Events in Bakewell for 2024

P.B.F.A Book Fair

Saturday 6th April 2024

venue:  Agricultural Business Centre

10am - 4pm

  The largest currently being organised within the Peak District National Park - will have 30 dealers attending displaying a wide variety of books, both second hand and antiquarian, with maps, prints, ephemera, and lots of unusual and interesting items on display.  All dealers attending follow a PBFA Code of Practice ensuring that all items are correctly described and fairly priced.   All visitors will be most welcome.   

 Admission is £1.00 but a free entry ticket can be found and printed off by visiting the PBFA web site www.pbfa.org 

Further details can be obtained by contacting the PBFA organiser

 Peter Allen on 07526 606908

Circus Cortex

Thursday 18th to Monday 22th April 2024

venue:  Agricultural Business Centre

Circus CORTEX cordially invites you to a truly inspirational experience.

www.circuscortex.com

ticket information

Bakewell Food Festival

Saturday 27th & 28th April 2024

venue:  Bakewell town centre

Approximately100 stalls with the focus being on food and drink, the Bakewell Food Festival will once more be celebrating the wealth of excellent local produce that the Peak District has to offer. 

more information

Peak Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2024

venue: Agricultural Business Centre 

OPENING TIMES:  10am to 5pm BOTH DAYS

The 2023 Peak Model Railway Exhibition again takes place at our established venue in Bakewell, the friendly town at the heart of the Peak District. The venue has step free access with a completely flat floor and is surrounded by a large pay and display car park. On site are a cafe and bar with the town centre being a short level walk away with many shops, cafes and pubs. Bakewell is well served by frequent bus services from the surrounding cities, towns and villages.

more details: www.chesterfieldrailwaymodellers.co.uk

The Peaks & Dales Charity Car Run

Saturday 16th June 2024

Venue: Marple to the Peak Village, Rowsley.

The Peaks & Dales car run is approximately 65 miles with classic and vintage cars and a few vintage motorbikes.  

  All proceeds will be donated to St Ann’s hospice & East Cheshire Hospice.

The event starts at the Marple Scout Hut. SK6 6BA in the Memorial park at 08.45am - 11.00am near Stockport and takes you on an adventure around the scenic Derbyshire Peaks & Dales with the occasional excursion into the surrounding counties and concludes at the Peak Village Retail Outlet in Rowsley. DE4 2JE at 13.00pm where participant's vehicles will be on display.

  It is free for the Public to come and view the cars at The Peak village at Rowsley or at the start in Marple.

www.hhcvc.com/peaksanddales

International Day of Dance

Saturday 29th June 2024

11.00am - 6.30pm

venue:  Bakewell town centre

For one day every year, the market town of Bakewell in Derbyshire, hosts a celebration of dance and music from around the globe. Now firmly established as the highlight of Bakewell Carnival Week, this all day event, showcases a wide variety of dance styles, at a series of venues around the town. Dance Workshops are held throughout the day in the Town Hall.

www.bakewelldayofdance.co.uk 


Bakewell Carnival Week

Saturday 29th June to Sunday 7th July 2024

venue: Bakewell town centre

Fun for all the family, with races and competitions all week.

Carnival day itself, Saturday 6th July commencing at 3pm. 

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Bakewell Secret Gardens

Sunday 7th July 2024

1.00pm to 5.00pm

venue: Bakewell

Bakewell Open Gardens this year is in the area around the Parish Church. Some gardens are small and secluded, others are large with a wide range of flowering plants.

One charge of £5 gives access to all gardens, please bring cash.

Refreshments, jewellery, plant sale in the Newark Room of the parish church.

Look for the green balloons and banners in the area around the church.

Tickets and trail maps available in Bath Gardens and in the parish church.

All proceeds will support the work of Oxfam.

Bakewell Country Festival

Sunday 14th July 2024

venue: Bakewell Showground

Bakewell Country Festival will comprise an exciting programme of agricultural showcases, family events and live entertainment.  Please keep checking back for announcements and updates.

https://www.bakewellahs.co.uk/bakewell-country-festival

Y Not Festival

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August 2024

venue: Pikehall, Derbyshire

The Y Not Festival is set in the idyllic Peak District, there is not many places you can catch your favourite bands, surrounded by the green landscape that Derbyshire has to offer. 

www.ynotfestival.com/


Gauge 1 North Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 20th July 2024

venue: Agricultural Business Centre

Gauge 1 North is a live steam model railway show, run by the gauge 1 Yorkshire Group. There will be  live steam (meths/gas/coal fired) on one of our tracks all day. Gauge 1 is 1/32nd scale: (think Brittains & Scalextric size).

Demonstrations throughout the day of raising steam, modelling, wagon building, pattern making etc. They hope in 2020 to have three Gauge 1 tracks on show. There is usually a wide range of trade stands covering mainly Gauge 1, but many traders also cater for smaller and larger gauges.

Entrance charge is £5, with accompanied children under 16 free of charge.

http://www.gauge1north.org.uk

P.B.F.A Book Fair

Saturday 10th August 2024

venue:  Agricultural Business Centre

10am - 4pm

  The largest currently being organised within the Peak District National Park - will have 30 dealers attending displaying a wide variety of books, both second hand and antiquarian, with maps, prints, ephemera, and lots of unusual and interesting items on display.  All dealers attending follow a PBFA Code of Practice ensuring that all items are correctly described and fairly priced.   All visitors will be most welcome.   

 Admission is £1.00 but a free entry ticket can be found and printed off by visiting the PBFA web site  https://www.pbfa.org

Further details can be obtained by contacting the PBFA organiser

 Peter Allen on 07526 606908

Festival of Bird Art

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2024

venue:  Agricultural Business Centre

BDWCA Annual Show and Competition

http://www.bdwca.org.uk/ 


Bakewell Wool Gathering

19th & 20th October 2024

 October 2024 The wool festival is dedicated to the best of yarn, knitting, and crochet, in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. Whether you’re into spinning, felting, weaving, or just good old knitting, there’s something for you. All in a stunning location with some of the friendliest, craftiest people around.

https://www.bakewellwool.co.uk/ 

Bakewell Christmas Market


venue: Bakewell town centre

A traditional quintessential English Christmas market with around 80 stalls, Father Christmas and entertainment around the town.

further information

Bakewell Christmas Sparkle

Sunday 8th December 2024

venue: Agricultural Business Centre

Santa's little helpers are busy planning this fun, FREE family day out, which will be packed with food, drink, animals, stalls, demonstrations and much more.

further information

Christmas Tree Festival


venue: All Saints Church Bakewell

An amazing display of Christmas trees supplied by businesses and community groups from around the area, held in Bakewell Parish Church. 

further information 

Please note that these events may be subject to change or cancellation, please check before attending.