Bakewell Christmas Sparkle - 28th November 2021
FREE FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVENT - INDOORS AND OUTDOORS
Our first Bakewell Christmas Sparkle event will take place on Sunday 28th November 2021 from 10am to 4pm at Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre (ABC).
Dogs: dogs are welcome at the event on a short lead.
IMPORTANT - Parking: Car parking is available at the ABC on Bakewell Showground with entry from both Coombs Road and Haddon Road (A6). Car parking is £5 per car for a full day's parking - cash and card are accepted as payment. The event finishes at 4pm and car parks will be closed and locked at 6pm. Please ensure you have vacated by this time. There is also a pay and display car park on the Showground which is run by Derbyshire Dales District Council, who charge their own parking rates for this facility. There are additional pay and display car parks around Bakewell.
🎅🏻 Father Christmas - from 11am
Thanks to Bakewell Rotary Club Santa will be joining us outside to wave hello from his sleigh and pose for photos, while keeping an eye on his reindeer. Donations for the Rotary Club's nominated charity are gratefully received.
🦌 Real Reindeer
Come and meet these beautiful animals and enjoy a truly special Christmas experience. Find out more about our reindeer here.
🎨 Children's Christmas Crafts with StraightCurves
Chesterfield's StraightCurves will host special festive craft sessions. Children can make JumpingCLAY gingerbread men decorations (£5), polar bears (£2), 3D robins (£4), woolly baubles (£1) and festive badges (£1). No need to book.
🎄 Christmas Card Making
Children can make a Christmas card with BAHS at a cost of just £1 per child to cover materials. No need to book.
🖌 Face Painting
Kids (and big kids alike!) love getting their faces painted. Choose something festive or opt for your favourite animal or character (£3).
12-1pm and 1:20-2:30pm
Bakewell Silver Band will be regaling visitors with Christmas carols and seasonal songs, raising money for their nominated local charity.
10:50am-12pm, 1-1:30pm and 2:30pm onwards
Enjoy festive choral performances at intervals throughout the day with Chesterfield's Peak Performance, who will also be raising money for charity.
Demos throughout the day
As well as selling beautiful festive wreaths and hand-tied arrangements, Bakewell's Violets & Daisies will also be demonstrating how to make your own.
Demos throughout the day
Bolsover's Just Roll With It Cakes will be demonstrating cake decorating techniques and selling some of their handcrafted produce.
INDEPENDENT FOOD & DRINK COURT
Dan, Sarah and their team use a combination of the finest organic flours, organic tomatoes and top quality ingredients to make delicious Neapolitan style pizzas.
Scott, Ben and Jamie from Cross Scythes Catering will be warming visitors with delicious chef-prepared curries and accompaniments; perfect for the colder weather.
The Gin Hare
Our event wouldn't be complete without festive hot drinks; indulge in mulled wine and gins from Ashbourne's The Gin Hare.
Cally and Ivan Heath bake their delicious oatcakes using an old recipe passed down from Ivan's late mother and stuff them with all manner of delicious hot fillings.
The Fizzy Mare
Visit Sammy and indulge in a tipple or two from her Eyam-based horse box bar.
It wouldn't be a Derbyshire event without a Frederick's ice cream van! Make sure you bring your gloves...
The café in the ABC will be open and launching their Christmas menu
Freshly cooked doughnuts with Belgian choclate sauce. Yum!
Bakewell's wonderful Lambton Larder bring fresh, local and (most of all) delicious food to Bakewell, working proudly with artisan suppliers to bring their products to the community.
Luxury candles capturing the essence of the Peak District - locally-inspired Christmas presents don't get much better than that! These hand-poured candles comprise beautiful fragrances and environmentally friendly 100% natural waxes.
Hayley is a young local designer who "pushes the boundaries of sentimental jewellery to create abstract and new designs".
Sustainably sourced home and lifestyle products including eco gift sets, storage solutions, bamboo and coconut products from this Chesterfield-based business.
This Matlock-based business specialises in contemporary wedding cakes, celebration cakes and sweet treats.
This premium wine producer is a small family run business close to the eastern edge of the Peak District in the lovely village of Wessington. Stock up on locally-produced wines for Christmas.
Unique prints, greeting cards and canvases from local nature and wildlife photographer Guy Badham.
Chesterfield's Flower Girl Plants can help make sure your home is seasonably attired with festive decor this Christmas; from wreaths and wicker reindeer to other seasonal plants and gifts.
Jude is a a textile artist and feltmaker who creates a range of decorative and functional items for interiors or as fashion accessories, as well as a range of seasonal items.
Add some unique festive decoration to your home this year with a handmade fused glass ornament or Christmas decoration.
Pick up art prints, stickers, key chains, cards and personalised gifts from this Peak District business.
Dog lovers! Treat your puppy pal to a stylish accessory this Christmas and browse Daisy Dukes Designs' co-ordinating harnesses, leads, collars, poo bag holders and ID tags. Woof!
Tony creates beautifully carved spoons made from local wood; truly unique and special gifts for Christmas.
From traditional wood turning to recycled furniture and fractal burning design items, everything Wayne creates is one-of-a-kind.
Also known at "The Sheffield Brownie Baker", Lucy will be delighting us with her deliciously gooey homemade brownies and blondies; there will be up to 20 flavours as well as vegan and gluten free options.
Stock up on all the cheese, chutney and biscuits you need for this festive season.
John's belted galloway beef boxes are the stuff of local legend! They feature a premium selection of joints, steaks, mince and stewing beef - all from right here in Bakewell. John is also one of our training grant awardees.
Buxton-based Saucy Spice create hand-blended spice packs, enabling budding chefs to create fantastic food from around the world. All their spice kits are free from preservatives, additives, sugar, salt and gluten.
Hand-crafted soft furnishings, home and personal accessories.
Hailing from Belper, Bojingles will be selling an array of handmade Christmas decorations.
A small family-run business with a few hives in the Derbyshire area. Dad's Bees only extract as and when the honey becomes available, resulting in honeys of differing flavours, aromas and colours.
Stichelton is a raw milk traditional English blue cheese made on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire by Joe Schneider.
Handcrafted upcycled cashmere pieces created by Great Longstone's Jane Stirland - her colourful gloves, neck warmers and blankets are ideal for winter!
ISawAMouse Quality Crafts
Beautiful handmade mice characters - sure to be popular!
Handmade crafts, wire trees and wreaths inspired by the Derbyshire countryside.
This upcycled vintage crockery is sure to wet your whistle!
Handmade fudge blocks in a variety of flavours including Cherry Bakewell, Baileys, Oreo and more.
High-quality brand new children's books at affordable prices, from the Chesterfield franchise of Budding Bookworms.
From handmade soaps and bath bombs to chocolate, fudge and retro sweets, Delights Gifts might just tick the box for that tricky person you need to buy a gift for...
Riding clothes, tack, rugs, lead ropes, riding and country accessories... visit RP Riding for all your equestrian needs!
Cupcakes, brownies, Christmas cakes, chocolate bombs, cookes and more - get your sweet tooth fix here.
Bella is an experienced Body Shop at Home consultant, offering popular products and demos.
Angela specialises in beautiful soy wax melts - make sure you visit her to get your home smelling festive!
A small local business selling jewellery for all ages and styles.
Town & Country Crafts
Handprinted painted and embroidered cards, tea towels, bags, t shirts, aprons, scarves and more.
Handcrafted Christmas baubles and decorations.
The Artful Codger - Jan Reid
Watercolour paintings and hand-painted greeting cards.
A range of magnetic products for use in everyday life to help improve health and wellbeing
The Goboka Rwanda Trust is a small UK registered charity that supports and delivers projects to help Rwandan people, their families and communities. Peruse their handmade sewn goods at Bakewell Christmas Sparkle.
Bakewell AHS Bottle Tombola
Try your luck on our bottle tombola for £1 a go. Funds raised go back into the charity to support local agriculture, forestry and horticulture.