Beer & Cider Festival
he Stockport Beer and Cider Festival 2020 will take place between 7th and 9th May at Edgeley Park, the home of Stockport County FC and tickets are on sale now. The Festival has a highly deserving festival charity, Supportability (ex-Stockport Cerebral Palsy), which provides a wide range of activities and support for local adults with physical and/or learning disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions.
Thursday 7th May 3.30pm - 5.30pm Trade Session (invite only): 5.30pm - 11.00pm Admission: £3 Free entry for CAMRA members all day
BEERS AND CIDERS At the time of writing the beer and ciders are still being ordered but as usual a wide range of interesting and exotic drinking is promised.
Friday 8th May Noon - 5.00pm Admission: £3 Free entry for CAMRA members until 5pm.
Beers from as near as Stockport town centre, Heaton Norris and Bredbury, from both sides of the Pennines in Lancashire and Yorkshire and as far as Wiltshire, the North East and London as well as further afield will be in the offering along with bottled beers from across Europe and the Americas.
5.00pm - 11.00pm Admission: £5 CAMRA Members (after 5pm): £3
The organisers are encouraging local home brewers through a competition, with the prize of brewing their beer in collaboration with a local commercial brewer. Along with other new beers you can try the winning brews on the Festival’s innovative Bar Nouveau. The event is rightly proud of having one of the widest ranges of exciting ciders and perries, with ciders from as close as Dunham Massey all the way to the West Country and Wales. ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD AND GAMES At every session there will be great live entertainment whether it be a comedy band on the Thursday, a fine array of local bands and talent on the Friday, a ukulele band on Saturday afternoon or a big-name band on Saturday evening. There really is something for everybody! If you are concerned that you will miss the Champion’s League Final on the Saturday don’t worry, we have that covered as well. There will be a full range of hot and cold food at all sessions either from the in-house caterers at Edgeley Park or from our Street Food stalls. There will also be artisan cheese and chocolatier stalls to tempt your taste buds. If all this wasn’t enough, there is a games area, souvenir glasses and T-shirts, a bookshop, special Festival Ales and an all-round marvellous atmosphere! ADVANCE TICKET SALES You can pay cash on the door for entry to all public sessions during the festival, but if you’d like to beat the queues and get priority entrance, every ticket purchased in advance will attract a £1 discount, so buy your ticket today! For more information visit: www.stockportfestival.org.uk For advance tickets visit: www.stockportfestival.org.uk/tickets
Saturday 9th May Noon - 11.00pm Admission: £3 CAMRA Members: £1
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