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.


Wed 18 – Sat 21 Sep

The annual beer and cider festival from York CAMRA, held as always at the Knavesmire racecourse. Huge range of 400 beers and 100 ciders.

Doncaster Brewery Tap Oktoberfest

Thu 19 – Sun 22 Sep

The annual event at the brewery tap featuring  around 30+ beers across cask, keg and bottle plus cider and sausages.

Old Hall & Paper Mill Inn (Whitehough)

Fri 20 – Sun 22 Sep

The annual beer festival held at the Old Hall Inn and its neighbour the Paper Mill Inn, located in the small village of Whitehough, a short walk from Chinley which has a station on the Sheffield-Manchester line. The festival features up to 200 beers and ciders across multiple bars along with music and a BBQ.

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.

Brunswick, Derby

Wed 2 – Sat 5 Oct

This classic brew pub near Derby railway station hosts its regular beer festival with a pop up bar providing lots of additional beer choices. Regular fast trains run from Sheffield to Derby.


Wed 9 – Sat 12 Oct

One of the big CAMRA beer festivals in the calendar, this is again at the Motorpoint Arena and featuring around 1,000 different real ales on cask and keykeg, choice of around 250 ciders & perries, gin bar, street food traders and entertainment spread across both indoor and outdoor areas. 


Thu 10 – Sat 12 Oct

Beers, wines, ciders, perries + prosecco will be on offer. Open from 7-10.30pm on Thu. Fri/Sat, open from 12noon-10.30pm. Free quiz on Thu. Live music on Fri from James Taplin & on Sat from Catch 23. FREE entry to all at all times. The venue is the Old Hall on Parnell Street. Trains run directly from Sheffield to Gainsborough Central station in the daytime, trains also run into the evening at Lea Road station which is a little further away.

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.


Fri 1 – Sat 2 Nov

Organised to raise money for the local heritage trust and hosted at the Queen’s Mill on AIre Street, this event offers a range of 30+ Yorkshire beers plus cider, wine and gin. The venue is walkable from Castleford station, served by Sheffield to Leeds via Barnsley stopping trains.


Thu 28 – Sat 30 Nov

Rotherham CAMRA are back with a new beer festival! The venue this time is the Trades Club on Greasborough Road next door to the Bridge Inn, which is just across the road from Rotherham Central station with plenty of trains, trams and buses from Sheffield. It is open from 6pm to 11pm Thursday and Friday, 12pm to 11pm Saturday, entry £3 on the door, advance tickets also available. CAMRA members get their first pint included. The event features beer, food, music and more.