Please note that free parking in 2017 is only available at the Show car park at Haddon Fields - this is accessible from the entrance to the Showground on the A6. All private car parks nearby set their own fees.
When is the Bakewell Show?
The Bakewell Show is always on the first Wednesday and Thursday in August. 2017’s show will be on the 2nd and 3rd of August with Equestrian Day on Tuesday 1st.
When does the Show open and close?
The Bakewell Show opens from 8:30am to 7pm.
How can I find out what’s on at Bakewell Show?
An official show guide can be bought in advance or on entry to the Showground priced at £1.
Will the show be cancelled?
No! The Bakewell Show has not been cancelled since World War II – no matter what the weather, the show will go on. Plenty of the Show is housed in marquees and you can visit animals in the Agricultural Centre building.
Where can I get tickets?
You can buy tickets through this website, through the post or over the telephone to the Show office. Alternatively you can buy tickets on the gate when you arrive although it is cheaper to buy in advance. Online tickets are electronic tickets that you print yourself.
I have a problem with my eTickets, can you help?
eTicket enquiries are dealt with by our ticketing company. Please visit their website for support.
Can I pay by card on the day ?
Card payment facilities are available at the Riverside and Haddon Fields pay gates.
What will the weather be like?
Check the forecast on BBC Weather – but the Show will open in any weather and there is plenty to do inside our huge marquees and Agricultural Centre, making it a great day out come rain or shine.
What should I wear?
We advise flat, comfortable shoes or wellies if it’s muddy.
Are dogs allowed on the Showground?
Yes, but we ask they are kept on a short lead.
Are there cash points on the Showground?
No, we do not have cash points on the Showground, but our 'pass out' system enables visitors to leave the event and use cashpoints in the town.
Where is the Showground?
Please click here for directions and a map.
What arrangements are there for coach parties?
Coaches can drop off passengers outside Bakewell Police Station and then park at Lady Manners School. A taxi service brings drivers back into town – drivers can receive free entrance tickets if requested in advance.
Where can I park?
There are public car parks and field parking adjacent to the Showground. Parking for visitors in 2017 is free in our Show car park at Haddon Fields on the entrance to the Showground from the A6. Please note that nearby private car parks set their own fees.
Where is the disabled car park?
Our disabled car park is located on Smith’s Island. This is accessible to Patrons and disabled parking permit holders only and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Disabled parking is charged at £5 per day.
Can I hire a Mobility Scooter?
To book a mobility scooter or wheelchair contact Mobility Hire For You or call Mary or Harriet on 01353 653752.
What about public transport?
Our nearest train stations are Buxton and Matlock and we have good bus links to surrounding towns and cities. For organised coach trips please contact the office.
Can I apply for a Trade Stand?
Please visit our trade page for more information.
How can I help at / become involved with the show?
The show would not happen without our many volunteer stewards and committee members. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Bakewell Show, please contact the office.
What about sponsorship / advertising at / corporate hospitality / donations to the show?
To find out about any of these please either see our sponsorship page or call Janet Bailey at the show office.
Are there any jobs available at the Show?
All jobs available at the Bakewell Show will be advertised through Chesterfield Job Centre.