Festivals and country shows

Discover live music, local produce, heritage and culture at the best local festivals and country shows.

Looking for festivals in the Peak District and Derbyshire? Whether you want to discover the best live music, sample delicious local cuisine, celebrate our heritage and culture, or get stuck into street festival fun, we definitely know how to party!

We have festivals for foodies, music enthusiasts, opera buffs, cultural admirers, adventurous souls and everyone in between. The Peak District and Derbyshire is also the perfect place to discover unique country shows that celebrate the best of our farming heritage each summer, keeping local traditions alive and celebrating local communities.

All Festivals & Country Shows Events


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Staffordshire Moorlands Walking Festival

A variety of beautiful local walks, mostly free, to suit various abilities and interests all over the Staffordshire Moorlands.

21st April 2024 - 1st May 2024

12:00 am


Chesterfield Area Walking Festival

Enjoy the Chesterfield Area on foot, discovering our moorlands including Big Moor with its stone circles, searching out wildflowers in ancient…

11th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

12:00 am


Barrow Hill Rail Ale Festival

Sample over 350 real ales – many brewed locally – plus craft beers, ciders, gin, prosecco and wine

16th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

12:00 am


Chatsworth International Horse Trials

A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family. 12-14th May

17th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

12:00 am - 5:00 pm


National Forest Walking Festival

This popular annual event, now in its 15th year, offers a variety of trails and experiences for all walking levels and abilities.

18th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

12:00 am


Bearded Theory Festival

A multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall, in the heart of the National Forest.

23rd May 2024 - 26th May 2024

12:00 am


Timber Festival at The National Forest.

Fall under nature’s spell at Timber Festival in the heart of the National Forest.

5th July 2024 - 7th July 2024

12:00 pm

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