The Oast Beer Festival
22 & 23 June 2018
Our Beer and Music festival celebrating the Oast's 40th Anniversary takes place at The Oast, Granary Close, Rainham, Kent ME8 7SG directly adjacent to Rainham Kent Station. The festival has been organised by four real ale enthusiasts to raise funds for the Oast centre restoration.
The festival will run from 12 noon to 10:30pm on Friday 22 & Saturday 23 June 2018. Last entry is 9.30pm
Entry price is £4 which includes your festival glass. Early bird entry before 4.30pm on Friday is only £3
Please note that due to the sale of alcohol the festival is strictly over 18s only so children under 18 cannot be admitted. ID may be requiredhttp://tickets.rainham-kent.co.uk
The difficult bit for any festival - the guidelines to make it run smoothly
- Over 18s only (no children) - ID may be required
- No dogs on site except guide dogs
- No alcohol to be brought onto the site
- Only food bought on site to be consumed
- Beer and cider may only be dispensed in festival glasses
- Last admission time is 9.30pm
How does the festival work?
Entry on both days is £4 at the gate, it's over 18s only so you may need ID if you're lucky to look younger. This gets you into the festival to see the bands and you'll get a programme and a commemorative festival glass.
Once inside you can collect your glass and buy vouchers for the beer and cider. The vouchers cost £10 and are cards marked up with amounts from 10p to £1 that total £10. The beer and cider bar is located in the kiln adjacent to the car park, it doesn't take cash and is tokens only. You can order each beer as pints or halves. When you've chosen your beer or cider please order by the number in the programme and on the barrel and the amount will be marked off your card.
Food stalls will be located in the Oast courtyard and selling things like gourmet sausages, hot dogs and burgers with a burrito stall available on Saturday Bands will be playing from 7pm on Friday and from 5pm on Saturday in the Wakeley Hall, follow the signs or the sound to find them!
There is no parking on site. Unless you're sticking to soft drinks we'd recommend coming by train or using one of the local taxi firms to get to the festival. For designated drivers there is a large pay & display car park opposite the Oast on Station Road.