The Toronto Festival of Beer (TFOB), also known as Beer Fest, is an annual event that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The festival launched in 1996 and celebrates Canada's rich brewing history by showcasing beer of all styles, paired with food curated by some of Toronto's popular restaurants and Chefs, in addition to world renowned entertainment on the Bandshell Stage.
Today, Toronto's Festival of Beer features more than 400 brands from around the world and many Ontario craft brewers. The event has become Canada’s largest beer festival with 40,000 people attending every year.
During the event, over 100 different exhibits showcase over 400 different styles and brands of beer. The styles of beer range from locally crafted beer to international offerings from various parts of the globe.
Toronto's Festival of Beer is also known for hosting a feature pavilion each year that is dedicated to a specific destination. In the past, the festival featured Ireland, Sweden, and Canada.
Where to stay
Most of the places near this event are reserved in advance, so book early enough to avoid paying the highest prices or, worse yet, not having a place to stay.