Events in Bakewell for 2018

Here are a selection of Bakewell events for 2018, however please note that these events may be subject to change, please check before attending.

Dogs Unleashed

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2018

held on the Bakewell Showground

Dogs Unleashed is an exciting, fun filled and informative day out for the whole family. There is plenty to fill the whole day, not to mention free entry for all your dogs.

International Day of Dance

Saturday 30th June 2018

held in 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, to introduce beginners to the range of styles showcased.

Bakewell Carnival

Saturday 7th July 2018

held in Bakewell Town Centre

further information

Food and Farming Event

21st & 22nd July 2018

held at the Agricutural Business Centre


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Sheldon is all set for another exciting Sheldon Day this year.

21st July 2018

Dog Show on the showground

21st & 22nd July 2018

including a Companion Dog Show for members of the public with their dogs – entry fee £1 with proceeds to Ashbourne Animal Welfare. Free entry to the event.

Horticulture Show and Plant Fair

4th & 5th August

to be held in the Agricultiral Business Centre.Small admission fee to the event.

Peakender 2018

17th & 18th August 2018

held on the Bakewell Showground

Peakender is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before. The three day festival returns showcasing the very best UK Breweries, a range of outstanding street food, live music and entertainment in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of the Peak District.

PBFA Book Fair

Saturday 18th August 2018

held in the Agricultural Business Centre

This P.B.F.A. Book Fair - the largest currently being organised within the Peak District National Park - will have over 20 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. Further details can be obtained by contacting the PBFA organiser - Peter Allen on 01298 77786.

Bakewell Wool Gathering

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October 2018

held in the Agricultural Business Centre

Now in in its 6th year, this two day wool festival held in Bakewell Agricultural Centre is a must for anyone who is interested in all things woolly.