This FAQ separately covers questions related to our Launch Party on August 11th, as well as for the Forest City Beer Fest on August 12th.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Downtown London Presents: Forest City Beer Fest 2017 Launch Party
For the first time, we now have 2 days of fun and festivities. We will be holding a free event on August 11th from 4:00 - 11:00 pm. The location is the Fanshawe College's Centre for Digital and Performance Arts + Market Lane.
There will be food vendors, live music, DJs, and 20+ beers and ciders on tap. More details will be announced as we move closer to festival day and this section of the FAQ will be updated to reflect new info as it comes out :)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Forest City Beer Fest 2017
Is the event really free?
Yes. Really. There is no cover charge to enter. Save all your money for beer and food! Space is limited, so arrive early. If you want a guaranteed spot no matter when you choose to arrive, consider purchasing a VIP Flight Pass.
Will there be a lineup?
Yes. There is usually a lineup at the start of the event and other peak times, but the wait is reasonable if you have your ID ready. If the grounds are at full capacity you will need to wait until some patrons leave before you get let in. Free entry is on a first-come first-served basis.
Is there a way to skip the lineup? Yes. We are selling a very small number of Flight Pass tickets that will let you skip the lineup. Your Flight Pass includes a souvenir beer glass and three drink/food tickets to start you off. Flight Pass costs $15 and can be purchased here
Do you need volunteers?
Yes -- we want your help! Join the craft beer army! Click here to sign up.
Where is the event located?
Our site is Covent Garden Market, Talbot St. and Jubilee Square. The entire site is unified into one licensed area. The address is 130 King St., London, Ontario.
How much beer do I get for each ticket? It depends how thirsty you are! You can trade beer tickets for samples or try a full beer too:
One ticket - 4 oz (Sample Size)
Two or more tickets - 12 oz (Full Beer)
Note: some brewers may charge more than 2 tickets for a full measure of certain premium brands. Tickets can also be redeemed for food items.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes. Families are welcome. Bring your stroller!Young children can attend as long as they are accompanied by their parents at all times.
Are there any FCBF beer events inside the Market?
No. It is a regular day at the Market for all vendors, including the outdoor Farmer's Market in the morning & afternoon (8:00 am - 1:00 pm). All of the Forest City Beer Fest events are outdoors & open-air.