The 19th Langford Beer Festival is on September 14 and 15, open from 7pm to 11pm, Friday, and from 12 noon to 11pm on Saturday. The event raises money for a new village sports centre and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
The organisers said: “The festival has something for everyone, young and old, and we have 30-plus real ales from session ales to a good solid stout, – something for all tastes! For 2018, we have a talk by a couple of local brewers, with some samples, on Friday evening.
“This year we have 12 or more ciders, from the fruity to the traditional, sure to have something to tickle your tastebuds. All ciders are sourced locally and we’ll be sure to have some of the usual favourites with some new ones.
“The Gin bar provides a wide selection of gins that encompass a unique flavour, based on a variety of botanicals that are used in them. The tonics have become almost as important as the gin itself, each bringing out the best in the gin.
“Get some fizz at the wine bar with a Prosecco or Cava or choose from a great selection of reds, whites and rosés and maybe round off the evening with a port.”
Saturday afternoon is a family affair with the Fun Bus soft play area, face-painting and Clever Clogs Creations to make pottery keepsakes. A parachute drop is planned, weather permitting, with a prize for the person who guesses the landing point correctly.
Music is a big feature of the Festival and Bullit play on Friday night covering music by artists like Foo Fighters, Buzzcocks and Killers. Saturday afternoon is an open mic session from 1.30, and Saturday night gets loud with Reloaded playing classic rock with a few surprise tunes given the Reloaded “treatment”. Don’t expect to be sitting down all night!
BBQs and hog roasts are on both nights.
Tickets are on sale online at https://langfordbeerfestival.wordpress.com/ and at The Organ, Fox and Hounds and Caspers Café at the Railway station, Warminster, Wylye Village Shop, Langford Cricket Club, Riverside Garage Stapleford, The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury and The Rainbow on the Lake, Steeple Langford.