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.
4th to 6th July - Caddington Sports and Social Club Beer Festival - Manor Rd, Caddington, LU1 4HH. 7 real ales and 2 real ciders, the beer list with tasting notes can be found here.
11th and 12th July - 4th annual Unity Hall Beer and Cider Festival, Barton-le-Clay - Luton Road Sports Ground, Luton Road, Barton-Le-Clay, MK45 4LQ. In aid of the scouts and guides HQ. 12 ales and 7 ciders and perries. Friday 7pm to 11pm. Music from Ska Souls. Adults only on Friday. Saturday is family day 2pm to 11pm. This is a ticket only event, please go to their website for tickets.
11th to 13th July - Crown, Flitwick Beer Festival - Station Road, Flitwick MK45 1LA. More details when available, for their website click here.
11th to 13th July - Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard Cider Festival - 20 High Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EA. 40 real ciders and perries. The itinerary and festival poster can be found here.
11th to 14th July - Plough, Wingfield - Tebworth Road, Wingfield, LU7 9QH. More detail on the beer to follow, on Sunday 13th there is a classic and prestige car show on the field next to the car park plus a hog roast.
12th and 13th July - March Hare, Dunton Beer Festival - 34 High Street, Dunton, SG18 8RN.
18th to 20th July - Totternhoe Memorial Hall Beer Festival - Castlehill Road, Totternhoe, LU6 1QQ. 16 real ales, 2 real ciders and 2 perries. More information here.
7th to 10th August - Globe Beer Festival - 43 Winfield Street, Dunstable, LU6 1LS.
12th to 16th August - CAMRA Great British Beer Festival Olympia, London. This summer the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) will once again return to London's magnificent Olympia exhibition centre. 55,000 people are expected to attend the event, which will have more than 900 real ales, ciders, perries and foreign beers available to try and plenty of entertainment and food to enjoy! For more information and tickets please go to the festival website.
19th to 23rd August - CAMRA 37th Peterborough Beer Festival - The Embankment, Bishops Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF. Over 400 real ales plus a large selection of real cider and perries, bottled beers and wines. More information on the festival website.
23rd to 25th August - Jolly Coopers, Flitton Beer Festival Wardhedges, Flitton, MK45 5ED. Bands, pig roast and of course plenty of real ale. Details to follow.
23rd to 25th August - Victoria Beer Festival 69 West Street, Dunstable, LU6 1ST. Details to follow.
28th to 31st August - Rising Sun, Berkhamsted Beer, Cider and Perry Festival 1 Canal Side, George Street, Berkhamsted HP4 2EG.
24th to 27th September - CAMRA St Albans Beer Festival - Alban Arena AL1 3LD. More detail when available, for the moment information is on the festival website.
1st to 5th October - Anglers Retreat Beer Festival - Startops End, Marsworth, Tring HP23 4LJ. More information when available.
8th to 11th October - CAMRA 37th Bedford Beer Festival - Corn Exchange, St Paul's Square, Bedford, MK40 1SL. Over 100 real ales plus over 40 ciders and perries. More information on the festival page of the North Beds CAMRA branch website.
15th to 18th October - CAMRA Concrete Pint Beer Festival 2014 - The Buszy, 401 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1LR. More details to follow.