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Pocktoberfest prepares for some pump action
8:59am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
THE run-up to this year’s Pocktoberfest is under way, with a barrel rolled out and a banner unfurled in the town.
Pocktoberfest, which runs on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, with acoustic music from major acts and craft ales, lagers and ciders on the menu.
Ian Goodall, from Brass Castle Brewery, said the event, which is traditionally a major success in the area, would see ales from as far away as the Highlands of Scotland and the Orkney Isles, and as close to home as microbreweries from around Yorkshire.
He said: “Planning for the beer festival part of Pocktoberfest is now in full swing.
“We continue to get tremendous support from York CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), Hull CAMRA, and the Pivovar company to provide much of the bar infrastructure we need, without which we could not put the event together.”
Phil Saltonstall, Brass Castle Brewery’s head brewer, said: “We are both very excited to continue our involvement in this marvellous volunteer-led charity event, and continue to challenge ourselves to provide a broad range of very high quality, interesting and varied beers that would normally never make it to this part of the world.”
Saturday tickets cost £10, including festival brochure and souvenir glass. Sunday tickets are available until tomorrow for £35 for residents of the YO42 postcode, from the Pocklington Arts Centre box office. Otherwise, tickets cost £38, or £30 for under-21s, or family tickets cost £110 for two adults and two under-16s, or one adult and three children. Weekend tickets cost £45 for adults, £35 for under-21s, or £130 for a family ticket.
Visit the arts centre box office, phone 01759 301547 or book online at pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk
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