $25).
  • Samples are approximately 6 oz each.
  • The event is rain or shine and guests are asked to dress accordingly.
  • In case of inclement weather, announcements will be made on site as well as on our Facebook page.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lawn chairs
  • Towels and blankets
  • Reusable water bottle (must be empty upon arrival)
  • Debit, credit card, cash
  • Cell phones
  • Small bags, purses, and fanny packs, subject to inspection.
  • No outside food or beverages including alcohol
  • No weapons
  • No illegal drugs / edibles
  • Yes. There is a designated smoking/vaping zone within the event site.
  • No food or drink is permitted inside the smoking zone.
  • Guests using cannabis or cigarettes/tobacco may not sell or distribute on site.
  • Smoking will not be tolerated outside of the smoking zone.
  • Those who do not comply will be asked to leave the event immediately.

Yes. However, to drink alcohol you must be of legal drinking age (19+) which will be identified by a wristband.

In case of a lost item, please find a staff member who will assist you.

Yes, dogs who are well-behaved are welcome but must always remain on a leash. Don’t forget to bring doggy bags as you are responsible to clean up after your pet, as well as a water dish, that you can fill at the quench buggy where you and your furry friend can grab a drink of water!

Yes, however it is limited. A tented seating area is available on a first come first serve basis. If all tables are taken, please be patient and follow physical distancing protocols.

Hats are also available for purchase in Mrs. Henry’s Treat Shop before you head into the event.

Yes, portable washrooms will be available on site, as well as accessible washrooms.

A wide range of food offerings will be offered on site by various food trucks and local restaurants. While outside food is not allowed, exceptions can be made i.e., allergies etc.

Click here to email the Event Lead for further assistance.

Yes, musicians may have their merchandise available near the stage for purchase. YGK Craft Beer Fest will host some local artisan vendors. Be sure to check them out!

You can also buy Fort Henry souvenirs in Mrs. Henry’s Treat Shop upon entry or exit of the event. There is a wide range of fantastic vendors/stores in the upper Fort as well.


  • Parking is available in the main parking lot of Fort Henry at no charge.
  • Accessible parking is located closest to the entrance path into the Fort.
  • If you do drive to the event, do not drink and drive. Security will be monitoring the exit and the parking lot. 

Yes. Thank you for being responsible! 

There are no shuttles for this event. Please arrange alternative transportation such as arranging a ride, call a taxi, or walk to the bottom of the hill (Fort Henry Drive and Hwy 2) to the bus stop for Kingston Transit. 


Yes, though, please note that the area in which the event takes place is on a hill and the event grounds are a mix of gravel and grass. All-terrain wheelchairs are recommended.

Additionally, accessible washrooms are available on site.

Please include an accessibility note when buying a ticket online should you need the use of one of Fort Henry’s available wheelchairs (quantities limited; wheelchairs available on a first-come-first-serve basis).

Yes. If you require help, please find a staff member at once. A First Aid worker is on site and available throughout the event. Please keep hydrated as the sun can be quite hot on our waterfront site and shade is limited. Don’t forget your sunscreen! 

Health & Safety Measures

Guests are encouraged to self-assess their health and encouraged to not visit our attractions if there is any possibility that they may have contracted or have come into contact with COVID-19.

Guests may bring their own personal protective equipment; gloves, masks and/or face coverings, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant cleaning products if they wish.


June 11
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Fort Henry
1 Fort Henry Dr
Kingston, K7K 5G8
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