FINALLY - we are open!

FINALLY, the doors to the 2024 Chelmsford & Mid-Essex Beer and Cider Festival are open.

Although we are open, you can still save time and guarantee admission by ordering your tickets online but there will be a limited number available at the entrance each day although Friday and Saturday often fill up quickly.

You can buy your tickets online here

We have over 300 beers and ciders on sale and bands playing each day at Admirals Park (Rainsford Road, CM1 2PL)

You can now view the drinks available online at

Soft- and low-alcohol drinks as well as Gin and Wine will be available and make for a great afternoon and/or evening so come along with your friends and family for a good time and to support your local event.

Significant times:

  • Festival open at 12:00 midday
  • Last entry at 10:45pm
  • Last Orders 10:50pm
  • Time at the bar - 11:00pm
  • Drink up by 11:20pm

Volunteers are still welcome if they would like to help. Just ask any manager (wearing a yellow identity badge) for details of how to contact the Volunteer team

John Preston
Beer Festival Organiser
Chelmsford Summer Festival 2024

Tickets now on sale for Chelmsford Summer Beer & Cider Festival 2024
Tues 16th - Sat 20th July

Tickets are now on sale for the Summer Beer and Cider festival to be held in Admirals Park between the 16th - 20th July.

The festival is open Tuesday to Saturday from midday until 23:00 each day.

Tickets cost £13.00 for CAMRA MEMBERS ONLY on all days and £17.00 for non-members on Tuesday-Thursday and £20.00 Friday and Saturday. There are season tickets available for both Members (£13.00) and non-members (£25.00). All tickets include admission, one non-refundable souvenir glass and one £10.00 card of beer vouchers. (Extra vouchers are available to purchase from the Membership section inside the main marquee)

To purchase tickets for individual days or a season ticket to cover all sessions, please go to the CAMRA ticketing site to Buy tickets.
(Please note: CAMRA member prices are only valid for active members on production of their membership card)

For ticketing queries please contact ku.gro.armac.fcbc@gnitekcit only


We are also still looking for volunteers to help run the festival and you can register your interest and details HERE

John Preston
Beer Festival Organiser
Chelmsford Summer Festival 2024

The Chelmsford Summer Beer & Cider Festival 2024
isn't just about Beer and Cider...

There is a lot more to the festival than Beer and Cider! We have other drinks for those that want to come along and enjoy the atmosphere but may not like Beer or Cider; There's a gin outlet and a wine stand and - for the first time - we have non-alcoholic (or very low alcohol) beers available along with soft drinks for the kids and the drivers!

In addition to the drinks, there are food stalls selling a wide variety of tasty items (see list on the left) and there is music on all days to suit many tastes.

The festival is held outdoors so if the sun is shining, (& the wind drops!) come along with your mates, your work colleagues or your family (Children are allowed into the site but not at the bars) to enjoys some great drinks, some great food and some great bands.


John Preston
Beer Festival Organiser
Chelmsford Summer Festival 2024

Summer Beer Festival 2024 - Sponsor our Music / Promote your Business

We have a few slots left for a great sponsorship deal, allowing you to promote your business in front of thousands of festival-goers this summer.
See more details here and contact

Corporate/Business Tickets available for Summer Beer Festival 2024

Are you looking to reward your staff this year or offer your clients something ‘different’ or just a group of friends?

As in previous years, we are offering local businesses a simple way to obtain multiple tickets with a single transaction.

Contact for more information.

Volunteering for the Summer Beer Festival 2024

If you have not already volunteered would you consider coming along and lending a hand. In return you get beer, cider, fun and friendship. Full details about volunteering can be found here and you can register here.