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.

Great British Beer Festival

Tue 6 – Sat 10 Aug

CAMRA’s flagship national beer & cider festival returns to the Olympia in London and this year promises more ales than ever before including real ale bars run by CAMRA featuring beers from across the UK and USA , a huge selection of traditional ciders and perries on their own dedicated bars plus a number of breweries will be bringing their own bars.  The festival also features live music, games, street food vendors, stalls & shops and tutored tasting sessions. You can buy tickets online in advance at www.gbbf.org.uk and don’t forget CAMRA members can log in and get their discount code.


Fri 16 – Sun 18 Aug

Beer, food and music with camping at the Bakewell showground. TM Travel Bus 218 provides a regular connection with Sheffield.

Hope Valley

Fri 23 – Mon 26 Aug

The regular bank holiday weekend beer & cider festival at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope featuring lots of real ales and ciders in a tent outside the hotel plus food and music. Buses 271/272/273/274 from Sheffield run past the venue or Hope railway station is 10 minutes walk away.

Funk Fest

Sat 7 – Sun 8 Sep

Following the success of the inaugural event last year, Funk Fest is back at Abbeydale Brewery exclusively showcasing mixed fermentation and sour beers.

Dore Club beer & gin festival

Sat 7 Sep

Dore Club on Townhead Road (near the bus terminus) opens its doors to the public with an extended range of real ales and gins. Free entry, open 2pm to 11pm.

Cleethorpes Rail Ale & Blues

Fri 13 – Sun 15 Sep

The annual blues music festival at Cleethorpes Light Railway’s Lakeside station also featuring real ale and little steam trains.


Sat 14 Sep

Grenoside Beer Festival is back at the Grenoside Community Centre for 2019. A day of cask and keg beer, plus gins, wines and spirits and a selection of food from local vendors. Tickets available from Eventbrite.


Wed 18 – Sat 21 Sep

The annual beer and cider festival from York CAMRA, held as always at the Knavesmire racecourse. More details to be announced.

Amber Valley

Thu 26 – Sat 28 Sep

Amber Valley CAMRA beer & cider festival takes place in Belper’s Strutt Centre on Derby Road, a characterful former school building with beer, cider, music and food across a variety of rooms and areas. 

45th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 16 – Sat 19 Oct

Sheffield & District CAMRA’s annual beer and cider festival returns to the iconic Kelham Island Industrial Museum for another year. More details to be released nearer the time.