It was a second successful year for the Ross on Wye Beer and Cider Festival. Organised by Ross Lions and Rotary Clubs and held at Ross Rowing Club it was a great example of local groups working together for the benefit of others. For this was a Charity Beerfest, set up with the aim of providing a Bank Holiday activity for the town as well as a way of raising funds for local good causes.
Spanning both days of the May Day Bank Holiday, the Festival drew in hundreds of people. Many came from the local area but there were many visitors who came for the day or were staying for the weekend. Campers found staying overnight a good facility and they were able to visit the May Fayre as well as join in the Festival. All-day music was a great addition this year and thanks are due to those who donated their time and efforts to provide entertainment. Food was provided by the Rowing Club and there was a wonderful atmosphere in the ‘tented village’ that was put together by the riverside.
Remember to keep an eye on this website and www.rossbeerfest.org to keep up to date with developments. After all, it’s a great idea – drinking beer and cider for Charity!