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.

Chesterfield pub walkabout

Fri 4 – Sat 5 Feb

The usual Chesterfield CAMRA beer festival at the Winding Wheel theatre is cancelled this year due to the impact of Covid on planning timescales so instead there is a promotion of beer and entertainment at pubs across three areas of Chesterfield – Whittington Moor, Chesterfield town centre and the Brampton Mile. Almost all the buses from Sheffield to Chesterfield (43/44, 50/50a and X17) stop at Whittington Moor whilst the Brampton pubs are walkable from the town centre (or various buses run along the Chatsworth Road). More information on their Facebook page.


Thu 10 – Sat 12 Feb

Held in the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt this CAMRA festival has some character and atmosphere! Advance tickets advisable. Direct trains run from Sheffield to Liverpool Lime Street, operated by East Midlands Railway.

Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Mar

The popular charity festival at Magna makes a return for 2022 featuring a large choice of cask ales on handpump along with other craft beer options, cider and live music – all in a former steel works. Bus X1 and X10 (Sheffield-Maltby) goes there from Sheffield Centre, Meadowhall Interchange and Rotherham Interchange. For more information and tickets visit the festival website or check out the Facebook page.

Indie Beer Feast

Fri 4 – Sat 5 Mar

Craft beer festival with brewery bars, music and street food in a new venue TBA. Advance tickets advisable and available online


Wed 6 – Sat 9 Apr

Newcastle CAMRA’s beer festival at the Northumbria Student Union. Cross Country run direct trains from Sheffield to Newcastle.

Barrow Hill Rail Ale

Thu 19 – Sat 21 May

A festival with a unique atmosphere featuring beer, cider, gin, food, music and trains in a working railway roundhouse. Buses link the venue to Chesterfield town centre (Stagecoach 90) and rail station (festival shuttle). More information on their website.

One Valley

Sat 4 Jun

A number of pubs in Dronfield town centre and nearby jointly host a beer & music festival. For more details see their Facebook page. Venues are either within walking distance of the railway station or on bus route 43/44.


Thu 30 Jun – Sat 2 Jul

Held at Belper Rugby Club. To get there buses and trains on the Matlock-Derby routes serve Belper.

Eckington beer & music

Sat 2 Jul

A festival spread across a number of venues in the area.

Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

19-22 October 2022 (TBC)

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.

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.