We may be at the centre of a craft beer revolution here in Toronto, but the rise of amazing experiences in the brewery business has spread to the lesser-known corners of Ontario in recent years.

Areas like Prince Edward County and Muskoka are by now pretty well documented as craft beer destinations outside the GTA. But while Torontonians will be familiar with the Kawarthas as a well-trodden spot on the summer cottage circuit, many might be surprised to learn that the larger Kawarthas Northumberland region is also a playground for foodies and culture lovers all year round.

Like Toronto, the Kawarthas Northumberland area has seen a surge in craft breweries in recent years as consumers move away from big corporate beer providers and towards smaller, homegrown makers. The region has 19 artisan producers including the family-owned Smithavens Brewing Company, Northumberland Hills Brewing Company and (opening in 2019) Fenelon Falls Brewing.

One of the biggest events in the calendar is the Kawartha Craft Beer Festival in June, which showcases some of the best brews in the country. Held at Del Crary Park on the waterfront, the fifth annual event will see live music, games, mouth-watering food and drink from 16 breweries and cideries converge for a two-day event. 

To celebrate, we're giving away two weekend passes to the Kawartha Craft Beer Festival as part of a trip for two to Kawarthas Northumberland. The winners will also attend the sold-out Underwater Dining at Lock 21 experience, which takes guests on an adventure inside the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock where they will enjoy a meal from local producers paired with wine and beer. 

The prize also includes dinner at the Publican House Brewery, a gorgeous downtown brewery, a Full Moon Supper experience at South Pond Farms, plus four nights at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront.

To enter, answer the question below:

The question is: How many years has the Kawartha Craft Beer Festival been running?

Competition closes: 1st May 2019

By entering this contest you agree to Kawartha Northumberland's terms and conditions. You also agree to share your information with Kawartha Northumberland and receive email communications. You may unsubscribe from any of these at any point.

Prize open to residents of Canada excluding the province of Quebec.

Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value.

The prize consists of:

- two weekend passes to the Kawartha Craft Beer Festival

- two tickets to Underwater Dining at Lock 21 Experience

- Dinner at Publican House Brewery

- Full Moon Supper experience at South Pond Farms

- Four nights at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront

Contest closes May 1st, 2019 at 10:00 am EST and a winner will be notified by email.

The winner will have 24 hours to claim prize. If there is no response after 24 hours, a runner up will be randomly selected.