Generally held on the last Saturday of every month, the District Council's popular Bakewell Farmers' Market is now regularly attracting more than 5,000 visitors and is so popular that many of the 70 stall holders are selling out before closing time – and there is a waiting list of more than 50 traders.
The Farmers' Markets are organised by Derbyshire Dales District Council and are held at the District Council's Agricultural Business Centre (ABC), which celebrated its 17th anniversary in 2015.
The Agricultural Business Centre is now not only widely recognised as home to one of the UK's top five livestock markets – it has the second largest farmers' market in the country, with only Winchester boasting a larger number of stall holders.
With more than 9,000 conferences staged at the Agricultural Centre since it opened and 75 livestock auctions a year involving 300,000 animals, the Agricultural Business Centre is a thriving operation and a true 'one-stop shop' service for the rural community.
The added bonus is that local hotels and businesses in and around Bakewell are reaping the benefits of the trade we generate. Several local shops and cafes employ extra staff on Farmers' Market days to meet demand.
Plentiful parking is available at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell.