Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest right around the corner
By Vanessa Balintec
The second annual Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest is fast approaching, bringing along a day full of family activities, traditional craft brewed beers, and music for everyone to enjoy.
“The focus for us always is that we are a service club,” said Gail Stelter, volunteer for the Brewers Fest committee. “The beer fest is definitely a fundraiser for the Haliburton District Lions Club but it also is a wonderful community event. All the money that we raise at the Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest goes back into the community.”
The fest highlights the art of small and independent craft brewers in the midst of a variety of foods and live music played by local musicians. It will be a family and pet friendly event, with eight craft brewers, two craft coolers, and six food vendors.
This year, games for both adults and families are available for guests to enjoy. According to Stelter, adult games will be ongoing through the day, while a play area for children includes face-painting and balloon twisting, a fish pond, a parachute, bubbles, and boat races.
“Also near the games area, are ice cream, free popcorn, and a couple of young entrepreneurs who will be selling candy floss as well,” said Stelter. “We’re making it a beer fest, but a little bit of a fair.”
The Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest will take place on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Head Lake Park. Admission is $20 per person, which includes four beer tokens and a four-ounce pour glass. Photo ID must be presented to gain admission. For non-drinkers, the admission is $10, which includes four water tokens. Tickets for children aged eight to 18 are $5, while children under 7 are free.
For more information, visit haliburtoncraftbrewersfest.com