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Events to make your mouth water in Derbyshire

Published On Friday 5 Jul 2019 by Sticky Beak
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Whether you love food and drink or enjoy sitting in the sunshine listening to live music, Derbyshire is bubbling with fantastic outdoor events that are fun and affordable for the whole family.

Edge Events is a company passionate in delivering local festivals which bring people together to celebrate regional food, drink, live music with a few surprises along the way!

So if you’re visiting Derbyshire make sure to come along to these free entry events…



Bolsover Food & Drink Festival
27th & 28th July 2019


Bolsover Food and Drink Festival is back for another year and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store!

For the past 4 years the festival has moved from strength to strength, attracting people from far and wide to join the celebration of local produce and live music with a few surprises along the way.

Over the weekend the town centre will become a hub of activity, with traders selling hot and cold food from their unique trailers which can be washed down with a choice of artisan alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be a huge range of food from around the world including vegan and vegetarian food which you can eat on site or even take home to enjoy later. Whilst sampling this delicious food and drink you can wander over to the festival stage and be entertained by a line up of the best in local live music or stumble across one of the street performers.

For the little ones there will be a range of children’s activities such as the Party Playbus, face painting, sweet stalls and much more so it really will be an event for the whole family.



Chesterfield Food & Drink Festival
2nd-4th August 2019


Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival is back for another year to celebrate all that is great about local produce and live music, with a few surprises along the way.

This year’s festival is set to be even bigger and better with a huge range of delicious hot and cold food that you can sample whilst washing it down with a locally crafted beer, artisan gin or even a prosecco. Co-organiser Laura Ashby states “Last year’s festival had fantastic support with over 8000 people attending over the  weekend. We aim to keep growing this event by offering more and more choice of traders as well as activities to entertain every age group and to top it off it’s all free entry to everyone”.

The festival will start at 7pm on Friday 2nd August with our launch party which will take place at the festival village where you will find bars and a choice of hot food to eat whilst the best in local live music will kick off the weekend in style on the festival village stage.


On the Saturday and Sunday, alongside the delicious food and drink, you will find lots to do for the whole family including Children’s activities, Face painting, Party playbus, as well as a huge range of live music on the festival stage, dance demonstrations, social dancing and live entertainment.

This year we will be introducing a brand new Demo Kitchen which will be a platform for local chefs to showcase their skills and demonstrate interesting ways to cook meals in front of an audience. The kitchen will be situated in the main and busiest part of the festival grounds where there will be a constant flow of footfall as well as the public sitting on the grass and a seating area in front of the demo space.

Not only will there be local chefs and restaurants showcasing their skills, we will also be joined by celebrity chef Lesley Waters on Sunday 4th August who will perform a cooking demonstration followed by a meet and greet session with the public.

Ashgate Hospice will be our chosen charity and they will be on site to be able to chat to anyone who wants to hear about the great work that they do.



Matlock Summer Food and Drink Festival
24th & 25th August 2019


Set in the beautiful surroundings of Hall Leys Park, this festival will celebrate the very best in local food and drink as well as many other activities to keep the whole family entertained. The organisers, Edge Events, look forward to bringing people into the area from near and far to come and enjoy a plethora of delicious food and drink as well as supporting local traders and musicians.

Take a walk around the festival grounds, sampling delicious hot and cold food with a huge selection of meat, vegetarian and vegan options from around the world. Afterwards why not wash it down with a craft beer, artisan gin, Prosecco or choice of tasty non alcoholic drink whilst wandering over to the Festival Stage to be entertained by the best in local live music.

Over the weekend there will be lots to do for the little ones such as face painting, The Party Playbus, and children’s activities and for the adults there will be dance demonstrations, social dancing of Argentine Tango, Jive and much more!

This year will start off with a bang, presenting the Demo Kitchen Stage which will showcase the areas’s best local chefs, restaurants and hotels. During the weekend they will demonstrate tasty recipes and useful tips for you to take away and try out in your own kitchen at home.

Co-organiser Laura Ashby states,”We hope to organise a fun packed weekend which everyone can enjoy! By supporting local traders we aim to bring more visitors to the already vibrant town as well as supporting our chosen charity Ashgate Hospice!”

Bolsover Food & Drink Festival 2019:
Saturday 27th July 2019 9am-10pm
Sunday 28th July 2019 9am-8pm
Venue: Bolsover Town Centre

Chesterfield Food & Drink Festival 2019:
Launch Party 2nd August 2019 7-10pm
4th August 2019 10am-10pm
5th August 2019 10am-8pm
Venue: Queens Park

Matlock Summer Food and Drink Festival 2019:
Saturday 24th August 2019 10am-10pm
Sunday 25th August 2019 10am-8pm
Venue: Hall Leys Park

For more information:
Website: www.edgeeventsfestivals.co.uk
Facebook: @EdgeEventsFestivals
Instagram: edgeeventsfestivals