Events & Festivals October 2023


A list of Events & Festivals in the Chesterfield and surrounding areas in October 2023 (This post will be updated as more events and news are added). Please note the events listed may not be run by Chesterfield CAMRA and we take no responsibility for cancellations or changes to the event/festival.

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Branch meetings and Chesterfield CAMRA events are listed on our Branch Diary.

Events and Festivals are show in date order with the next upcoming event at the top of the post.

Thursday 5th October 2023

October Chesterfield CAMRA Branch Meeting & Social

Location: Rykneld Turnpyke – 4 John Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield S45 9NQ
Date: Thursday October 5th – 7 pm for 7.30pm start
Facebook: Chesterfield CAMRA Page – Chesterfield CAMRA Group – Rykneld Turnpyke

The meeting will include a talk by Glyn Clarke, owner of Turnpyke and Instant Karma Brewing. To see what Cask Ales and other drinks are available check Facebook. The Turnpyke is on a regular bus route from Chesterfield, No. 54 and only a 2 mins walk. Let’s Make this Branch Social the best yet!

This meeting will also be the launch of the Good Beer Guide 2024. Hopefully you are aware that the new GBG book has an Iron Maiden cover and a foreword by Bruce Dickinson, Lead Singer. The Branch has secured 10 copies to be sold to members at the bargain price of ONLY £12!! To get your hands on one of these please attend. And, please bring CASH too.

Friday 6th October – Saturday 7th October 2023

Chesterfield Arms Americana weekend

Location: Chesterfield Arms – 40 Newbold Road, Newbold, Chesterfield S41 7PH
Date: Friday 6th October – Saturday 7th October
Facebook: Chesterfield Arms

Join the Chesterfield Arms for their annual Americana weekend! New/themed beers, foodie specials and fantastic company. Two cracking bands: Friday 6th Oct – Lil Rooster from 9pm & Saturday 7th Oct – The return of 20ft Squid Blues Band.

Saturday 14th October 2023

Smithy Pond Cask, Craft and Cider festival

Location: Smithy Pond – Nethermoor Road, Wingerworth, Chesterfield S42 6LN
Date: Saturday 14th October – 11.30am – 11.30pm (Check socials below for updates).
Facebook: Smithy Pond Chesterfield

Make sure the 18th of September is in your diary as the Smithy Pond Cask, Craft and Cider festival kicks off. Running until the 5th November will be serving up some of the best casks, craft beers and ciders. They also have a new food menu starting from the 21st September 2023. DISCOUNTED DRINK PRICES! – COLLECT 5 STAMPS & RECEIVE A FREE DRINK! (Selected drinks only and t&cs apply – See their Facebook page for further details)

Friday October 27th – Sunday 29th 2023

Location: Chesterfield Town Centre – Brampton Mile (Chatsworth Road) – Whittington Moor
Date: Thursday October 27th – 29th 2023
Facebook: Chesterfield CAMRA Page – Chesterfield CAMRA Group

The Walkabout Beer Festival returns in late October. Originally set up post pandemic by Chesterfield CAMRA, the festival now runs every October. Real Ale pubs in three areas are joining in with the fun, offering their finest beers, ciders and craft ales. Running over three days on the Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October, Chesterfield CAMRA invites you to support our many great pubs and clubs.

We also encourage members to share some photos of the pubs they visit and beers they drink on our Facebook group (See the link above).

The pubs have been split into three areas, The Brampton Mile, Town Centre and Whittington Moor. During the weekend some of the pubs may put on something special, from tap takeovers, bands, street food and much more! Updated details and news will be posted on our social media and this website running up to the event.