Hopfest at Preston Grasshoppers

Real ale fans turned out in great force at the third annual Hoppers Beer Festival, HopFest.

Wednesday, 12th July 2017, 12:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st August 2017, 3:03 pm
Moon and the Beams perform at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Moon and the Beams perform at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival

The packed-out event, held at Preston Grasshoppers, allowed visitors to try out a variety of cask beers, craft ales, lagers, ciders, and gins. There was plenty of entertainment, from bands such as Templebys, Atomic Brass and Moon and the Beams, as well as a 10-side fancy dress touch rugby tournament.

General manager Richard Ellis said: “It’s fantastic to see how far Hopfest has come in three years. The feedback has been extremely positive. It’s exciting to think about how we can make it even better in the years to come. I’d like to thank the staff, volunteers, bands and sponsors and the people who came.”

Vicky Haslam with children Matthew Haslam, four and Jessica Haslam, two from Fulwood at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival

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Paul Hayes from Lea at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
from left, Mia Sharples, two, Samantha lsley, Hayley Shillito and Martin Sharples at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Volunteer John Peterson pours pints at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Oliver and his sister Annabelle
The Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
from left, Steve Laird, Matthew Strickland, Claire Strickland, Phillip Laird and Paul Hayes from Lea at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Friends from Cottam at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Preston Grasshoppers U13 parents, back from left, Alan McShane, Colin Hine, Sybra Edwards and Craig Edwards, front from left, Rachael Dutton, Vanessa Morris and Kate Webster at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Vicky Haslam with children Matthew Haslam, four and Jessica Haslam, two from Fulwood at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Paul Hayes from Lea at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
from left, Mia Sharples, two, Samantha lsley, Hayley Shillito and Martin Sharples at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Volunteer John Peterson pours pints at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Oliver and his sister Annabelle
The Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
from left, Steve Laird, Matthew Strickland, Claire Strickland, Phillip Laird and Paul Hayes from Lea at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Friends from Cottam at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival
Preston Grasshoppers U13 parents, back from left, Alan McShane, Colin Hine, Sybra Edwards and Craig Edwards, front from left, Rachael Dutton, Vanessa Morris and Kate Webster at the Preston Grasshoppers Hopfest beer festival