Fans of traditional ales and spicy food will be flocking to Dewsbury in May for two different events. After the huge success of last year, a festival run by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) returns to the town hall in Dewsbury from the 19th-21st May. On the Saturday, there is also the first ever ‘fiery food street market and chilli festival’.
Lovers of Real Ale will be able to enjoy a great selection of Real Ales for Scotland and Yorkshire, Ciders and beers from around the world inside the Town Hall. There will also be live music, The Chairman of the Heavy Woolen Branch of CAMRA, Alan Mapplebeck, said that he thought last years festival had put Dewsbury on the map as over 3000 visitors attended and that they hoped to expand it this year.
Nobody can argue about the popularity of the festival last year, they ran out of beer at one point. So organisers are hoping that this year will be as, if not more, popular. The doors open at 4pm for members of CAMRA, and at 6pm for the public, The award winning writer of books on Beer, Simon Jenkins, will be officially opening the festival at 6pm.