Beer Festivals

Southern Hampshire CAMRA has been running Southampton Beer Festival in its current format since 1997. The first 20 events were at Southampton Guildhall and in 2017 Southampton Beer Festival moved to St Mary's Stadium.

In 2010 we added to this by organising an Autumn Festival, in Woolston, appropriately called Woolston Beer Festival. We repeated this the next year and it has become annual event.

In 2011 we held Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival at the end of March, returning a CAMRA beer festival to Winchester Guildhall after a gap of 28 years. This was another big success and the repeat events since then have been equally so.

All the staff at our beer festivals are volunteers. Many members of Southern Hampshire CAMRA also volunteer their time to work at the Great British Beer Festival each year.

Some of our aims in running beer festivals are:

  • To serve customers quality cask conditioned real ale.
  • To promote real ale to the local community, therefore increasing its popularity.
  • To promote membership of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

If you'd like us to email you and let you know when we're holding beer festivals then join our "beerfests" mailing list and we'll keep you informed!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Please note that all CAMRA beer festivals until the end of June have been cancelled or postponed. Please check the individual websites for details but note that some of them may not have been updated yet. Non-CAMRA festivals are also highly likely to be affected; the information below will not be the latest, you should check with the venue whether they are still on before attending.

CAMRA Beer Festivals

Sorry, we have no nearby CAMRA beer festivals details at the moment.

For CAMRA festivals over the whole of the UK see the main CAMRA website
 

Non-CAMRA Beer Festivals

Many beer festivals take place in our branch area, or nearby, that are not CAMRA beer festivals. Despite being unable to endorse these events, we believe that any beer festival that sells quality cask-conditioned real ales should be supported (see you there!). The information given here is purely for the benefit of readers, and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.
To get your beer festival listed here send an email to beerfestivals@shantscamra.org.uk

    Fri 25/09/2020
       – Sun 27/09/2020
Red Shoot Inn
Tom's Lane, Linwood, New Forest BH24 3QT
Starting 18:00 on Friday, 16 real ales and 6 ciders to chose from. The website www.redshoot.co.uk/events isn't updated but there's a facebook event www.facebook.com/events/608582289686570
    Sat 24/10/2020 Alton Oktoberfest
Eggar's School, London Road, Holybourne, Alton GU34 4EQ
Just the date for now. This is what we said last year: A Bavarian style beer festival with a twelve piece oompah band, German style beers and German food. Doors open at 18:30, music starts at 19:15. Get your lederhosen out! Tickets start at £30. See www.altonbeerfestival.org.uk/oktoberfest for all details.
   

If you know of any more non-CAMRA beer festivals in our branch area then please email the details to us.