Fifth Bakewell Food Festival - 31st April/1st May

26th Feb 2016

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This year Bakewell will again host its  now highly reputable food festival on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May.

So many factors have made this such a fantastic event in the past: a backdrop of stunning, Peak District scenery; a beautiful, historic riverside town; friendly market traders who are passionate about their food and drink products and last but not least, great organisers, who make sure that the atmosphere is family friendly, encouraging an amazing, eclectic range of produce and entertainment to fill the streets of this lovely town. With children in mind, there will also be ponies to see and donkey rides and why not let them come dressed as their favourite Super Hero and pop over to the Bakewell Superhero Event (entry fees apply), which will be running on the show ground whilst you are in town!

Bakewell is very accessible for people with access needs. The town is very flat, with level access to disabled toilet facilities. There is short term car parking in the centre of the town with disabled bays available. Long term car parking is about 2 mins walk from the centre. There are shops, public houses, restaurants, cafes and arcades accessible for disabled people.For details on some of these take a look at the 'food and drink' section of the Accessible Derbyshire website

The food festival is held in the town centre and there is free entry. There is a path running along the side of the river with seating along the route for people to relax and watch the fish and ducks. The recreation ground is also about 2mins walk from the town centre where cricket, football, tennis and croquet are played. There is also a children's splash pool and play area. Seating is also available around the recreation ground. The market is held every Monday in the town centre and the farmers market is on the last Saturday of each month and in April coincides with the food festival. There are a number of events held in the town, these are always publicized on

Bakewell and Eyam community transport is available for bookings and runs regular trips.

For those who appreciate the historic buildings of Bakewell, the Old House Museum and Church will be open to visitors and craft and gift fairs will take place in the Town Hall.

Bakewell already has some great, independent retail outlets and participating businesses will be offering some great discounts and tastings over the two days. There will also be 'road shows' and cookery demonstrations and a range of other interesting stalls and roadshows.

Regular 'foodie' visitors to the town will perhaps already visit the regular, monthly Farmers' Market in the ABC Building and just to make it even more essential to diary date this weekend, the Farmers' Market will also be running on Saturday, 30th April!

If you are interested in running at stall yourself, please email Janet Bailey at and for further details please go to



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