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July 20-22, 2018
Victoria Park

Friday noon-10pm
Saturday noon-10pm
Sunday noon-6pm







Ontario’s Top BBQ and Beer Event at the Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show







Ribfest Mobile Wristbands



Both VIP and Advance Wristbands can be purchased using the Token Mobile app. Simply download the app to get started. See below for detailed instructions.


VIP Wristband


Enjoy #KWRibfest in the luxury of our VIP tent, located beside the entertainment stage! Your VIP Wristband includes:

  • Guaranteed admission up to 7:30pm Friday and Saturday nights
  • Separate VIP entrance / exit
  • Souvenir sample glass
  • 5 beer sample tokens
  • Dedicated wait staff to purchase your Ribs for you so you avoid the lineups
  • Access to VIP tent / patio and seating (availability based on capacity)
  • Access to VIP washrooms with flushing toilets
  • Enjoy various breweries beers within VIP tent
  • Ability to purchase extra beer tokens within VIP tent

VIP Wristbands are limited, so don't delay, buy yours today! VIP Wristband holders can bring their children (under 19) into VIP tent for no additional charge. Anyone 19+ requires their own VIP Wristband.


All prices include taxes and admin fees and are available through the Token Mobile app for:

  • $44 / day (Friday & Saturday)
  • $38 / day (Sunday)

Purchase VIP Wristbands in bundles of 10 and receive 10% off the regular price per ticket:

  • $400 / 10 tickets (Friday & Saturday)
  • $340 / 10 tickets (Sunday)

Purchase additional mobile tokens for $2 each at any time. Maximum 10 tokens per transaction.


Advance Wristbands


Save time! Avoid the line! Purchase your wristband and tokens before you arrive or anytime during the event!


All prices include taxes and admin fees and are available through the Token Mobile app for:

  • $10 (wristband + 2 tokens)
  • $20 (wristband + 7 tokens)
  • $30 (wristband + 12 tokens)

Purchase additional mobile tokens for $2 each at any time. Maximum 10 tokens per transaction.








Go CASHLESS! In 2017, the #KWRibfest was proud to be one of the first beer festivals in Canada to introduce the new Token Mobile app. Token Mobile allows you to view vendors and make payments right from your phone. Also get event alerts and promo offers! No need to stand in line to buy your wristband and tokens.


We are continuing to use the app in 2018 and have expanded the features to include purchasing VIP and Advance Wristbands. Give it a try. It's FREE.


For more info visit, Download the app for Android or iPhone.


Download the app for Android at Google Play Store


Download the app for iphone at Apple App Store


How does the app work?


Before arriving at KWRibfest

Step 1 - Download the app and create an account.

Step 2 - Select the Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show event.

Step 3 - Click "Buy Wristband" button at the bottom of the main event page.

Step 4 - Purchase either a regular or VIP Wristband which includes your wristband and tokens.


At KWRibfest

Step 5 - Show your mobile order at the Ticket Tent App Line or VIP Tent to receive your Wristband. Please note that your wristband must be verified before you can use any tokens to purchase samples. ID and age of majority will be required.

Step 6 - Use your mobile tokens to purchase samples of beer / cider / spirits from the 23 vendors. Connect to vendors, view menu items, track you sampling

Step 7 - Buy more mobile tokens if desired.