The 19th Wedmore Real Ale Festival

Last year’s Wedmore Real Ale Festival raised a whopping £18,150 for 11 local beneficiaries. This brings our grand total of fund-raising for local, worthy causes to just over a staggering £186,221 since the festival began back in 2001!

Planning is already well underway for this year’s 19th festival which takes place on Friday 20th – Sunday 22th  September. This year’s festival is moving, but not very far, in fact we will be just opposite the village hall carpark in Glebe Field, Manor Lane, Wedmore, BS28 4EQ.

This year’s live music will come in the form of the Straytones on Friday night, live local music from noon until 6pm on the Saturday, followed by the Mantawrays and then our head liners Zuma. Our resident DJ Enhance will be with us throughout the festival again this year. Saturday night will have a 1980’s fancy dress theme, so there will definitely be some classic 80’s hits in Olly’s collection.

Alongside this musical line-up there will be over 100 different choices of real ales, craft ales, ciders, perrys and wine to satisfy all taste buds. Food will also be available throughout the weekend.

Evening admission to the festival will be £10 per person, which will include a 2019 festival pint glass to take away.

If you would like to support the festival by sponsoring a barrel of beer or cider, then please contact James Turbitt on sponsors@wedmorerealale.co.uk, who will be delighted to add you to our list of waiting sponsors.

We are also currently appealing for prizes and lots for the Sunday afternoon’s raffle and auction. If you have an item / service / promise that you wish to donate, please contact Sam Brown on wraf@wedmorerealale.co.uk

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 Sunday afternoon, then please contact Mike on 07794 781 975. Helping at such a social event really doesn’t feel like work at all.

Festival tops and hoodies are now available to order. The hoodies will only have the logo on the front left breast and will be available in various colours. So, if you want to get your festival top or hoodie in time to wear for the summer season, visit our website and complete the pre-order form. Deliveries will be available for collection in July.

We will keep you posted with next year’s festival news, so please like our Facebook page @wedmorerealalefestival, follow us on twitter @WedmoreRealAle.

We look forward to seeing you all again in September!

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