Events

Bagshaws of Bakewell operate the Livestock Markets at the ABC.

Bakewell ABC show ringBagshaws of Bakewell operate the Livestock Markets at the District Council's Agricultural Business Centre (ABC).

A list of livestock market dates is available on the Bagshaws website.

The opening of the Agricultural Business Centre allowed Bagshaws to mix the traditional and the modern, putting over 130 years of experience in livestock auctioneering into operation in a superb up to date premises.

In a typical year around 200,000 sheep and nearly 40,000 cattle and calves are sold through Bakewell Market.

The facilities at Bakewell ABC are second to none with cattle and sheep penning and sale rings all under one roof together with offices, cafes and conference facilities and even a drop-in medical clinic for farmers.

The town centre is only a short walk from the market and the livestock handling facilities are particularly noteworthy with extensive unloading bays, sorting and numbering races.

Lorry parking is extensive with a well equipped lorry wash and wheel disinfecting tank at the exit to the market.

The sale rings are designed to exhibit stock to best advantage and provide easy access for vendors and purchasers.

The main ring has a spiral staircase for access to the rostrum and a viewing gallery overlooking the cattle penning area.

There is also wheelchair access and a lift to the seating areas.

Both main sales rings feature electronic displays of information and are linked to the office computer system.

Our Cow Shed Beer Festival returns for its third year on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th June 2020.
Our Cow Shed Beer Festival returns for its third year on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th June 2020.

Our Cow Shed Beer Festival returns for its third year on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th June 2020.

Once again our Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre plays host to this fantastic event, with a great variety of locally sourced ales and ciders, plus food stalls and live music.

The £6 entry (£8 on the day) includes a souvenir Cow Shed glass, beer tasting menu and a free first half pint of your favourite tipple!

But you can grab even cheaper £4 Early Bird tickets when you book during the month of April when the booking link appears on this page.

Follow our Facebook page for all the latest information and sign up for email updates at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/enewsreg

The Cow Shed in 2020 will showcase 40 ales from within 30 miles of the popular market town, plus local cider, food stalls and live music.

We will be open until 10.30pm on both days.

Beer list

40 fantastic local ales will be brought together by main sponsors Peak Ales.

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Food & entertainment

Food stalls for your delectation at Cow Shed 2020 are yet to be determined.

We will have a fabulous local live band playing on Saturday of the festival, supported by the fantastic Beat NTrak DJ Landrover.

Children will only allowed in the afternoon until 6pm - and we also welcome well behaved dogs on a lead.

The Cow Shed Beer Festival is organised by Derbyshire Dales District Council and you can follow our Facebook page for all the latest information and sign up for email updates at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/enewsreg

 The Cowshed Beer Festival photoshoot launch

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Parking & transport

  • There is plentiful parking at the event venue - the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell (parking charges).
  • Trent Barton's 6.1 service operates between Derby, Belper, Wirksworth, Matlock and Bakewell - view the timetable.
  • The Transpeak service runs every hour from Derby Bus Station, directly along the A6 to Bakewell and Buxton. Three times a day buses continue along the A6 to serve Manchester.
  • Designated drivers are entitled to a free pass when you book online here.

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Once purchased, tickets cannot be transferred, sold, offered for sale, exchanged or returned.
  • The Cow Shed Beer Festival staff may on occasions have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of all members of the public when entering the event or if there is any cause for suspicion.
  • The Cow Shed Beer Festival staff reserve the right to search bags.
  • Staff reserve the right to request identification from any person looking under the age of 25 when purchasing alcohol.
  • The event welcomes well-behaved children to the day sessions (no later than 6pm), provided that they are accompanied by their parents or guardians at all times. The parents/guardians of any child found to be unsupervised, or misbehaving will be asked to leave the event along with their child/children. There is no entry cost for children.
  • DDDC cannot offer exchanges or refunds for any tokens.
  • DDDC cannot be held responsible for any tokens that are lost or stolen.
  • Only food or drink bought at the event may be consumed on the premises.
  • DDDC cannot accept responsibility for any personal property.
  • All adults present consent to being filmed/ photographed, images and recordings may be used to promote The Cow Shed Beer Festival and its activities in print, in the media and on websites.
  • In the interests of public safety DDDC reserves the right to request attendees to leave the festival at any time for safety reasons.
  • DDDC reserves the right to alter or amend these terms and conditions without prior notification.
  • DDDC reserves the right to change any information on this website at any time.
  • We hold a zero tolerance policy for drunken or antisocial behaviour.
  • Alcohol is only permitted outside the main Cow Shed arena in the designated area.
  • DDDC is not responsible for any loss damage or injury howsoever caused unless caused by the negligence of DDDC.
  • Statutory rights are not affected
  • All tickets purchased prior to the event are non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled due to unforeseen reasons.

 

 

The Agricultural Business Centre hosts several regular events throughout the year

Concourse entertainment at a recent Liberation Day eventThe Agricultural Business Centre (ABC) hosts several regular events throughout the year.

These include:

  • High Peak Bantam Show
  • Antique Auctions
  • Blood Donor Sessions
  • Bakewell Funfair and Carnival
  • Bakewell Show
  • Bakewell Arts Festival
  • British Wildfowl Decoy Show
  • Farmers Harvest Festival
  • Bakewell Farmers Market

The ABC enjoys more than 250 bookings per year, with a massive range of themes including High Peak Poultry Show, Peak Model Railway Exhibition, British Decoy, Wildfowl Carvers' Association Annual Show, Bakewell Wool Gathering and the Alpine Garden Society.

  • The centre has an extensive range of facilities and an excellent location.  Enquiries are always welcome in person, by phone or email
A brand new antiques and collectors fair is coming to beautiful Bakewell on Saturday 11 May 2019.
A brand new antiques and collectors fair is coming to beautiful Bakewell on Saturday 11 May 2019.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak the following events have been cancelled.

Our next antiques and collectors fairs will take place in Bakewell on:

Saturday 2 May 2020, (CANCELLED)
Saturday 11 July 2020 & (CANCELLED)
Saturday 21 November 2020 

from 9.30am to 3.30pm, the fairs will be FREE to the public.

For traders, stalls cost £25 and we can be contacted for further information by email at abc@derbyshiredales.gov.uk and phone on 01629 813777.

Parking and transport

There is plentiful parking at the event venue - the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell (parking charges).

Trent Barton's 6.1 service operates between Derby, Belper, Wirksworth, Matlock and Bakewell - view the timetable.

The Transpeak service runs every hour from Derby Bus Station, directly along the A6 to Bakewell and Buxton. Three times a day buses continue along the A6 to serve Manchester.