A mini-guide to food festivals in Derbyshire

Bakewell Baking Festival

Bakewell Baking Festival - Credit: Archant

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

29th 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TBC 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14th-16th 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

13th June Matlock 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 Hall Leys Park why not bring all the family and make a day of it. Hall Leys Park, Matlock https://www.facebook.com/events/370135607260642/ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

25th -29th June 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5th 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 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TBC July Bolsover Food and Drink Festival 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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