Lions apply to hold beer festival

The weekend of June 18 is set to be full of celebration for Caistor, with a beer festival and open gardens due to be held on the same days.

Caistor and District Lions have applied for permissions to hold a beer festival at South Street Park, following on from their success of serving refreshments at the Caistor Goes Medieval weekend last summer.

The Lions are planning to charge an entrance fee into the park for the festival – but the precedent for this has already been set during previous Celtic festivals in Caistor, town councillors heard.

Attendances of up to 500 people are being expected, and the Lions have been given some “wonderful tips” from the Barton Lions about organising the festival, Caistor Town Council was told last Thursday (February 11, 2016). Qualified stewards and security personnel are expected and the Lions hope to apply to West Lindsey District Council for the relevant licences.

It is believed the beer festival will be held on the Saturday and Sunday of the weekend, though the dates referred to were June 17 and 18.  Father’s Day falls on the Sunday of that weekend.

The move was praised by Cllr Alan Caine, who underlined the Lions’ professionalism at other events in the town.

Cllr Deborah Barker confirmed that the Caistor In Bloom Open Gardens Weekend is also expected to be held at the same time. About ten households are expected to open their gardens to visitors following a circular “Scarecrow trail” around Caistor in aid of the Red Cross.

Other events being planned in the town later this year are Caistor In Bloom’s Spring Open Gardens on April 3, a possible lighting of a beacon for the Queen’s 90th Birthday in April, and Caistor Goes To The Movies – this year at the Market Place – on July 9.

 

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