Sheffield Steel City 43rd Beer & Cider Festival 2017

18-21 OCTOBER 2017


We have now started planning our 2017 festival and details will be confirmed very soon.

img_2385As previous years, it will feature over 200 real ales, craft beers, traditional ciders and perries plus street food traders, stalls and live music spread across different areas of the atmospheric Kelham Island Industrial Museum.

To have a look back at the 2016 festival, visit last years website here.

ENTERTAINMENT – curated by Saxbob: All the bands are now provisionally booked, we will be announcing what’s planned soon!


As with all of the Campaign for Real Ale’s festivals, Steel City is organised, managed and staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers who do it to share their passion for quality beer and cider, showcased at an enjoyable event.

Of course volunteer staff do get some perks – free drinks for example… If you fancy helping out watch this space for the staffing form, coming soon here

We’ll be looking for volunteers to help set the site up from Monday morning onwards, to staff the festival whilst it is open from Wednesday to Saturday and to take it all down and pack it away the following Sunday.

In advance of the festival we are also looking for people to help with the organising, selling sponsorship and getting publicity out. We have a monthly planning meeting at Shakespeare’s on Gibralter Street, 8pm on the third Tuesday of each month.


SCBF42 pre-openingThe financial success of the festival very much relies on the support of businesses that sponsor elements of the festival such as the glasses, staff t-shirts, entertainment, bars etc. Opportunities are available from as small as sponsoring an individual cask of beer right up to the complete festival. This is a great opportunity to get your company name across to the thousands of beer drinkers that turn out who by day work in all sorts of different trades and have all sorts of different personal interests. Sponsors also get a number of complimentary entry tickets which could be used to take clients out for a beer or for a staff party – or even for a giveaway to promote your social media presence!

For more information about sponsorship opportunities email