New venue for beer festival proves popular

Members of Sleaford Round Table. EMN-140922-115221001
Members of Sleaford Round Table. EMN-140922-115221001

A new date and venue for Sleaford’s Oktoberfest seems to have paid off, organisers have said.

The annual event, now in its fourth year, returned to the town on Friday and Saturday.

Pictured (from left) Kenny Kerr, Emma Smy, Lorraine Callacher, Julie Garfoot and Amanda Hoyle of Sleaford.

Pictured (from left) Kenny Kerr, Emma Smy, Lorraine Callacher, Julie Garfoot and Amanda Hoyle of Sleaford.

Organised by the Sleaford and District Round Table, the festivities were this year brought forward to September from October in the hope of capturing better weather and moved from the rugby club to the Boston Road Recreation Ground to improve access.

There were fun fair rides and live entertainment from numerous local bands both nights.

Christian Slingsby, from the Round Table, said: “We had an amazing Saturday night, the atmosphere was phenomenal. We had huge amounts of support from local residents and they were saying it was fantastic to see the recreation ground being used.”

Mr Slingsby added two sponsors have already committed to next year’s event and thanked all the volunteers.

“It has really worked on the ‘rec’, making it so much more accessible,” he added.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Round Table’s two chosen charities, Sleaford Community Minibus and Action Duchenne, which funds research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy and supports those with the condition.