Festival guide

Below is a guide to beer festivals in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the coming weeks. While we believe the information is correct, we advise checking with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys.

CAMRA festival listings can also be found on the national CAMRA events page and commercial festivals on aletalk.

Note – currently due to Covid-19 restrictions no physical beer festivals are taking place. Listed below are any virtual festivals we are aware of along with events later in the year being provisionally organised on the condition that the situation has improved sufficiently for them to be able to go ahead safely.

Sheffield Students Union

Fri 28 – Sun 30 May

The annual beer & cider festival is back at the University of Sheffield Student Union but on a smaller scale. It will showcase local beers and tables must be booked in advance. Keep an eye on their Facebook event page for more details as they get announced.

Indie Beer Feast

Fri 6 – Sat 7 Aug

Craft beer festival with brewery bars, music and street food in the old Abbeydale Picture House. Advance tickets advisable and available online.

Barrow Hill Rail Ale Festival

Thu 9 – Sat 11 Sep

A festival with a unique atmosphere featuring beer, cider, gin, food, music and trains in a working railway roundhouse. Buses link the venue to Chesterfield town centre and rail station. More information on their website.

Sheffield’s Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 6 – Sat 9 Oct

Our annual volunteer run festival returns to Kelham Island Museum with a huge range of beers in cask, keg, bottle and can along with traditional cider & perry, street food vendors, live entertainment and more.

Nottingham Robin Hood beer & cider festival

Wed 13 – Sat 16 Oct

The huge annual festival with around 1000 different real ales and ciders plus food and entertainment at a new venue – Trent Bridge cricket ground, a short bus ride from Nottingham station. More info.