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Georgian Derbyshire Festival

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September 2022

Derbyshire in the Georgian Era was a place of wonder, surprises and innovations – a place which attracted the attention of the rich and provided better homes for workers.

To celebrate this fascinating era, the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Partnership are working together to provide three days of public events and activities to raise the profile of Derbyshire’s contribution to world history at that time.

The first Georgian Derbyshire Festival runs from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September. Over 40 activities are planned for the World Heritage Site and Buxton, from walking tours and expert talks, to crafting and play sessions for all ages; from traditional skills demonstrations to costumed encounters; and from exhibitions and showcases to a Regency Ball in the stunning Assembly Rooms ballroom at Buxton. It’s a great mix of celebratory activities to suit a whole range of ages and interests. 

Each of the three days will have a different theme related to Derbyshire in Georgian times – for 2022 these themes are water, architecture, and society.

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