It’s Huntsville’s unofficial kickoff to summer. And despite cool, cloudy weather, everyone at the fourth annual Muskoka 2/4 Craft Beer Festival, hosted by the Downtown Huntsville BIA in partnership with Hunters Bay Radio, brought lots of energy to River Mill Park in downtown Huntsville to celebrate the coming season.
More than 20 beer, cider and distillery vendors from as far as Montréal, Sudbury and Georgian Bay, as well as eight local food vendors. The event attracted more than 1,500 people to sample new brews and enjoy local local food and local music.
“This event is always held on the May 24 weekend and is a lot of fun,” said event coordinator Morgan Richter, manager of the Downtown Huntsville BIA. “It’s the kick off to Muskoka’s summer tourism.”
Craft beer enthusiasts Rich Pine (left) and Heather Raynor
(From left) Mel Mercier, Dylan Welsh and Kaleb Aberle from Lake of Bays Brewing Co.
Leanna Zylstra-Bigwood and Philip Bigwood, owners of one of Huntsville’s most popular food trucks, The Frying Dutchman
The Frying Dutchman’s Walk n’ Taco is new to this year’s menu
Halley Clover of Canvas Brewing Co. which will be opening summer 2019 in the old Dollarama location at Brendale Square
Bill Barnes (left) and George Bechter
Tonic Lane, a five-piece pop cover band from Muskoka, was one of many musical acts entertaining the crowds
(From left) Matt Donovan, Zoe Onley and Andrew Lawson from Bracebridge-based Muskoka Brewery, which has been around for over 20 years
Felix Cote of Crosscut Distillery from Sudbury, which makes gin and vodka and, just a year into business, already has their products in LCBOs all over Northern Ontario.
Crosscut’s artisan menu had some unique offerings
Madison Kacsmar and Haylee Manderino from Montreal based brewery St-Ambroise
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