Preparations for our ninth Annual Beer Festival are underway!! It will be held on Friday, October 5th (5.00pm to 11.00pm) and on Saturday, October 6th (2.00pm to 9.00pm) when, once more, it will run in conjunction with the Family Fun Day (2.00pm to 5.00pm, and again featuring the ever-popular Teddy Zipwire!). There will be food on sale in the form of pulled pork sandwiches and crisps – and on Saturday ; and for those who don’t do beer there is a Prosecco Bar and wine, cider and soft drinks will also be available.
There is no charge for the Fun Day, but for the Beer Festival the tickets are £15. As well as admission, this covers a free half-pint tasting glass and six half-pint beer tokens OR four prosecco tokens. Additional beer and prosecco tokens will be on sale on the day.
Tickets will be on sale at the door, but if you want to get yours in advance you can do so at the Church office, at Pannal Post Office (Crimple Valley Fresh), from the Black Swan, Burn Bridge……and you can also Buy tickets online
This year’s Festival will be a bit special as we are celebrating the 800th anniversary of our patron Saint – Robert of Knaresborough – who died on September 24th, 1218. We will be welcoming our bishop, the Rt Rev. Helen-Ann Hartley, the Bishop of Ripon, who will open proceedings for the Fun Day on Saturday and take the opportunity to dedicate our beautifully renovated clock faces. These are the outcome of our fantastically successful 800th Anniversary Appeal earlier this year, which brought such a generous response, not only from church-goers but also the community at large.
The list of beers on offer will be published here shortly, and will include some brewed specially by local brewers in commemoration of St Robert – himself a local man.
There will be live music: on Friday from rock band ‘Mid-Life Crisis’ and on Saturday from both sax group ‘Stray Notes’ and Pannal School ‘Little Voices’.
In the event of poor weather, all activities can be housed under cover.
There is parking at the church……and nearby access (5 minute walk) to public transport both bus and train
So tell your neighbours and friends and come along, bringing the family for some fantastic fun and fellowship this weekend….to say nothing of the excellent beers on offer