Acts Line Up for Beer Festival

Final preparations are underway for the ever-popular Henshaws Beer Festival which is back for 2022 after a two-year absence.

Beer Fest is Back!

The Beer Festival is a vital fundraiser for Henshaws which supports people living with sight loss and disabilities across the north of England.

This year’s event at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough will run over two days, on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May, and is promised to be bigger and better than ever, with five local breweries joining forces to present the best of beer, including a specially brewed Henshaws Ale. Wines, gins, cider and low-alcohol beer will also be on offer.

The weekend will feature sets from a range of local performers, including Rory Hoy, Knot Another Choir, reggae band Drop Leg Steppers, Hot Sauce and DJ Trev. There will also be a special acoustic stage on Sunday.

There will be five different types of food and a range of family activities, including hook-a-duck, glitter tattoos, face painting and a photo booth. Day-time family-friendly sessions take place on both days and there is an adults-only evening on the Saturday.

Fundraising Development Manager Helen Donkin said: “Ticket sales are going well and we are beginning to get quite excited! The Arts and Crafts Centre offers a unique outdoor setting for the festival, with a large stage area, undercover spaces and outdoor and indoor seating. The event has been incredibly well supported in the past and, given the pressure that all charities are under, we hope for even more visitors this year. During our first event, we welcomed over 750 guests and pulled more than 2,500 pints and this year we want to do even better!”

“We are already hugely grateful for the support of our sponsors including our title sponsor, Berwins Solicitors, and from the local breweries taking part, Cold Bath Brewery, Daleside, Harrogate Brewery, Turning Point and Roosters.

Martin Whincup, Head of Marketing at title sponsor Berwins, said: “We’re delighted to be associated with this popular event as it returns from a pandemic-enforced absence.

“This festival represents a fantastic opportunity to come together as a community and to raise money for a very important cause – Berwins is proud to support the work of Henshaws in this way.”

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