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Railworks’ Beer-lesque & Carniv-ale Show
is back for year four!

Join us at Elgin County Railway Museum on
July 8, 2023

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

This dark circus-themed event is a fun and exciting beverage sampling affair! Sample craft beer, cider, wine, and spirits from local Ontario beverage producers, explore our artisan marketplace featuring handcrafted wares, and enjoy live music, burlesque, and circus/sideshow-inspired entertainment!
Please be advised, this is a 19+ event.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Live Music, Circus & Burlesque

This year we’re partnering up with Vertical Air to bring you a spectacular show of burlesque and circus-inspired entertainment. Enjoy live music acts on our music stage while the Vertical Air performers take a breather.

Located in beautiful London, Ontario, Vertical Air is an adults-only artistic fitness studio specializing in aerial and ground-based dance and circus disciplines. On July 8, 2023 they join us for Railworks’ Beer-lesque & Carniv-ale, bringing a full show of aerial and ground entertainment. A perfect combination of circus and burlesque, this show is an all-new and unique performance, created specifically for Beer-lesque!

To learn more about Vertical Air, check out their website and social media pages!



Our headlining music act for the 2023 year is: The Commoners!

Possessing a sound tapped from the oaken belly of a whiskey barrel, The Commoners are a 4 piece Roots/Rock outfit from Toronto, Canada. Offering their own blend of a tried and true musical mixture, the group pepper their sound with high-energy riffs, soulful vocals, and rich harmonies that combine to take the listener on a journey through a Southern-style rock experience.

Channeling their deep respect and admiration for Roots/Rock trailblazers, The Commoners incorporate rhythmic stylings inspired by Motown’s groove masters, and emotive vocals akin to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding to capture a sound that is very much of the here and now.

To learn more about The Commoners, check out their website and social media pages!




Farewell Stanleys

With Barenaked Ladies melodies, Blue Rodeo harmonies, and a Neil Young-Canadiana spirit, Farewell Stanleys are a band that craft songs that make the soul want to sing along to with one arm around a lifelong friend, and the other holding a scotch. Fusing the songwriting and voices of Jeremy Montag and Mark Milanovic at the helm, the Stanleys’ music respects the musical traditions of the past, while also having a fresh, genre-bending, roots-rock originality. With endless amounts of material in their songwriting arsenal, the Stanleys have now recently released their fourth, full-length LP, “After Everybody Left,” which is their most ambitious, diverse, and mature album yet. The strength of this album, along with their continued work and persistence to release excellent, original music, led to them taking home the 2022 Forest City London Music Award (FCLMA) for Best Rock Band. Whenever you can, be sure to head on out to have “A Night With The Stanleys” to sing, dance, laugh, exchange tales, and shake out a long work week…with a scotch…or a strong drink in hand.


Griffin Noriega

Griffin Noriega is a guitarist and vocalist from St. Thomas, Ontario, whose music is a blend of R&B, blues, soul, and folk, with accompanying studies in jazz. Griffin is passionate about writing, recording and performing original music as well as classic and iconic covers.

Entertainment Schedule

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

This year’s event will showcase two stages: the Vertical Air stage and the Music stage.

StageStart TimeEntertainer
Circus Stage1:30 PMVertical Air
Music Stage2:00 PMGriffin Noriega
Circus Stage2:45 PMVertical Air
Music Stage4:15 PMFarewell Stanleys
Circus Stage5:15 PMVertical Air
Music Stage7:30 PMThe Commoners


Enjoy Beer, Wine, Spirits, Food Trucks, and Craft Vendors

Check out who is coming this year!


Ticket Includes:
Access to Event from 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
6 Drink Sample Tickets
Complimentary Beer-lesque Sample Glass