CANCELLED: Grape and Grain Festival, Harbourside, September 18th-20th

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It’s not long until Bristol’s Harbourside will be buzzing with the return of the Grape and Grain Festival. In its second year, visitors from the 18th – 20th September will taste a multitude of craft beers, ciders and wines from across the region, country and world. Expect to find a cocktail and Prosecco bar, Cowshed barbecue, Zerodegrees ‘Meet the Brewmaster’ events, music and entertainment for all, priced at just £5 per ticket.

Along with the drinks, including craft beer brought to you by Hope & Anchor and Bristol Craft Beer Bar, visitors will also be able to choose from a large variety of local food stalls and chef demonstrations. In addition to Bristol’s Cowshed’s barbecue and hog roast, Rick Stein’s Cookery School head chef, Mark Puckey, will be holding a cookery demonstration and a fish filleting masterclass on Saturday afternoon.

This Festival is also a family event. For children, there will be games, face painting and water fun. Adults can make a night of it with the Festival’s late opening hours (until 10.30pm) on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th.

Worldwide drinks producers are all set to gather for the weekend to provide sampling and buying opportunities of their produce. Festival sponsors Gancia and Bottega will be popping bottles of their Italian Prosecco throughout the weekend, and there will be a cocktail masterclass held by Flipside Cocktail Club of Clifton, teaching visitors how to shake up a selection of Grape and Grain themed cocktails.

Drinks play a very important part in Bristol’s history, with a long standing record of wine and sherry importing. Grape and Grain will be offering port, beer and wines from some of the many international cities that Bristol is twinned with, including Bordeaux, Hannover, Oporto, Tbilisi and Guangzhou.

There will be a shuttle ferryboat service from Wapping Warf to the Amphitheatre throughout the weekend. An additional late night ferry service will run from the festival site to Temple Meads Station. There are also a number of cycle paths that will allow you to easily cycle to the Festival and bike parking will be available on site.

Tickets are just £5 per day, with kids admitted free of charge. Opening hours are 5 – 10.30pm on Friday 18th, 11am – 10.30pm on Saturday 19th and 11am – 5pm on Sunday 20th. Further information is also available by visiting the Grape and Grain website at


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