Concerts, catering and local production: we tell you all about the first Draguignan Beer Festival this weekend

Pressure lovers, the Beer Festival will be held this Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Haussmann park in Draguignan. Already organized in towns in the east-Var (Fréjus) or west-Var (Pradet), this event is taking its first step in the central city of Dracénie.

If the entrance is free, the consumptions are paying. And each visitor will be able to discover locally made beers with a bar – equipped with six dispensers – provided for this purpose.

“The drinks present in the event will be 90% from Dracénoise, the rest will come from the international market. The objective is to have fun while also discovering local catering”explains Ludivine Vidal, president of the Animation dracénoise de Draguignan, association organizing the event.

A reinforced security protocol

Sodas will also be on sale for minors. As for food, four savory and one sweet food trucks will be installed. Truffle hot dog, merguez sausage or even waffles will be offered before attending three concerts scheduled with artists from the groups O’kazoo, Celtic Kanan and DJ Moule from 11 p.m.

To avoid any overflow, a rescue tent will be set up and nine security guards will be present to watch over this somewhat “sensitive” party.

Indeed, for several months, individuals have been taking advantage of this kind of event to have fun scaring people by pricking with a syringe. “We want the Dracénois to feel safe in this new evening “she explains.

A search will be planned at the entrance and a list of prohibited items has been put in place, such as bicycles, scooters, helmets, drinks and food. Animals will also be prohibited.

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“Three years of waiting”

For the moment, if the concerts are the only planned activities, the organizers are waiting to see the success of the operation to try to enrich it during the next edition.

Planned since 2019, the party had to be postponed due to the coronavirus. ” After three years of waiting, we cross our fingers so that it pleases and that the world is at the rendezvous “, she hopes.

There are about fifteen volunteers at the Animation dracénoise de Draguignan, who have worked tirelessly to carry out the festivities. They had already organized and animated the carnival of the city and are now looking for volunteers to participate in a soapbox race on September 11th.

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