The Lake District plays host to a variety of beer festivals throughout the year, offering patrons the chance to sample a wide selection of quality ales and lagers. These festivals are great fun and often feature a range of live music performances and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Below we’ve listed some of our favourite beer festivals in the Lake District to enjoy whilst staying in your holiday home at Hawthorns Park. Sample locally brewed beverages, before heading back to the comfort of your luxury park home.
Northern Craft Beer Festival – March
The popular Northern Craft Beer Festivals takes place at Hawkshead Brewery twice a year. So, if you miss their March festival, be sure to head there in July! Here, you can enjoy a wide range of guest ales from across the region, as well as live music and children’s activities at the family-friendly festival. With the festival just over a 20-minute drive away, we highly recommend a visit!
Address: Hawkshead Brewery, 14 Back Ln, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR
Distance from us: 26-minute journey
View the Hawkshead Brewery website
Kirkby Beer & Music Festival – April
The Kirkby Beer and Music Festival is a fantastic weekend celebration of all the family, which offers free entry! Alongside the many beers to try, there will also be a good range of local ciders, too!
Address: Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club, Raygarth, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth LA6 2DS
Distance from us: 22-minute journey
Visit the Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club Facebook
Keswick Beer Festival – June
Keswick Beer Festival is a popular Lake District event. Alongside offering a brilliant range of locally brewed beers and ciders from the surrounding areas, it’s also used as a great opportunity for fundraising. Money is raised for local charities as well as the Keswick area, too! 2023 is the 25th anniversary of the festival, and the organisers anticipate the event will be bigger and better than ever before.
Although Keswick is an hour’s drive from our base at Hawthorns, we think the drive is totally worth it! Find out more below.
Address: Keswick Rugby Club, Davidson Park, Crow Park Road, Keswick CA12 5EG
Distance from us: 1-hour journey
Visit the Keswick Beer Festival website
Kendal Calling – July
Although this isn’t strictly a beer festival, its the Lake District’s largest event, and there will most certainly be a range of beers on offer here. Dubbed “The UK’s most picturesque festival” by the Daily Mirror, the 3-day fest at Lowther Deer Park will see many household names take to the stages. On offer this year are Kasabian, Royal Blood, Rick Ashley, Example, Nile Rodgers and much more.
Address: Kendal Calling, Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HX
Distance from us: 45-minute journey
Visit the Kendal Calling website
Furness Beer Festival – August
Organised by the well-regarded Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA), the Furness Beer Festival is the place to be for beer aficionados! The annual Ulverston event sees a breadth of beers entered in categories, with various awards handed out at the end of the festival. You can also enjoy live music and some brilliant food options.
Address: Coronation Hall, Ulverston LA12 7AB
Distance from us: 40-minute journey
Visit the Furness CAMRA website
Grasmere Guzzler – September
The 13th annual Grasmere Guzzler is due to take place this September! Tweedies Bar & Lounge is a popular hotspot for live music. Visit the Guzzler for great tunes, food and even better beer, where an all round ‘hoppy’ time is guaranteed to be had by all!
Address: Tweedies Bar & Lodge, Red Bank Rd, Grasmere LA22 9SW
Distance from us: 45-minute journey
Visit the Tweedies Bar & Lounge website
Castle Green Beer Festival – October
Visit this autumn beer festival to celebrate the fantastic beers that have been brewed locally and are inspired by the Lakelands. Just 20-minutes away from us in Kendal, the the Castle Green Beer Festival will make a fantastic visit for those who are interested in beers and ales! Keep an eye non the Castle Green Hotel website for upcoming information!
Address: Bowness Bay Brewing Ltd, Unit 10, Castle Mills, Aynam Rd, Kendal LA9 7DE
Distance from us: 20-minute journey
Visit the Castle Green Hotel website
Where to stay
Hawthorns Park’s ideal location on the edge of the Lake District, Cumbria, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales means we are perfectly situated to enjoy the breadth of events in the area. If you love the stunning area as much as we do then why not make a more permanent base for yourselves here?
Escape the everyday whenever you want to with a caravan holiday home at Hawthorns Park. Our park is only accessible to owners, so you can be assured that your caravan in the Lake District will be a place of relaxation, peace and quiet.
Contact our sales team to find out more!
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