Riverside House : Local Events
- Bakewell: Last Saturday of the month
- Buxton: 1st Thursday of the month
- Chesterfield: 2nd Thursday and last Sunday (except December) of the month
- Matlock: 3rd Saturday of the month
- Monday: Bakewell and Chesterfield
- Tuesday: Buxton and Matlock
- Thursday: Ashbourne, Chesterfield (flea market)
- Friday: Chesterfield, Matlock
- Saturday: Ashbourne, Buxton, Chesterfield
There's loads going on in the Peak District - these are some of the main events which include:
Chatsworth House -Easter celebration, Sculptures in the gardens, International Horse Trials in May, Country Fair at the end of August, Christmas market
Tideswell Food Festival - the first weekend in May
Well Dressing - A Peak District tradition occurs in many towns and villages across the Peak District during spring and summer months. Carnivals and processions too.Ashbourne Festival June and July may include banks, picnic in the park, art exhibition, streetfest and poetry workshops.
Bakewell Carnival June and July- lots of different events going on including: day of dance, Bakewell pudding race, raft race, pet competition and a duck race (yes a duck race!)
Buxton Festival July - a summer celebration of the very best in opera, music and literature.
Buxton Fringe Festival July- The Fringe provides a showcase for performers and artists of all kinds in a variety of venues. Dance, drama, music, poetry, comedy, film, exhibitions and magic are just some. Many performers use the Buxton Fringe as a warm up for the Edinburgh Festival.
Bakewell Food Fair September - demonstrations, plenty of food stalls, real ale and dog friendly too!
Matlock illuminations and fireworks - spectacular lighting display and fireworks mainly in October.
Well dressing is a tradition of decorating well, springs and other water sources with designs decorated and created from flower petals. Many villages in the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District have their own well dressing celebrations often coupled with carnivals and other events. The well dressings are usually held in the summer months from May through to September. A few dates are given below of villages and towns closer to Riverside House holdiay cottage and www.welldressing.com has an extensive listing.
Tissington 9-14 May
Ashford in the Water 25 May - 2 June
Monyash 25 May - 3 June
Cressbrook 8-15 June
Litton 22-29 June
Hope 22-30 June
Over Haddon 22-30 June
Tideswell 22-30 June
Bakewell 29 June - 7 July
Hathersage 6-13 July
Buxton 7-15 July
Eyam 24-31 August
Foolow 24 August - 1 September
Chatsworth Country Fair and well dressing 30 August - 1 September
Chesterfield 7-14 September
Hartington 14-22 September
CAMRA Winter Beer Festival, Assembly Rooms Derby 4 - 6 February and CAMRA Beer Festival
7 - 11 July
Great Peak District Fair Buxton
16 and 17 October
Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair Kedleston Hall
22 - 23 May
Derbyshire Food Festival Countywide
21 - 31 May
Leek Fine Food Festival Market every third Saturday in the month
Barrow Hill Rail Ale Festival Chesterfield
21 - 22 May
Denby Pottery Visitor Centre Denby Easter Food Fayre 5 April and Chirstmas Fayre 4 and 5 Dec
Tideswell Food Festival First weekend in May