There are a variety of attractions each day at locations across Bakewell Showground. 2016’s attractions include:
The Royal Signals White Helmet motorcycle stunt team – one display per day
Mounted Games – both days
Grand Parade – livestock winners
Parade of Hounds – Thursday
Titan the Robot will be roaming the Show Ground both days, bringing his unique brand of larger-than-life street theatre.
Visitors can also enjoy The Sheep Show; learn about different breed attributes and how a sheep’s wool becomes a jumper, plus a shearing demonstration. Murmuring Wheel wool spinners will once again be at work, demonstrating how to spin wool into yarn.
There are hundreds of animals to meet at Bakewell Show; head to the Agricultural Centre and come nose-to-nose with sheep, goats and cattle, while marquees on the Show Ground will be home to rabbits, pigeons and poultry. Keep an eye out too for some friendly Alpacas and Vaolois Blacknose Sheep – the cutest in the world!
Visitors are also able to enjoy scurry driving in Centre Ring, the flower show marquee, vintage farm machinery and classic cars.
Head to fisherman’s walk and you can learn how to fly fish on the beautiful River Wye, which wends its way through Bakewell Showground. You can also watch our huge dog show and even take part in our companion dog show if you’re bringing a four-legged friend.
The Village Green is a hub of creativity. Here visitors can watch rural crafts and theatre shows from Bradwell’s Storybag Theatre Company or listen to the soothing sounds of Jed Hone’s jazz band and the Bakewell Silver Band, who play at intervals throughout the day.
Always one of the most popular areas of the show, the Food and Farming Marquee gives a platform to specialist food producers from all over the area. There are competitions for cheese and meat products and a range of traders selling everything from pies to pickles.
Our new Farmers’ Market, introduced in 2015, will be situated next to the Food & Farming marquee in 2016, making this a real hub for foodies.
Apres Show will return for the second year on the Wednesday evening of Show week. The Showground will be open to everyone from 6pm and we would love you to join us for drinks and live music entertainment from local singer Chris Measham. Bars will stay open until late.
For full timetables each year please see the official Show programme, available to buy in advance or at points around the Showground.