Beer Festivals 2005

I've asked before, but has anyone got a list of next year's festivals.
Specifically one that actually has festival dates listed for next year :o) All I can find have what's gone on before.
Reply to
Manky Badger
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Admittedly, it's a bit slim after March, but if you can plan that far ahead you need more beer ;-)
Angela
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Angela Gilham
Hampshire Downs Beer Festival, Overton Fri 28th - Sat 29th October 2005 40 beers and ciders, entertainment, and all usual attractions - and hopefully for 2005, a 'young persons bar'. Tickets always sell-out in advance to book the date now. one of teh mostt friendly and sociable events on the calendar
Early enough notice? ;-)
John B
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JohnB

Cheers for that :o)
Seriously, though - a lot of other events ARE organised more than a year in advance - it makes planning a balanced social calendar tricky when beer festivals give so little notice compared to other events. See
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- future events for what I need the dates for.
Reply to
Manky Badger
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In which case you need to contact the listed branch contacts for festivals that are being held after the info runs out.
They can give you the *proposed* festival dates. As Brett pointed out neither the web site(s) nor What's Brewing will carry information about festivals that have not yet had budget approval.
The only reason something like the Great British Beer Festival has such advanced notification for people is that the venue size etc puts the organising into a >12 month lead time on the venue booking and general organisation.
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Steven Pampling
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Thereby demonstrating the content of my post to be correct :-)
i.e. Ask the branches concerned...
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Steven Pampling
Our festival is already advertised in many local listings, yet it is a relatively small village event. Like the Great British Beer Festival we have to book our venue a long time in advance because we have to tie in with other users - the local short mat bowls club, the tae kwon do group, the playgroup... It is little different to the GBBF.
IMO Festivals should always endeavour to advertise themselves as early as possible.
John B
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JohnB
In article , snipped-for-privacy@puritanDOTfreeserve.FULLSTOPcoSPOTuk says...
Which I guess shows the difference between local CAMRA beer festivals and other events. (Both in their objectives and target customers)
Reply to
Andy Todd
In that case...
The 3rd CAMRA Bromsgrove Beer Festival
Friday 15th July to Saturday 16th July 2005
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Venue: Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club
Reply to
Brett...
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Hard snipping, but the lousy news/mail clients in use were creating a total mess of the text.
Anyway, the first comment most people would make after looking at the web site in question would probably involve a lot of ??
Plus a few *%!!!*ing h*££ comments. Animation OTT.
Then again it probably fits the target audience - which was what was alluded to earlier.
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Steven Pampling

Well, the web site in question is a "by us & for us" website so it does fit the target audience. But the specific page in question - future events (second click down on the left hand side) lists a whole load of club-related events & social events. Which is what I wanted the beer festivals for.
Funny old world.
I am a member of one society which is run totally by volunteers in their spare time on a shoestring budget that organises & publishes events over a year in advance. Another society (for which I pay over double the membership fee & employs professional staff) has nothing planned more than four months into the future.
I suppose it's the old maxim - if you want a job done, do it yourself.
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Manky Badger
Sorry. There was a diagnosis of possible borderline epilepsy a few years back so I avoid items that flash a lot and the main page makes most discos seem tame.
Reply to
Steven Pampling
In article , snipped-for-privacy@puritanDOTfreeserve.FULLSTOPcoSPOTuk says...
The primary purpose of local CAMRA beer festivals is campainging. IMO selling beer to the converted is not campainging.
IMO advertising a festival on a web site a long time in advance makes very little difference to the campainging value of the festival.
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Andy Todd

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