Bakewell Country Festival - FAQs
HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST?
Adult advance: £12
Adult on the day: £17
Children 14 and under: free
Three-night camping pitch (no electric hook-up): £100
I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY TICKET
Please use the following links to rectify any ticket issues:
Ticket resend link
WHAT TIME DOES BAKEWELL COUNTRY FESTIVAL OPEN?
Gates open: 10am
Event finished: 5:30pm
Gates closed and locked: 6:30pm
ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Bakewell Country Festival. If you are bringing a dog, you must keep them on a short lead
to avoid inconvenience or disruption to staff and the general public. You must also ensure you bring a sufficient supply of dog
poo bags and clear up after your dog.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Parking is available at various locations on Bakewell Showground and can be accessed from Haddon Road (A6). As you drive closer to the event the Showground entry points will be clearly signed from the road. Parking will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, directed by event stewards.
We have space for over 1,000 cars and parking costs £5 for the full day. Cash and card payment options are available. The event finishes at 5:30pm and car parks will be closed and locked at 6:30pm so please ensure you have vacated the Showground by this time.
Additional parking is available in pay and display car parks around Bakewell.
IS DISABLED PARKING AVAILABLE?
Disabled parking will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the hard-standing car park near the LLM Vets building on Agricultural Way. Blue Badge holder cars will be directed by parking stewards.
IS BAKEWELL SHOWGROUND ACCESSIBLE?
The Showground has tarmac roads and areas of hardstanding to facilitate access. Disabled toilets will be available on the Showground on event day, please refer to our map on arrival. Please note that the event takes place on an uneven Showground, which is mostly grass and can be muddy in places.
IS THERE A MAP AND TIMETABLES THE EVENT?
An event map with timetables will be available closer to the event. The map will be available to view online and hard copies will be given out on arrival.
ARE THERE FACILITIES FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN?
We are proud to be hosting a family-friendly event. There is one main track through the event to facilitate pushchair access but please note that much of the event takes place on grass, which can be uneven and muddy in places. We will have a baby change area available, as well as a private space for anyone wishing to breastfeed. Please view our event map for details on the locations of these spaces.
WHAT SAFETY MEASURES DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE?
Visitor safety is of paramount importance and we work closely with the council and police to continually review the event. This includes the development of contingency plans that cover a range of scenarios created in conjunction with the police and other relevant bodies.
• Please be ready to show tickets or wristbands when asked to do so.
• If you have a vehicle pass please ensure it is correctly displayed in your windscreen before accessing the Showground.
• Please report anything suspicious to a steward or Showground staff member.
• Please help us by complying quickly with any requests from stewards or staff members.
CAN I BECOME A MEMBER OF BAKEWELL AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY?
Membership of the society is free and open to all. Please visit our Membership page to find out more and apply.
WHAT IS THE POLICY ON ACCESS FOR CARERS?
The Society does not wish to discriminate against visitors with disabilities, so the full admission rate will be charged. However, if a visitor has a full-time carer, a free ticket is available for them at the time of purchasing a standard price visitor ticket in advance. This concession is only available by applying in advance, with supporting documentation to: Bridget Hope, BAHS, Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE CAN I BUY A PROGRAMME?
We will not be producing programmes for this event but free information sheets will be handed out on entry to the Showground. These sheets include an event map and timetables for centre ring, the kitchen demonstration tipi and the festival stage.
CAN I GET CASH ON THE SHOWGROUND?
No cash points are available on Bakewell Showground. The nearest cash points are located next to the Co-op in Bakewell town centre, which are within five minutes walk of the Showground over the pedestrian bridge near the Agricultural Business Centre.
WHERE CAN I BUY FOOD AND DRINK AT THE EVENT?
We are excited to welcome a plethora of local food and drink traders to Bakewell Country Festival. These include local breweries who will be operating bars for on-site consumption as well as traders selling all manner of food including wood fired pizzas, hot filled oatcakes, sandwiches and much more.
HOW WILL YOU OPERATE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?
The Society will be monitoring all government guidance in the run up to the event and implementing any necessary requirements in order to keep visitors, staff and volunteers safe.
WHEN DOES THE CAMPSITE OPEN AND CLOSE?
Camping access opens on Friday 15th July from 3-8pm. Please vacate promptly by 10am on Monday 18th July. Camping pitches are sold for three nights, but you may leave on Sunday after the event closes should you wish.
WHAT SIZE ARE CAMPING PITCHES?
Pitches are 7 metres x 7 metres.
WHERE DO I PARK MY TOWING VEHICLE?
Cars are only permitted in the campsite at the Festival if they fit comfortably within your designated 7 metres x 7 metres pitch. Otherwise vehicles must be removed to a parking area and parking paid for accordingly.
CAN I RESERVE A PITCH?
Camping pitches cannot be reserved. If you would like to camp with friends or family we suggest you arrive together. Pitches will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE CAMPSITE?
You will be directed to the campsite on arrival and presented with wristbands, which will allow you re-admittance to the area throughout your stay.
CAN I LEAVE OR MOVE MY VEHICLE AT OTHER TIMES?
For health and safety reasons vehicle movement restrictions will be in place during Bakewell Country Festival on Sunday 17th July. Please refer to the campsite opening and closing information above.
WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
We will provide toilets and shower blocks, plus a communcal sink with hot running water.
CAN GROUPS OF UNDER 18S BOOK CAMPING PITCHES?
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be requested at the point of entry and at the bars. Under 18 ticket holders must camp with their families or guardians.
ARE BBQS OR FIRES ALLOWED?
The Peak District National Park bans open flames in order to protect our beautiful area and stamp out wildfires for good. We'd like to take this opportunity to remind anyone visiting the Showground that barbecues, disposable barbecues or any form of open fire and flame is not permitted in the open countryside anywhere in the Peak District.