Festival will be a glass act

PUBLISHED: 12:20 21 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:35 04 May 2010

THE ninth Wilburton Beer Festival is being held this weekend to raise money for Liam Fairhurst and other charities. The two-day extravaganza has been organised with family entertainment. Last year s event raised more than £30,000, and £4,000 was handed to

THE ninth Wilburton Beer Festival is being held this weekend to raise money for Liam Fairhurst and other charities.

The two-day extravaganza has been organised with family entertainment. Last year's event raised more than £30,000, and £4,000 was handed to the Milton Hospice, which will also receive cash this year.

Star Radio FM Breakfast show presenter Mark Peters has been a keen supporter of Liam Fairhurst and his attempt to raise £100,000 for the CLIC Sargent children's cancer charity, and Liam will open the festival on Saturday afternoon.

Visitors will be able to sample more than 25 brews with names such as Wots Occurring, Mudpuppy, Malty Towers, Wilburton Wobbler, Tumbledown Dick, Pressed Rat & Warthog.

The event will take place on Wilburton's recreation ground and will feature musical entertainment from a variety of bands including rock, jazz and folk.

There will be an all-day barbecue on both days. Vegetarian food will be available and there will be a non-alcoholic children's cocktails bar offering refreshments for younger customers.

INFO: Saturday, noon-11.30pm and Sunday noon-6pm. Admission is £2.50 for adults. Free admission for children and free parking. A token system will be in operation for purchasing drinks. There will be a bouncy castle, face-painting plus other attractions. For more information about the festival and details of how you can help Liam and the Milton Hospice go to www.wilburton.org.uk/BeerFestival

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