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A mini-guide to food festivals in Derbyshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:16 09 April 2018

Bakewell Baking Festival

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Derbyshire and the Peak District will host a wide range of food and drink events throughout 2018, we pick some of the highlights

28th January

Mercia Marina Makers Market

Start the New Year in style with a visit to this waterside event, where local makers and producers will be selling food, gifts, speciality bakes and handmade items. Also features entertainment and crafters.

Mercia Marina, Findern Lane, Willington, www.merciamarina.co.uk

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4th March

Fabulous Places Spring Market

Over 100 hand-selected food, drink and gift stallholders, plus a tea room and Prosecco bar – all in a railway heritage venue.

The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, derbyshirespringmarket.co.uk

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5th-7th May

The Great British Food Festival at Hardwick Hall

Chef demonstrations, Men vs Food challengers, food and drink stalls and children’s entertainment, all against the beautiful backdrop of the National Trust’s Hardwick Hall.

Hardwick, Doe Lea, near Chesterfield, greatbritishfoodfestival.com/hardwick-hall

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17th-19th May

Rail Ale Festival

Perfect for beer-lovers, this friendly festival, held in the magnificent surroundings of Britain’s only surviving working roundhouse. Comprises over 300 real ales, craft and world beers with train rides and live music.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Staveley, Chesterfield, www.railalefestival.com

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24th June

Shipley Country Park Food & Drink Festival

Come along and have a browse around the 100 plus stalls and then pull up a chair and enjoy the music while relaxing in the fabulous grounds of Shipley Country Park, with 700 acres of glorious Derbyshire Countryside to enjoy why not bring all the family and make a day of it.

Shipley Country Park Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire

facebook.com/events/111900249457859

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25th June-1st July

Sausage and Cider Festival

Offering a vibrant mix of music and food, this South Derbyshire festival combines dozens of varieties of premium sausages and ciders plus entertainment and music from renowned tribute acts.

Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, www.sausageandciderfestival.com

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1st July

Fabulous Places Summer Market

A unique shopping event combining hand-selected exhibitors selling delicious food and drink, plus gifts, jewellery and accessories.

The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, derbyshiresummermarket.co.uk

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14th -15th July 

Elvaston Castle Food Festival 

Two fabulous Marquees with over 150 stalls of delicious Food and Drink from bottled gin to soothing teas. There's also a giant screen this year so you won't miss one minute of the Wimbledon Ladies and Mens finals. 

Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Road, DE55 3BA 

facebook.com/events/246943902430185

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21st - 22nd July

Bolsover Food and Drink Festival

Back again, bigger and better, for the 5th Food and Drink Festival in the historic Town of Bolsover. The town of Bolsover is packed with around 100 stalls with the finest food and drink, craft stalls. Visitors can also enjoy a packed programme of live music, street entertainment and demonstrations. There are no entry charges and parking in Bolsover is free.

Town Hall Cotton Street, BOLSOVER, Derbyshire S44 6HA https://www.facebook.com/discoverbolsover

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11th-12th August

Bakewell Baking Festival

Championing the world of baking through an eclectic mix of entertainment, baking and vintage stalls, themed fun and demonstrations with celebrity bakers.

Bakewell Showground, Bakewell, www.bakewellbakingfestical.co.uk

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