A real treat for ale fans!

REAL ale lovers are in for a real treat at this weekend’s Buxton Beer Festival.

A choice of 17 Peak District cask ales will be on offer at the event, being staged at the Pavilion Gardens on Saturday and Sunday as part of the popular Great Peak District Fair staged by High Peak Borough Council.

Complemented by live music, revellers in the beer tent will enjoy top tipples from the likes of Thornbridge, Howard Town and Wirksworth breweries to name but a few.

And as a special thirst-quenching offer, revellers will be able to sample three beers for the price of a pint.

This year’s beer festival will also see the launch of Buxton’s very own Real Ale Trail, which will showcase some of Buxton’s best watering holes.

But there is much more to the fair than fine ale as this year’s festival will also feature an ‘Autumn Exhibition’ showcased in the Pavilion Arts Centre by 25 top-notch artists, designers and craftspeople from the Peak District Artisans.

In all, the fair will boast more than 100 stallholders and exhibitors selling products and produce crafted, handmade or hand-reared in the Peak District. The Octagon Hall will be packed to the rafters with stalls selling everything from food, fine art and furniture to ceramics, carvings and crafts.

The Promenade will host food and drink stalls plus live music and children’s attractions while the family-friendly Pavilion Café and mezzanine Art Café will be serving up freshly-sourced produce.

Godfrey Claff, the borough council’s executive councillor for regeneration, said: “The Great Peak District Fair and Buxton Beer Festival have become major events, attracting thousands of people from far and wide – and providing a major boost for our retail economy.

“I’ve no doubt that the addition this year of the Peak District Artisans’ ‘Autumn Exhibition’ in the Pavilion Art Centre will make the fair even more attractive, and I’m anticipating another record-breaking attendance.”