Family Fun over a Relaxing Weekend
The Haddenham Beer Festival is approaching fast, and will be held on the Recreation Ground in Haddenham from the 3rd to the 5th of July, with drinks being served in the Pavilion and live music, food, stalls and family events being help on the Recreation Ground. The Haddenham Beer Festival Committee are hoping that this will be a great way to help raise money for local good causes and charities, and to help raise awareness of both Haddenham and its amazing community.
The festival will have around 35 real ales and ciders supplied for the most part by local brewers including Three Blind Mice (Little Downham), Mile Tree Brewery (Wisbech), Milton Brewery, Moonshine Brewery (Fulbourn), Spnney Abbey (Wicken) and Pickled Pig (Stretham) – there will be a wide selection to suit all tastes. This year there will be a “Best Best of Haddenham” beer competition with some of the brewers entering special ales made especially for the festival.
The event opens on Friday night with an evening for the grown-ups to let down their hair with music headlined by Iron Fist and fish n chips for supper.
The rest of the weekend is based around family fun, with events and stalls for the children to enjoy, including face painting, bouncy castle, games, stalls, a tuck shop and a craft tent. Food will be provided by the Haddenham Bonfire Committee, who will also be running a Pimms bar, by our own BBQ and there will be a tuckshop and cake stalls.
The music on Saturday ends with a double-header from Special Groove and the Ramshackle Daddies, with other great acts playing throughout the day; whilst Sunday will be a more relaxed day with jazz, a choir, a brass band and acoustic session.
“We are all extremely excited about organising a weekend event that all the family can enjoy and which we hope will really bring the community together”, added Toby Bush, the beer festival committee chair, “We could not have created such a great event without the help and support of local businesses and individuals for which we are very grateful. The positive response we have had has been overwhelming at times.”
The festival will take place over the first weekend of July and will be joining in with the Best of Haddenham celebrations: opening at 17:30 of Friday 3rd, with all-day events starting at noon for the family on Saturday 4th and a more relaxed afternoon on Sunday 5th. Entry is £3 per day (under 16 free), or a special £10 ticket will get entry, a festival beer glass, and 3 beer tokens.