F is for Festivals

The UK is known for its festivals, and two we were fortunate enough to enjoy multiple times were the Cambridge Beer Festival and the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival.The Cambridge Beer Festival is held in May each year on Jesus Green.  You pay your admission and get a commemorative pint glass (each one is dated, so people often collect them from each year), and then have access to a variety of beers and fermented alcohol, including ciders (there is no such thing as "regular" cider in the UK--it's all alcoholic) and mead. You can buy samples of the drinks in varying amounts--I believe anywhere from a quarter of a pint to a full pint--to enjoy.  I'd recommend going with the smaller amounts, then you can try more of them before you get too full (or tipsy).  There are usually plenty of food vendors to try, so you won't be hungry or thirsty.  The festival also goes on rain or shine, so bring your...
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