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There are still plenty of tickets available on the door - we'll see you this weekend!


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 nearly 220 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 marquee (Sunday only) for Family Fun including Children’s Theatre and Circus Skills. 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.

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

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At this year’s OctoberFest you can enjoy

  • 219 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
  • 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

Emergency Event Contact Number

Please dial 07855 020825 during OctoberFest should an emergency arise. This number should not be called for general event enquiries or at any time outside of OctoberFest weekend (13-15 October)