For up to date information on what’s going on in Bakewell go to the whatsonbakewell.co.uk website.

For information about art and theatre events at Bakewell Town Hall see here.

THE BAKEWELL SHOW

Always held on the first Wednesday and Thursday in August,  the iconic Bakewell Show  is one of the oldest agricultural shows in Britain with a history going back nearly 200 years.

It retains a strong agricultural identity and has evolved to include a variety of attractions, traders, and competitions making it a fun day out for the whole family.  The 187th  Bakewell Show takes place on 2nd & 3rd August 2017.

BAKEWELL SHOW

CARNIVAL WEEK

From Saturday 24th June to 2nd July 2017 it’s Bakewell Carnival week, and there’s always lots to see and do from the raft race to the most popular Carnival in the Peak!

BAKEWELL RAFT RACE

DAY OF DANCE 

Come and help us get Carnival off to a flying start with the International Day of Dance on Saturday 24ht June 2017, with dance groups of all types performing around town. 

BAKEWELL DAY OF DANCE

You can see a Day of Dance video here

WELL DRESSING

This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. In Bakewell 5 wells are dressed.

Well Locations

Bath Gardens – Royal British Legion

Bath Gardens – 1st Bakewell Brownies

Butter Market, Kings Street

Church Alley – Parish Church Well

In Church Yard – Church Explorers

Well Blessing Service

BAKEWELL CHRISTMAS WEEKEND 

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017

The Big Switch on of the Christmas Tree lights is at 4.45pm Bath Gardens

A firm favourite with residents and visitors alike Bakewell’s Christmas Weekend event grows in popularity each year.  With it’s niche shops and friendly market it’s the perfect place to come and find those special gifts.

packed programme of live music and street entertainment continues throughout the weekend including our quintessentially English Christmas Market.  Keep this weekend free and make a date to visit Bakewell.

For further information email bakewellchristmasmarket@btinternet.com