Burghfield Santas

We 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!

Last year, 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 have been canceled this year but we did open the Socially Distanced Bulging Sack on Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer and ran a Christmas beer takeaway service.

Thanks for all your support.

Event Calendar

Owing to the Coronavirus we have canceled all our events.

We’ll be back in 2021 so save the dates now!


If you have been missing the local beer we sell at all our events, the Burghfield Santas, in partnership with Bahgecha,  are now providing a beer takeaway service.

Our event calendar is below. Use the subscribe button to keep updated.

Burghfield Box Kart Bash
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Soap Box Derby in aid of local charities.
For details see boxkart.org.uk

Burghfest Day One
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Burghfield Beer & Music Festival.
For details see burghfest.uk

Burghfest Day Two
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Burghfield Beer & Music Festival.
For details see burghfest.uk

Burghfield Santa Cruise
Dec 11 all-day

In aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
For details see santacruise.org.uk