Festival guide

Below is a guide to beer festivals in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the coming months. 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.


Fri 19 – Sun 21 Aug

The Bakewell based festival of beer and music organised by Thornbridge Brewery returns. Advance tickets are advisable and available to buy online. Camping also available to book. TM Travel bus 218 runs from Sheffield to Bakewell.


Tue 23 – Sat 27 Aug

Tented CAMRA volunteer run beer festival held on the river embankment, a locations walkable from the railway station. It features a large range of beer and cider plus gin and wine, food vendors, live music and even a small funfair! More information on the festival website.

Seven Hills

Fri 26 – Sun 28 Aug

The beer festival at Sheffield Tigers RUFC is back! Their ground and clubhouse is at Dore Moor, buses 65, 271 and 272 go there (and Dore journeys on bus 81/82 are a short walk away).

Hope Valley

Fri 26 – Mon 29 Aug

The Old Hall Hotel in Hope host their regular bank holiday weekend beer & cider festival. In addition to the pub’s normal food and drink offering, a marquee in the car park features a range of over 50 extra beers and ciders along with snacks and entertainment. Trains and buses 271/272 run from Sheffield to Hope.

West Bar Triangle

Fri 2 – Sun 4 Sep

Joint event between the Crow, Bar Stewards and Shakespeares.


Fri 2 – Sat 3 Sep

Organised by the friends of Bolsover Scouts. Open 4pm tp 11pm Friday and 10am-11pm on Saturday, with the latter being a family fun day with bouncy castle, face painting, live music and stalls (as well as beer, cider and gin). The venue is Bolsover FC on Moor Lane, S44 6EB. More details on their Facebook page. Bus 53 runs from Sheffield to Bolsover Centre from where it is walkable or you can connect with bus 1/1a/81.


Thu 8 – Sat 10 Sep

CAMRA beer festival at the Assembly rooms with around 75 real ales plus a selection of cider & perry. More information on their website.


Sat 10 Sep

Organised by “The Yellow Jersey Team”, this event is held in a marquee behind Grenoside Community Centre featuring beer, food and music and is on from 2pm to 11pm. Advance tickets available online. Buses 86 and 135 stop outside.


Wed 14 – Sat 17 Sep

York CAMRA’s big tented festival on the York Knavesmire racecourse showcasing over 500 beers and 100 ciders along with food stalls and entertainment. Buses are available from the rail station to the festival if you don’t fancy walking. The festival is open from 1700-2300hrs on the 14th (with a members only preview session from 1500hrs) then 1200-2300 the rest of the week. More information on their website.

Cleethorpes Rail Ale & Blues

Fri 16 – Sun 18 Sep

The Rail Ale and Blues Festival returns to Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway for its seventh year! A stunning line up of blues musicians from around the country will be making their way to the stage at Lakeside Station to put on a show you will not forget. The award winning ‘Signal Box Inn’ will be bursting at the seams with a superb variety of real ales and they’ll be even more ales available from the external bar in ‘The Engine Shed’! Then if you fancy a relaxing trip along the coast, take a ride on the light railway, where steam trains will be in action all weekend. The event is free to enter with charges applying for drinks and train rides. A card only policy will be in force across the whole site. More details at www.cclr.co.uk

Torrside Smokefest

Sat 17 – Sun 18 Sep

An event at Torrside Brewery in New Mills (10 minutes walk from New Mills Central station on the Sheffield-Manchester line, trains operated by Northern) dedicated to all things smokey – it is a showcase of their range of smoked beers along with guests, on both cask and keg. Food is also available. Advance tickets are required, costing £12, which includes a glass and your first beer.


Thu 22 – Sat 24 Sep

CAMRA beer festival held at the Viaduct theatre in Halifax featuring up to 60 beers – of which about 20 will be served from a wooden cask. Traditional ciders also feature and food will be available too. More information on the branch website.

Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 12 – Sat 15 Oct

Nottingham CAMRA are back at Trent Bridge cricket ground, a short bus ride from the station, with a huge range of real ales, other craft beers, cider, perry, food and entertainment. Regular trains run from Sheffield to Nottingham. More information on the festival website.

Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 19 – Sat 22 Oct

Sheffield CAMRA’s usual annual event returns to the atmospheric Kelham Island Museum following a couple of years off for Covid, featuring a huge range of real ales and other craft beers, traditional cider & perry, street food, live music and more. The venue is a short walk from Shalesmoor tram stop or various buses serve the area. It is also walkable from the City Centre.


Thu 17 – Sat 19 Nov

CAMRA beer festival in the Old Hall on Parnell Street. 

Doncaster Brewery

Fri 18 – Sun 20 Nov

A beer festival dedicated to Barley Wine with around 10 different ones to try. Advance tickets advisable as capacity is limited. More information is on the brewery website. You can easily get from Sheffield to Doncaster by train or X78 bus.

Liverpool CAMRA

Thu 16 – Sat 18 Feb

Liverpool CAMRA’s annual beer festival in the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt. Advance tickets advisable. Website.

CAMRA Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference 2023

Fri 21 – Sun 23 Apr

We’re hosting this event, which includes a members’ bar showcasing local breweries, at the Octagon Centre! More information here.