Welcome to the Wilburton Beer Festival Website!
We are pleased to announce that the 15th Wilburton Beer Festival will be held on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd June 2013. Gates open at midday both days, and we finish at midnight on Saturday, and 6pm on Sunday.
We are busy planning this years festival - and hoping to build on the success of last year with the Sponsor a Barrel, the huge popularity of the local cider, and the excellent live bands. As before, the festival will include entertainment for children, a kids bar, food and live music throughout. And hopefully some sun!
This year we are aiming to have a bouncy slide, walking water balls, and other for the family, as well as a mixture of pre-recorded and live music, food to include a BBQ as well as childrens snacks and drinks by the Wilburton School Association.
The proceeds of the 2013 event are going to the Wilburton Playground Working Group, who hope to provide the children of Wilburton with a much needed new play area in the village. Members of the group will be available to discuss the plans, and to "have your say" on Saturday at the Beer Festival. They will also be hosting a "Children's Games and Fun" stall. For more information on the beneficiaries over the years, see the Beneficiaries page.
No LagerAfter years of dwiddling sales, we have decided not to include lager in the Beer Festival this year. This will give those of you who drink the fizzy stuff a chance to try something different and to realise that it doesn't all have to taste the same!
ChairsUnfortunately the weather forecast for the weekend isn't one of blazing sunshine! So we have hired a couple of extra marquees to provide shelter if it rains - but it may be worthwhile bringing a chair if you fancy a sit down - we only have a limited supply of them to go round.
CalendarThis year we will be selling a calender! There will be 50 copies on sale at £10 each during the weekend, with an order list at the token desk when they sell out. Second edition copies should take about a week to be available for collection.
DogsOne of the most common questions we are asked is "Are we allowed to bring a dog?" - the answer to that is no - the festival is held on the recreation ground, and dogs are not allowed on there.
Previous YearsThe 14th Wilburton Beer Festival raised enough money to provide the kit for a First Responder - part of the Haddenham Community First Responders, who were at the festival giving demonstrations and providing some basic first aider training.
We would also like to thank all the companies who sponsored barrels and the glasses at the beer festival - helping us offset increasing costs and enabling us to donate more money to our chosen good causes. See our Sponsor a Barrel page for more details.
The Wilburton Beer Festival is run by volunteers, and is held annually to raise money for organisations, events and projects within the village and local area. Since 1998, we have raised well over £40,000 for these organisations. The organisers and helpers at the Festival give up their time to arrange and stage this event, so come along and support them and local charities by having a beer or two!
Since 2006, we have also supported a few larger local campaigns - including EACH (the Milton Hospice), and Liam Fairhurst and his Liam's Mile campaign in association with STAR FM. Mark Peters of STAR FM and Liam opened the 2007 beer festival on Saturday afternoon, and Mark was back again in 2008.
Between 2006 and 2009, we have raised over £14,000!
(Our thoughts go to the family and friends of Liam, who sadly passed away on the 30th June 2009)
Kids Corner, 2005