Pocktoberfest 2017 will be packed with good beers, good food and good music when it returns in the Pocktoberfest marquee at Pocklington rugby club next Saturday (14 October) from 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm.

Inspired by a Round Table visit to theMunich beer festival; Pocktoberfest was first held in the town in 2004 and quickly became a key event in Pocklington's social calendar. Pocktoberfest returns for 2017 with its familiar format of beers from near and far, top local musicians, food stalls and a couple of new additions to make sure everyone will enjoy the day.

There will be more than 20 real ales, lagers and ciders on offer, from local brewers and from further afield; including Elvington’s Hop Studio, which is sending its noted Elvington-brewed American Pale Ale, Mosaic. Intriguingly named cask ales from around the country, some specifically for the Halloween period, include Autumn Red and Poltergeist Porter, from Edinburgh, with other brews from Yorkshire, Suffolk and Wiltshire. To make sure no-one is excluded there are prosecco and gin bars and ample soft drinks available.

The headline music act is the popular Primal Suspects, from York; with support from Bishop Wilton based jazz band, Just Friends, plus other local musicians. And completing what’s on offer there is Tickled Pink Catering's pizza oven and barbeque food stall throughout the day.

Admission is £10 and includes a Pocktoberfest commemorative glass and programme and a free first drink. Tickets are available from the Pocklington RUFC bar, and from RM English Pet Food shop in Market Street, Pocklington. Children are welcome up until 8.00 pm, and the event is also supporting the rugby club’s chosen charity for 2017, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.

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