The Cheshire Beer Festival is organised by a group of volunteers from Cheshire branches of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). A lot of hard work and effort goes into organising the festival and the group put in a lot of effort behind the scenes to deliver a top class festival for you to enjoy.
It’s not just all about ordering a great range of ales and ciders! Here is a quick summary of what goes on to make the festival successful:
- Preparing (and sticking to) the budget
- Regular planning meetings – usually over beer or two!
- Securing sponsors
- Liaising with the venue
- Organising the entertainment
- Working with the festival charity
- Distributing posters, flyers and beer mats around the area
- Attending CAMRA courses
- Health and safety
- Transporting equipment
- Assembling the bar
- Racking, resting and venting the ales
- Ensuring the ales are cold enough
- Making sure everything goes to plan when the festival is open
- Staffing at the festival itself
- Clearing up and taking all the setup back down
- … and much, much more!
We are always looking for new faces to help out from the members of the Cheshire CAMRA branches. So, if you have been to a festival and you think you’d like to give something back – get in touch with us and find out how!