Events: October 2017

September 26-October 2: Beer Festival at the Golden Lion, 35 North Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1AB. More than 30 real ales, plus seven ciders.

September 28-October 1: Amber Valley CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival at Strutts, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1UU. More than 70 beers, plus ciders, perries and fruit wines. More details on the Amber Valley CAMRA website

September 28-October 1: Autumn Beer Festival at the Billericay Brewing Co, 54B/C Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LS.

September 28-October 1: Magic Rock tap takeover at Common, 39-41 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HW. Part of the IMBC 2017 Fringe. More details on the event Facebook page

September 28-October 1: Beer Festival at the Old Bull’s Head, 1 Redhall Road, Lower Gornal DY3 2NU.

September 28-October 1: Independent Manchester Beer Convention at the Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE. A world class showcase of the best breweries from the UK and beyond. Full details on the festival website

September 29-October 1: Chacewater Food and Ale Festival at The Old Market, The Square, Chacewater, Cornwall TR4 8PY. Opening times: Friday, 5pm-11pm; Saturday, noon until 10pm; Sunday, noon until 5pm or until the beer runs out. In association with The Beer Man

September 29-October 1: Ales, Cider and Wine Weekend at the RHS Garden, Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH. Also, a display of produce from the garden, food stalls and a barbecue. Full details on the event Facebook page

September 29-October 1: Green Hop Beer Festival at The Talbot, Knightwick, Worcestershire WR6 5PH. Live music Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtime.

September 30 and October 1: Dark Star Brewery’s Hopfest at the brewery, Star Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8RA. £5 entry fee includes a beer, cider, wine or soft drink. Full details on the event web page

October 2 and 3: Tiny Rebel Newport Good and Drink Festival supper, at Tiny Rebel Brewing Co, Wern Terrace, Rogerstone, Newport NP10 9FQ, 7pm. The menu is designed by Tiny Rebel’s executive chef, Rickie Ash, and will feature seasonal and local produce. Your ticket will include beer and cider, expertly paired with each course. Tickets are limited and can be purchased via Eventbrite

October 3-7: Brunswick Beer Festival at The Brunswick, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU. 50 cask ales and 16 real ciders and perries, plus live music and a barbecue. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Brunswick Inn.

Oktoberfest Bexley

October 4-7: Bedford Beer and Cider Festival at the Corn Exchange, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL. 160 real ales, 50 ciders and perries, plus draught and bottled international beers. Details on the festival web page

October 5-7: Oktoberfest at Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley DA5 1PQ. Proper German beer hall atmosphere, including an oompah band. Tickets and further details via Eventbrite

October 5-7: Carmarthen Beer Festival at St Peter’s Civic Hall, Nott Square, Carmarthen. 40 real ales, plus cider, perry and country wines.

October 5-7: Eastbourne Beer Festival at the Winter Garden, Compton Street, Eastbourne BN21 4BP. 130 real ales and more than 25 ciders and perries, as well as a range of bottled beers.Details on the festival website

October 5-7: South Woodham Ferrers Beer and Cider Festival at 25 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5PL. More than 35 beers, plus eight ciders. Details on the festival web page

October 5-7: Launch of Old Dairy Brewery’s Cattle Shed Brew Co project at Tonbridge Old Fire Station, Castle Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BH.

October 5-7: Ayrshire Real Ale Festival at The Concert Hall, Municipal Buildings, South Beach, Troon KA10 6AF. More than 150 beers, plus cider, perry and wine. Details on the festival website

October 5-7: Wakefield Beer Festival at The Space Westfield, Waldorf Way, Wakefield WF2 8DH. 70 real ales, plus cider, perry and British and foreign bottled beers. Details on the festival web page

October 5-8: Preston Fest at the Preston Gate Inn, Poughill, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9ET. 50 ales, plus cider, gin, rum, pizza and live music.

October 5-8: Scunthorpe Beer Festival at the Royal Hotel, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe DN15 7DE. 25 real ales, plus cider and perry. Further details here

October 6 and 7: Autumn Racing Weekend and Beer Festival at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX. Details on the Ascot website

October 6 and 7: Hayling Island Beer Festival at Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town, Hayling Island PO11 0HB. 30 real ales and 12 ciders. Hot food at al sessions, and live music Friday and Saturday evenings. Opening times: Friday, 6.30-11pm (tickets £8 in advance, £10 on door (subject to availabiity); Saturday, noon-4pm (£4 / £5); 6.30pm-11pm (£8 / £10). Tickets available from the Community Centre (up to 6pm on the Thursday and Saturday lunchtime) and numerous outlets around the Island; also online via PayPal. More details on the festival website

October 6 and 7: Oktoberfest Cornwall on Lemon Quay, Truro. German beer food and music. Tickets via Tickethive

October 6 and 7: Solihull Beer Festival at the Royal British Legion, Union Road, Solihull B91 3DH. 45 real ales, plus cider and perry. Details on the festival web page

October 6 and 7: Teeside Brew Fest at the Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1AT. More than 40 casks from North East and independent UK brewers, plus craft beer, gin, street food and live music. In aid of Teeside Hospice

October 6 and 7: Oktoberfest at the Ocean Room, Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8ED. 70 beers, plus 12 ciders and perries. Organised by the West Dorset branch of CAMRA

October 6-8: Oktoberfest at the South Bank Depot, 16 Globe Road, Leeds LS11 5QG. In collaboration with HofBräu See preview

October 6-8: Polperro Beer Festival at The Old Mill House, Mill Hill, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2RP. Up to 30 beers and ciders from the South West.

October 7: Learn how to brew beer the Belgian way, at Yarde Halt railway station, East Yard, Petersmarland, Torrington, Devon, 10am-4pm. Hosted by Moonchild Brewing Co. Details on the event Facebook page

October 7: Harvest Festival at Hunt’s Cider, Broadleigh Farm, Totnes TQ9 6PU, 6pm-midnight. Live music, hot food and, of course, cider. Tickets via the Hunt’s Cider website

October 11-14: Nottingham Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival at Nottingham Castle. More than 1,000 cask beers and over 250 real ciders and perries. About 800 cask beers on sale to start with. Full details and tickets via the festival website

October 12-14: Scarborough Real Ale and Arts Festival at the Old Parcels Office, Westborough, Scarborough Railway Station. More than 65 real ales, plus ciders. Details on the festival website

October 12-14: Sunderland Octoberfest at The Point, Holmeside, Sunderland SR1 3HY. 40 real ales and ten ciders. Details on the festival website

October 12-15: Richmond Ale Fest at Richmondshire Cricket Club, Hurgill Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4AR. More than 30 real ales and ciders — admission free. Public opening times: Friday, 5pm-11pm; Saturday, noon-11pm; Sunday, noon until 4pm or the beer runs out. Thursday session for CAMRA and cricket club members only.

October 13: Oktoberfest Burton at the National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1PH. More information and ticket details on the event Facebook page

October 13 and 14: Big Sky Beer Festival at Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby Grange, Driffield YO25 3HS. Beers, ciders and live music, plus food from the Yorkshire Wagyu Company. Tickets and more details via the Wold Top Brewery website

October 13-15: Hampshire Octoberfest at Basingstoke Cricket and Sports Club, Faifields Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DR. More than 190 beers, ciders and wines. Details on the festival website

October 17: Celebrating Cider at the Snooty Fox, 75 Grosvenor Avenue, Highbury, London N5 2NN, 7.45pm. A tasting of five ciders and a perry conducted by master trainer and member of the British Guild of Beer Writers, Christine Cryne, as part of CAMRA’s cider month. More details and tickets here

October 18-21: The Concrete Pint beer festival at Snozone, Xscape, 602 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3XS. Celebrating 50 years of Milton Keynes.

October 18-21: Steel City Beer and Cider Festival at the Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY. More than 200 real ales, plus world craft beers and traditional ciders and perries. Details on the event Facebook page

October 19: Porter: An Exploration of London’s Greatest Style at Anspach & Hobday, 118 Druid Street, London SE1 2HH, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Eight porters to try: four from the host brewers, four from other brewers. More details and tickets via Eventbrite

October 19-21: Falmouth Beer Festival at the Princess Pavilion, Melvill Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4AR. More than 240 real ales, plus 60 real ciders and perries. Organised by the Cornwall branch of CAMRA

October 19-21: Gainsborough Beer Festival at the Old Hall, Parnell Street, Gainsborough DN21 2NB. 60 beers, plus ciders and perries. More details on the Gainsborough CAMRA Facebook page

October 19-21: Maidenhead Beer and Cider Festival at the Magnet Leisure Centre, Maidenhead SL6 8AW. More than 100 real ales and over 30 ciders. Details on the event Facebook page

Salford Beer FestivalOctober 19-21: Independent Salford Beer Festival at St Sebastian’s Community Centre, Salford M6 6ES. Big line-up of cask and keg beers, including some special collaborations. Full details on the festival website

October 19-21: St Ives Booze on the Ouse Beer and Cider Festival at Burgess Hall, One Leisure Centre Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 6WU. More than 70 cask beers, plus real ciders and perries. More details on the festival web page

October 19-21: Stoke Beer and Cider Festival at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, City Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2RR. More than 180 beers, cider, fruit wines and bottled beers.

October 19-21: Twickenham Beer and Cider Festival at York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AA. About 70 cask beers, plus ciders and perries. More details on the festival web page

October 20 and 21: Matlock and Dales CAMRA Beer Festival at County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG. More than 75 cask ales, plus ciders, perries and a keg bar. More detail on the Matlock and Dales CAMRA website

October 20 and 21: Worthing Beer Festival at the Assembly Rooms, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HQ. Details and tickets via the festival website

October 20-22: Autumn Beer Festival at the Drapers Arms, 447 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8TZ. More than 20 beers.

October 20-22: Chepstow Real Ale and Cider Festival at the Drill Hall, Chepstow NP16 5HJ.

October 20-22: SmugFest 2017 at the Smugglers Den Inn, Trebellan Farm, Cubert, Cornwall TR8 5PY. Inaugural end-of-season festival. Details on the event Facebook page

October 20-22: Hayle Oktoberfest at Hayle Harbour, Cornwall TR27 4BL. More details to come…

October 21: Open Day at Red Cat Brewing, Unit 10, Sun Valley Business Park, Winchester SO23 0LB, 11am-5pm. Burgers from Broughton Water Buffalo (including vegetarian option). Details on the event Facebook page

October 22: Fownes Brewing Dwarfen Birthday Bash at Green Duck Beer Co, Rufford Road, Stourbridge DY9 7ND, 11am-5pm. Celebrating Fownes’ fifth anniversary. Details on the event Facebook page

October 23-28: Norwich Beer Festival at St Andrews and Blackfriars Hall, St Andrews Hall Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU. More than 220 real ales, and over 70 ciders and perries, as well as some 200 foreign beers. More details on the festival web page

October 26-28: Birmingham Beer and Cider Festival at the Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA. More than 200 beers and ciders. Details and advance tickets via the festival website

October 26-28: Cheltenham Real Ale Fest at Cheltenham Ladies College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham GL50 3EP. More than 80 real ales, 12 KeyKeg beers and 30 ciders and perries. More details on the festival website

October 26-28: Craft Beer Calling at Wylam Brewery, Palace of Arts Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne ME2 4PZ. Beers from some of the world’s leading independent craft brewers, plus gin, cider, wine, street food and live music.

October 26-28: Oxford Beer and Cider festival at the Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford. 140 real ales plus 50 real ciders and perries.

October 26-28: Shifnal Beer and Cider Festival at the War Memorial Club, Innage Road, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8AD. More than 20 beers, plus ciders and perries. Details on the festival web page

October 26-28: Swindon Beer Festival at the STEAM Museum, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY. More than 100 beers, plus cider and perry. Details on the festival webpage

October 27: Tap takeover and meet the brewer with Ridgeside Brewing Co at Sandbar, 120 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL, 6pm. Details on the event Facebook page

October 27 and 28: Alloa Cask Ale and Cider Festival at the Town Hall, Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 1AB. 50 real ales, plus cider and perry. More details on the Forth Valley CAMRA website

October 27 and 28: Datchet Beer Festival at the Village Hall, 3 Allen Way, Datchet, Berkshire SL3 9HR. More than 25 real ales and ciders. Details on the festival website

October 27 and 28: Poole Beer Festival at the St Aldhelm’s Centre, Poole Road, Branksome, Poole, Dorset BH12 1AD. More than 80 real ales,plus cider, perry and foreign beer. Full details on the festival web page

October 28: Members’ tap takeover at UBREW, 29 Old Jamaica Business Estate, 24 Old Jamaica Road, London SE16 4AW, noon. Showcasing small-batch — in some cases very small-batch — brews.

October 28: Ghost Brewery birthday party at North Bar Social, 8-10 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB, 1pm-11pm. Details on the event Facebook page