Events

Well Dressings

Unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire.  Town and village communities come together to create living art installations from natural materials between May and September.  Follow the link to find a list of Well Dressings and Well in the Making events.

Website: Well Dressings

Wirksworth Book Festival 4-7 April 2019

Wirksworth Book Festival brings a whole host of activities, talks, performances and much more for adults and children.

Website: Wirksworth Book Festival 4-7 April 2019

Chatsworth International Horse Trials 10-12 May 2019

Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials - 3 days of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.

Website: Chatsworth International Horse Trials 10-12 May 2019

Wirksworth Carnival Weekend 25-27 May 2019

Each year Wirksworth comes alive and hosts a weekend of entertainment in support of the Well Dressings; aiming to unite the community, local areas and visitors. Crafts and Stalls all Weekend. Parade on Monday. Follow the link to find out more.

 

 

 

Website: Wirksworth Carnival Weekend 25-27 May 2019

Tissington Well Dressings 30 May-5 June 2019

The origins of Well Dressing are lost in antiquity. They may even have their roots in pagan customs later given a Christian meaning. One theory says that the custom began just after the Black Death of 1348-9. Although the population round about was ravaged by plague, in Tissington all escaped, and the immunity was ascribed to the purity of the water supply. It became the custom to decorate the wells in thanksgiving.

Phone: 01335 352200

Website: Tissington Well Dressings 30 May-5 June 2019

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 5-9 June 2019

Set in the dramatic grounds of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire’s stunning Peak District, the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is the must-see event of 2019.

Buxton Festival 5-21 July 2019

The Buxton Festival is an annual summer festival of opera, music, and a literary series.

Distance: 16 miles

Website: Buxton Festival 5-21 July 2019

Ashbourne Show 17 August 2019

This year is the 127th Ashbourne Show. A traditional country and agricultural show, providing entertainment and interest, in a friendly atmosphere, making a great day out for all the family.

Website: Ashbourne Show 17 August 2019

Chatsworth Country Fair 30 August - 1 September 2019

There“s nothing quite like the annual country fair at Chatsworth - Check the website for more details.

Phone: 01328 821821

Website: Chatsworth Country Fair 30 August - 1 September 2019

Wirksworth Festival 6-22 September 2019

Enjoy the work of more than 150 artists plus an inspiring programme of performances and events at this leading rural Arts Festival.

Phone: 01629 824003

Website: Wirksworth Festival 6-22 September 2019

Art & Architecture Trail 7-8 September 2019

Discover over 150 artists and designer makers exhibiting in the homes, historic buildings, gardens, shop windows and Churches all over the amazing market town of Wirksworth.  Enjoy the festival atmosphere with street theatre, music and fun events, meet the artists and buy unique, affordable art.

Phone: 01629 824003

Website: Art & Architecture Trail 7-8 September 2019

International Marmalade Festival-4 Mar 2019

It returns for its 14th year and still retains its appeal – Wirksworth’s only International Marmalade Festival!

Website: International Marmalade Festival-4 Mar 2019