Hagstravaganza – Everything you need to know

BEER MEASURES

The front bar is gonna be back for those who want to relax with a full 330ml out in the Wild Atlantic sunshine….

We’re keeping servings to 150ml due to universal approval last year.  We also had lots of feedback to say most beer fans wanted to taste as many of the 60 beers as possible, but with servings of 330ml, it just wasn’t possible without wasting valuable, gorgeous beer!

PAYMENT TOKENS

The token system remains dead simple – €2.50 per token, 1 token per drink. Tokens also used for food, swag, take out and tipping 😉

The entire festival is token payment and we ask attendees to only bring Debit/Credit Card payment please! We have improved our card payment system AGAIN and will have THREE token points this year, with cabled systems.

TICKET PRICING

We have invested over the past 3 years in the infrastructure, equipment and people we need to make the festival happen, and so this year we intend to break even for the 1st time! All profits generated will go to a local Sligo charity.

Your ticket will get you access, a guide, a glass, drink tokens, entertainment and a free train ride back to Sligo. You’ll get over 8 hours of access to beers not poured here before, in the company of the brewers who make the beer. Amazing. You wouldn’t see it on the radio….

TRAIN

As beautiful as Ballymote is, we won’t leave you stranded! If there’s one thing we heard loud and clear it is that the train must return! And so through our friends in Irish Rail, the train will return and collect us all on the Saturday night to transport us all to Sligo for the Beer Crawl at 9.40pm.

We are adjusting opening times to suit the train times arriving from Sligo and Dublin, and to allow day trippers have a longer day at the festival.

We will have some stewards on hand to help get you safely on the train, but we’d like everyone ensure we bring our waste with us on each train journey over the day!

No matter where else you are coming from, Irish rail have trains running from Dublin and Sligo all weekend that will drop you to the Brewery. Just check out Irishrail.ie for more info.

For more information on how to get to Hagstravaganza and where to stay click here.

BANDS & ACTS

You all loved the bands last year, so we have a cracking line up of local and national acts to see. We’ll also be bringing in some amateur DJ’s who moonlight as professional brewers.. watch this space..

We’ll also be hosting the Irish traditional act known as the Strawboys, who make their only ever summer appearances at HAGSTRAVAGANZA

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