York CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival
Wed 20 – Sat 23 Sep
York CAMRA are holding their annual beer and cider festival at York Racecourse, with around 500 beers and more than 100 ciders available. There will also be live music over the weekend. CAMRA members can buy a festival “season” ticket for £8, which will grant you entry to every session. Full times and ticket details are available at yorkbeerfestival.co.uk.
Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival
Thu 28 – Sat 30 Sep
The last weekend in September sees Halifax and Calderdale CAMRA host their ‘Beers of the Roses’ festival at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. Featuring a selection of 50 beers, ciders and perries from both sides of the Pennines and around the UK, there will also be food available until 9pm on each evening. See www.hxcalderdalecamra.org.uk for all times and prices.
Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival
Thu 28 Sep – Sun 1 Oct
The 8th Amber Valley CAMRA festival will be held at Strutts on Derby Road, Belper from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 1st October 2017. The former Herbert Strutt Grammar School is situated on the A6 just outside the town centre and has its own car park, with the railway and bus stations only a short walk away and buses stopping right outside the venue.
There will be live music in the main hall on Friday and Saturday nights – for full details of all entertainment, opening times and prices, please visit www.ambervalleycamra.org.uk. Advance tickets are not required at any sessions but be sure to arrive early to ensure admission. Over 18’s only after 6pm. There is free wi-fi at the venue. Dogs are welcome but only allowed in certain areas.
Cross Scythes Beer Festival
Thu 28 Sep – Sun 1 Oct
The Cross Scythes on Derbyshire Lane, Norton Lees, is celebrating Cask Ale Week with their very own beer festival. The weekend will see new beers from Thornbridge, alongside guest ales from Dark Star, Marble, Titanic, Brew York and the Wild Beer Co. There will also be plenty of food available, with pizzas from the Nether Edge Pizza Company on Thursday, gourmet hot dogs on Friday, PizzaaMano on Saturday and a beer and cheese tasting on Sunday. A beer quiz on Sunday evening rounds off the evening nicely.
Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival
Wed 11 – Sat 14 Oct
The annual Robin Hood festival takes place at Nottingham Castle for the final time before redevelopment works begin. With almost 1,300 ales and more than 300 ciders, the festival is one of the largest beer festivals in the world. This year also sees a new gin bar introduced. Ticket prices start from £10, rising to £20 for more popular sessions. Visit www.nottinghamcamra.org for further information.
Sheffield CAMRA’s Steel City Beer & Cider Festival
Wed 18 – Sat 21 Oct
Our 43rd annual festival, back again at Kelham Island Industrial Museum with over 200 real ales plus bottled beers from around the world and a range of traditional ciders & perries. The festival also features a variety of street food vendors, products stalls and entertainment.
We’re currently looking for volunteer staff plus sponsors. See www.steelcitybeerfestival.co.uk for more details as they become available.
Miners Arms Cider Festival
Mon 23 – Mon 30 Oct
Head to the Miners Arms, Hundall, S18 4BS, for their annual cider festival to celebrate CAMRA’s cider month of October, with over 20 real ciders available and special offers throughout the week.
Chesterfield Market Beer Festival
Fri 27 – Sat 28 Oct
Chesterfield CAMRA are holding their annual beer festival in Chesterfield Market Hall. Featuring Battle of the Beers, 35 real ales, 6 ciders, fruit wines and Simon’s ploughman’s stall. Open 11am to 11pm. Entry £1 before / £3 after 5pm.
Ladybower Inn Winter Beer Festival
Fri 3 – Sun 5 Nov
The Ladybower Inn, S33 0AX, is holding a mini beer festival over the first weekend of November with up to 8 cask ales on offer. Buses 273, 274 and 275 stop right outside the pub.
Thu 16 – Sat 18 Nov
Held at the Holy Trinity Church, later in the year than normal to allow for refurbishment of the church to become Hull Minster which will enable this year’s festival to be bigger and better – as well as lots of beer and cider there will be an extended range of food and stalls plus the introduction of entertainment. More information www.hull.camra.org.uk. Direct trains run from Sheffield to Hull every hour, operated by Northern.
Penistone Beer Festival
Fri 17 – Sun 19 Nov
The White Heart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH, is hosting the fifth Penistone Beer Festival this November. The festival is set to feature around 30 real ales and 10 real ciders plus food and live music. Bus 29 from Sheffield will get you to Penistone.