YGK Craft Beer Fest

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YGK Craft Beer Fest

See You in 2025!

Join us for the ultimate summer kickoff at Fort Henry as Kingston’s favourite beer festival is back and better than ever. See you at YGK Craft Beer Fest on June 8, 2024!

Sip on the finest local craft beers and beverages, indulge your taste buds with drool worthy food and snacks, enjoy all-day live music, games and shop our artisan market as you soak in the scenic waterfront views until the sun goes down!

Returning this year, the 19+ ‘Hopped Up’ Zone offering a premium way to experience YGK Craft Beer Fest including access to the fast lane admission and purchases, indoor access, air-conditioned lounge, the YGK patio with shade, tables and chairs, indoor washrooms, and exclusive access to the VIP tent on the ground, as well as two beverage tickets upon entry. Also included is a voucher to return to Fort Henry for regular summer programming.

Community Sponsor:

Dates & Times
June 8, 2024 12:00 pm - June 8, 2024 8:00 pm
Plus HST
Hopped Up Ticket (19+) $65.00
Day Of Pricing | June 8, 2024 Plus HST
General Admission & 2 Beverage Tickets (19+) $30.32
General Admission (19+) $25.00
Military & 2 Beverage Tickets (19+ with ID) $25.32
Military (19+ with ID) $20.00
Military Youth (with ID) $9.60
Youth (5-18 years of age) $12.00
Child (0-4 years of age) Free
Beverage Tickets (only available on-site) $2.66

Drinks, Entertainment Food & More!

Breweries & Beverage Vendors

  • Ace Beverage Group
  • Black Fly Beverage Co.
  • Broadhead Brewing
  • Calabogie Brewing
  • Cameron’s Brewing Company
  • Daft Brewing
  • Fine Balance Brewing Company
  • Fluid Influence – SIP Caesar Bar and Coldstream Clear
  • Fogorig Brewing
  • Kick and Push Brewing Company
  • King’s Lock Craft Distillery
  • MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
  • Matron Fine Beer
  • Meyers Creek Brewing Company
  • Midtown Brewing Company
  • Perth Brewery
  • Prince Eddy’s Brewery
  • Rice Lake Hard Cider
  • Side Launch Brewing Co.
  • Skeleton Park Brewery
  • Spearhead Brewing Company
  • Something In The Water Brewing
  • Stock & Row
  • Two Loons Brewing
  • Whitewater Brewing Co. 

  • Entertainment


  • Bill Welychka
  • Lineup:

  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Alex Mundy
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – The Mill Rights
  • 2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. – Tiny Horse
  • 4:10 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. – Oakridge Avenue
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Kasador
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – The Backsteps
  • Stage sponsored by: Canadian Tire Kingston Stores Canadian Tire logo

    Food Vendors

  • BBQ Babes
  • FryWay
  • El Gringos
  • Mio Gelato
  • Otter Creek Kitchen
  • The Coffee Plant.
  • Cat House Kingston
  • Kia Ora Pie Co.
  • Kiln Crust Co.
  • Thairiffic Cuisine
  • The Catering Company

  • Artisan Vendors:

  • Delo & Co.
  • Evelyn Pearl
  • Maplescapes Farm
  • Stone Bridge Farm Sweet and Saucy Co.,
  • Grabbing Grapefruit
  • Sip N Saddle
  • Sunshine & Coffee Co.
  • Thread & Colour
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Kingston Trolley
    Yes! Free Kingston Trolley rides will be available to and from Downtown Kingston all day long. No need to worry about parking or transportation.

    The Trolley will be arriving at Fort Henry’s Great Hall every 30 minutes from 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., making it super easy to get to and from the festival.

    Pick-up and drop-off spots:

  • Slush Puppie Place (1 The Tragically Hip Way)
  • Casa (35 Brock St.)
  • Fort Henry (4 Fort Henry Dr)

  • Kingston Transit

    Free bus rides through Kingston Transit will be provided for those attending YGK Beer Fest. Simply present your tickets to the driver.

    To coordinate your ride to Fort Henry, use Trip Planner (www.kingstontransit.ca/trip-planner/) or download and use the Transit app. It’s free to download in the Apple app store, or Google play store.

  • Located at 4 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ontario.
  • Between 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., anytime is good with us! Please check out our entertainment lineup to plan your best arrival time.
  • Re-entry will not be permitted if you exit the event. Once you’re in, you’re in!
  • In the case of an emergency or special circumstance, staff will accommodate re-entry on a case-by-case basis.
  • Alcoholic beverages are distributed by vendors and staff in the beverage tents.
  • Beverage tickets can be purchased on-site for $3.00 each HST included.
  • You can buy up to 10 beverage tickets at a time (up to 10 samples for $30).
  • The event occurs 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)
  • Cash, debit card, credit card
  • Cell phone
  • Small bags, purses, and fanny packs are subject to inspection upon admission.
  • No outside food or beverages including alcohol
  • No weapons
  • No illegal drugs / edibles
  • Smoking and vaping is permitted only in the designated smoking/vaping zone within the event site.
  • No food or drink is permitted inside the smoking/vaping zone.
  • Guests using cannabis or cigarettes/tobacco may not sell or distribute on site
  • Smoking/vaping will not be tolerated outside of the smoking/vaping zone.
  • Those who do not comply will be asked to leave the event immediately.
  • Yes. However, to drink alcoholic beverages you must be of legal drinking age (19+) which will be identified by a wristband.
  • All guests, including children aged 0-4, require a ticket for YGK Craft Beer Fest. Admission is free for children in this age group.
  • 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. Please be sure to clean up after your pet, and bring a water dish that you can fill at the quench water buggy.
  • Yes, however it is limited. Hats are also available for purchase on site.
  • Yes, accessible and portable washrooms will be available on site.
  • 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.
  • Contact Us

  • Yes, musicians may have their merchandise available near the stage for purchase. YGK Craft Beer Fest will host local artisan vendors. Be sure to check out their goods!
  • You can also buy YGK Craft Beer Fest branded items for use at the festival such as hats, shirts, and tank tops.
  • Parking

  • Parking is available in the main parking lot of Fort Henry at no charge.
  • Accessible parking is located closest to the festival entrance.
  • 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!
  • Please plan a safe ride home such as arranging a ride, call a taxi, or take Public Transit. Amey’s Taxi is the official on-site taxi provider.
  • Accessibility/Medical

  • Yes, though, please note that the area in which the event takes place is on hilly elevation and the event grounds are primarily on 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 at our site and shade is limited. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
  • Details

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


    Fort Henry
    1 Fort Henry Dr
    Kingston, K7K 5G8
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