There’s much more to FyneFest than beer, food and music – each year sees us continue our mission to offer a full range of entertainment for a full weekend of fun.
FyneFest 2018 Activities:
The Walkers Bar
Make the most of the beautiful festival site and surroundings with a leisurely walk up the glen to visit our pop-up bar for a well-earned beer and burger fresh from the BBQ. The Walkers Bar continues to be one of FyneFest’s most popular attractions – get on your feet, get some fresh air and clear your head for the evening with the one hour walk to the old riverside bothy bar. Remember, if taking your canine friend up the glen with you, they must be kept on leads at all times to avoid disturbing the farm animals.
Samba Ya Bamba will be leading the FyneFest Parade from the Courtyard to the main arena on Saturday 2 June! Join in with their rocking drum beats and funky rhythms with homemade instruments and colourful costumes and cut some shapes as the party heads down to the Main Bar for an evening of entertainment.
FyneFest Pub Quiz
Flex your mental muscles with the biggest pub quiz in Scotland (maybe?), taking place on Saturday afternoon in the Brewery Tap Courtyard. Get a pint, get a team of four, get your thinking cap and join in with a chaotic afternoon of trivia. The winners will be crowned the champions and rewarded with a stack of tokens to use in celebration of their victory.
Claiming a table early is highly advised – every year the quiz hits capacity and it’ll be your own fault if there’s nae space left.
There’s four Meet-The-Brewers panels taking place on Sat 2 June at FyneFest, and tickets are on sale now (£6 inc beer samples)! Any remaining tickets at the festival will be available from the Brewery Tap.
1230 – Drink Local: Beer, Brewing & Place
ft. Wylam, Fierce Beer, Marble Brewery, Pilot & Vibrant Forest.
1400 – Style Matters: Beyond IPAs
ft. Magic Rock, DEYA, Northern Monk, Lost and Grounded & Cloudwater Brew Co.
1530 – Funk, Farmhouse & Fun
ft. Beavertown Tempus Project, Fyne Ales Origins Brewing, Duration Brewing & Abbeydale Funk Dungeon.
1700 – Building A Brewery & Standing Out
ft. Siren Craft Brew, Left Handed Giant, Affinity Brew Co, Unity Brewing & Campervan Brewery.
Stories While U Wait
Returning to FyneFest, street writer Petit Prance brings his trusty typewriter to the glen to write custom stories on subjects of your choosing. Luke’s creative, imaginative stories were a treat in 2017 (if you don’t believe us, check this), and we’re super-excited to have him back for FyneFest 2018.
If you’re looking to enrich your FyneFest weekend, why not joina guided tour of the Fyne Ales brewery? You’ll be shown around our state-of-the-art facility and given insight into the brewing process by an expert from the Fyne Ales team and get to see first hand how and where our award-winning beers are produced!
Tours are ticketed, taking place across the weekend at regular intervals – you can buy tix online now and if there’s any left, they will be available from the Brewery Tap during the festival.
For the Wee’uns
FyneFest is a family-friendly weekend of fun, so we’ll be running a kids entertainment program to keep everyone amused, with Funky Chicken hosting a range of activities for wee’uns in their own yurt – The Kids Tent!
There’ll be a blackboard outside the tent with the schedule of activities – keep an eye out for the latest updates throughout the weekend.
Each evening from 6pm, the Kids Tent turns into a mini-cinema screening family friendly and kids classics through the evening.
Pearl & Plum Photobooth
Grab some pals, grab some props and pull some faces for the Pearl & Plum team in their photobooth tent, located next to the Brewers Bar & Cocktail Lounge. #AllTheFun
Brewery Tap & Shop
It’s Sunday, you’ve got tokens left, we’ve got beer in bottles for you to take home and drink away the sorrows of the best weekend of the year being over. Bring a growler and we’ll happily fill it with any of the beers pouring in any of the bars to help you spend any you haven’t lost.
Please note, all FyneFest and Fyne Ales merch will be down in the Merch Tent, so stop off their for Ts, hoodies, badges and stickers before you head off!
Be sure to stop off at the dedicated on-site shop selling a range of festival and brewery merchandise to get a souvenir of your weekend. You can also pick up tokens and get cashback from the Merch Shop and pay via cash or card.
Under-18s Jam Session
Under 18? Brimming with musical talent? Bring an instrument to #FyneFest18 and join in with a wee jam session on Saturday 2 June in the Brewers Bar and play in front of the FyneFest audience!
Much, Much More
Previous FyneFests have included jam sessions, pirate parades, dance classes and lots more – stay tuned for information on what special entertainments are lined up for 2018!