Cheers! Oldham beer and cider festival set to celebrate 33rd year this Easter

The festival has clocked up an incredible 33 years of keeping revellers refreshed and entertained

‘One of the highlights of the Oldham calendar’, the event will focus on cask-conditioned beers with nearly 50 to choose from.

There will also be a great selection of traditional products, such as real cider and perry.

They will be open 12 noon till 10.30pm on Friday 31st March and 12 noon till 9pm on Saturday 1st April 2023.

Each year, organisers chose a region of the UK to source and showcase some of their real ales. This year, attendees can look forward to enjoying the finest beverages of East Anglia and surrounding areas.

But that’s not all, as there will also be beers from the local area, including Deeply Vale, Donkeystone, Pictish and Serious.

There’ll be Northern cider as well as a great selection from the traditional cider producing areas.

Fans of international beers will also be catered for, with a special selection of bottles from European brewers.

The Quirky Catering Company will be providing the grub, too.

All funds raised will be used to support the Mayor of Oldham’s charity appeal fund, who currently help North West Air Ambulance, Pennine Pen Animal Rescue, Oldham Cancer Support Centre and Oldham Bereavement Support among others.

The event has been organised by the Rochdale Oldham and Bury branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Organiser Andy Cooper said: “We’re delighted to once again be running the festival and supporting the Mayor of Oldham’s charities.

“Drinkers can enjoy plenty of cooled beers and ciders including a selection rarely seen in this area, but all at local prices. Our volunteers work hard to put on a festival renown for its friendly atmosphere – and plenty of seats!

“We know times are challenging, so we’ve frozen or reduced admission prices.

“There’s no home games for Latics or Roughyeds on our dates, so sports fans are particularly welcome. There’s plenty of time for local businesses and individuals to support the festival by sponsoring cask of beer. Just contact the Mayor’s Appeal Fund via 0161 770 4012 or myself on [email protected] and we’ll do the rest.

“It’s a great event to be associated with!”

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