• Dronfield Beer & Cider Festival

    - Dronfield & District CAMRA are proud to announce that we are organising our first ever real ale & cider festival this year, taking place at the Pioneer Club from 30 May to 1 June. This is the weekend the 3 Valleys festival used to take place so is already established in the diary as a … Continue reading Dronfield Beer & Cider Festival
  • Indie Beer Feast

    - On Friday 8 February, myself and some friends attended the second annual Indie Beer Feast beer festival at the Abbeydale Picture House. Now in its second year and expanded from one day to two, Indie Beer Feast focuses on the very best independent craft beer from both the UK and further afield. This year it … Continue reading Indie Beer Feast
  • SCBF45 dates confirmed

    - It has been confirmed that the 45th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival will take place from 16–19 October 2019. The festival will again take place at the historic Kelham Island Industrial Museum for the sixth year running. Festival planning is already underway; we had our first planning meeting in January where many of the … Continue reading SCBF45 dates confirmed
  • SCBF44 a roaring success

    - The 44th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, held a little earlier than usual over the second weekend of October, was a huge success with more than 6,000 discerning drinkers descending on the Kelham Island Museum over the four days. Between them, visitors drank their way through more than 15,000 pints of cask ale; 1,600 … Continue reading SCBF44 a roaring success
  • What’s it like to volunteer?

    - Just like every year, the 44th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival was organised and staffed entirely by volunteers who kindly donate their time to make it such a success. As well as the organising committee who started planning in earnest back in January, we had more than 160 volunteers who helped out on at … Continue reading What’s it like to volunteer?
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.

Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival

Wed 27 Mar – Sun 7 Apr

30 special real ales, including five from overseas breweries, will feature at Wetherspoon pubs around the country.


Thu 28 – Sat 30 Mar

Over 180 beers and ciders feature at Burton & South Derbyshire CAMRA’s 40th annual festival at Burton-upon-Trent Town Hall. Food and refreshments available at all sessions and live music on Friday and Saturday. Free entry on Thursday, entry fees apply on Friday and Saturday but CAMRA members receive £3 in beer tokens on these days.

Gardeners Rest Seaside Festival

Fri 29 – Sun 31 Mar

The Gardeners Rest is holding one of its regular beer festivals and this year’s theme is the seaside, with 18 real ales from coastal breweries available alongside the pub’s usual offering. Hot food and live music will also feature throughout the weekend.


Fri 5 – Sat 6 Apr

60+ real ales, plus real cider and perry and international bottled beers. Held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, Oldham (OL1 1QJ) and open from noon-10:30pm both days.

CAMRA Members’ Weekend & AGM

Fri 5 – Sun 7 Apr

This year’s annual CAMRA Members’ Weekend takes place at the Caird Hall in Dundee. As always it will feature a small festival bar along with numerous beer events taking place around the city. See agm.camra.org.uk for more information.