Beau’s Oktoberfest 2016 – S12E02

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It was a fine Saturday afternoon as I went to Vankleek Hill (an hour’s ride from Ottawa) for the 8th annual Beau’s Oktoberfest. I had to go along with my dad and I’m not total beer drinker. He had extra tickets and why not go to the event for the third year.

The 2016 edition of Beau’s Oktoberfest had a lot of craft beer from Ottawa, Quebec, and Toronto (including the GTA and Golden Horseshoe area). Beau’s brought their 16 beers and tap. Aside from the beer, there were restaurants from Ontario and Quebec serving their kind of Bavarian styled food.

This year’s main concert lineup had 54•40 and Born Ruffians for Friday. k-os and Hannah Georgas for Saturday. Even though, I didn’t stay past 6pm at Oktoberfest, I was able to check out part of Montreal’s Motel Raphaël. I haven’t seen the band live for quite awhile and they recently released a new album, System.
Oh yes, Alan Neal of CBC’s All In A Day was MC for Saturday’s concert lineup.

All in all, it was great to be at Beau’s Oktoberfest and it was quite a big turnout as people will have fun and drink beer. You can check out the photos below.

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Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015 – S11E04

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It was a chilly and windy Saturday as I went to Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015. The event was held at the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, it’s further east of Ottawa. It’s about an hour’s drive to get there. The event is now in its seventh year.

There’s lot of activities from midway games to learning about beer and food. The popular had to be the Craft Haus as it had various craft beers from Ontario, Quebec and a few from the United States. I didn’t drink any beers but my dad and brother did.
There were the food tent section from popular eateries in Ottawa like Pressed, two six {ate} and a few elsewhere.

The concerts which I didn’t get to check out ranged from Yukon Blonde to F’ed Up to the 2015 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist nominee, Alvvays. It’s great to see a festival showcase Canadian music.

It was great to bump into some friends at the event. Later in the afternoon, there were a lot of people and lineups for certain foods like the pretzel. At least this year wasn’t raining as I attended last year and regret having to wear shoes.

Overall, Beau’s definitely made a fun event for families and young people alike.
You can check out the photos over at Flickr by clicking HERE.