We are very lucky in South Bedfordshire that there are always a number of excellent local beer festivals to attend. Many of them are not CAMRA beer festivals, but are wholeheartedly endorsed by us.
If you know of any other local beer festivals, please email: email@example.com.
24th to 27th April, Half Moon 10th Anniversary Beer Festival - 57 Queen Street, Hitchin, SG4 9TZ. 60 real ales, ciders and perries.
24th to 27th April, Old Farm Beer Festival - Old Farm Inn, 16 Church Road, Totternhoe, LU6 1RE. 16 guest ales in addition to the regular Fullers Beers.
1st to 5th May - Victoria beer festival 69 West Street, Dunstable, LU6 1ST. 15 real ales and ciders at this annual spring event at the Vic.
2nd to 4th May - 2014 Pumps and Stumps Beer Festival Tring Park Cricket Club, London Road, Tring, HP23 6HA. 12 real ales selected by Richard Shardlow of the Tring Brewery plus live music, food and cricket for the May bank holiday weekend. More information here. Do remember from Luton and Dunstable catch the number 61 bus to Tring, from Leighton Buzzard catch the 164 or hop on the train.
2nd to 5th May - Red Lion beer festival 1 North Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EF. Gynnie has once again chosen a great selection of real ales and one real cider for this now twice yearly festival. There are currently 7 real ales plus 1 real cider and whatever is on handpump at the time. Provisionally there is Burton Bridge "Thomas Sykes", Frog Island "Croak and Stagger" and Moles Brewery "Mole Catcher" are on the list. Full list TBC.
2nd to 4th May - Baldock Independent Beer Festival Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY. To get to Baldock the 787 is a 45 minute bus ride away from Luton. More information here. All festival profits go to charity.
19th to 24th May - CAMRA 41st Cambridge Beer Festival - Jesus Green, Cambridge. Over 200 real ales, over 80 ciders and perries plus bottled foreign beers. More information on the festival website.
23rd to 26th May - Luton Town & Indian Cricket Club Beer Festival LTICC, Wardown Park, Old Bedford Road, Luton, LU2 7HP. 10 local ales, ciders, food (BBQ and curries) and cricket for the bank holiday weekend. More information on the club website.
30th and 31st May - 11th Eaton Bray Village Hall Beer Festival Eaton Bray, Dunstable, LU6 2DJ. This annual event will have 30 real ales, 2 ciders and 2 perries plus wine, lager and soft drinks. Beer list when available. Free entry for CAMRA members. More information here.
30th May to 1st June - Dunstable Beer Festival - Grove House Garden, High Street North, LU6 1NF. This now annual festival organised by Dunstable Town Council and Barworx will have 32 cask ales plus 14 ciders and perries. Free entry for CAMRA members. Beer list when available. More information here.
12th to 14th June - CAMRA Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival - Hitchin Rugby Football Ground, Old Hale Way, SG5 1XL. Over 80 real ales, ciders and perries and food, More information on the festival website.
20th to 22nd June - White Hart, Maulden Beer Festival - Ampthill Road, Maulden, MK45 2DH. Click here for the festival poster.