What is the Markham Craft Beer and Wine Festival?

It’s a festival celebrating the finest craft beer and wine found within the Greater Toronto Area. The festival will give you a chance to learn about your favourite craft beers and wines or discover a new brew straight from the people who make it.

Which wineries or breweries are going to be there?

Check out our beer and wine vendors pages for more information on the amazing wineries and craft breweries that will be attending the festival. Click here to see all the Vendors.

What are the festival’s hours?

The festival runs Saturday, August 18, 2018 to Sunday August 19, 2018.
• Saturday: 12:00pm – 11pm
• Sunday: 12:00pm – 10pm

How do I get tickets?

You can purchase tickets online using a credit or debit card. First, pick your date, and then pick a ticket package.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets can be bought up to and during the event through our website on your smartphone while supplies last. We’d recommend you buy your ticket in advance to ensure you will be able to enjoy the festival.  You can also buy tickets at the door.

How do I get to the festival?

You can get there by car or taxi. There is plenty of free parking on-site if you choose to drive. But, please don’t drink and drive!

I bought a ticket, what do I need to bring to get into the festival?

You will need to print your ticket and bring it with you, or have the PDF of your ticket open on your smartphone. We suggest printing off your ticket. You will also need to bring a valid piece of government-issued Photo ID.

What are tokens used for?

Tokens will be used for sampling beer, wine and spirits at the festival. Food is cash only.

How much do tokens cost?

Tokens are $1 each.

How many tokens does each beer sample cost?

The vast majority of samples will be 2 token for a 5oz sample of beer. A few of our brewers have requested to sell their premium beers at more than 2 token per 5oz sample.

What do I do with my unused tokens at the end of the festival?

Upon exiting the festival, you will have the opportunity to sell us back your tokens at the original price, $1 each. You can also donate your unused tokens to MSH.

Does my ticket give me access to all days of the festival?

No. Tickets are date-specific and will only grant you access to the day specified on the ticket.

What food will be available?

There will be a variety of tasty food offerings! Vegetarian options will be available.

Will water be available?

Yes, there will be easily accessible water stations during the festival, as well as bottled water for sale. Please stay hydrated!

Are outside food or drinks permitted?


Will there be ATMs at the festival?

Yes, there will be ATMs on site.

Is there parking at the festival?

Parking is available on site on the fairgrounds.  It’s free!

Are there washrooms at the festival?

Yes, there are fully accessible washrooms on-site.

Is the festival wheelchair accessible?

Yes. The outside grounds will be accessible and there will be accessible washrooms.

Will there be music at the festival?

Yes, there will be live music, and DJs throughout the festival. TBA.

What is the festival glass?

Beer samples will ONLY be served in the official festival sampling glass. All samples will be 5oz, which allows room for the perfect pour.

What happens if I break or lose my festival glass?

Please be careful with your festival glass. You will be charged $20 for a replacement if you break or lose your glass.

I bought a ticket but I can’t make it. Can I get a refund?

We’re sorry but there are no refunds.

I bought a ticket for the wrong day, can I switch dates?

We can make no guarantees, but shoot us an email at and we’ll see what we can do.

Can I bring my children?

No, this is a 19+ event. Sorry, no children of any age are permitted.

Are pets allowed?

Sorry, but no. We love doggies but unfortunately we can’t have them at the venue.

Do I have to go through security to enter the festival?

Yes. All ticket holders consent to a reasonable search for prohibited items. The venue retains the right to refuse items deemed inappropriate for entry.

What happens if the weather is bad?

The event is rain or shine! We have a large indoor space in case of rain. Come dressed to sample.

I’m an independent craft brewer and I’d like to be part of the festival. Who do I contact?

Please email us at phil@mojilife.com

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