Local Events in Derbyshire

Derbyshire and The Peak District hosts many interesting and quirky events throughout the year; why not experience something new during your stay at Hoe Grange Holidays?

Hands Well at Tissington 2015Check out our list of local Derbyshire events and activities to enjoy – just click on the event to link to the website.

Details are kept up to date, but please check with the organisers/local Tourist Information Centre for changes.

Help us! If you find something new and exciting to do we would love to know so we can add it to our events list for other guests to enjoy!

Farmers Markets – you will find the most delicious produce and mouth watering home baked goodies.

Explore more with a guided walk, feast your eyes with stunning art, try your hand at a new craft, and tantalize your taste buds with local dishes, all provided by other Peak District Environmental Quality Mark businesses.

What’s On in 2019



MARCH 2019
Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th March Royal Ashbourne Shrovetide Football A frantic game of football through the streets of Ashbourne from kick off in Shawcroft Car park at 2 pm until well after dark. First recorded as long ago as 1682. Two teams, Up’ards born North of the River Henmore and Down’ards born South, battle to score by striking the ball 3 times against the old mill wheel goals, which are 3 miles apart at Clifton and Sturston Mill. The large hand sewn leather ball can be kicked, carried or thrown, but generally passes along in a “hug” invisible to the spectator. An experience not to be missed, but don’t get too near the ball!
Saturday 23rd March to 6th October The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth An exciting exhibition celebrating man’s best friend depicting the Cavendish family’s enduring love for dogs, through paintings, drawings, sculpture, letters, photographs and contemporary art. From historic pieces from private collections through to the impressive contemporary 8 metre high scaffold sculpture in the gardens created by Ben Long – there is plenty to see! #Chatswoof
Saturday 30th March to Saturday 6th April Shape and Form at The Art Room Pop along to the Art Room, Barlow for an exhibition like no other. With a varied and interesting group of artists including Giles Davies, magazine collagist, Alison Wren, ceramicist, Brenda Williams, iPad art, Paul Hilton-Tapp, woodturner, Fenella Noble, sculptor, Jo Owen, textile art, Diane Gilder, textile art and Rhubarb Tree, maker of deliciously interesting curiosities. Open daily from 10am-4pm with free admission,
APRIL 2019
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April Bakewell Food Festival  Bakewell Food Festival is a real celebration of locally sourced produce, tasty dishes and delicious drinks. The event includes over 70 stalls celebrating Derbyshire foods, and cookery demonstrations with celebrity chef Richard Fox.  Lots of fun activities for all the family including James McKay with his owls that featured in Harry Potter! Free admission.
MAY 2019
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May Buxton Wool Gathering The Peak District is full of sheep so why not join in the fun at the Buxton Wool Gathering. A festival dedicated to the best of yarn, spinning, knitting, crochet and felting, with over 50 stalls selling hand dyed yarn, patterns, knitting kits, gifts and fleeces. Tickets £5