Local Events Derbyshire


1st January – New Years Day bridge jump at Mappleton. This has moved to  April 6th for 2015.



Royal Shrove Tide Football- held on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday each year. Ancient game of football played between ‘uppers’ and ‘downers’ depending on which side of the river you live. A hand madeexquisitely painted leather ball is thrown up by a localor famous figure at 2.00pm each day from Ashbourne Shaw Croft car park.The game goes on until around 10.00pm in the evening. Goal posts are around 2 miles apart, anyone can play with hundreds in each team- no real rules, prepare to get wet. Great fun not to be missed.


March Crich Tramway Museum Various theme events throughout the year, ring for details. Tel. 01773 854321 www.tramway.co.uk


6th April 2015   – Mappleton Bridge Jump 



Well Dressings – Ancient tradition of dressing old wells using flower petals- religious themes.
Tissington – Beginning May: Tel. 01335 352200
Wirksworth – End of May: Tel. 01335 822695
Ashford in the Water – Late May: Tel. 01773 822537
Chatsworth International Horse Trials – held in Mid May each year 10th to 12th May 2013
DoveDale Fete- 12 noon onwards, a very popular annual event held in the picturesque village of Ilam.

Traditional village fete, cakes, entertainment, maypole dancing, morris men, fair, rides.      


Ashbourne Arts Festival- from mid June to 1st week in July every year.  16th June to 2nd July  2017.   www.ashbournefestival.org  01335 348707.  Festival of Music, theatre, poetry, art ,walks and workshops for all ages. Highlight event each year.Ashbourne Arts Street Festival is on Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th June 2017.  Come along and enjoy the festivities , bring you friends  and family and enjoy a fascinating and entertaining two days of international acts.


Date to be confirmed either the 24th June  or 1st July 2017 2017  Garden open  exclusively for Ashbourne Arts Festival ‘Poetry in the Garden’ at Offcote Grange, Offcote, Ashbourne DE6 1JQ.  Tickets  – price and sales to be posted shortly. Walled garden overlooking nature lake, donkeys,  large quantity of plants for sale. fro Chosen charity. Come and enjoy a relaxing wander around our garden and enjoy the poetry in beautiful surroundings.  Plenty of off road parking available on site..    


Well Dressings
Ancient tradition of dressing old wells using flower petals, found in Derbyshire and surrounding districts. Visit the ‘Scarecrows’ at Kniveton!!
Wyaston – Mid June: Tel. 01335 342828
Kniveton – Mid June: Tel. 01335 343308
Youlgreave – Mid June: Tel. 01629 636341
Buxton – Mid June: Tel. 01298 871615
Bakewell – Late June to early July: Tel. 01629 813995
Monyash – Early June: Tel. 01629 812778

Belper Steam and Vintage Event

Derbyshire County Show 23rd June 2013    Elvaston Show Ground near Derby



Ashbourne Highland Gathering- Mid July each year.Scotland in the Peaks, a great day with tossing the caber, strength contests,highland dancing and music, bands and bagpipes, side stalls and vintage vehicles- something for all the family. Tel.01339 756224Elvaston Castle Steam Rally – 6th and 7th July 2013 Chesterfield Medieval Market – held on Chesterfield Market Place, Chesterfield



Cromford Steam RallyY not Music Festival  – 2nd to 4th August 2013
  Bloodstock Music Festival  – 8th to 11th August 2013
 Bakewell Music Festival
Hope Sheepdog Trials  – Marsh Farm Castleton Road, Hope
  Bakewell Show-First Wednesday and Thursday in August each year.Two day large agricultural show on Bakewell Showground. 6000 entries in more than 700 competative classes. Floral art, food and farming, cattle, sheep, chickens,pigeons, rabbits, goats, horses, dogs, ferrets, army, vintage vehicles, trade stands.Tel. 01629 812736Manifold Valley Show 10th August 2013 – Agriculural Show   www.manifoldshow.org.uk mid August each year
Ashover Show 14th August 2013 www.ashovershow.co.uk Agricultural and horse show.
Ashbourne Show -Around 20th August each year.Agricultural Country Show including cattle, shires, sheep, goats and horses. Caged birds and dog show.

Dovedale Sheepdog Trials - Held over 3 days in August at Blore near Ilam.



Ashbourne, Antiques in the Street – First Saturday in SeptemberDarley Dale Transport and Country ShowChatsworth Country Fayre - 2013. The Country Fair is scheduled for Friday 30th, Saturday 31st August, and Sunday 1st September.
Ashbourne Half Marathon - annual event
   Peak District Cycle Festival   http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/events/peakdistrictcyclefest.aspx
Mountain Bike Ride Skills & Guided Ride



Tissington Half Marathon
Brailsford Ploughing Match - www.brailsfordploughingmatch.org.uk

Derby Traditional Music and Arts Festival



Dovedale Dash -  A cross country running event around Dovedale – Location – Thorpe
Chesterfield Arts Market and Festival



Matlock Victorian Christmas Weekend
Late night Christmas shopping Ashbourne26th December The Four Shires Blood Hounds finish their Boxing Day event in the grounds of Offcote Grange, no Foxes involved this is a trail  led by a runner.


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