Bakewell's strong connection with agriculture is emphasised every August when the town hosts the largest tented agricultural event in the UK, also one of the oldest and is often known as the 'Little Royal'. The two-day event attracts around 65,000 visitors to the showground, which is sited in a beautiful location close to the banks of the River Wye.
2010 marks the 180th anniversary of the Bakewell
Show. Although the
first Bakewell Show was held in 1819 (186 years ago), the 1883 show was
cancelled due to Foot and Mouth. From 1915-1919 the shows were cancelled
because of the 1st World War and again from 1940-1945 because of the 2nd
Despite foot and mouth, it
continued in a modified format in 2001.
Set in the picturesque Wye Valley, the event offers the perfect day out for the whole family, with the very best of shopping, food, flowers, crafts, country pursuits, equestrian competitions and arena displays. There are normally over three hundred trade stands. For more information visit the Bakewell Show website (see side column).
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180TH BAKEWELL SHOW
Wednesday 4th &
Times: The gates open for the 180th Bakewell Show from approximately 8.30 am until 6.30 pm approx.
The show's main sponsor for 2010 will be Torne Valley Farm & Country Stores
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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Set in an enviable location on the banks of the River Wye, in the heart of the Peak District, is the picturesque old market town of Bakewell. It is a great place to start a walk. Read the features and take a walk in beautiful countryside.
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