Put the dates in your diaries – we’re back on York Knavesmire this year from 18th – 21st September

Like last year, we’ll be holding the festival in a huge marquee in the all new racecourse enclosure – directly opposite the grandstand.

So book some time off work; check out hotels B&B’s or campsites; make your travel plans & get your train tickets or stick YO23 1EX into your satnav and look forward to a September break - taking in Yorkshire’s largest beer festival and all the attractions of the beautiful historic city of York – which was recently voted the UK’s favourite city according to a recent YouGov poll.

Our event is everything a great festival should be – forward looking; inclusive; grand in scale and most importantly welcoming. It has the reputation as one of the friendliest beer festivals in the UK and this is reflected in the wide and diverse type of visitors it attracts – not just from the UK but from all over the world.

York Beer Festival has a vast choice - over 500 beers and ciders and perries including a UK keykeg bar and a foreign beer bar with beers from all over the world. There’s something for all tastes - with world wines, meads, prosecco and York gins all available too.

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

To make things go with a swing we have 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.

The special bus service from York Pullman, which proved so popular last year, will return for the duration of the festival – with an hourly return timetable, departing from York Station.

If you want to be on our newsletter mailing list so you’re the first to get the latest updates then email “Subscribe” to comms@yorkbeerfestival.camra.org.uk and if you want to register to be part of our friendly band of volunteers who put the whole event on then please register HERE

Past festival photos


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 Past festival photos

Past festival photos

Past festival photos

Photos courtesy of Paul Shields

York CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2019

The 2019 festival will be situated in the
Clocktower Enclosure opposite the Grandstand

Beer Festival Location 2019


You will be able to purchase tickets for the festival from our ticketing portal for any day of the festival from 7pm on 1st July 2019 - HERE

You can pay on the door, but buying a ticket has several advantages.

Your advance ticket gives you guaranteed cashless FastTrack entrance and includes a £3 refundable souvenir glass; a bumper programme with all tasting notes; free booking fees. If you want an extra bargain - our Season Ticket will give you discounted entrance to the festival every day!


Knavesmire Rd
York, YO23 1EX

See location on Google Maps click here





September 18th – 21st 2019

Trade Session from 1pm*
CAMRA members only – from 3pm – 5pm
Open to public from 5pm - 11pm

Thursday - Saturday 12-11pm

*If you work in the licensed / brewing industry or related services – email us for an invite



Public / CAMRA Members
Wednesday£3.50 / £1.50
Thursday£4.50 / £2.50
Friday£6 / £4
Saturday£6 / £4
Season Ticket (4 days)£12 / £8
Refundable Souvenir Glass £3