CHAMPIONING all things local – that’s the aim as a beer, cider and live music festival takes over at Hilltop Farm this weekend.

The fifth annual Beer and Cider Festival runs on the evening of Friday 8th June and all day into the night on Saturday 9th June at Hilltop Farm in Hunningham.

It will be a weekend of live music – from top local acts including The Rock Bottoms, Carl Sinclair Duo, Jessica Rhodes, The Peas, Dylan Rhythm Band, Nikki Pope and many more.

A selection of local beers and ciders will be served in the beer tent, championing the region’s best locally produced ales and ciders– as well as cocktails and fizz.

Local food will be served too; with a barbecue, hog roast, wood fired pizza & vegan and vegetarian street food.

There will be plenty of keep the children entertained too, from face painting to fun and games with Tractor Ted Live

And everyone can enjoy Hilltop’s playground, café and farm shop throughout the weekend.

Friday night is free entry and Saturday tickets and camping tickets can be purchased in advance online at a discounted price.  If you fancy some luxury whilst enjoying the festival,

then you can upgrade into Hilltop Hideaway’s glamping facilities, including shepherds huts, wood cabins and bell tents.

“We’re looking forward to our 5th annual festival – a great weekend celebrating the Midlands’ finest beers, ciders, locally sourced food and live music,” Hilltop Farm’s Lotte Ellis said.

“It’s a real family-friendly vibe, with loads for all ages to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming back some of the best local acts for a relaxed weekend of fun, hopefully in the sun!”

Ticket prices are as follows: free entry on Friday night, online saver tickets are currently £6.50 for Saturday, camping tickets are £25 and include camping Friday & Saturday night and entry into the festival.  Under 16s are free.  Doors open 6pm Friday and 12pm Saturday.

Hilltop Farm can be found on the Fosse Way in the village of Hunningham, near Leamington.

Go to www.hilltopfarmshop.com for more info or to buy tickets. Alternatively find Hilltop Farm on Facebook HilltopFarm/Hunningham, Twitter @hilltopshop or Instagram hilltopfarmshop.