Alan Newman , his two brothers (Steve and Dan) and nephew (Jordan) started OrnchurchFest in 2016 to raise money for the supporters club and a local charity.
Not really knowing what we were doing it turned out to be quite successful, as well as enjoyable.
They came back for more in 2017 to raise money to clean and repaint the football stadium for the club and local community who use it. The event became bigger that the previous year and exceeded their expectations.
We now have the bug and are looking forward to hosting again this year.
All our time is volunteered and we are busy arranging and promoting this year to raise money for a new academy classroom for the football club.
We are seeing some real interest in the event this year and have gained support from local businesses such as the Upminster Tap Room.
This year they also have there own Facebook page (AFC Hornchurch Beer Festival) as well as Twitter (@OrnchurchFest) and online ticket sales via www.eventbrite.co.uk ‘OrnchurchFest 2018’
This year they have over 30 different beers, lagers, ciders, wines and gin from 8 different breweries, vineyards and distilleries this year, far exceeding last years offering, which is really exciting.
Being held on Sunday 14th October from 12-8pm, tickets are £5 (online or on the door)with everyone welcome.
Posters and other promotional information will soon be available.