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Campaign for Real Ale

Falmouth Beer Festival 2021

Thursday 4 March 2021

Following the COVID related cancellation of the 2020 event we have further disappointing but not unexpected news. It has been decided that we are not in a position to run a Falmouth Beer Festival this year.

Last Year our Festival Organiser Sonia Bunce, and our Branch Chairperson Bob Bunce resigned from their committee positions. This followed their stewardship of transforming the Falmouth Beer Festival from the Princess Pavilion location to Events Square where it developed into a hugely successful celebration of beer and cider. We owe them a huge thankyou!

Replacing Sonia and Bob would have been a huge task in normal times but the ongoing pandemic has meant we have been unable to hold an AGM and therefore are unable to fill the position of Festival Organiser. With the general uncertainty that still exists, coupled with the fact that by the time restrictions are lifted fully (June 21st is the earliest date this is expected), there would be insufficient time remaining to organise such a mega event.

On a positive note, and in support of #PUBSMATTER we are looking to organise a pubs-based festival in Falmouth and are in the early stages of planning this. Subject to confirmation we hope to have a fortnight long event (week commencing October 11th) involving a series of crawls around 24 Falmouth pubs. Even we couldn’t do all 24 in one go so it will split into 4 crawls each involving 6 pubs. Participants will get to vote for their champion beer and cider of the event. We hope to see you there!