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June 24th, 2018
June 24th, 2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saints & Sinners 2018

Beer. Wine. Cider. History.


In the late 1800s, the town of Sydenham (Owen Sound) was known as “the fightin’est, drinkin’est, whorin’est town in the province of Ontario”. Nicknamed Corkscrew Town, it was known across the country as the place to go for a good time, because the bars never closed.

Unsurprisingly, not everyone was thrilled about this reputation. The ladies of the community were fed up and decided to take matters into their own hands. The very first branch of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union formed in Owen Sound and began the long hard battle of banning the booze. By 1905 the sale of alcohol was prohibited in Owen Sound, and in 1917 National Prohibition was enacted, bringing the wild party to a grinding halt – but only briefly. Alcohol consumption and production simply went underground; bootleggers and blind pigs flourished throughout the County.

Saints & Sinners brings Moreston Heritage Village to life with the colourful history of Grey County during the prohibition & bootlegging era. Taste samples from local beer, wine, cider, and spirits producers. Snack on delicious food from local vendors. Get moving with live music. And watch out for the prohibition protests, the rowdy partiers, and the paddy wagon scooping up trouble makers!

It’s time to find out: are you a Saint or a Sinner?

Proudly sponsored by 92.3 The Dock. 

The Dock

Alcohol Vendors:

  • Junction 56 Distillery 
  • Heritage Estate Winery & Cidery 
  • Hoity Toity Cellars
  • Beattie's Distillers 
  • Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery
  • Black Bellows Brewing Company
  • Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery 
  • The Duxbury Cider Co. Ltd. 
  • Redline Brewhouse

Food Vendors:

  • Grilled In Action
  • Sail Restaurant and Catering Co.
  • Sweet Things From DeJong Acres

Event is 19+ only. Guests under 19 years of age may not attend this event.  

Pick up your copy of the 2018 Saints & Sinners Passport map while you're here!

Advance tickets:

$20: Regular admission. This ticket includes admission to the event and five tokens which may be exchanged for drink samples. Ticketholders may purchase additional drink tokens.

$10: Designated driver. This provides admission to the event. Attendees with a Designated Driver ticket may not purchase alcohol, but may purchase food and participate in all other activities. 

*Day-of prices increase to $25 Regular / $15 Designated Driver. 

Advance tickets can be purchased

  • By phone at 519-376-3690
  • In person at Grey Roots Museum & Archives

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