York Beer & Cider Festival 2019, York Racecourse Clocktower Enclosure, Wednesday, 18. September 2019

Yorkshire’s biggest beer festival returns from 18th - 21st September to the beautiful 150 acres of tree-lined parkland called York Knavesmire with over 500 beers and ciders. We aim to cater for all tastes so if you're thinking of coming with someone who's not a beer or cider fan don't worry - there's a great selection of world wines, meads and chilled prosecco as well as York Gin.
Ticket prices are ALL INCLUSIVE of a refundable souvenir beer glass and a bumper programme with tasting notes this year - to ensure quicker entry via a FastTrack ***** so you don't get delayed paying for seperate things at the entrance. The £3 for the glass is REFUNDABLE when you exit if you wish.
Please note that there will be free admission to the festival from 8pm on Saturday for the last 3 hours of the event - this is due to the fact that there will be a considerably smaller selection of beers and cider on offer so we don't feel it's right to charge full price entry. You will still need to pay for a programme and souvenir glass.                    
Held in a huge marquee in the ClockTower Enclosure opposite the York Racecourse Grandstand, it features beers and ciders from all over the UK as well as a UK KeyKeg bar; foreign beer bar, world wines, a food village and massive outside beer garden. There will be live music at most sessions showcasing a variety of talented local and regional artists to make your visit all the more enjoyable.A special Pullman return bus service direct to the venue at York Racecourse will run all day throughout the festival from opposite York Railway Station starting at 11.30am and running until after the end of the festival each day.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are no age restrictions to entry to the festival but all under 18 year olds must be accompianed by an *****. This is to allow families to attend. Under 18's can get free entry to the festival but are required by the terms of our licence to leave the festival by 8pm. 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A special festival bus service number 198, in association with York Pullman, will operate on all 4 days of the festival.  This will start from York Railway Station at 11.30am departing every hour from stand RJ opposite the Station until 9.30pm.  The bus will leave the Racecourse for York Railway Station at 12noon and then every hour until 9.30pm and then every 20 minutes until 11.30pm.
What can I bring into the event?
Within reason, you can bring what you think you need to make your day comfortable APART FROM ALCOHOL. We do advise you to travel as light as you can and we reserve the right to carry out checks on all backpacks & holdalls for obvious security purposes. You do not have to bring foldable chairs as we have a huge amount of seating both inside the marquee and outside in the large beer garden. The festival is wheelchair friendly.
We do allow dogs at the festival but they must be kept on a lead at all times. We would advise you NOT to bring your own beer glass as our licensing rules don't allow us to fill them. You can get a refundable festival polycarbonate glass on entry.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
email us at; comms@
What's the refund policy?
Except in extreme circumstances such as provable bereavement we do not refund tickets. You can email us to ask to swap to a different day if you find you can't make the original date you booked.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes you do as we need to scan it. Alternatively, you can display your ticket on your smartphone and we will scan the barcode.
Is my ticket transferrable?
If you can't make it you can let us know who will be using your ticket and we can allow entry. Although we do not check the ID of every ticket holder - we retain the right to do so if we suspect the ticket is stolen.
Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes if you are part of a group and someone else bought all the tickets.

Wednesday, 18. September 2019, York Racecourse Clocktower Enclosure, York Beer & Cider Festival 2019

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