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Pub, Club and Other non-CAMRA Beer Festivals

These festivals are run by enthusiastic licensees or charities such as local Round Tables, but are very often supported by the local branches of CAMRA. For details of official CAMRA festivals, click here.

We do not always get to hear about such festivals until they've almost happened. The list below consists of festivals in and around our local area, i.e. those that would be feasible for a day out by train bus or pushbike. Special thanks are due to John Phillips and Paul Dixey of Heavy Woollen CAMRA for regular updates. We shall be glad to add additional festivals or amend details click to advise us. This no-frills formula means your festival can usually be posted within minutes of news being received! e. & o.e.


Fri 3 September Queen Night and Beer Festival at Pontefract Races

Fri/Sat/Sun10/11/12 September festival at The Reindeer, Overton: remember the 232 is Arriva blue now, not orange!

Thu 2 - Sun 5 Sep Seventh Leeds International Beer Festival Leeds Town Hall , various times

Fri 3-Sat 4 Sep Bolsover Beer Festival A selection of real ales, gin, cider and food along with stalls and music at Bolsover Town FC. Open from 16:00 Fri and 10:00 Sat. More information on their Facebook event page. Bus 1 from Chesterfield stops close to the venue or bus 53 direct from Sheffield stops a short walk away in Bolsover town centre..

Sat 4 Sep Grenoside Beer Festival 2021 ,14:0023:30 at Grenoside Community Centre, Main St, Grenoside Sheffield

Thu 9 Sat 11 Sep Barrow Hill Rail Ale 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 and rail station. More information on their website

Sat 9 Oct, 12:00 Hartlepool Beer Festival at Hartlepool Borough Hall Middlegate, Hartlepool Tickets are now available for - SATURDAY AFTERNOON at The Borough Hall, Click the link for further information and to secure via. TicketSource

Thu 14-Sun 17 Oct Keighley & Worth Valley Light Railway Beer and Music Festival where the railway transforms itself into a 5-mile long beer and music festival. The main festival site is at Oxenhope Station. https://kwvr.co.uk/event/beer-music-festival/2021-10-14/

November 2021 date/times tbc The Cropton Brewery Beer Festival celebrated its 25th birthday in 2019. Described as legendary by CAMRA, expect live music, loads of homemade food and more than 80 real ales, lagers and traditional ciders.