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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









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

  • VIP wristband
  • Guaranteed admission up to 7:30pm Friday and Saturday nights
  • Seperate VIP entrance / exit
  • Souvenir sample glass
  • 5 beer sample tokens
  • Dedicated wait staff to purchase your Ribs and select food 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 Tickets are limited, so don't delay, buy yours today! VIP ticket holders can bring their children into VIP tent for no additional charge.


Tickets will available online for $35 / day (Friday & Saturday) and $30 / day (Sunday) starting in early May.








Go CASHLESS! In 2017, the #KWRibfest was proud to be one of the first beer festivals in Canada to introduce the new Token Mobile event payment app. We will be continuing to use the app in 2018. View and connect with vendors and pay right from your mobile device. Also get event alerts and promo offers. Give it a try. It's FREE.


What is the Token Mobile App? Token Mobile allows you to view vendors and make payments right from your phone. No need to stand in line to buy tokens. It's FREE. For more info visit, Download the app in advance for Android or iPhone.


Download the app for Android at Google Play Store


Download the app for iphone at Apple App Store


How will the app work?


Step 1 - Download the app and create an account.

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

Step 3 - Buy a quantitiy of tokens for $2 ea. (max 15 per transaction)

Step 4 - Use 3 of your tokens ($6) to purchase your event wristband. Wristband must be picked up at the Ticket Tent App Line before you can use your remaining tokens. ID may be required.

Step 5 - Use your remaining tokens to purchase samples of beer / cider / spirits from the 23 vendors. Connect to vendors, view menu items, track you sampling

Step 6 - Buy more tokens if required.