Who’d have thought 20 years ago that the beer festival would still be going strong? Back in 2001, after a few beers in the pub, we decided it would be a great idea to hold a beer festival. We bought 16 barrels of ale and thought that they would last the weekend. Oh, how we were wrong! We sold out of those 16 barrels on the first night and the festival has grown from there. This year, we will have over 100 barrels of ale and cider!
In the last 19 years, we have been able to donate an incredible £205,221 to local worthy causes!! This would not have been possible without you. Breaking with tradition, this year’s festival will be brought forward a week and will be held on Friday 10 – Sunday 12 September and we will be returning to the glorious Glebe Field, Manor Lane, Wedmore, BS28 4EQ.
As this is our 20th year, we really want you to celebrate with us in style! Friday night’s entertainment will be provided by the Birmingham based ska band, Ska’d Hearts. They will guarantee the best party atmosphere. On Saturday afternoon, we’ll be bringing you a great line-up of music and bands, to warm up for our ultimate party act on Saturday night – ABBA Revival. They have been voted as the Official #1 Abba Tribute Show in the UK, and we’d love everyone to come in ABBA fancy dress too
Our sponsor packs have already gone out to our existing sponsors but if you would be interested in supporting the festival by also sponsoring a barrel of beer or cider, then Sarah Love would be delighted to hear from you. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and Sarah will be in touch.
We will also be appealing for prizes and lots for Sunday afternoon’s raffle and auction. If you have an item/service/promise that you wish to donate, please contact Sam Brown at email@example.com. Our raffle and auction is always a great fundraiser, so your contributions will make a real difference to local worthy causes.
If you would like to volunteer during the festival either to help us to set up in the mornings, during the festival or to clear up on the last Sunday afternoon, then please contact Mike on 07794 781 975. Helping at such a social event is always popular and really doesn’t feel like work at all.
You can pre-order your 2021 Polo and T-Shirts, we also have a special 20th-anniversary hoodie. Please visit our online store – https://wedmorerealale.co.uk/shop/. Please also rest assured that we will be following all government guidelines, as and when these are announced/ updated, to ensure that we are a Covid-secure festival. To keep up to date with the final details for this year’s festival please like our Facebook page @wedmorerealalefestival, follow us on Twitter @WedmoreRealAle or go to our website www.wedmorerealale.com.
Stay safe and stay healthy.
Wedmore Real Ale Festival
(article from Isle of Wedmore News magazine)