Published Jul 10, 2014Ottawa-based beer barons Beau's All Natural Brewing Company will have customers swinging steins and pretzels high for a number of Canadian favourites like Joel Plaskett Emergency and Tokyo Police Club this fall during the sixth annual Beau's VKH Oktoberfest in nearby Vankleek Hill, ON.
The two-day event runs October 3 and 4 at the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds, where a number of artists will perform and a series of signature craft beers will be poured. According to a press release, the Friday portion of the festival will be headlined by Plaskett, with other acts appearing that day including indie outfit Rural Alberta Advantage and Montreal's Groenland.
Saturday will have Tokyo Police Club taking top billing above Radio Radio and Zeus. Also appearing throughout the weekend will be traditional polka player Walter Ostanek and German dance troupe the Schuhplatters.
According to the press sheet, a larger stage has been built for this year's festivities, promising "better sightlines and more room up front for fans." Outside of the music, the festival will be showing off a series of craft brews from local businesses, as well as a large food cart program favouring Bavarian flavours.
Other activities on the grounds are said to include "the stein-hold struggle," a sausage-eating contest, a keg toss competition and, um, "the popular spouse-carrying race."
Tickets for the fest go on sale August 7. One-day tickets cost $22 and nab you an official Oktoberfest hat, a pretzel and your first drink. Weekend passes run at $33, while kids tickets are $5. Round-trip bus transportation to the grounds from either Ottawa, Cornwall or Montreal are also available for $15.