When: 7th – 8th September 2013
Where: Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU
£: Adults £11.95, concessions £10.95, children (3 – 15 years) £6.95 and under 3s go free. Kent Life members get 50% off when booking online and 20% off on the door.
What is it?
The festival honours old traditions by giving visitors the chance to have a go at picking the hops by hand. Visitors can also see the last working coal-fired oast house in Britain, in full production for that weekend only. The event offers a unique chance to take in the sights and sounds of bygone years and meet lots of characters from Kent’s past.
In the beer tent there will be a large variety of rare and more commonly seen real ales and ciders, as well as a selection of lager, wine, spirits and Pimms. Try the sought after Cobtree Old Ale, brewed using Kent Life’s own hops, and pull up a hay bale and join the ‘festini’ atmosphere with a variety of live music all day long.
Other entertainment over the weekend includes piglet racing, water zorbing, a bouncy castle and pearly performances.
More info: www.kentlife.org.uk