Raise your glass!
People of Knutsford, Cheshire, and the North West are being invited to raise their glasses to the success of the newest event to be launched in the town.
On Friday 4 April and Saturday 5 April, the Knutsford Beer Festival will be open for business as it showcases the wide variety of beers produced in Cheshire.
“Cheshire is a county with a rich tradition of brewing beer, which continues to increase,” said Cllr Andrew Malloy, the driving force behind the beer festival.
“For me a good quality beer festival is the kind of cultural event that is ideal for an historic market town like Knutsford, continuing its long tradition of exhibiting great produce.
“This event will be ideal for the town as a food and drink destination of choice for many from surrounding areas, providing further opportunities for local businesses to promote themselves to a wider audience, and attract more visitors to the town.
“It will also provide an ideal opportunity for some of the lesser known small local brewers to make their name known to a new audience.”
The beer festival is being held in the Old Town Hall on Princess Street.
“Thanks to the support of Tatton Estate Management, we’ve got a great venue in the town centre, close to the railway station,” said Paul Langley who is arranging the entertainment for the festival.
“We’ve got a variety of entertainment planned which will add to the atmosphere of what promises to be a great festival.”
The festival will raise money to support the Knutsford Town Mayor’s charities, the Knutsford and District Lions Club and Cheshire Search and Rescue.
“In order to maximise the money we raise for the Mayor’s charities, we are hoping local businesses will help us defray the costs of staging the festival by sponsoring elements of the event,” said Lisa Benskin, KBF secretary.
For more information about the sponsorship packages available please visit http://www.knutsfordbeerfestival.org.uk
Written by Julie Tempest.