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.

Virtual Indie Beer Feast

Sat 6 Mar

The usual event at Abbeydale Picture House cannot happen so it’s going virtual – you order a box of beer to drink at home on the day whilst enjoying the online content. Order via Hop Hidout

Great British Beer Festival Winter edition – at home

Fri 19 – Sun 21 Mar

This event would have been the annual winter beer celebration in Birmingham, this cannot take place so it has been moved online. Tickets include home delivery of a selection of beers or ciders along with access to online content including beer tastings, virtual brewery tours, pub history talks and more.

Virtual Rotherham Beer & Music Festival

Sat 20 Mar

This would normally be a big charity event at Magna, this year a more modest affair is taking place online in partnership with Chantry Brewery and has two parts – the beer and the music. Chantry are brewing a special one off beer which along with a festival branded glass can be ordered for home delivery on the brewery website; on the day there will be bands performing live on stage at the Cutlers Arms for an online live stream. Tickets for the live music stream are £5 each with profits going to the Maple Cancer Care charity.

CAMRA Members Weekend, AGM & Conference

Sat 17 Apr

This event would have been taking place at Sheffield City Hall this year but alas, with Covid restrictions it wasn’t possible so it is all going online including the opportunity to relax in a virtual members bar drinking beer from Sheffield with the brewers afterwards! To sign up for the conference  visit the Members Weekend website.


Fri 13 – Sun 15 Aug

Organised by Thornbridge Brewery at the Bakewell showground it features their beer plus guests along with food, entertainment and camping. Advance tickets available from the festival website. Bus 218 goes there from Sheffield.