Festivals

Below is a guide to beer events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next month or two. Whilst we believe the information is correct, we advise checking direct with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys. Latest listings of CAMRA organised beer festivals can be found on the  national CAMRA website and a guide to commercial festivals and pub events can be found online on aletalk.

 

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.

Hull CAMRA

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.

8 comments

  1. All the best for Sheffield Beer Festival.
    I hope the beers especially from the local breweries are not overpriced as they have been, especially last year!!

  2. Bassetlaw Beer Festival, Grafton Hotel, Worksop; 11/12 July
    Worley Men’s Club Beer Festival; 17/18 July

  3. Doncaster CAMRA Beer Festival is delayed this year but has now been announced as 22-24 September and re-titled ‘Doncaster Town Beer festival’, not the 26th annual – that will be next year in the more usual Easter slot.

    The 2016 event is based at the Diamond Live Lounge on Wood Street/Waterdale and this will be the CAMRA manned location with around 50 beers expected to be available. In addition, many town centre pubs are taking part and will have festival bars and extra available.

    There would normally be an annual #DN1 event at the end of October/start of November but this year the two events have been merged to try and give Doncaster a different type of festival weekend.

    More details to be finalised, keep an eye on http://www.doncastercamra.org.uk nearer the time 😉

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