Bakewell Spring and Food Festival

Bakewell Spring and Food Festival

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019

10 am - 5pm

in the town centre

The well established and extremely popular Bakewell Food Festival returns again to the town centre. Along with the food festival which promises to be bigger and better, there will be a wide range of new attractions. We are planning a good old fashioned country and family feel to the whole event.

A little taster of what you may expect : vintage cars, tractors, food court, beer and drinks festival, morris dancers. childrens corner with Star war characters, Disney characters, face painting, marching bands, singalong with proms on the Showground.

Keep checking this page for regular updates.

Lonestar provide authentic living history displays, educational workshops and live action performances. They welcome the audience to take a walk around the town of Lonestar and to converse with our dedicated members about the period and characters they portray.

There will be a wide range of rural crafts to see. Also Roger Knowles will be attending with his fully operational dairy display.

The UK Spectre Squad will be here on the Sunday. They are a group of Star Wars cosplayers who attend events to raise money for Charity, have fun and bring smiles to peoples faces.

Matthew Garrett, Member of The Inner Magic Circle will be offering Punch & Judy, Magic, Circus Skills as well as walk around entertainment.

He is not a clown nor does he wear a top hat and bow tie however he does offer strong up-to-date magic, suitable for all ages.

The 70-strong Bakewell & District Community Choir (BADCC) will perform at this year’s Bakewell Food Festival for the first time on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

The choir is led by Lester Simpson, formerly a member of the well-known a cappela folk group, Coope, Boyes and Simpson and was founded just over two years ago. The choir has performed at the last three. It has used its funds to provide the Town Hall with a heart defibrillator which was unveiled by Lord David Blunkett.

The choir’s repertoire of music ranges from Native American chants and Appalachian dances to spirituals and songs of freedom from Nelson Mandela’s South Africa, blues, skiffle and Sixties pop. The choir shares a love of the great outdoors and the Peak District in particular, so the Food Festival is the perfect gig for us.

Members of the choir come from Bakewell and the surrounding villages, and meet every Wednesday at 7.30pm at Bakewell Town Hall. New members, especially tenors and basses – are always welcome.