NEW TO 2013!
The Beer & BBQ Show
We're taking over the Agriplex!
If you love beer and grilled foods you can't ask for a better place to be! Bring your buddies and enjoy the true tastes of summer at the Beer and BBQ Show presented by Porky’s BBQ.
The event will showcase many fine craft breweries from across south-western Ontario and will pair them with outstanding BBQ prepared by a variety of grill masters from local and area restaurants.
Sample over 50 beers from Ontario's established culture of craft beers, savour sumptuous barbecue by local grillers everything from pork ribs and pulled pork to brisket and chicken. Participate in a variety of sports, cooking demos and activities running throughout the weekend.
Billed as a mini-brewery experience, the Alexander Keith’s Mobile Brewery is an interactive space offering beer fans an authentic, hands-on experience with their brewing process. During a visit to the mobile brewery, you’ll get an up close and personal beer education from their skilled Brewmaster, and discover the vital role hops play in the brewing process.
GODFATHER OF THE GRILL
Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, 4:15pm-6:15pm)
Live cooking demos from the Muskoka Cooking Stage
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
Hosted by Master Cicerone® Mirella Amato
What is a Master Cicerone®?
Master Cicerone® is the third and final level of certification. Those who achieve this certification possess encyclopedic knowledge of beer and highly refined tasting ability. Such knowledge generally results from years of thoughtful study and tasting, travel to classic beer producing areas, hands-on experience with beer service, in-depth familiarity with brewing and ingredients and frequent and repeated experience in beer and food pairing. Candidates have not only knowledge but experience and, as a result, an informed and nuanced understanding of the universe of beer flavor.
BETTER BEER SEMINAR
Saturday 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
Hosted by Cicerone® Steve Riley
Steve Riley is the Founder and President of BetterBeer.com® and one of less than a thousand Certified Cicerones® (Beer equivalent of a Sommelier) in the world; one of only 15 in Canada. Steve is also a Recognized Beer Judge who helps judge home brewing and commercial brewing competitions and most recently judged the 2013 Canadian Brewing Awards.
Since 2001, Steve Riley has delivered over 1,000 beer educational seminars across Canada and the US. Helping elevate the status of beer through these seminars, Steve delivers the material in an easy to understand, repeatable style so that you can navigate your way through the over 400 brands available today.
What is a summer barbeque without some wholesome backyard sports and games? Join us in our “backyard” and play games such as bocce ball, horse shoe, and disc toss!
As well, get involved in a game of volleyball or watch a FCSSC Volleyball tournament on our outdoor beach volleyball court.
2013 Dates & Times
Friday, June 21 | Noon - 10:30pm
Saturday, June 22 | Noon - 10:30pm
$10 advance (until June 20 @ 11:55pm)
Available online or at Guest Services
$12 at the door
Get "The Wingman" package
2 admissions + 30 tasting coupons for $45! (Save $9 off the door price!)
Available online or at Guest Services at the Sports Centre & Admin Buildings
ADVANCE ONLY (until June 20 @11:55pm)- NOT AVAILABLE AT THE SHOW
Must be 19+ years to attend
Get Social at the Show!
Agriplex Building: 845 Florence St., London ON
Click here for directions to the Western Fair District
For More Info:
Western Fair District
P.O. Box 7550
Phone: (800) 619-4629 or locally (519) 438-7203
Fax: (519) 438-7481