The Midsummer Beer Happening in Stonehaven usually happens on the third or 4th weekend in June at Mineralwell Park. 

2019 Dates - 20th to 22nd June

This is a 3 day event usually attracting over 5,000 visitors.

It originally started with the owner of the Marine Hotel in Stonehaven talking to a few local guys about organising a Beer Festival in the local Town Hall.

The Stonehaven Real Ale Festival happened in November 2009 and in 2014 they decided to rename the event to Mid Summer Happening with the venue a large marquee at Mineralwell Park.

There is always a large selection of award winning beers an ciders, music and food.A real fun event that raises thousands of pounds for local charities.

In 2018 5,500 visitors helped raised more than £29,000 for local good causes over the weekend.That means that after the 2018 event ,over £125,200 had been raised for local charities since it started as the Stonehaven Real Ale Festival in 2009.

Organiser Robert Lindsay said: “This year’s Happening was the best yet, with a never-ending flow of great beer, fantastic award-winning food and some absolutely brilliant bands.

“The atmosphere was just great with everyone enjoying what was basically a three day party.

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