For full timetables each year please see the official Show programme, available to buy in advance or around the Showground.
Please note that free parking is available in the Bakewell Show car park at the Haddon Fields entrance to the Showground off the A6.
There are a variety of attractions each day at locations across Bakewell Showground.
2017’s attractions included the following:
Vintage Vehicle Parade, including cards and tractors -
both days, weather permitting
Mounted Games and scurry driving
Grand Parade; livestock winners
Parade of Hounds - children can climb in and meet some friendly canines! Thursday only.
COUNTRY PURSUITS AREA
Chainsaw carver - marvel at our carver at work creating a commemorative bench that will remain by the riverside for all to enjoy.
Anglers’ Rest - learn to fly fish during a free lesson on the beautiful River Wye and see cookery demonstrations showing how to prepare and cook fish.
NEW! Woodland Ways - hands-on workshops, including fire lighting, field butchery, open fire roasting, bushcraft knife sharpening and cordage.
Murmuring Wheel Wool Spinners; demonstrating how to spin wool into yarn.
FOOD & FARMING AREA
Specialist food producers from across the country.
Competitions for cheese and meat products and a range of traders selling everything from pies to pickles.
Children's activity - decorate a cupcake to take home!
NEW! Beer competition, our inaugural competition will be run by Matteo Frau, head brewer at Birchover Brewery. Categories include best microbrewery and best homebrew, with the latter winning a day brewing with Matteo and the former’s beer on sale at next year's Show. Enter here.
NEW! Love Food Live cookery demo trailer with celebrity chef Richard Fox, aka the Beer Chef, who appeared in Men Brewing Badly with friend Neil Morrissey. Local students will then take over the kitchen after lunch each day for demos on how to use 'less than fresh' food to make meals.
Our Farmers’ Market is situated next to the Food & Farming marquee, making this a hub for foodies.
For all locations please see the map in our Show programme, available on the gate priced just £1.
NEW! Shopping Village - just off Agricultural Way next to the Show office. This new area will help to ease the bottleneck and congestion on the main thoroughfare and enable shoppers to browse at their leisure.
NEW! The Dairy Show; a unique display of vintage dairy equipment from the 1940 to the 1960s, giving an insight into how milk was produced and cows were milked right through to bottling.
Farm animals; visit the Agricultural Centre and come nose-to-nose with sheep, goats and cattle, while marquees on the Showground will be home to rabbits, pigeons and poultry. Keep an eye out too for friendly Alpacas and Valais Blacknose Sheep – the cutest in the world!
Horticulture marquee - an array of fruits, vegetables and plants, plus the winning 'Star-crows' from our scarecrow competition with peak FM.
Vintage farm machinery and classic cars
Premier Dog Show and Companion Dog Show - participate in the latter with your four-legged friend and help raise money for a local animal charity. All best in breed winners in our Premier Dog Show go through to Crufts.
Flog It's' James Lewis - imparting his knowledge on a variety of antiques
Market and food and drink traders
PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE!