The Ottawa Beer Fest is an annual event taking place at the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park on May 8 & 9, 2020. It’s our ninth year running, and it gets better every year!
You’ll find dozens of craft beers from more than 40 breweries from Ontario and beyond; specialty and import beers; craft ciders, coolers and spirits; great food from local eateries; and live music. It’s a great time and you should come be part of it!
It’s safe to drag along friends who don’t drink beer too – we have so many options, they’re sure to find something they’ll like. Take a look at our vendors here.
Purchase tickets for $19 (+ tax) online HERE or at the door for $22.50 (+ tax).
No. Tickets are date-specific and will only grant you access to Ottawa Beer Fest on the day specified on the ticket. The only way to get a weekend pass is to participate in the Ottawa Craft Beer Run.
Ottawa Beer Fest attendees are encouraged to take transit, taxi/ride-share, or walk.
But get this—your Ottawa Beer Fest ticket entitles you to free travel by OC Transpo for three hours before and after the festival—simply present your ticket when boarding. Bus routes 6 & 7 go right to Lansdowne. You can plan your trip using the OC Transpo Travel Planner.
Underground parking at Lansdowne is available but is very limited. Festival goers are encouraged to take alternate modes of transportation such as transit, taxi, or walking. For more information, check out Getting to the Festival.
DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!
YES! The festival grounds, washrooms and water-stations are wheelchair accessible.
We accept credit cards and cash. There are ATMs on-site. There’s also a TD branch at Lansdowne.
Yes! There are so many options, and like last year, we will have a Cider Bar, featuring tasty craft ciders from Ontario and beyond. Some vendors offer craft coolers and spirits, and there’s even some wine and non-alcoholic options.
No outside food or drinks are permitted at the festival, but there several local eateries are setting up this year, offering delicious snacks and pub fare.
The festival takes place on City of Ottawa property, which is smoke-free.
Absolutely! Not only are we hosting the Ottawa Craft Beer Run on the morning of May 9th, but we will have numerous activities like lawn games, beer pong, Jenga and other games, and live entertainment in the evenings. Keep checking this site or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.
We're sorry but there are no refunds.
The event is for ages 19+ only. Please bring government-issued photo ID.
Drink tickets have a value of $1 each and are sold in sheets of 20. Vendors will offer samples of 4oz (2 tickets), 8oz (4 tickets), and 12oz (6 tickets).
Unless your kids are 19 or older, they will have to make other fun plans while you attend Ottawa Beer Fest.
As much as we love pets, they are not permitted—but vested service animals are welcome.
Unfortunately, there are no in-and-outs, so please plan accordingly.
Yes. Security will be present at the entry point and throughout the festival grounds. You may be required to submit to a bag check to ensure you are not bringing prohibited items on site.
Yes. The Lost & Found is located at the security booth, next to the women’s washroom.
The festival runs rain or shine. Many vendors are inside the Aberdeen Pavilion, but it’s always wise to dress for the weather. The good news is beer still tastes good on a rainy day.
There are stand-up tables and picnic tables inside and outside the Aberdeen Pavilion.
We have only a few spaces left for the 2020 Ottawa Beer Fest. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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