Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest mixes local food, drink and shopping

Drinking, eating and shopping — some things in life were just meant to be together.

Riverside's Wine & Craft Beer Fest is combining all three in its annual event that just keeps growing.

Showcasing the independent shops of Riverside, local food, Ontario wines and, new for this year, craft beers, the festival takes place April 2-6. 

Whether you want to discover a new vino, try all of the craft beers or shop till you drop, the festival will feature tasting events, craft beer and wine pairing events, and a free wine expo at Ralph Thornton Centre with tastings, demos and pop-up food vendors.

Many of the events are free and some are by a suggested $5 to $10 donation with all proceeds supporting children's programming at the Ralph Thornton Centre.

Tastings throughout the week will be featured at Saulter Street Brewery, White Lily Diner, Il Ponte, Chez Nous and more.  

For more details and to RSVP, register on the event page