Fordhall Farm Beer Festival and Summer Fair were a great success
Fordhall Farm's weekend of festival activities have been a fantastic success this weekend. The real ale and live music went down a storm. Plus all the activities on Sunday kept everyone entertained for hours. We had tractor rides, welling wanging, archery, chainsaw carving, fishing, pond dipping, vegetable growing, farmers' market, fire engines, sheep shearing, face painting, cob sculptures, tree climbing and so much more.
The sun shone (well for all but the last hour of the weekend when it poured down!). Our volunteers were fantastic, the bands were wonderful and the community really enjoyed it.
There are so many thanks to make after such a successful event including A.R. Richards for the fantastic farm machinery and tractor rides, The Good Tree company for the tree climbing, the local firemen for allowing the children to climb all over the engine, all of the amazing bands who kept our visitors entertained for the weekend - they really made the whole atmosphere, the local breweries who supplied beautiful real ales , Ago from Melody Corporation for the amazing marquee, our wonderful sheep shearers, Ben the farmer and many more people besides. Even Johnty from BBC Radio Shropshire enjoyed himself with a few ales - including the special Fordhall Ale in a special edition Fordhall half pint tanckered!
The farm in all its spring glory was the perfect backdrop to this summer event. The real ales were a first for Fordhall, but it is certainly something we will continue with. As the sun shone bright, it was the perfect afternoon chill out: sitting on the grass with the sheep grazing nearby, real ale in the glass and live music too.
But huge thanks should go to Hannah for the great organisation, Beth for the wonderful bands and to Becca for helping to keep us all in order on the day. Well done one and all - here's to next year :-)
A big thank you must go to all those who supported us over the weekend by attending the event. We know that many travelled from across the country for this weekend including Devon, Kent, Lancashire and Birmingham - thank you.
If you came along to the day and enjoyed yourself we would love to hear from you. Please leave your comments here.
We are young and determined people assisted by over hundreds of volunteers who have come together to ensure this beautiful traditional countryside is saved. We are increasing the rich biodiveristy of the farm and helping to educate people about the pasture to plate cycle. Demonstrating that small-scale farming connected to the local community can offer a viable way of life for generations to come.