Festival Opening Times

Festival Sites will be open as follows:

Thursday 13th OctoberFriday 14th OctoberSaturday 15th OctoberSunday 17th October
Exhibition Shed
13:45 until 22:45
(Last Orders 22:30)
11:00 until 22:45
(Last Orders 22:30)
11:00 until 22:45
(Last Orders 22:30)
11:00 until 18:00
(Last Orders 17:45)
Station Yard
11:00 until 22:45
(Last Orders 22:30)
11:00 until 22:45
(Last Orders 22:30)
11:00 until 18:00
(Last Orders 17:45)
The Old Parcels Office

Glasses and Tokens

Festival glasses are for purchase only and carry the festival logo for 2022 as shown above. The glasses available in 2022 will be:

  • Pint glass (also marked for ½ pints), or a
  • Stemmed half-pint beer glass

These cost £4.00 (or £3.40 if you order in advance with your ticket) each and are yours to keep as a memento of the event. These glasses are non-refundable and can be purchased at Ingrow, Keighley and Oxenhope.

If you do not wish to purchase or do not have a glass, you will be provided with a disposable plastic glass at the bar.

Drink Tokens

Like many other similar events, drink sales will be by token and not cash. The main festival bar at Oxenhope, brewery bars at Oxenhope, Ingrow & Keighley, cider bars at Oxenhope & Ingrow, the wine & gin bar at Oxenhope and on-train bars will all accept tokens. Each drink token is ½ a pint of beer or cider so you’ll require 2 tokens for a pint. Wine can be purchased in measures of 125ml, 175ml or by the bottle and the number of tokens required will be advertised at the event.

Please note that the ‘Gintopia Bar’ at Ingrow will be cash only and drink tokens will not be valid at this bar.

Individual Drink Tokens: £2.00 or a card of 5 tokens: £10.00

Drink tokens will be on sale at Oxenhope, Ingrow & Keighley at various points at each location. Both on-train bars will also sell drink tokens. We accept payment by both cash and credit/debit cards.

Drink tokens will be valid for all 4-days of the event, so if you have tokens left over on one day they can be used on any of the other days. Do make sure you do not buy too many tokens as they can’t be used after this event and are strictly non-refundable.

Note: The railway does not have a cash machine at any of the stations. The nearest cash machines to our stations are:
Keighley: ASDA supermarket, 3 min walk from Keighley station
Haworth: Local SPAR store opposite the Station
Oxenhope: Oxenhope village local CO-OP store, a 10 min walk into the village from Oxenhope station.

Transport Information

Passengers from Oakworth

 As our event becomes busier every year, we now must run trains which are longer than the platform at Oakworth station. This coupled with the relatively dim historic gaslighting means that trains will be unable to call at Oakworth (or Damems) after approximately 6 PM on Friday & Saturday evening (see the timetable when published for specific details).

To ensure that customers living in Oakworth are still able to enjoy the event we hope to be able to offer a free bus service on the evenings of Friday 14th & Saturday 15th October linking Oxenhope station with Oakworth Village (the bus is unable to call at Oakworth station) and then on to Ingrow station before returning to Oxenhope.

The operation of this service will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Connecting Hebden Bridge Bus Service to and from Oxenhope

 The Keighley Bus Company service B3 provides a service linking Oxenhope with Hebden Bridge Railway Station (for connections to Halifax and towards Manchester and East Lancashire) until early evening. Timetable for this service, which stops on the road close to the entrance to the station car park, can be viewed on The Keighley Bus Company’s website.

In addition to the above, we hope to be able to offer a supplementary evening service of free buses operating over the same route on the Friday and Saturday of the event. 

The operation of this service will be confirmed as soon as possible.

General Information

The Beer and Music Festival, along with all activities on the Railway, are brought to you by our volunteers who give up their free time to organise and run this event and all the operational and maintenance activities which allow our trains to run. We always need more volunteers, so please see the ‘Get Involved’ page for more information if you are interested in joining us.

Challenge 25

The Railway operates the ‘Think 25’ policy with regard to the sale and consumption of alcohol. If you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked to prove that you are at least 18 years of age, so please ensure you bring an appropriate ID with you. Please do not be offended if asked; if only we were all lucky enough to still look young!

We will have a stock of ‘Age Verified’ wristbands to avoid you getting asked for ID on multiple occasions.

Children under 5 travel free on our trains and children aged 5 to 15 can travel at reduced fares.

Accompanied children are welcome in our Festival Venues at Oxenhope and Ingrow until 2100 and are admitted free. According to the Licensing Act 2003, unaccompanied children cannot be admitted to our Festival Venues at Oxenhope and Ingrow. Please bear in mind that the event can get VERY busy at times and some music can be very loud.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at the event and on our trains, subject to their owners ensuring that their dogs do not cause a distraction to the operation of the train or inconvenience and difficulties to other customers. In addition, dogs are not allowed onto carriage (or any other) seats.

Please bear in mind that the event can get VERY busy at times and some music can be very loud. Please consider your dog’s well-being and do not bring it along if crowds or loud music may distress it.