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York Beer Festival 2017

Next month sees the York Beer Festival return to the Knavesmire from the 20th to 23rd September. Housed in a gigantic marquee, the York Beer Festival 2017 will play host to over 500 different varieties of beer from across Yorkshire and the UK. It’s not just the best real ales that you will be able to sample, there are also keykeg UK craft beers and foreign beers; over 100 ciders; bottled beers, wines from around the world, UK meads and prosecco available. The York Beer Festival will also play host to a wide variety of live entertainment featuring local bands and musicians allowing you to rock along throughout the day. A massive beer garden will also be featured and don’t worry about going hungry as there will be an array of takeaway food available from across the world. If you are vegetarian, you will also be well catered for with a variety of vegetarian dishes available. The opening hours are 5.30pm -11pm on Wednesday 20th and midday -11pm on Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd. The last admission on all days will be 10.30pm (not giving you much time to sample if you do arrive then!) and each bar will not serve after 11pm. To make things go with a swing there will be a great line-up of live music at most sessions featuring a roster of talented local artists performing a wide range of different musical genres. CAMRA members are also eligible to volunteer to work the festival for which they will receive a package of free food and drink for all sessions worked. Admission charges are very reasonable but do vary on a day by day basis: Wednesday 20th - Public £3.50, CAMRA members £1.50; Thursday 21st - Public £4.50, CAMRA members £2.50; Friday 22nd/Saturday 23rd- Public £5.50, CAMRA members £3.50 Bring some extra cash for a “glass” too. Every visitor (intending to sample the drinks on offer) will need to buy a souvenir polycarbonate festival pint or half pint “glass” for £2.50 when they arrive. This can be refunded when you leave but due to licensing conditions, real glass is not allowed on site. If you are looking for accommodation on your visit to the York Beer Festival 2017 check out real time availability and prices on our home page.

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