Events

Your indispensable guide to the crème de la crème of Derbyshire food and drink events. To submit your event, fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

November

Fri 17 to Tue, Dec 5: Christmas market at Chatsworth with 100 stalls offering a wide range of food and drink, Christmas gifts and decorations. 10am to 5.30pm (6pm at weekends). Free entry. Full details: www.chatsworth.org

December

Fri 1 to Sun 3: Christmas Market at Denby Pottery Village, featuring stalls selling food and drink, crafts and gifts. Full details: www.denbypottery.com

Fri 1 to Wed 20: Cookie Calendar Craftiness event at Kedleston Hall from 10.30am to 3pm. Order a hot chocolate and a cookie, and collect a craft pack to create a 2018 calendar. £5 per child. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Fri 1 to Wed 20: Christmas Lunches at Kedleston Hall from noon to 2.30pm. Enjoy a traditional roast turkey lunch in the Great Restaurant. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Fri 1 to Sat 30: Cookie Calendar Craftiness event at Sudbury Hall from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Order a hot chocolate and a cookie, and collect a craft pack to create a 2018 calendar. £5 per child. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Sat 2: Brampton Food Market and Christmas Craft Market at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 2: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Sat 2 and Sun 3: Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa Claus at Croots Farm Shop, Duffield. 8.30am to 10.30am. Enjoy breakfast served by the elves and meet Father Christmas. £13.50 per child, including gift. £5 for children under age one. Full details: www.croots.co.uk

Sun 3: Belper Food and Drink Festival held in the streets throughout the town centre. 10am to 4pm. Free entry. Lots of stalls, hot food and live music. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.gov.uk

Sun 3: Visit from Santa Claus at Heage Windmill from 11am to 3pm. Free entry for adults, £5 for children, including gift. Plus mince pies, hot drinks and husky dogs. Full details: www.heagewindmill.org.uk

Sun 3: Holly Jolly Afternoon Tea with Santa Claus at Croots Farm Shop, Duffield. 3pm to 4.30pm. Enjoy afternoon tea served by the elves and meet Father Christmas. £13.50 per child, including gift. £5 for children under age one. Full details: www.croots.co.uk

Mon 4: Sherry and Mince Pie Tour at Kedleston Hall. Guided tours of the State Floor, decorated for Christmas, followed by refreshments in Caesar’s Hall. Three tours between 11.30am and 2.15pm. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Wed 6 to Fri 15: Christmas Lunches at Calke Abbey, Ticknall, from noon to 2pm. Enjoy a three-course lunch in the restaurant. £24.50 per person. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Thu 7: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Fri 8 to Sun 10: Ashbourne Twilight Market/Christmas Market in the Market Place. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

Sat 9: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Sat 9: Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa Claus at Croots Farm Shop, Duffield. 8.30am to 10.30am. Enjoy breakfast served by the elves and meet Father Christmas. £13.50 per child, including gift. £5 for children under age one. Full details: www.croots.co.uk

Mon 11: Sherry and Mince Pie Tour at Kedleston Hall. Guided tours of the State Floor, decorated for Christmas, followed by refreshments in Caesar’s Hall. Three tours between 11.30am and 2.15pm. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Thu 14: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Fri 15: Swadlincote Victorian Christmas Market and Carols Evening with food, drink and gift stalls on The Delph market square from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Free entry. Full details: www.facebook.com/SwadlincoteMarkets

Fri 15: Christmas Evening Fine Food Fair Christmas at Calke Abbey, Ticknall, from 5pm to 8pm. Plenty of stalls and cooking demonstrations. Free admission. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Sat 16: Holly Jolly Afternoon Tea with Santa Claus at Croots Farm Shop, Duffield. 3pm to 5pm. Enjoy afternoon tea served by the elves and meet Father Christmas. £13.50 per child, including gift. £5 for children under age one. Full details: www.croots.co.uk

Sat 16: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 16: Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa Claus at Croots Farm Shop, Duffield. 8.30am to 10.30am. Enjoy breakfast served by the elves and meet Father Christmas. £13.50 per child, including gift. £5 for children under age one. Full details: www.croots.co.uk

Sun 17: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

Sun 17: Christmas Fine Food Fair Christmas at Calke Abbey, Ticknall, from 11am to 4pm. Plenty of stalls and cooking demonstrations. Free admission. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Mon 18: Sherry and Mince Pie Tour at Kedleston Hall. Guided tours of the State Floor, decorated for Christmas, followed by refreshments in Caesar’s Hall. Three tours between 11.30am and 2.15pm. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Mon 18 to Fri 22: Breakfast with Father Christmas at Calke Abbey, Ticknall. Enjoy a full English and see Santa Claus and his elves. 9.15am to 10.15am. Adults £8, children over two £12.50, children under two £5. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Wed 20 and Thu 21: Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa Claus at Croots Farm Shop, Duffield. 8.30am to 10.30am. Enjoy breakfast served by the elves and meet Father Christmas. £13.50 per child, including gift. £5 for children under age one. Full details: www.croots.co.uk

Wed 20 and Thu 21: Holly Jolly Afternoon Tea with Santa Claus at Croots Farm Shop, Duffield. 3pm to 5pm. Enjoy afternoon tea served by the elves and meet Father Christmas. £13.50 per child, including gift. £5 for children under age one. Full details: www.croots.co.uk

Thu 21: Rhododendron clearing and campfire cooking event from the Derwentwise Wildlife Youth Rangers group from 10am to 3pm at High Peak Junction Car Park, Lea Bridge. Full details: www.derwentvalleymills.org

Fri 22: Festive Gourmet Night at Calke Abbey, Ticknall. Seven-course feast using local produce, in the restaurant. 7pm to 10.30pm. £40 per person. Full details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Fri 22 and Sat 23: Bustler street food market in Derby’s Riverlights complex, near the bus station. Friday 5pm to 11pm, and Saturday noon to 11pm. £2 entry after 7pm. Full details: www.bustlermarket.co.uk

Sat 23: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sat 23: Buxton Christmas Farmers’ Market in the Pavilion Arts Centre from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

January 2018

Thu 4: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Thu 11: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 20: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 27: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 28: All About the Dough breadmaking course at The Loaf, Crich. From 9.30am to 5pm. £135 per person. Full details: www.theloaf.co.uk/courses

February

Thu 1: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 3: Brampton Food Market at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 3: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Sun 4: 100% Sour breadmaking course at The Loaf, Crich. From 9.30am to 5.30pm. £135 per person. Full details: www.theloaf.co.uk/courses

Thu 8: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 10: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Sun 11: French breadmaking course at The Loaf, Crich. From 9.30am to 4.30pm. £135 per person. Full details: www.theloaf.co.uk/courses

Tue 13: Swadlincote Pancake Races in aid of Sport Relief on The Delph market square from noon to 2pm, with fresh pancakes on sale. Full details: www.south-derbys.gov.uk

Sat 17: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 24: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 25: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

Sun 25: All About the Dough breadmaking course at The Loaf, Crich. From 9.30am to 5pm. £135 per person. Full details: www.theloaf.co.uk/courses

March

Thu 1: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 3: Brampton Food Market and Easter Craft Market at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 3: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Thu 8: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 10: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Sat 17: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sun 25: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

Sun 25: All About the Dough breadmaking course at The Loaf, Crich. From 9.30am to 5pm. £135 per person. Full details: www.theloaf.co.uk/courses

Sat 31: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

April

Thu 5: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 7: Brampton Food Market at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 7: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Sun 8: 100% Sour breadmaking course at The Loaf, Crich. From 9.30am to 5.30pm. £135 per person. Full details: www.theloaf.co.uk/courses

Thu 12: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 14: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Sat 21: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 28: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 29: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

Sun 29: French breadmaking course at The Loaf, Crich. From 9.30am to 4.30pm. £135 per person. Full details: www.theloaf.co.uk/courses

May

Thu 3: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 5: Brampton Food Market at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 5: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Thu 10: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 12: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Sat 19: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 26: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 28: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

June

Sat 2: Brampton Food Market at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 2: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Thu 7: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 9: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Thu 14: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 16: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sun 24: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

Sat 30: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

July

Thu 5: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 7: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Thu 12: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Fri 13: Buxton Food and Drink Festival in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 4pm to 11pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 14: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Fri 20: Buxton Food and Drink Festival in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 4pm to 11pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 21: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 21 and Sun 22: Buxton Food, Drink and Summer Fete in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 10am to 5pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 28: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 29: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

August

Thu 2: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 4: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Thu 9: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 11: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Sat 18: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 25: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 27: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

September

Sat 1: Brampton Food Market at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 1: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Thu 6: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 8: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Thu 13: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 15: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 29: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 30: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

October

Thu 4: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 6: Brampton Food Market (part of Chatsworth Road Festival) at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 6: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Thu 11: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 13: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Sat 20: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 27: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 28: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

November

Thu 1: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 3: Brampton Food Market and Christmas Craft Market at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 3: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Thu 8: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 10: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Sat 17: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 24: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 25: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

December

Sat 1: Brampton Food Market and Christmas Craft Market at St Thomas’s Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, from 10am to 1.30pm. Full details: www.st-thomas-brampton.org

Sat 1: Wirksworth Farmers’ Market in the Memorial Hall and Gardens. 9am to 2pm. Details: www.wirksworthfarmersmarket.com

Thu 6: Buxton Farmers’ Market in the Gardens Marquee on the Promenade from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full details: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Sat 8: Belper Farmers’ Market, in the Market Place. 8.30am to 1pm. Full details: www.belpertowncouncil.co.uk

Thu 13: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market, in Central Pavement. 9am to 4pm. Full details: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markets

Sat 15: Derby Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market in Osnabruck Square. 8.30am to 3.30pm. Full details: www.derbylive.co.uk

Sat 22: Bakewell Farmers’ Market at the town’s Agricultural Business Centre from 9am to 2pm.  Full details: www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Sun 23: Chesterfield Artisan Market in New Square, Market Place, from 10am to 4pm. Full details: www.themarketco.co.uk

Food Assemblies

Every Tuesday: Derby Food Assembly. Collect food from Derbyshire producers from 5pm to 7pm at The Greyhound pub, Friar Gate, Derby. Order produce online first at thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/8002

Every Thursday: Matlock Food Assembly. Order online from local producers and collect your produce from the Remarkable Hare pub, Dale Road, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Full details: thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/9364

Cookery courses

Hartingtons, of Bakewell. Learn how to bake bread, make cheese, brew beer and many more. Full details: www.hartingtons.com/courses

Seasoned, of Catton Hall, Walton-upon-Trent. Courses for foodies, schools, groups, chefs and team-building exercises. Full details: www.seasonedcourses.com

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