Beer fans to raise a glass at Haddenham winter festival

Drinkers at last year's Haddenham Winterfest. Picture: Paul Wilkinson Photography
Drinkers at last year's Haddenham Winterfest. Picture: Paul Wilkinson Photography

Haddenham’s Christmas-themed beer festival returns next month and organisers say there are some exciting changes in store.

The popular village charity event Winterfest, part beer festival part Christmas fair, is moving to one giant festive marquee next to the scout and guide hut.

With plenty of room, the giant tent will incorporate bars, mulled wine, live music and the Christmas fair, with all the hot food just outside.

Although historically smaller and more community-themed than its larger summer equivalent, the Winterfest incorporates all the aspects of a Christmas fair and a winter beer festival.

Food includes a barbecue run by the Haddenham masons as well as a smattering of other stalls to be confirmed. Kirsty’s Kitchen will definitely be present with her legendary Scotch eggs and sausage rolls.

Haddenham Beer Festival Trust committee member Nick Moore said: “We’re a charity event that raises money for good causes in the village and surrounding area.

“Anyone who has been to either of our annual festivals will tell you we put on a good day. And all money raised goes to a good cause.

“After the success of Summerfest 2013 we’re looking forward to another great turnout.”

Tickets for the December 14 event cost £5 in advance and £6 on the door.

They can be bought in advance at haddenham-beer-festival.co.uk, where you can find out more about the festival and the charity.

The event will run from midday until 5pm in Banks Road.