Wokingham Festival starts this evening for food, drink and music lovers
Published: 23 Aug 2013 12:301 comment
The popular annual event, which takes place in Elms Field, is expected to attract thousands of people to the town between Friday and Sunday.
There will be more than 40 beers on sale - with proceeds going to the Wokingham Lions charity - along with food demonstrations and live music from Friday to Sunday.
Stan Hetherington, who helps organise the event said: "If the weather ends up being half decent it always ends up being a really good weekend.
"It's a community event with full-on music throughout Saturday and Sunday, and on Friday night. It's one of the biggest events of the year for Wokingham.There are some really good bands playing so it should be good."
There are 30 singing and dancing acts lined up for the three days, along with more than 20 food and drink companies with stalls booked to show off their produce.
English specialities including cheese, chutneys, sweets and sausages will be there to tempt the tastebuds.
Samples of Caribbean and Mediterranean food will also be on show, along with a German kitchen cutlery business, a vodka company and much more.
A separate restaurant tent will provide a range of international dishes.
A children's corner also provides youngsters with lots to do. Mr Hetherington said: "We have got something for the kids to do whether it's reading stories, juggling, hula hooping or face painting."
Day tickets for entry before 5pm cost £5, and evening tickets after 5pm cost £7.
All children accompanied by an adult are free. Doors open at 5.30pm on Friday, and 10am on Saturday and Sunday, and close at 11pm each night.