Beau’s Oktoberfest PROUDLY supports
charities and organizations

The Midway at Beau's supports Hidden Harvest Ottawa

The Midway at Beau's supports Hidden Harvest Ottawa

Beau’s Oktoberfest is so much more than a great event. Every year it raises tens of thousands of dollars for charities, community and the independent arts. From funding hospital improvements to assisting at-risk youth, from filling food bank shelves to fighting disease, Oktoberfest touches nearly every corner of our lives. With the help of our community Oktoberfest 2018 raised nearly $95,000. In total, the festival has generated more than $700,000 in good works funding over its 10 years as Beau’s signature fundraising event.


“There are a lot of great beer and music festivals out there, but at the end of the day, many exist to put money in the pockets of their organizers. We believed that we could do better than that, so we did. Beer tastes beer when you can feel good about drinking it.”
– Beau’s co-founder and CEO Steve Beauchesne

2019 Funding Recipients

  • Hidden Harvest

  • Ottawa Riverkeeper

  • Healthy Eating for Better Learning

  • Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society

  • Hawkesbury Rotary

  • United Way Ottawa and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Cornwall

  • For Pivots Sake

  • Vankleek Hill Cadets

  • Opportunity Knox

  • Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

  • Services aux victimes Prescott-Russell Victim Services


The fundraising model for the festival is interactive; many of the charities or community groups participate directly as volunteers, a needed resource to put the festival on.

  • United Way Ottawa / Centraide Prescott-Russell

  • Canadian Cancer Society

  • Kidney Foundation of Canada

  • Hawkesbury Hospital Foundation

  • Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society

  • Operation Come Home

  • Ottawa Riverkeepers

  • Hidden Harvest / Just Food

  • For Pivot’s Sake

  • Opportunity Knox

  • Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill & L’Orignal food banks