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Winterfest charity beer festival set for return

Haddenham Beer Festival spokesman Nicholas Moore

Haddenham Beer Festival spokesman Nicholas Moore

Haddenham’s Winterfest returns next weekend featuring 24 real ales, 10 ciders and a winter market.

The annual event is organised by the Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust.

This year it is expected to attract a record crowd of 800 people.

While not on as large a scale as the trust’s annual summer festival, the team behind the Winterfest say it is ‘always hotly anticipated as a more intimate village event to which everyone is welcome’.

Nicholas Moore, trust committee member, said: “We are a registered charity that raises money for good causes in Haddenham and the surrounding community.

“It should be a really fun day and we’re really looking forward to seeing everybody there.

“The 2012 event features a Christmas-themed fair with plenty of food and drink on offer as well as a number of crafts and entertainment from start to finish.

“With plenty of protection from the weather available Haddenham Winterfest is the perfect place to enjoy a fine selection of seasonal ales, ciders, bottles and draught lager, mulled wine, teas and coffees in a festive atmosphere.”

To date Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust has raised £112,000 for organisations and charities in the area.

Winterfest takes place in the village hall in Banks parade.

It runs midday-5pm on Saturday December 8. Tickets cost £6 on the door or £5 in advance.

The organisers say they are always after any help and volunteers are always welcome – especially for ‘clear up’ the day after.

Anyone interested in helping out is asked to email haddenhambeerfestival@googlemail.com

For more details about the popular Haddenham-based event visit www.haddenham-beer-festival.co.uk

 

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