The first weekend in October is the time for the Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, Organised by the volunteers of Ayrshire and Wigtownshire branch of CAMRA, the event is Scotland’s largest Real Ale Festival and massively popular with Real Ale drinkers from as far as America and Germany.
The Festival now in its 22nd year is in the familiar surroundings of the beautiful Troon Town Hall, this coupled to the warm welcome given to the Festival goers by all of the local businesses makes for a good day out.
With 140 Real Ales and 25 Real Ciders and Perries the Festival is spread between 2 halls, with the Walker hall theme being Ales from Yorkshire just to give you a taste from Breweries you may not have heard of.
Live entertainment on the Friday night is provided by The Rythm Kings, playing Dixieland Jazz and Saturday night the Lynsey Dolan band, a powerful 4 piece Blues Band with a ‘Glasgow Soul’.
As well as getting a reduced price ticket, CAMRA members are also eligible to enter the festival preview afternoon on Thursday from 12noon to 2pm, giving them the first chance to sample the range of Ales.
The Festival opens its doors to the public on Thursday 5th from 2pm till 11pm, Friday 6th 11am till 11pm and on Saturday 7th 11am till 10pm.
Only over 18s are allowed to enter the festival, and no dogs are able to enter apart from registered assistance dogs. Full information is available at www.ayrshirebeerfestival.co.uk/
£8 CAMRA members £6