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

Buxton Festival 6 - 22 July 2018

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

Distance: 16 miles

Website: Buxton Festival 6 - 22 July 2018

Manifold Valley Agricutural Show 11 August 2018

Traditional agricultural show at Castern Hall, Ilam, near Ashbourne. There will be classes and main ring events, such as: Sheep and Cattle, Shire Horses, Carriage Driving, Show Jumping, Rare Breeds, Pets & Poultry, local produce, arts & crafts, vintage machinery & tractors and terrier racing. There will be many trade stands, bar and refreshment facilities.

Phone: 01782 503313

Website: Manifold Valley Agricutural Show 11 August 2018

Ashbourne Show 18 August 2018

This year is the 126th 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 18 August 2018

Dovedale Sheepdog Trials 21-22 Aug 2018

Sheep Dog Trials in the lovely area around Dovedale on the Staffordshire Derbyshire border, held over two days in August.  First day: Local Trials from 7am onwards, featuring Nursery, Novice and Open competitors from the Local Area. Second day: Open Class (Restricted to 40 dogs), Open Doubles and Championship of the Dales.

Phone: 01538 373308

Website: Dovedale Sheepdog Trials 21-22 Aug 2018

1950s Weekend at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 25-27 Aug 2018

Sample what life was like in the 1950s when some of our trains were new!  Full details are available on the website or in our separate leaflet.

Phone: 01629 823076

Website: 1950s Weekend at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 25-27 Aug 2018

Chatsworth Country Fair 31 August - 2 September 2018

It's all coming together for the 2017 Chatsworth Country Fair Check the website for more details.

Phone: 01328 821821

Website: Chatsworth Country Fair 31 August - 2 September 2018

Art & Architecture Trail 8 and 9 September 2018

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 8 and 9 September 2018

Wirksworth Festival 7 - 23 September 2018

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 7 - 23 September 2018

Derby Feste 27 - 29 September 2018

Derby Feste kicks off on Friday night with a parade through the city centre, Giant fire-breathing Dragons stalk through the streets, leading to a party on the Market Place and a fabulous Night Market organised by Sheena Holland with food and vintage stalls. 
On Saturday, the streets will come to life from noon with entertainers for the the whole family including live music, circus performances, dance, and acrobatics.

Phone: 01332 643411

Website: Derby Feste 27 - 29 September 2018

Matlock Bath Illuminations 8 Sep - 27 Oct 2018

The fabulous 2017 Matlock Bath Illuminations burst into life on Saturday 8th September, running until 27th October. Magical decorated and illuminated boats parade on the River Derwent every Saturday and Sunday, and there are stalls to enjoy in Derwent Gardens, plus additional entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays.

Phone: 01629 761110

Website: Matlock Bath Illuminations 8 Sep - 27 Oct 2018