This is a list of regular annual
events that take place locally (the dates shown may change) - if anybody would
like to add to it - please let me know .
Also look at Visit Ashbourne Site
Also visit our "Things to do page" for more activities.
Please note that I update the dates here if somebody emails me
with an update, or I see it advertised.
So if the date is unclear or old, please do not email me and ask me when it is as I do not know.
Other Local "Events" Sites
Dates Get Added asn and when I know them
|Jan||11 am - 1st January 2014||Mappleton News Years Day Bridge Jump||Watch people paddle down the River Dove, then jump 30 ft into ice cold water and then run to the pub! All in the name of charity!|
|Feb||Shrove Tues & Ash Wed||Royal Shrovetide Football||Shrove Tuesday /Ash Wednesday EVERY YEAR - kick off 2 pm each day in the Shawcroft Carpark (behind the supermarkets in the town centre) (Shrove 4 !!) (If I had 10 bob for every email I get asking "when is Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday" - I'd have £ 3. heathens!, they'll be asking when is Christmas next!!)|
|Bank Holiday Monday - End of May||Dove Dale Fete||12 Noon onwards - A very popular annual event held in the picturesque village of Ilam. Traditional village fete - cakes, stalls, entertainments, maypole dancing, morris men, fair, rides etc. etc. Ample parking|
20th June - 6th July
|Ashbourne Festival||Various music and arts events over a 2 week period in June throughout the town at different venues.|
|July||20th July||Ashbourne Highland Gathering - (See photos!)||Annual event - Highland games, dancing, pipebands etc. - a great day out!!!!|
|13th July||Mappleton Fun Day||Village fete - Mappleton sports ground - games, stalls etc.|
|August||9th||Manifold Show||Ilam - Tel 0198 83423|
Held over 3 days in fields at Blore, by the Ilam turn off.
Annual event.Watch sheepdogs and handlers competing in a "One Man and His Dog" style competition. Home-made refreshments available.
For further details contact: 01335 372889
Cost: £1.50 - £2.00
An agricultural and country show with entertainment and interest for all the family whatever age. Classes for cattle, sheep, goats, horses, shires. Pet, poultry and pet dog show. Handicraft and Horticulture competitions.Over 100 trade stands, craft marquee and food hall.
Full programme of event in the main ring throughout the day.
The Polo Ground, Osmaston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire situated in the village 3/4 mile off A52 Derby to Ashbourne
Annual Fun Run & Half Marathon
|Oct||1st October||Brailsford Ploughing Match||
Admission to the Ground:Adults - £5 Senior Citizens & children (under 14) - £3
Car Park Free
|Nov||Dovedale Dash - 4 3/4 mile cross country fun run -||A cross country running event around Dovedale -
Location - Thorpe
9 am Registration - £ 3.00 entry fee, 11 am start, £ 2 carpark
|Rememberence Sunday parade & service .||The Mayor, Councillors, local service, ex-service and other organisations, parade to the memorial gardens to lay Poppy Wreaths on the Annual day of Rememberance|
Ashbourne Christmas Late Night Shopping Evenings
FESTIVE FUN NIGHT AND LATE NIGHT SHOPPING. Something for everyone. Fun Fair, Live Entertainment, Market and Charity Stalls. Shops open until 9pm.
|Carol Singing||Join the Mayor and Town Band carol singing around the tree in the Market Place at approximately 7:30 pm.|
Dressing Dates - Link to Derbyshire UK Website with all 2005 dates!! .
Tissington Well Dressings - May/June each year (latest info on Tissington Web Site)
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