Fordhall Farm Beer Festival and Summer Fair were a great success

Fordhall Farm’s weekend of festival activities have been a fantastic success this weekend. The real ale and live music went down a storm. Plus all the activities on Sunday kept everyone entertained for hours. We had tractor rides, welling wanging, archery, chainsaw carving, fishing, pond dipping, vegetable growing, farmers’ market, fire engines, sheep shearing, face painting, cob sculptures, tree climbing and so much more.
The sun shone (well for all but the last hour of the weekend when it poured down!). Our volunteers were fantastic, the bands were wonderful and the community really enjoyed it.
There are so many thanks to make after such a successful event including A.R. Richards for the fantastic farm machinery and tractor rides, The Good Tree company for the tree climbing, the local firemen for allowing the children to climb all over the engine, all of the amazing bands who kept our visitors entertained for the weekend – they really made the whole atmosphere, the local breweries who supplied beautiful real ales , Ago from Melody Corporation for the amazing marquee, our wonderful sheep shearers, Ben the farmer and many more people besides. Even Johnty from BBC Radio Shropshire enjoyed himself with a few ales – including the special Fordhall Ale in a special edition Fordhall half pint tanckered!
The farm in all its spring glory was the perfect backdrop to this summer event. The real ales were a first for Fordhall, but it is certainly something we will continue with. As the sun shone bright, it was the perfect afternoon chill out: sitting on the grass with the sheep grazing nearby, real ale in the glass and live music too. 
But huge thanks should go to Hannah for the great organisation, Beth for the wonderful bands and to Becca for helping to keep us all in order on the day. Well done one and all – here’s to next year 🙂
A big thank you must go to all those who supported us over the weekend by attending the event. We know that many travelled from across the country for this weekend including Devon, Kent, Lancashire and Birmingham – thank you.  
If you came along to the day and enjoyed yourself we would love to hear from you. Please leave your comments here.

Comments: 3

  1. Hi to Charlotte,Ben,Hannah,Becca,Beth and all the Fordhall volunteers,

    Thank you for a terrific day out on Sunday 13th. You all exceeded yourselves in
    providing a funpacked and thoroughly entertaining and educational event with
    something for everyone.
    All the food and drink was first class and the beer festival certainly gets my vote
    – although sadly I didn’t sample as much as I would have liked, being a (mostly)
    responsible driver! Hopefully you will be retaining the beer festival for next
    years fair. To say Ben’s Hog Roast was mouth watering would be a culinary
    I also really enjoyed the live music with Weezel Diesel et al which perfectly set
    off the ambience in the afternoon. With a good diversity of market stalls and all of
    the varied activities I can only wonder at the staggering value for money of the
    whole event.
    A tour of the farm topped off the day and I left feeling both spiritually uplifted
    and with a tremendous sense of optimism for your future.
    Thanks again for all your hardwork and organisation which made for such an enjoyable
    day out.

    Best regards,
    Paul Fox. (shareholder)

  2. hi hannah – thanks for a great day – really lucky with the weather – till about
    3.30pm!! loads to do, it was fab.

    Jennifer Humphreys

  3. the best four hours we’ve had out in ages. Loads to do, didn’t get to see everything as we were so busy!
    Beer was great, pond dipping was really interesting, music was very good.Just didn’t manage to get a tractor ride as it was so busy.
    Well done xx Can’t wait for next year!!

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