Gilmorton Beer Festival
25th May 2010
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If you are looking for some Bank Holiday fun this weekend, you could do a lot worse than visiting Gilmorton Beer Festival!

The festival runs from Friday evening to Sunday night and is all to raise money for the Pavilion Development Fund to enable the provision of an all-weather, multi-purpose pitch for the sports clubs of Gilmorton to use.

The festival kicks off at 6pm on Friday evening, in the Pavilion on the playing field, with a first opportunity to try some of the 25 real ales on offer and start the hard work of drinking the 1,872 pints available over the weekend! Scrumpy ciders are also available, along with many other drinks for the non-beer-drinking visitors!

Saturday's festivities start at 11am with a 6-a-side football tournament and a BBQ from 12 noon. In the afternoon the Makers Edge Taverners cricket team have a match against Twycross.

Saturday evening sees ceilidh band Bodgers Mate play in the Pavilion. There is a £3pp/£5 per couple entry charge for this event and U18s must be accompanied by an adult. Ceilidh music and real ale... sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday night! All we need is a win for Tigers at Twickenham to make it perfect!!

Sunday starts with a Fun Run at 11am (registration at 10) - a perfect way to shake off the hangover, followed by a BBQ at 12 noon.

In the afternoon there is a dog show at 2pm (registration at 1pm), a limited-over cricket match at 3pm, Tug of War at 4pm and Songs of Praise at 6pm (in praise of the beer, by any chance...?!). Alongside these events are various stalls and Tom the Tale Teller telling stories at 1.20 and 2.45pm.

Finally, the festival wraps up with another evening of live music in the Pavilion with Roosters, a premium rock & pop band and, hopefully, the last of those 1,872 pints being drunk! No admission charge but again U18s only accompanied by an adult.  

It sounds like a good thing Monday is a bank holiday - time to recover before going back to work!


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