24th August 2024

About 2022 Gartness Beer Festival

Preparations are well under way for the 2022 Gartness Beer Festival and we thought it would be helpful to explain how the beer festival is set up and organised .

When we started in 2012 the beer festival was all about the beer with some money raised on the side as a bonus for charity. Since then we have continued to build the Beer Festival to include live music, provide locally produced food, build a standalone wine bar, ensure accessibility throughout the venue and of course, at the centre of everything, source the best real ales served from hand pulls and keg beers plus fresh ciders. We will also have Lagers on keg from Williams Bros and Drygate.

The one thing that has changed out of all recognition is the funds we now generate in support of Scottish Charities – at our last Gartness Beer Festival we raised over £12000 and our ambition this year is to aim for £20,000.

Every ticket bought for the Gartness Beer Festival, whilst providing entry to the event with a pint served in our commerative pint or gin glasses, supports our charities.

As the Beer Festival has become more & more well known Sponsorship has also become a critical part of our fundraising –

We’ve always been amazed at the generosity of our supporters and this year we can confirm the formal sponsorship options available  –

  1.  £100 for 2 beer festival tickets – popular with individuals who just want to buy tickets & make a donation.
  2. local businesses have the option of paying £200 for 4 tickets and display of their company name on our promotional materials or 
  3. £500 for 4 tickets, as per the £200 option, but with the company name applied to the Beer Festival glass. Popular option but space is limited so first come first served.

All of the above sponsorship options will get you added to our Gartness Beer Festival website and companies will in addition be added to the Professionally designed Tasting Notes brochure.

If you email to let us know your preferred sponsorship option we will send you an invoice with the relevant bank details.

We know there are cheaper beer festivals out there but our event stands apart by first of all creating a really great event, accessible to all, but equally importantly supporting local charities with very significant donations – remember,  our event is run entirely by volunteers.

All tickets purchased in advance include a voucher for the food stall and a drink of your choice.

Our two main chosen charities for 2022 are



RSABI provides practical, emotional and financial support to all people involved in the Scottish agricultural industry. 

hearts and balls


Hearts + Balls was conceived in 1999 when a player from the Lismore Rugby Club in Edinburgh suffered a serious spinal injury that left him paralysed. Hearts + Balls has since widened its support to cover other players impacted by serious injury or illness.