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Beer Fest moving downtown

Published on January 6, 2017

Photo courtesy of Seaway Food Fest.

CORNWALL, Ontario - The Seaway Food Festival has announced that the third annual Summer Beer Fest will take place on June 24 in a new location.

For the past two years, Beer Fest has been held at the Nav Centre, but Lamoureux Park will host the 2017 edition.

The move is to accommodate the crowd Beer Fest is expected to draw this year. Last year, 1, 750 people turned out despite the rainy weather.

 “In the back of my mind, this was always part of the natural progression of what we were trying to do. But none of this would be possible without the tremendous support we have seen from our “Seaway Foodies,” the city, the restaurants, and our partners," said Sebastien Manigat, Director of the Seaway Festival. "We think we are on the cusp on building something really great here, something that the community as a whole can be proud of. We are very conscious of the unique experience that Summer Beer Fest has presented consumers with in the past, and with this move we are very focused on continuing to deliver a top-notch event.”

Tickets for the event will go on sale in March. Last year the event saw 16 breweries showcase more than 60 beers and ciders.

“We are very aware of all the different moving parts that have to come together," explained Justin Towndale, a Cornwall City Councillor and the Sales and Community Partnerships Coordinator for the event. "But we also know that we have a unique opportunity to assemble brewers, artists, vendors, and local businesses together to produce something pretty great. In fact, we view this as a perfect opportunity to give back to our community. Last year, Summer Beer Fest worked with Crafting-A-Cure to raise money and awareness for JDFR. Our hope is to continue to work with local organizations and use our platform to try to make a difference locally.”