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.

Halifax & Calderdale CAMRA

Thu 27 – Sat 29 Sep

More than 50 beers, ciders and perries at this festival at Hebden Bridge Town Hall with only one beer from each brewery for maximum variation, including specially commissioned ales. Live entertainment on Thursday evening and food available throughout the festival.

Amber Valley CAMRA

Thu 27 – Sun 30 Sep

The 9th Amber Valley CAMRA festival will be held at Strutts on Derby Road, Belper, and is set to feature 65 real ales. The festival will launch on Thursday with a special preview session from 4-6pm with free entry to all including non-members. This will be followed at 7.30pm by a free-to-enter quiz with prizes, where table-service will be provided for participants. Friday and Saturday nights will have live music, while the Sunday session (12-2pm) is free entry with any remaining beers selling at £2 a pint.

Scunthorpe CAMRA

Thu 27 – Sun 30 Sep

25 real ales, plus real cider and perry and food available throughout the festival. Held at the Bridge Hotel, Station Road, Scunthorpe (right next to the railway station). Free entry to card-carrying CAMRA members at all times.


Fri 28 Sep

Shakespeares on Gibraltar Street is holding its latest “Stupidly Delicious Beer” events, featuring cask ales from some of Yorkshire’s best breweries including Magic Rock, Ridgeside, Beer Ink and Five Towns. There will also be rare and interesting craft beers from around the world.

Brunswick, Derby

Wed 3 – Sat 6 Oct

The Brunswick (1 Railway Terrace, Derby, DE1 2RU) is holding its 31st annual beer festival, with 50+ real ales and 16 ciders and perries, plus BBQ, pies and cheese. The pub is a 5-minute walk from Derby railway station.

Wakefield CAMRA

Thu 4 – Sat 6 Oct

The festival this year is again being held at The Space in Wakefield and will feature around 70 real ales, with a selection served from wooden casks. There will also be a range of ciders and perries, plus international bottled beers. CAMRA members receive a free beer token to all paid sessions (Friday afternoon session free entry).

Steel City 44 – Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 10 – Sat 13 Oct

Sheffield & District CAMRA’s Steel City festival returns for its 44th year and will again be held at the Kelham Island Museum, featuring over 200 real ales, plus real ciders, craft KeyKeg and international bottled beers. Live music, entertainment, hot and cold food stalls and traditional pub games.

Wetherspoon Real Ale and Cider Festival

Wed 10 – Sun 21 Oct

A twelve-day celebration of real ale and traditional cider across Wetherspoon pubs nationwide, set to feature more than 30 UK-based brewers plus five cider producers.

Dukeries Brewery Tap

Thu 11 – Sat 13 Oct

The Dukeries Brewery Tap in Worksop is holding an Autumn Beer Festival featuring their own specials plus ales from other local breweries. The pub is on Newcastle Avenue, roughly a 10-15 minute walk from Worksop railway station.

Gainsborough CAMRA

Thu 11 – Sat 13 Oct

The 10th annual Gainsborough Beer Festival will again take place at the Old Hall on Parnell St (DN21 2NB). 60 real ales, plus ciders and perries, as well as a quiz on Thursday evening and live music on Friday and Saturday.

Huddersfield CAMRA

Fri 12 – Sat 13 Oct

The Ukrainian Club in Marsh (HD1 5RA) plays host to Huddersfield CAMRA’s annual festival, which will feature 16 local guest ales plus 14 real ciders. There will be live music throughout the festival. Free entry.

Nottingham CAMRA

Wed 17 – Sat 20 Oct

Held at the Motorpoint Arena due to ongoing work at Nottingham Castle, this year’s festival is set to be as big as ever. Tickets start at £10.80 including a glass and nine beer tokens.

Didsbury Beer Festival

Thu 25 – Sat 27 Oct

The 11th annual Didsbury Beer Festival will have more than 100 beers, ciders and perries, plus great food and live music. Venue is St Catherine’s Social Club, School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6HS.


Fri 26 Oct

The annual mini Oktoberfest at the Fat Cat on Alma Street, Kelham Island, featuring a range of German beers, food and music.

Chesterfield CAMRA

Fri 2 – Sat 3 Nov

Chesterfield & District CAMRA present a special edition of their Market Beer Festival to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. Open from 11am to 11pm each day in the Market Hall, entry is £1 before 5pm and £3 after.

Grimsby & NE Lincs CAMRA

Thu 15 – Sat 17 Nov

The 5th annual beer festival from CAMRA’s Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire branch, held at the Matrix Bar, Bethlehem Street, Grimsby, DN31 1JN, a two-minute walk from Grimsby Town train station.


Fri 16 – Sun 18 Nov

The White Heart is again the venue for the annual Penistone Beer Festival, which will feature approximately 30 cask-conditioned beers and 15 craft ciders. There will also be hot food and live music. The festival opens at 4pm on Friday, and from noon on Saturday and Sunday.


Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov

The Otley Beer Festival returns for another year and there’s set to be approximately 60 real ales on offer over the two days. As always, the festival will be held at Otley Rugby Club, LS21 1HE, and will be open from 12pm until 11pm each day.