The Middle Earth Beer Festival returns to Hurst Green Village Hall in April, this year with the added acctaction of a craft and farmers’ market.
The 5th Middle Earth Beer Festival takes place in the Village Hall from April 4th to 7th, with the Hobbiton Market held in a marquee next door on the 6th and 7th. It promises the finest produce from some of the North West’s farmers, growers, craftspeople and artisans all selling direct to the public over the two days.
Meanwhile the beer festival will have a fine array of excellent real ales, plus live music, food and children’s entertainment.
The whole event is inspired by and takes its name from the fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkein, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tolkein’s son was a master at nearby Stonyhurst College and the author – a regular visitor to the area – is reputed to have taken his inspration for The Shire, the idyllic rural home of the Hobbits, from this beautiful part of the Ribble Valley.
For more information about this year’s Middle Earth festival, or to take part by having a stall or entertainment, call 07773718944 or visit: www.middleearthbeerfestival.co.uk