The 17th Wedmore Real Ale Festival
What an epic Wedmore Real Ale Festival! During the weekend, over 5,000 pints and 179 bottles of wine and prosecco were drunk, with both Saturday and Sunday being our busiest yet despite the rain!
The musical lineup included Paul Dockerty early Friday evening, while Bad Edukation nailed Friday night’s headline slot. Saturday’s music started from lunchtime, with hours of live local music performed in front of a packed crowd of festival-goers. Saturday evening’s music was the ever-popular Kick The Cat who as always provided a fantastic performance. DJ Enhance finished the musical line-up for both evenings.
The raffle made over £1,500 with the top prize being a trolley of 100 bottles of beer donated by Butcombe Brewery. The auction alone made over £4,200 which includes a record £1,060 raised for the festival’s finale, the ‘Beer Bucket Challenge’.
Many thanks to all of our brilliant sponsors, prize givers and volunteers for their continued support and for working hard to help us make the 2017 festival the best yet!
Dates for your diaries: next year’s festival will be running from 14 th – 16 th September 2018. We will keep you posted on its developments via the website and Facebook group or follow us on twitter @WedmoreRealAle.
2018 Festival Information:
14th September 2018 19:00 - Midnight
15th September 2018 11:00 - Midnight
16th September 2018 11:00 - 16:00
Wedmore Village Hall, Somerset, BS28 4EQ
A £5 entrance charge applies on Friday night from 19:00 and Saturday night from 18:00. Tickets can only be purchased on the door and are not available in advance. On Friday and Saturday we operate a token bar. Tokens are to be purchased on the door. Sunday is a cash bar, but we will of course accept any tokens purchased on previous days.
No Under 18's after 19:00
There will be 80+ hand selected real ales, ciders, wines and soft drinks on offer.
There will be a range of hot food and snacks available throughout the festival including bacon sandwiches available from 11:00 on Saturday and Sunday morning and a Hog Roast on Friday and Saturday night.
Our 2018 entertainment lineup will be announced from March.
Order Festival Merchandise
2018 Logo'd merchandise will appear here in April.