There are a variety of attractions each day at locations across Bakewell Showground. 2015’s attractions included:


Knights of the Damned – one display per day

Mounted Games – both days

Grand Parade – livestock winners

Parade of Hounds – Thursday


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.

NEW! 2015 saw the arrival of our farmers’ market area on the Village Green. Show-goers could visit local producers to products to take home from eggs to vegetables, breads, cakes and plenty more. Watch this space for news on this area in 2016.


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.

Nearby is The Sheep Show. Visitors can learn about different breed attributes and how a sheep’s wool becomes a jumper, plus a shearing demonstration. Also in situ were the Murmuring Wheel wool spinners at work and some friendly Alpacas.

Visitors were also able to enjoy scurry driving, the horticulture show, fisherman’s walk, dog show, vintage farm machinery and classic cars, a floral art show and more.

For full timetables each year please see the official Show programme, available to buy in advance or at points around the Showground.