York Beer Festival is back bigger and better than ever in the same location at York Knavesmire this September.

Due to great success of last year’s event at our new location opposite York Racecourse Grandstand, we’re already well advanced with our planning for this year’s event which takes place from Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd September.

As you can see from the photos from last year – we will be housed in a massive marquee serving around 500 different beers featuring the best real ales from Yorkshire and the rest of the UK, keykeg UK craft beers and foreign beers; 100+ ciders; bottled beers, world wines, UK meads and prosecco.

There will be a huge beer garden as usual as well as a great selection of takeaway cuisines from around the world to suit all tastes including high quality vegetarian options.

To make things go with a swing there will be a great line-up of live music at most sessions featuring a roster of talented local artists performing a wide range of different musical genres.

Coming soon on this website will be details of advance online ticket sales and corporate packages.

If you're a CAMRA member from anywhere in the UK – you're very welcome to volunteer to work the festival and you’ll receive a package of free food and drink for all sessions you work.

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 Photos courtesy of Paul Shields

York CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2017

The 2017 festival will be situated in the
York Racecourse Enclosure opposite the Grandstand

2017 Location Diagram B&W


You can purchase tickets for the festival from our ticketing portal on Eventbrite for any day of the festival. Advance tickets give you access to the FastTrack queue on each day of the festival. We also have a Season Ticket this year, which gives you entrance to the festival every day and a big saving into the bargain. For all ticket purchases click HERE


Knavesmire Rd
York, YO23 1EX

See location on Google Maps click here

See location maps here




September 20th - 23rd 2017

CAMRA members only – from 3pm – 5pm

Open to public from 5pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 12-11pm 



Public/CAMRA members:

Wednesday 20th £3.50/£1.50
Thursday 21st £4.50/£2.50
Friday 22nd £5.50/£3.50
Saturday 23rd £5.50/£3.50

Glasses £2.50 refundable deposit for standard glasses.