Grand River Fest Presents Boats and Baconfest for Two or Four on May 23 or 24 at 10 a.m. (44% Off)


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Customer Reviews

3 Ratings

This is a small venue, but a walk along the Grand River trail was lovely.
Leanne M. · May 27, 2015
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Thank You. Dad's Day event is coming up Jun 20-21 as well as more Grand River Fest events to celebrate the river. More info at
Merchant replied · June 11, 2015

What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$9 for two general-admission wristbands (C$16 value)
  • C$18 for four general-admission wristbands (C$32 value)
  • Boats and Baconfest
  • Saturday, May 23, or Sunday, May 24
  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Access to the beer-and-bacon sampling area
  • One bottle of water
  • One ride ticket for kayak or canoe, hay-wagon trail, or Bouncy World
  • One voucher for $10 off kayak, tube, or canoe trip

Pilsner: And the Brewmaster Said, “Let it be Light”

Beer is the world’s third most popular drink, but it wasn’t always known for its bubbly personality. Take a swig from Groupon’s study of how pilsner tapped a new taste.

Clear, golden beer. The concept may seem pedestrian today, but when the first pilsner was unveiled to the townspeople of what is now Pilsen, Czech Republic, in 1842, it looked like an entirely different drink from the dark lagers that had been popularized in nearby Bavaria. Brewmaster Josef Groll produced the beer The Oxford Companion to Beer describes as “malty, hoppy, and bittersweet” through experiments at the Burgher Brewery with cold fermentation, soft water, and a sweet, pale barley that brews without cloudiness. It’s no coincidence that, shortly after the beer’s unveiling, beer drinkers began to swap their traditional opaque drinking vessels for glassware that showed off the brew’s golden hue and bubble-rich texture.

Today, the beer style is so popular that in the mid-2000s the German Beer Institute estimated that 9 out of 10 beers consumed were pilsners or made in a related style. Although the pilsner is the model for many of the mass-produced golden lagers that dominate the market, it’s still possible to find versions that adhere closely to the original, revelatory recipe. Although the Burgher Brewery has changed hands, buildings, and machinery over the years, the very same beer made popular in 1842 can be enjoyed today under the Pilsner Urquell name. The brewery still produces small batches using 19th-century methods as a taste control, ensuring current production methods live up to the same standards as Groll’s original beverage.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 24, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Fest runs May 23-24, 2015 (10am-5pm). Valid for one day's entry to show only, May 23rd or 24th. Valid for all ages (must be of legal drinking age to access the beer sampling areas). Event takes place near the Freeport Bridge on the banks of the Grand River. Not valid with other promotional offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Grand River Fest

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