2017 is already looking like being a spectacular year across Derbyshire and the Peak District with sporting events, festivals and fairs! Here are a few of our top picks!
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Shrovetide Football Match at Ashbourne – 28 Feb- 1 March
Held in and around the nearby town of Ashbourne the Shrovetide Football is a traditional, unconventional game played by the residents in teams related to the north and south of the town.
Chatsworth International Horse Trials – 12 – 14 May 2017
Three days of equestrian events incorporating round one of the Event Rider Masters Series.
Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair, Kedleston Hall – May 13-14th
The Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair, a two day food extravaganza, is set within the grounds of the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall near Derby.
New for 2017! Set to be a brilliant event seeing all that the RHS has to offer in the grounds of the spectacular Chatsworth House.
Eroica Britannia – 16-18 June
A three day festival of all things cycling … with a festival … food, music and epic rides.
Chesterfield Festival of Cricket – 3-8 July
Five days of cricket including the Specsavers County Championship match and the traditional local NatWest T20 Blast derby versus Yorkshire Vikings.
Buxton Festival – 7-23 July
A celebration of all things opera, music and literature set in the beautiful Peak District town of Buxton with it’s Victorian Pavillion Gardnes and the Georgian crescent.
Y NOT Festival – 27-30th July
A now well established, award winning, music festival less than 10 miles from Hopton.
Bakewell Show – 1st – 3rd of August
The Bakewell Show is almost 200 years old and features all manner of country side pursuits including farming, equestrian, gardening and much more!
Chatsworth Country Fair – 1-3 September
The Country Fair is one of England’s most spectacular annual outdoor events,with massed pipe and military bands, demonstrations and parades, hot air balloons, parachuting and over 300 varied trade stands and rural crafts make this a memorable event with something for everyone.
Wirksworth Festival – 8-24 September
A rural arts festival … just a couple of miles down the hill from Hopton. With performances and exhibitions there’s sure to be something to suit everyone!