Weekend guide (21-23 September): Craft beer festival, tea festival, farmer's market

Here is Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore’s list of interesting activities happening this weekend, including a celebration of the craft beer movement in Singapore, a festival dedicated to tea lovers here, and a special farmer’s market.

Craft Singapore

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The largest craft beer festival in Singapore, Craft Singapore features a wide selection of local and international beers, spirits and food. Artisans from Singapore, Italy, Canada and Australia will be showcasing their talents in creating beer and spirits. Visitors can attend several masterclasses and workshops conducted by brewers and artisans, as well as enjoy the entertainment provided by local bands and DJs.

Visitors can also enjoy handmade products and meet with local craft beer artists at the festival’s weekend market, open on Saturday from 2pm to 8pm, as well as on Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. The festival also offers a special Sunday brunch menu, which features craft beers, cocktails and mocktails. There is also a dedicated play area for children. Children under 12 can enter the festival site for free.

When: 21-23 September, Friday (6pm to 12am), Saturday (2pm to 12am), Sunday (3pm to 9pm)
Where: 30 Maxwell Road
Price: $20 to $200 (purchase tickets here)

Singapore Tea Festival

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Tea lovers, rejoice. Back for its second edition, the festival will feature 28 tea and tea-related brands, including Camellia Teabar, Antea Social, Euphoramics and The World Traveler. Visitors can attend a slew of interactive and educational workshops such as basics of tea cupping, aroma training, kombucha tea-making, and modern brush calligraphy.

When: 21-23 September, 10am to 10pm
Where: ION Orchard’s Basement 4
Price: Free

SG Farmers’ Market

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With names such as The Fish Farmer, Kühlbarra, and ComCrop at this event, visitors can expect fresh produce from local farmers, live cooking demonstrations by local chefs and family-friendly activities. Visitors can also get their hands on homemade Brazilian Spinach Soft Serve and Muffins from the farmers of Nippon Koi Farm, the first in Singapore to produce pesticide-free Brazilian Spinach. Not only that, visitors can also purchase Singapore’s first locally-produced strawberries and specially-brewed Strawberry Earl Grey Tea blend from Sustenir Agriculture, as well as purchase specially-produced Temasek Organic Brown Rice from Allegro Aqua.

When: 22-23 September, 9am to 2pm
Where: myVillage @ Serangoon Garden
Price: Free

Art After Dark

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Celebrate Gillman Barracks’ 6th anniversary with its signature night-time open house event. Visitors can look forward to live music performances and interactive art experiences. Highlights include the launch of a new local outdoor installation work, photography exhibitions, opening of new exhibitions by galleries, and the Porcelain & Craft Festival, which features delicate craftworks and inventive designs.

When: 21 September, 7pm
Where: Gillman Barracks
Price: Free

Oktoberfest @ OD Mall

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Celebrate this famous German beer festival with craft beers and a special menu featuring authentic schitzels and traditional sausages. Visitors can also shop at various boutique market stalls, ranging from fashion to decor. Children can participate in activities such as face-painting and colouring during the event. In addition, children can enjoy root beer floats, which are available for a limited time only.

When: 21-23 September, 11am to 9pm
Where: OD Mall
Price: Free

Singapore Design Fair

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This family-friendly fair brings together a wide range of local designer brands such as Ashenfield, Hunter & Boo, La Tierra, and Weekend Sundries for visitors to explore and purchase from. Visitors can also enjoy delicacies such as open-faced sandwiches, hotdogs and craft beer.

When: 22 September, 11am to 4pm
Where: Danish Seamen’s Church
Price: $2

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