Knavesmire, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1DJ
Wed Sep 16-Sat Sep 19; Weds 5.30pm-11pm; Thu-Sat noon-11pm
Wed – public £3, CAMRA members £1; Thu – public £4, CAMRA members £2; Fri & Sat – public £5, CAMRA members £3
Hundreds of beers from Yorkshire, Britain and around the world, all inside one tent on our doorstep? Have we died and gone to boozy heaven?
No, it’s the fabulous York Beer & Cider Festival, back on Knavesmire for another fabulous mix of great drink, food and entertainment.
Yorkshire’s largest beer fest does the county proud this year, featuring more than 200 beers from 100 of the 160 breweries found here.
And that doesn’t even make up half of the total choice – altogether about 450 beers will be served up during the four-day fiesta.
Under a giant marquee and run by a cheerful and friendly staff from York CAMRA, the 7th Knavesmire beer festival is set to consolidate its reputation as one of the best in the country.
Ciders, foreign imports and food
If you’re more of a cider aficionado, your tastes are catered for too. More than 100 ciders are available, again many from Yorkshire.
There’s a foreign beers bar, so your tastebuds can go on a global journey, as well as a varied wine selection and soft drinks.
A food village on Knavesmire will serve up some of tasty international street food from around the world.
And the live music stage inside the marquee will keep the party rocking.
SIBA (the Society of Independent Brewers) has again chosen the York beer fest to host the prestigious regional North East beer competition.
More than 140 breweries will converge on the Knavesmire on the opening day to go head to head for those precious awards and resulting publicity that can really put their beers on the map.
Beer fest questions and answers
Here’s the full lowdown. All answers supplied by the organisers of the festival, York CAMRA.
How do I get to the festival?
What is there to drink?
Do I have to buy a glass?
Are there beer tokens or is it a cash bar?
How much is a pint?
Do you sell drinks in thirds of a pint?
Will there be a programme available?
Will all the beers in the programme be available at all times?
Do you sell lager?
Can I bring my own beer?
Can I bring children?
Will I be able to buy food at the festival?
Is there a smoking area?
Will there be parking available?
What about dogs?
Is there live entertainment?
What if it rains?
Will I have to queue to get in?
Can I buy tickets in advance?