Hampshire’s OctoberFest is a fantastic family festival held in Basingstoke from 13th-15th October, attracting over 8000 visitors annually. The festival has a huge variety of real ale from across the region with over 190 different beers and ciders, and new for this year - craft ales will be sold in a third quiet marquee. This fun weekend is also full of children’s and family activities and live entertainment. This year we also have a dedicated theatre/circus skills marquee open on the Sunday. Don't forget our Friday Works Night Out, a great way to entertain clients, customers or staff - group discounts available.

The event hosts some fantastic catering and craft stalls to visit. This celebration - the biggest of its kind in the South East - is organised by The Wessex Heritage Trust, in collaboration with Upham Brewery and supported by The Breeze FM, the event aims to provide people in Hampshire with a wonderful, activity full and tasty event appropriate for adults and children. Advance tickets on sale July 1st!

Hampshire’s OctoberFest is organised by the Wessex Heritage Trust - please click here to donate, and help us continue our work.

Bar Staff Required

We are looking for outgoing, friendly individuals to join our bar team over the weekend. Please email Liz Bradford for more information.

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At this year’s OctoberFest you can enjoy

  • Over 190 beers, ciders and wines from across the region
  • Craft ales available
  • Delicious hot food options
  • Great live music line-up – over 40 bands in two marquees
  • Quiet marquee
  • Free music workshops
  • Circus
  • Morris dancers (Sunday)
  • Local trade stalls
  • Performers and entertainers
  • Children’s rides including a bouncy castle (at extra charge)
  • Dedicated marquee for family fun (Sunday)
  • Free Wi-Fi on site all weekend – provided by Liberty-i



Works Night Out
05:00pm - 11:30pm


ADV / £10.00 OTD. No under 18s.

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Super Saturday
11:00am - 11:30pm


ADV / £10.00 OTD. U16's £4 ADV / £5 OTD. Family £20 ADV / £25 OTD.

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Family Sunday
11:00am - 06:00pm


ADV / £7.50 OTD. U16's FREE.

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Weekend Rover

Entry all weekend


ADV only

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