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    14th July 2024

    Bakewell Country Festival

    A great family day out combining a mix of traditional agricultural elements, family activities, entertainment, food, drink, shopping and more.


    14th July 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Bakewell Country Festival is a packed family day out (ages 15 and under go free) aiming to showcase some of the best of the Peak District. Families can easily fill the day with animal encounters, craft sessions, music and drumming workshops, forest school fun and fairground rides before perusing an array of local street food vendors for refreshments... or bring a picnic and pull up a straw bale!

    There's a packed day-long programme in the Showground's centre ring with heavy horse competitions and displays, a slow tractor race, pony club musical rides and fast-paced scurry and trials driving competitions. All ages can step back in time at the festival's medieval encampment, thanks to Knights of Honour reenactors, as well as trying out bushcraft and survival skills with Woodland Ways. A talks stage, live music and culinary theatre - in association with Pure Peak magazine - offer more popular entertainment options, while a visit to Conservation Corner affords visitors opportunities to learn more about important conservation work across the Peak District National Park. Bakewell Premier Dog Show runs on both the Saturday and Sunday (free entry Saturday, festival tickets required Sunday), all rounded off with a market comprising local makers, artists and producers.

    Lots of our entertainment is free but sessions carry a nominal fee. Please visit Bakewell AHS website, Facebook and Instagram.


    Kids' craft sessons*

    Family drumming workshops with Unbeatable Energy

    Small animal handling with Lane End Farm Trust*

    Medieval encampment with the Knights of Honour Reenactors

    Activities with Kenning Park Forest School

    Mercer Falconry static display

    Meet farmers and their different breeds of cows and sheep

    Interactive music sessions with Luke Carver Goss & Martin Harwood

    Traditional carousel and other small rides*

    Archery and crossbow classes with On Point Archery*

    Climbing wall with Acclimbatize*

    Face painting*


    Bushcraft and survival skills with Woodland Ways

    Thornbridge Blooms flower bar*

    Companion dog show classes*

    Dog flyball*


    Spitfire flypast

    Festival stage ft. The old Time Rags, The Jelly Roll Jazz Band, The Lah Di Dahs and Sons of Rodger

    Culinary theatre featuring renowned local chefs, in association with Pure Peak magazine

    British Scurry & Trials Driving competitions

    Heavy horse competitions, including young handlers' class

    Sheep competitions, including young handlers' class

    Pony Club musical ride performances

    Farriery and rural craft demonstrations

    Talks stage

    Bakewell Premier Dog Show (13th and 14th July)

    Vintage tractor and engine exhibition and slow tractor race

    Conservation Corner


    Local coffee and street food traders

    Brewery and horse box bars

    Independent local makers' market


    Ages 15 & under: FREE

    Adult advance: £13

    Adult gate: £16

    Showground car parking available, pay on the day (cash or card): £5

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