Support good causes – and have a great time too!

Fri 11th & Sat 12th 

October 2024

St. Giles’ Church, Copmanthorpe

Friday: 4pm – 11pm  |  Saturday: 1pm – 11pm


– Contactless payments are preferred –

🍺 No advance tickets – just pay on the door.   🍺 One entry fee for two nights (with wristband!).
🍺 Friendly dogs welcome.   🍺 Well-behaved children up-to 7pm.
🪪 Challenge 25 – If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, please bring ID! 🪪
🪑 Due to fire safety regulations, there is limited seating (sorry). 🪑

– Previous Festivals –


Coptoberfest is organised by a committee of five people; Rev. Geoff Mumford, Andy Herrington (Ainsty Ales), Sarah True, Lucy Taylor (Home Care Podiatry) and Andrew Stark (&Stark Marketing).

HOWEVER…. it wouldn’t happen without the vast numbers of helpers for whom we are extremely grateful. From help setting up the church, hanging banners, sweeping floors to pulling pints, serving pies and manning the door – so many people help us and we cannot say ‘thank you’ enough.

The event organiser is St. Giles’ Church, who have now been granted a premises licence (with the backing of the Church of England). Previously the Church has applied for a Temporary Events Notice for the event. 

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To date, Coptoberfest has raised over £27,000 for charities and good causes in the Copmanthorpe and surrounding areas. 

The main beneficiaries each year are St. Leonards Hospice (Tadcaster Road) and St. Gile’s Church (Copmanthorpe) with a variety of others too.

If you represent a local charity or good cause, please contact us to state your case and the Coptoberfest committee will review each and every request. We can’t say yes to everyone unfortunately, but we certainly do plan to return each year for more fundraising, and great beer of course.

We’ll be looking out for kind sponsors again – our aim is to get each and every cask sponsored which means we can help more local charities and good causes.


– Main Sponsor –

– Lead Sponsors, 2023 –

– Cask Sponsors, 2023 –

If you’d like to be a sponsor for this year’s Coptoberfest, please email andrew@starkenstein.co.uk to find out about available packages.

– Very Special Thanks –


– Venue –

St. Giles’ Church
YO23 3SE


Coptoberfest is organised by St. Giles Church, Copmanthorpe.
The Church has a premises licences for such events, with the backing of the Church of England.

Coptoberfest Committee;
Rev. Geoff Mumford, Andy Herrington, Sarah True, Lucy Taylor, Andrew Stark.