Burghfield Santa’s

The Burghfield Santas are a group of local residents that create fun events for the residents of Burghfield and the surrounding area to raise money for local charities.

It all started with Santa Cruise 15 years ago when a group of mates went out for a few drinks after making and wrapping many presents. We wore our red suits and raised a little money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

We did this again and again many times and somewhere along the way we realised that charity fundraising is not just for Christmas but Easter too. The Bunny Hop was born, closely followed by Burghfest which satisfied our need for good music, good company & good local beer.

The next challenge was to return racing to the historical home of the Auclum Hill Climb, so in 2017 we launched the annual Box Kart Bash.

In 2018,  we opened The Bulging Sack, our very own Pop Up Pub and in 2019 we acquired a mobile bar, The Wandering Sack, so now we can Pop Up anywhere!

In 2019, we raised a truly astonishing £41,000 for a range of great local causes including, of course, the amazing Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Owing to the Coronavirus our major events were canceled in 2020 but we did get Back to the Sack for the Craic before lockdown, opened the Socially Distanced Bulging Sack on Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer and ran a Christmas beer takeaway service.

These smaller events raised almost £10,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance as well as providing a chance for the community to get together.

Thanks for all your support.

Burghfest 2021 Award Winners

As voted by you on Untappd.

Beer of Festival

Burghfield Santa’s – Summer Reinbeer
Brewed by us in collaboration with our friends at Elusive Brewing!

Best Cask Ale

Siren Craft – Lumina
Session IPA
Usually only available in keg or can this was awesome in cask.

Best Craft Beer

Double-Barrelled – Hello Simcoe
Pale Ale
Amazing craft beer from Phantom Brewing Co on their first appearance at Burghfest.

Congratulations to all the award winners.