Now in it’s 5th year the popular Walton-on-Thames Beer, Wine & live Music Festival is an annual summer event hosted at the picturesque Walton-on-Thames Cricket Club.

A hidden gem of Walton located close to the town centre just behind Homebase. Organised by a team of local volunteers the festival brings together the best local musical talent, appetising food vendors, real ale breweries and businesses interested in supporting the local community resulting in a fantastic night out.

With an exciting live music line up, this year we will see the return of the hugely popular Brickwork (Friday) and Jafuso Blue (Saturday) and two new bands, Peaches & Prairie Dogs (Friday) and Covers Collection (Saturday). The festival is a not for profit community event which raises essential funds for local charities and the cricket club.

This year’s selected charities are Elmbridge Community Link (ECL) and Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC).ECL enrich the lives of people with learning disabilities. They deliver activities at centres in Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Esher and West Molesey, helping people to live happier, healthier and fuller lives. MiHC delivers the joy of live music to a wide range of people who, due to health conditions or disability, are unable to access or experience live music. Walton Cricket Club deliver a range of fun inclusive activities and events to people with disabilities and our local state schools via its community outreach programme.

To discover more about the brilliant work bringing joy to local people’s lives visit the websites www.eclwalton.org.uk and www.mihc.org.uk and So, what’s not to like? You’ll have a great fun summer vibe night out with friends enjoying live Music, Real ales, Gin, Prosecco, Fine wines and a selection of freshly cooked dishes from popular well-known local food vendors in a lovely setting. Check out the online reviews to understand why some folk say it’s the best event in town!2019 festival dates are Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June. Go to www.waltonbeerfestival.org for more information on bands, food, drink, facilities, photo gallery and to buy tickets. Entrance tickets are £12.50 which includes a free festival beer or gin glass.

TIP: With capacity limited to 500 per night, tickets are expected to sell out weeks before the event so book early to avoid disappointment. Maybe invite your friends for a special occasion. Interested in volunteering for this event? Please go to http://www.waltonbeerfestival.org/volunteer/ Interested in sponsoring this event?

Please go to : http://www.waltonbeerfestival.org/sponsors/

Fathers Day Special Competition to win a free Twickenham Ales Brewery Tour for four people
To mark the festivals 5th anniversary local brewer Twickenham Fine Ales www.twickenham-fine-ales.co.uk have kindly donated a free Brewery Tour to the winners of this competition. Simply answer the following two questions and tie-breaker and email your answers to:
grahamvmann@aol.com adding WaltBeerFest2019 Comp in subject field. Close of entries is 15th June and the winner will be drawn and announced on Facebook – WaltonOnThamesBeerWineMusicFestival and Twitter @wot_beer_fest on 16th June.
Question 1. Name one sponsor involved in the Walton Festival?

Question 2. Name one of the June Twickenham Fine Ales monthly special beers?

Tiebreaker. How many pints of beer were poured at WaltonBeerFest2018?