Two Events, One Historic Venue: Get Ready for Hops and Hurdles at Kingston’s Fort Henry on June 8, 2024.

Cannonball Crush & YGK Craft Beer Fest This Weekend!

Join St. Lawrence Parks Commission’s Fort Henry Saturday, June 8 for a day of adventure at Cannonball Crush, a thrilling 5K race with 20 obstacles throughout historic grounds. Then, indulge in Kingston’s finest food, drink, and entertainment at YGK Craft Beer Fest, celebrating local flavours and live music against the backdrop of Fort Henry’s iconic heritage site.

Presented by Subaru of Kingston, Cannonball Crush has been designed for all fitness levels. Anyone 18 or over, from novice to advanced competitors, can rise to the challenge and CRUSH IT!

Starting at 12 p.m., the hill comes alive with YGK Craft Beer Fest’s live entertainment, games, and photo ops as guests experience food truck vendors, artisan vendors, and beverage vendors serving up beer, cider, and other special offerings.

Breweries and bands from the Kingston area and across Ontario, showcase their best brews and tunes all day long.

Beer Vendors Include:

  • Ace Beverage Group
  • Black Fly Beverage Co.
  • Broadhead Brewing
  • Calabogie Brewing
  • Cameron’s Brewing Company
  • Daft Brewing
  • Fine Balance Brewing Company
  • Fluid Influence – SIP Caesar Bar and Coldstream Clear
  • Fogorig Brewing
  • Kick and Push Brewing Company
  • King’s Lock Craft Distillery
  • MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
  • Matron Fine Beer
  • Meyers Creek Brewing Company
  • Midtown Brewing Company
  • Perth Brewery
  • Prince Eddy’s Brewery
  • Rice Lake Hard Cider
  • Side Launch Brewing Co.
  • Skeleton Park Brewery
  • Spearhead Brewing Company
  • Something In The Water Brewing
  • Stock & Row
  • Two Loons Brewing
  • Whitewater Brewing Co.

Introducing the music line-up to the Canadian Tire stage, is Bill Welychka, Kingston’s BIG 96.3 Midday Announcer, and Host/Producer for Global Kingston.

Live Entertainment:

  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Alex Mundy
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: The Mill Rights
  • 2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: Tiny Horse
  • 4:10 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.: Oakridge Avenue
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Kasador
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: The Backsteps

Cannonball Crush racers receive a free ticket to YGK Craft Beer Fest in their race kit, valid for entry beginning at 12 p.m.

Tickets and additional information can be found online at

About Fort Henry
Fort Henry was built between 1832 and 1837, designed as the key site in a network of fortifications for the defense of the Rideau Canal and the Kingston harbour. Garrisoned by British soldiers until 1870, and abandoned by Canadian troops in 1891, Fort Henry fell into disrepair. In 1936, the Fort underwent restoration and opened as a living history museum in 1938. Now a National Historic Site, Fort Henry has seen millions of visitors pass through its gates, entering the realm of 19th century military life. Guests experience self-guided tours, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard, a highly disciplined group of student recruits trained as British soldiers from 1867.

Media Contact

Amanda Liebeck
Communications and Media Relations
St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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