Bakewell 2019 Events


BAKEWELL - 'ancient capital of the Peak...'
Set in an enviable location on the banks of the Wye, with the river meandering gently through the centre, this beautiful old market town is in the heart of the Peak District, surrounded by stunning countryside views. Famous for its Puddings, Annual events, the historic Monday market and the Bakewell Farmers market which is held on the last Saturday of every month, there is a thriving livestock market. Visitors flock to shop in the independent shops and explore the town’s nooks and crannies, to admire the fine stone Derbyshire buildings, or just to relax by the clear, sparkling waters of the River Wye.
Modern Bakewell has something for everyone, and everything for someone, from its many historic buildings and its wonderful riverside walks along the banks of the Wye, to its award-winning newly designed and recently revamped town centre with shopping arcades and numerous emporiums of excellence.
Saturday 24th November and Sunday 25th November 2018
Bakewell Christmas Market
Traditional Quintessential Christmas Market. Around 100 stalls, father Christmas, entertainment, tree light switch on and much more.
Friday 19th April to Sunday 21st April 2019
Dog Agility
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2019
Bakewell Spring and Food Festival. 
The streets of this beautiful and historic, riverside market town will again be filled with an eclectic mix of over 80 stalls with the focus of course, being on food and drink specialities! over the weekend there will be a variety of entertainment and attractions for all the family.
Saturday 22nd June and Sunday 23rd June 2019
Dogs unleashed
The ultimate doggy day out
Saturday 29th June 2019
International Day of Dance,
A celebration of dance and music from around the globe.
Sunday 30th June 2019
Celebration 200years Bakewell Agricultural and Horticultural Society
Sunday 30th June 2019
Blessing of the Wells.
The ancient custom of Well Dressing is unique to the Peak District and the surrounding areas. The well dressings stay up all week.
Saturday 29th June to Sunday 7th July 2019
Bakewell Carnival Week
Fun for all the family, with races and competitions all week, Carnival day itself on Saturday 6th July commencing at 3pm.
Friday 12th July to Sunday 14th July 2019
Dog Agility
Friday 16th August to Sunday 18th August 2019
Peakender Beer Festival
Including a variety of activity for the whole family, camping available.
Secret Gardens of Bakewell
An annual event in aid of Oxfam
Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September 2019
Monday 28th October 2019
Peak Performance Theatre School Dance Show
Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield
Saturday 23rd November and 24th November 2019
Bakewell Christmas Weekend
Don’t miss the switch on of the Christmas Tree lights, with a traditional quintessential English Christmas market with around 80 stalls, father Christmas and entertainment around the town.
Thursday 5th December to Sunday 15th December 2019
Christmas Tree Festival
An amazing display of Christmas trees supplied by businesses and community groups around the area, held in Bakewell Parish Church.
Events may be subject to change please check websites
Regular Events throughout the year
Bakewell Market – Every Monday all year round
Bakewell has held markets every Monday for at least 700 years. Bakewell is the only Market Town in the beautiful Peak District National Park and the Charter for this Monday market was granted in 1330.
Bakewell Farmers Market – Last Saturday of every month
One of Britain’s best Farmers markets where you can buy a wide range of locally produced foods direct from the farmer. (July and December markets are held a week early)
Craft and Gift Fairs – Weekends throughout the year
The Bakewell Craft and Gift Fair in the Brigade Hall provides a friendly and helpful environment to buy from the crafters direct. There is also a monthly Art & Craft Market in Bakewell Town Hall.
Car Boot Sales
Regular dates throughout the year on Bakewell Showground
Also see on line for regular updates at
Around the area
The Monsal Trail
A level traffic-free track for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, The track northwards towards Buxton includes four tunnels and the iconic Monsal Head viaducts, bike hire is available.
Haddon Hall
A romantic medieval and Tudor manor house, overlooking the River Wye, with a magnificent long gallery oak panelled rooms, beautiful tapestries and terraced gardens.
Chatsworth House
Sitting in extensive parkland, One of Britain’s best loved stately homes filled with treasures, with over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, parkland, a children’s farmyard and adventure playground, restaurant and gift shop.
Peak Village
A rural shopping village with over 20 retailers offering a mix of fashion, sportswear, food, home wares and gifts
Peak Rail
A working steam train which runs between Rowsley and Matlock with Special Events throughout the year.
Bakewell also boasts a modern leisure centre (with swimming pool and gym), two public tennis courts and cricket and football pitches at the recreation ground, a nine-hole/eighteen tee golf club (visitors welcome) plus a bowling club in the beautiful Bath Gardens.
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