All set for the return of the Bakewell Show

Bakewell show, the scurry racing championship
Bakewell show, the scurry racing championship

The stage is set for the 184th Bakewell Show.

Derbyshire’s largest agricultural show will be held at the showground next Wednesday and Thursday – preceded, as in the past couple of years, by an Equestrian Day on Tuesday.

The traditional family mix remains unchanged – more than 300 trade stands, competitive classes for horses, dogs, cattle, sheep, goats, pigeons, poultry, rabbits, horticulture, dairy and meat products, floral art, show jumping and vintage vehicles.

Cookery demonstrations have been given their own marquee this year, and the village green is being enlarged for more craft demonstrations.

The centre ring attraction is the James Dylan Motorcycle Stunt Display Team, headed by the official trainer for the Stunt Show at Euro Disney.

Bakewell Show opens at about 8.30am and closes at about 6.30pm.

One of the consequences is the closure of the section of the Monsal Trail between Hassop Station and Bakewell Station on Wednesday and Thursday to make way for a park and ride service designed to reduce traffic jams.

The roads in that part of the Peak District will also be busy this weekend because of concerts in the grounds of Chatsworth.

The Proms Spectacular on Friday night takes its cue from The Last Night Of The Proms and will feature the UK Philharmonic Orchestra, tenor John Hudson and soprano Janet Mooney.

The focus switches to classic disco, pop and soul on Saturday night for Chatsworth’s Party In the Garden. A 10-piece band of London session musicians will lead the way.