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Spirit of Harborough Festival

Spirit of Harborough 27- 29th May 2017

A celebration of the finest, locally produced wine, beer, gin and cider at Harborough's exciting new festival!

We hope you enjoyed the first ever Spirit of Harborough Festival that took place this May Bank Holiday (27-29th May 2017). The festival was a celebration of fine wines, craft beer, locally produced cider and artisan gin. 

Over the weekend there were a number of activities taking place such as taste tours, tutorials by local artisan brewers and tours and demonstrations from local producers. 

The highlight of Spirit of Harborough was the free Festival Garden Party which took place on Monday 29th May at The Oat Hill with live music, local food and drink in the gorgeous surroundings of the beer garden.

We would like to thank all that came and supported this festival, we hope you all had as much fun as we did! 

Keep your eyes peeled for more information on next year's Spirit of Harborough Festival. 

Taste Harborough Mini Taste Trail

Saturday 27th May 


Visitors to Spirit of Harborough took part in a Taste Trail and enjoyed a taster from some of Taste Harborough’s members. The trail will took people on a town wide tour where they enjoyed a range of drink and food tasters throughout the day from beer tasters to mini gin and tonic tarts!

WELLAND VALLEY VINEYARD TOUR AND TASTING

Vines
Visitors to the first ever festival enjoyed a tour of Welland Valley Vineyard and were met by David our local award-winning wine producer. As well as a guided tour of the vineyard and the winery they also enjoyed a talk on how the award-winning wine is produced finishing with a tasting of the red, white, and sparkling wines on offer.

LANGTON BREWERY TASTING AND TUTORIAL TOUR

Brewery

Visitors enjoyed a guided tour of the locally renowned Langton Brewery. They also received a brewing tutorial and a tasting session of the extensive selection of the Langton range of premier beers.

 

THE BOTTLE KICKING CIDER COMPANY TOUR

Cider
Tour goers headed out to the beautiful village of Hallaton and its infamous Bottle Kicking Cider Company. They enjoyed a tour of the brewery with a talk on the cider producing process, snacks including samples from Walkers Pies of Leicester, one of our sponsors, along with a tasting from the range of wonderful ciders produced.

TWO BIRDS GIN
(Approx 1.5 hrs)

Gin stills
It was definitely Gin o'clock at the prestigious Two Birds Gin School. Tours goers enjoyed a talk on the history of gin by Simon, the Ginstructor along with the perfect Gin and Tonic and a gin distilling demonstration along with tastings of 4 different gin types.

MARKET HARBORUGH BREWERY TOUR

Brewery

Visitors to the festival headed to Market Harborough Brewery and enjoyed a talk on the beer production process, snacks along the way and a tasting from the range of wonderful beers produced.

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