THE fourth annual Northallerton beer festival will be held in Northallerton town hall from September 26 to 28.

The event was first launched by the Wall’s Brewing Company in 2011 which this year is working in conjunction with events company Beer Hops.

An extensive range of beers will be offered from far and wide and there will also be a continental section along with ciders and perries.

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On the Saturday there will be a touch of whimsy when awards will be given to festival-goers wearing the most impressive hats.

Other entertainment offerings will be an open mic night on Friday and a live band on Saturday evening, potentially with a folk band on Saturday afternoon, and an appearance from the local sword dancers.

The bar will be open on Friday from 6pm to 11pm; on Saturday from 11am to 11pm; and on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

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