In addition to the New Charnwood in Heckmondwike (see previous post), this weekend also sees festivals in Sheffield and Slaithwaite (pronounced Slathwait or Slawit but NEVER Slaythwait incidentally!).
Having attended the last two Lions Club fests I can wholly recommend this friendly, well organised event, especially as the recently reopened Commercial just a couple of hundred yards away has made a visit to Slaithwaite even more rewarding for the ale connoisseur. The Moonraker Beer Festival is held in the first floor function room of the Conservative Club on Britannia Road (map).
Another popular festival, a little further afield, is at Sheffield's Harlequin on Nursery Street (map). At least forty beers from all over the shop can be sampled here this weekend including plenty from new and lesser known producers. See below for the full list and the sidebar calendar for dates.
New Charnwood Beer List
Moonraker Beer List
Harlequin Beer List