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Bakewell Food Festival is Calling All Derbyshire Artisans to Showcase Skills!

Bakewell Food Festivaln is Calling All Derbyshire Artisans to Showcase Skills!

The renowned Bakewell Food Festival is back, slated for Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th, 2024, promising a delectable weekend in the heart of the picturesque Peak District. Paul Morgans, the former mayor of Bakewell and the brains behind the festival, is on the lookout for talented artisans from Derbyshire to spice up the event with their crafty demonstrations.

In a bid to celebrate the rich tapestry of local talent, Morgans extends a warm invitation to Derbyshire-based artisans to showcase their skills during the festival. With a free stall up for grabs for the entire weekend, artisans are encouraged to flaunt their creations, whether it’s artisanal cheeses, handcrafted jewelry, or bespoke pottery. And what’s more? They’ll have the opportunity to host live demonstrations throughout the day, adding an interactive flair to the festivities.

Morgans, shared his excitement, stating, “We’re stirring things up this year by putting a spotlight on our local artisans. It’s not just about tantalizing taste buds; it’s about celebrating the incredible craftsmanship right here in Derbyshire.”

The Bakewell Food Festival has long been a magnet for food enthusiasts and families alike, drawing crowds to the charming streets of Bakewell. Against the backdrop of this historic Peak District town, visitors can indulge in a smorgasbord of culinary delights, from artisanal cheeses to freshly baked breads and everything in between. Craft and gift fairs nestled in the Town Hall, Brigade Hall, and Medway Centre will offer a treasure trove of unique finds for avid shoppers.

But the festival isn’t just about food; it’s a feast for the senses, with entertainment galore to keep everyone enthralled. From exhilarating rides at the children’s fair to the beats spun by a local DJ, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

As Morgans aptly puts it, “We welcome guests of all ages to immerse themselves in the flavors and flair of our region. It’s a celebration of everything that makes Derbyshire special.”

So, if you’re a Derbyshire artisan itching to showcase your talent, seize the opportunity to be part of the Bakewell Food Festival extravaganza. For inquiries and applications, reach out to Paul Morgans at and prepare to dazzle the crowds amidst the scenic beauty of the Peak District. All are invited to savor the flavors, sights, and sounds of this culinary carnival in the heart of Bakewell.

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