With red weather warnings courtesy of ‘The Beast from the East’ and a heavy blanket of snow covering most of Perthshire, it’s certainly a wintery start to the month of March. Believe it or not we are heading into spring – despite people out there shovelling snow – and it’s time to look ahead to what’s in store in the area over the warmer months.
And as the snow lies thick on the usually lush green grass of the North Inch, tickets have gone on sale for one of the most popular annual events on the Perthshire calendar – Perth Beer Festival.
Organised by Perthshire Rugby, the 2018 event will be the eighth festival and its popularity and reputation continues to grow and grow. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday 12th May and as always you better get your tickets early as the main event in the evening has sold out every year!
This year, Perth Beer Festival is sponsored by local-based company Tan International and there is already lots planned for the big day. The event is a key fundraising initiative for our local rugby club and helps Perthshire Rugby to deliver their programme of encouraging community participation in rugby and sport in general.
The kegs will begin pouring from midday on the 12th and last year’s beer selection included Inveralmond Brewery, Innis & Gunn, Cairngorm and more – with a similarly varied offering expected for this year’s festival.
And starting from 2018 there will be a brand new gin bar, featuring a wide range of excellent craft gins sourced from across Scotland. Entry is free during the daytime and families are welcome, with a host of activities for young and old happening on the North Inch.
Perthshire Rugby’s annual Sevens Tournament will provide fantastic sporting entertainment and if the kids fancy giving it a go for themselves, there will be rugby taster sessions happening throughout the afternoon.
Muckmedden will also be in attendance and the guys will be putting together a fun bike track in the kids’ zone. There will also be a climbing wall and many other great activities for the whole family. Of course with all of this entertainment and the fine selection of beers and gins, you’ll want some grub and there will be locally sourced, delicious BBQ food for sale throughout the day. Perth Beer Festival is unique in the way it brings our local community and local businesses together - tickets sell fast and we recommend you book your place online as soon as possible!
The ‘Big Bash’ evening event is ticketed and has sold out every year since the Perth Beer Festival first launched. This year, one of Scotland’s leading function bands – Circus – will be performing and the band’s repertoire boasts songs from the 1960s right through to the modern day.
Speaking ahead of the ticket launch today, Perthshire Rugby’s Chief Executive – Allan Brown – has reiterated the people of Perth to make sure they get their tickets sorted as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
“Perth Beer Festival is unique in the way it brings our local community and local businesses together to enjoy a great day of rugby sevens, family activities and music. Tickets to our evening events sell fast and we recommend that you book your place online as soon as possible!”
To get warmed up for the Perth Beer Festival, the Perth Comedy Night will take place the evening before on Friday 11th May. Compered by local funny man Bruce Fummey, there’s an exciting line-up of stand-up comedians and of course plenty of boozy treats to enjoy as well.
For information on how to purchase tickets, pop over to our What’s On section.
Have a look at some of last year’s pictures in our Gallery and keep your eyes peeled to Small City for your chance to win tickets to the Comedy Night and Big Bash!
Perth Beer Festival
Perth Beer Festival will partner up with Strathearn Distillers and Inveralmond Brewery during this weekend's event.
May 7th Monday 2018
English Touring Opera will be performing The Marriage of Figaro as part of the Perth Festival of the Arts 2018 programme.
May 5th Saturday 2018
A 12-hour arts event in the city centre will see our historic vennels lit up by innovation installations, music and poetry.
May 2nd Wednesday 2018