It seems as though the gods have deemed it fit for two beer festivals local to me to be held on the exact same weekend.
Both located in East Surrey, Oxted Beer Festival and Godstoneberry not only clashed in 2019, they will both clash in 2020 too.
In 2019 they both took place on the 12-14th of July. In 2020 they are set to clash again, unfortunately. Godstoneberry released their dates early and selected the same weekend, this time falling on 10-12 July.
Oxted Beer Festival takes place at Master Park and Godstoneberry tales place at Flower Farm, about 2 and a half miles away from each other.
I messaged the team at Godstoneberry to check this fact and they had a pretty good reason:
Unfortunately, being a working farm we have to schedule our events to fit in with farming commitments. With a busy P.Y.O season all June and into July, and hundreds of day old turkey chicks arriving the weekend after it was that weekend or not at all.
I like beer, but day old turkey chicks could win if I had to choose!
So, what is a beer lover to do?
Go to both festivals of course!
If you missed Godstoneberry it’s not the only beer event to be held by Flower Farm. There’s also Oktoberryfest and other regular, smaller events through the year.