Winter Wassale

Winter Wassale A fabulous festival of Medieval merriment celebrating Stockport market's medieval origins, with winter ales, ciders, meads, hog roast, pies and medieval minstrels and players

The event is on the Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December, with 3 sessions, Saturday night, Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. The event is advance tickets only. The tickets are £10 per session which gets you a festival glass and 2 x £3 beer/ciders. Tickets are available from High Peak Beer Co, in the middle aisle of Stockport's Victorian Market Hall or from the Tourist Information Centre in Staircase House on the Market Square.

Winter Wassale

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A medieval ale festival on Sat 15th December in Stockport's Victorian Market Hall with winter ales,ciders, meads, hog roasts, pies & medieval merriment!


Thanks to everyone for making our first Winter Wassale a great event. Volunteers - you were awesome! Lets hope our charity Jump Space have made a lot of money for a great cause. And finally a special mention for my girlfriend who has been an absolute rock! All Hail the Wassale and roll on Stockport Sausage Festival


We regret to announce that we have had to cancel the Sunday session of the Wassale due to insufficient ticket sales. This is due to the fact that, having had to move the dates from the original booked dates of the 22nd and 23rd of December due to protests from Market Traders we were left with only 8 weeks to promote the event on a weekend which is the most popular for Christmas parties (one of several reasons we booked the following weekend to begin with).

We have attempted to make contact individually with all Sunday ticket holders but this is to inform everyone that you are entitled to exchange your Sunday tickets for Saturday night tickets if you wish, as this session is still going ahead, or of course you can claim a full refund. This situation is very regrettable especially after the initial success of Stocktoberfest and I apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Yours sincerely
Corin Bland
High Peak Beer Promotions


Well we're over the 500 mark for ticket sales already and they've only been on sale for 2 weeks. Looks like Saturday night is going to sell out with a month still to go again - just like Stocktoberfest!


Tickets are now available for the the Winter Wassale from both High Peak Beer Co and the Tourist Information Centre - don't leave it too late to get them as the last ones sold out with a month to go!


We've moved the dates for the Winter Wassale to the Sat 15th and Sun 16th Dec so the traders can trade on the 23rd Dec - reserve your ticket now by emailing [email protected]


Apologies to those of you looking to buy tickets for the Winter Wassale. Despite the Council confirming the dates for the event a group of traders who wish to open on Sunday 23rd December have caused the event to be put on hold until a meeting now scheduled for the 11th October. This may mean that due to time delays or failure to get an agreement from traders the Winter Wassale may have to be cancelled. Lets hope its not the case as you all loved the Stocktoberfest and we'd like to get medieval!


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