Malton's craft beer festival postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

Malton's craft beer celebration, BEERTOWN, has had to be rearranged for a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 10:04 am
Updated Friday, 19th February 2021, 10:06 am

The beer festival was originally planned to take place in 2020 and was postponed until the Early May Bank Holiday in 2021, but has now had to be postponed again until the weekend of the August Bank Holiday later this year.

BEERTOWN is Malton's craft beer celebration, turning the town into a 'Theatre of Beer' with 70 beers from breweries in the UK.

The new festival dates are Friday August 27 to Sunday August 29 with the Summer Bank Holiday falling on Monday August 30.

The craft beer festival will now take place in August.

In a statement BEERTOWN said: "We’ve not arrived at this decision lightly. Like many businesses up and down the country we’ve had to watch and wait for updates on how, or even if, we could proceed with an event in May.

"Not only would we need months to put in place all the preparations for BEERTOWN but we also need to be sure that it would be safe to run an event of its size.

"We understand that this will come as a huge disappointment to everyone who was looking forward to BEERTOWN in May, especially those who have supported us when we had to move the event over the course of the last 12 months."

All current tickets will roll over until August 2021 and anyone who cannot attend the new date will be issued a full refund. For refunds email Christ at [email protected]