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Festivals and events in the Peak District National Park


Regular celebrations in the Peak District National Park, village fetes, historic & traditional events seasonal festivities, sporting and charity activities and events. Country fairs, historic re-enactments, runs, craft shows, races, rides and markets.

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Festivals: beer / food / book / art / music / film / literature

Buxton Festival – July – Opera, music and literature, at the heart of the beautiful Peak District – www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

Derby Summer Beer Festival – July www.Derbybeerfestival.co.uk

Bakewell Acoustic Music Festival – August – Held annually at the Bakewell Showground. Bakewell Acoustic Music Festival

Wirksworth festival – September – Every September the historic market town of Wirksworth throws open its doors and warmly invites you to see some great art in a truly wonderful place www.Wirksworthfestival.co.uk

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at Buxton Opera House – Aug  – The Festival, which runs at Buxton’s beautiful Opera House, is one of the most colourful, melodic and joyous festivals of musical theatre you will come across www.gsfestivals.org

Melbourne Festival – September– Concerts and Performances at Melbourne Festival of Performing Arts will be launched over the Trail weekend and continues for two weeks from September 15th – 29th; the Concerts and Performances will start with a concert at Calke Abbey www.melbournefestival.co.uk


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Village fetes, craft shows, seasonal rural events, country fairs, rural shows, farm markets

The Bakewell Show – August – At the Bakewell showground One of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK with nearly 200 years of history, Bakewell Show has evolved from a purely agricultural display to the diverse event it is today with something for everybody www.bakewellshow.org

Chesterfield Farmers’ Market at Chesterfield Market  – Aug – Chesterfield Market, Market Place, Chesterfield, Derbyshire  www.visitchesterfield.info

Craft Fairs at Tissington Village Hall – September – There will be a selection of craft workers selling their hand made crafts and some of them will be demonstrating their work www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Chatsworth Country Fair – September – Chatsworth is 8 miles north of Matlock off the B6012. Some of this years attractions; Fly-fishing – casting tuition and competitions, dog and gun event, family fun dog show, archery, children’s fairground. Bouncy Castle,pony rides, climbing Wall and bouldering wall www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk

Peakfairs various dates and locationswww.PeakFairs.co.uk

Farmers Market at Wirksworth – Dates vary – Wirksworth Farmers’ Market always has free range, organic, tasty and healthy food – all deliciously tempting – plus fascinating craft stalls and a cafe. Different every month. But what makes our market unique? We have live music to entertain as you shop. Stallholders and shoppers alike rate ours to be the friendliest in Derbyshire Wirksworth, Derbyshire, Tel: 07403310163 –  www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com


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Traditional local sports, charity events, runs, races, rides novelty and outdoors activities

The Great Bakewell Pudding Race, Bakewell – June / July
A 6.3 mile (10.1km) fell race. The first 250 finishers win a free pudding! For more information Bakewell Pudding Race

Cliffhanger Outdoor Festival, Sheffield  –  June / July
Activities to inspire people of all ages. For more information www.cliff-hanger.co.uk

Buxton Triathlon, Buxton – June / July
Swim 400m in Buxton pool, cycle 13 Peak District miles (21km) and run 3.1 miles (5km) back in town.  www.xtramileevents.com

World Toe Wrestling Championships – July
Bentley Brook Inn, Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne DE6 1LF;  Further details www.bentleybrookinn.co.uk

10th Annual Dovedale Dipper – August
A 26 mile course which is for runners or walkers and a 16 mile course for walkers only starting and finishing at Hartington. The event is in aid of The Derby Mountain Rescue Team. Full details, inc entry and sponsorship forms at: www.matlockrotary.com

Endurer Dash and Endurer Log Dash March and  September
This is not your standard run. Don’t rock up and expect to be rubber necking at the amazing Peak District scenery, or sniffing the fresh country air on a gentle morning jog. Expect to become with the mud and country. Expect assault course exploding onto cross country. Expect the challenge. Come prepared to triumph. Upcoming events: Endurer Dash 8km Peak District 22nd Sep 2012 | Endurer Log Dash 8km 23rd Sep 2012 www.endurerevents.co.uk


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