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What's on in the Peak District

9th-10th April

Thoresby Country Fair

Arena attractions, family entertainment, field sports, crafts and food.


16th-17th April

BASC Gamekeepers’ Fair

A traditional show for keepers, stalkers, fisher men and women and country lovers with displays, demonstrations and entertainment.


28th-30th May

The Bushcraft show

Woodland crafts, firelighting, shelter building, tracking, foraging and woodland games.


15th-17th May

Stainsby Festival

Entirely run by unpaid volunteers, featuring mainly folk and world music.


17th May

Ashbourne Highland Gathering


17th - 19th June

Eroica Britannia Festival

A glorious, carefree weekend of music, food, drink, acres of shopping and as much fun as you can have in 3 days!


26th June

Derbyshire County Show

The 137th show, with the usual competitive classes for cattle, sheep, goats, horses, fur and feathers.


3rd-4th August

Bakewell Show

One of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK, with nearly 200 years of history.


10th August

Ashover Show

The 85th Show, with traditional classes for livestock, light horses and horticulture, plus displays of crafts and food.


13th August

Manifold Show

A celebration of some of the best local produce and livestock.


20th August

Ashbourne Show

A popular traditional show with competitive classes and an exciting main ring programme.


29th August

Hope Show

A celebration of the past farming year with displays, agricultural classes and competitions.


2nd-4th September

Chatsworth Country Fair

Celebrating all the countryside has to offer with demonstrations, parades, massed pipe and military bands, a thrilling grand ring programme, hot air balloons and over 300 trade stands.


10th September - 29th October

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Matlock Bath Illuminations is a fun-packed family event featuring a spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats on the River Derwent.



3rd September

Turnditch & Windley show

Horse and pony show, pet show, vintage tractors and classes for flowers and produce.


11th September

Hartington Wakes


5th October

Brailsford Ploughing Match

Traditional hedge-laying and ploughing competitions plus classes for sheep and cattle, ladies’ and children’s sections.


2nd - 4th December

Victorian Matlock Christmas Weekend and Markets

The market has 150 stalls in two marquees, whilst entertainment is provided throughout the three days.


5th November - 3rd January 2017

Christmas at Chatsworth

Chatsworth is transformed as they decorate the lower floors of the house to get everyone in the festive spirit. Each year they choose a different theme

Food Festivals in Derbyshire

20th March

Fabulous Places spring market

Over 100 hand-selected food, drink and gift stallholders, plus a tea room and Prosecco bar – all in a railway heritage venue.

30th April-2nd May

The Great British Food Festival

30th April-1st May

Bakewell Food Festival

14th-15th May

Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair

Cookery theatre, celebrity chefs, crafts, gifts and entertainment.

19th-21st May

Rail Ale Festival

2nd-3rd July

Fabulous Places Summer market

Hand-picked food, drink and gift stallholders, plus a tea room and Prosecco bar.

July (TBC)

Belper Food, Real Ale and Craft Festival

13th-14th August

Bakewell Baking Festival

 26th & 27th November

Derbyshire Christmas Food and Gift Fair

Handmade gifts and fine food and drink.