10th Annual Towcester Beer Festival
|Author: Mark Austin||Published: 13th May 2019 08:56|
This years’ event is generously sponsored by Bloor Homes. Gemma Deacon, acting Head of Sales for Bloor Homes South Midlands, comments: “At Bloor Homes we’re committed to building more than just high quality homes; we want to help support the communities where we build.
Having just launched our Brighter Communities campaign, and as we’re building at our nearby development Redhouse Farm at Towcester Grange, we were delighted to have the opportunity to support such a popular community event and look forward to meeting everyone on the day.”
A fantastic array of 40 local and UK beers and 20 ciders are available to come and try over the weekend along with some terrific entertainment for young and not so young as well as some great food. This is always a relaxed family event to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend.
Beers & Ciders
The selection is fantastic this year featuring brewers from across the land including:
local beers from Towcester Old Mill Brewery, Gun Dog Brewery beers from Woodford Halse, the Tring Brewing Company and Northampton brewers Phipps. As always, an impressive array of ciders from as far afield as Somerset, Herefordshire, Wales and of course Northamptonshire.
The weekend will be kicked off on Friday night with cover bands ‘MLC’ and a return for the ever popular, ‘Blister’. On Saturday starting at 1pm, the afternoon features local acoustic singer ‘Craig Live’ and 4 piece band, ‘The 88s’.
In the evening bands include, back by popular demand, ‘Crimson monkey’ and headlining, ‘Usual Suspects’.
It all kicks off again Sunday at 1pm with ‘Back In Time’, featuring drums, bass, 2 guitars and 4 vocals followed by rock band ‘Cornucopia’ and finishing the line up on early Sunday evening, ‘The Travelling Willbys’ A great live band often seen gigging around the pubs of Northampton playing iconic songs that everyone loves.
There will be plenty for the kids during the daytime with bouncy slides and obstacle courses, on Sunday, soft ball organized by Towcester Tigers Softball team, plus family games for everyone to join in organised by Towcestrians RFC Mini & Junior Section. Sunday will also see the return to the festival of The Rose and Castle Morris, local Morris dancers from Stoke Bruerne.
Catering for all tastes, with a BBQ and Hog Roast Friday evening, Saturday various street food vendors including, Bandit Street Food (Burgers & wraps), Bakers Bangers (artisan handmade sausages), Saf's Kitchen (Indian cuisine), Duck n’ Bite (confit of duck rolls) plus Howe’s Fish & Chips’. Sunday will see the return of Wood Fire Oven Pizzas.
Come on and join us! free entry Friday, Saturday day time and Sunday, £5 per head after 6pm Saturday.
Keep up to date with the event Facebook Group @TowcesterBeerFestival
Doors open at:
- Friday 24h May 5.30pm-11.30pm
- Saturday 25th May 12pm-11.30pm
- Sunday 26th May 12pm-10pm