Crowds were not put off by the weekend’s poor weather as they came in their hundreds to this year’s Deepings Beer Festival.
Despite the wet and windy weather on Friday, it didn’t hold anyone back from attending the festival at Deepings Rugby Club. And Saturday saw the biggest crowd yet since the club’s first event in 2003.
This year’s attractions included a beer tent, children’s entertainment and live music from eight local bands throughout the weekend. Special guest Martin “Wolfie” Adams, three-time BDO darts world champion, also made an appearance at the festival to take on members of the public in order to raise money for charity.
The event is run solely by volunteers from the Deepings Rugby Club. Chairman Mark Owen said he couldn’t thank local and regional companies enough as without their sponsors the event wouldn’t be possible.
As always the festival had a huge range of different drinks available, with more than 100 ales, 10 different scrumpy ciders and gallons of fruity beers.
All donations made over the weekend will go to Deeping Men’s Group, a charity and limited company run by volunteers from the Deepings community. The group aims to loan free mobility aids to all ages, whether they are patients of or live within the catchment of the Deeping Practice and the Glinton Surgery.
Any profit that comes from this year’s festival will go towards a new building for the rugby club house. This will be built in two years’ time.
The festival will return in 2016. Visit www.deepingsbeerfest.co.uk.