I’d never heard of Pocklington. However, this coming weekend (29th and 30th October), the East Riding town will host the eighth year of Pocktoberfest, a small local festival celebrating good beer, food, and for the first time this year, music. With a lineup boasting political activist Billy Bragg, with his three decade long status as one of England’s most lauded songwriters, and folkie Seth Lakeman, amongst other acts and a wide selection of beers and ciders, the small festival with big ambitions looks to put the town on the map.
What’s more – with the ethos of the festival being to raise as much as possible for local charities, the cause is as worthwhile as it is enjoyable. With a price tag of only £20 for students, there could be no more pleasant or affordable way to gear up for Halloween then enjoying the quality entertainment with a pint of Derventio Vampire or a St Austell Bucket of Blood in an ex-train station. The festival will also be running buses from the town centre throughout the Sunday.
Thanks to the generosity of the festival – you can! We have two tickets, courtesy of the festival, to give away. All you have to do is e-mail the answer to the following question to [email protected] by 10am by the morning of Saturday 29th with ‘Pocktoberfest Competition!’ in the subject line.
Q. Which one of the following Young’s beers will be available at Pocktoberfest?
a) Dirty Dick
b) Filthy Stick
c) Mouldy Brick
For more information, please visit www.pocktoberfest.co.uk.