Steel City Beer Festival returns to Kelham Island this October

Steel City Beer Festival returns to Kelham Island this October

27 September 2016

The Steel City Beer & Cider Festival is set to return to the iconic surroundings of Kelham Island Museum this October.

Over 300 real ales and ciders will be available, with a particular emphasis on Sheffield  breweries, as the festival returns for its third consecutive year in the venue 19 - 22 October 2016.

An additional room has been added to the event layout for 2016, to increase the capaity and will feature the festival's first Craft Keg Bar, as well as an international bottle bar. 

Festival Organiser Louise Singleton said "The Festival has found its spiritual home in Sheffield's Valley of Beer and this year's extra capacity will enable even more visitors to see what a fantastic event this is."

Almost 200 volunteers will be working hard in the coming weeks to ensure the festival is ready for the official opening by the Mistress Cutler Dr. Julie Edwards at 5pm on Wednesday 19 October. Live music features on three of the evenings, with soul band The Basement on Thursday, rock ‘n’ roll locals Vegas 6 on Friday and finishing with rockabilly band The Slingshots on Saturday while Loxley Silver Brass Band will appear in their usual Saturday afternoon spot.

A great range of mouth-watering food stalls, Tombola and Games stalls, plus CAMRA's own book stall selling all things beer-related, will further add to the atmosphere. Friday night is also fancy dress night for staff and visitors and this year's theme of Sci-Fi should guarantee some interesting costumes.

The festival has chosen Sheffield Children's Hospital as this year's charity and will be offering drinkers the chance to donate their unused beer tokens at the end of the night.

Further information can be obtained by visiting the website www.sheffieldcamra.org.uk/festival