The Bakewell Show Held each year on the show ground at Bakewell in Derbyshire, England. The show is one of the oldest traditional Agricultural Shows having its origins in a event held in 1819 near Chesterfield. and has evolved into the more modern Country Show format to appeal to a wider audience.
The show was originally a one day event but in recent years to ease traffic congestion & cope with rising visitor numbers it has moved to a 2 day format. The traditional main events were the Stock judging classes and equestrian events, with farm produce and Flowers. These in recent years have been joined by more 'public' as opposed to farming related classes such as Dogs. The Country show format has been enhanced with a wider range of lifestyle retail / trade stands to complement the Agricultural merchants and traders of old.
The Show features a selection of both new machinery from local dealers and displays of vintage machinery from local collectors.
More entertainment related features include a funfair, and arena features such as stunt motorcycle displays, Jousting, Falconry displays and competition events such as carriage driving in addition to the parades of stock. The equestrian classes have grown to such an extent that they run sum on the day priory to the first day of the show.
The event has suffered in the last few years from cancellation due to Foot & Mouth disease & adverse weather conditions on several occasions.
A few of the highlights from the 2009 show are shown below;
=Classic machinery section
A number of classic & vintage tractors, stationary engines, commercial vehicles & bygones were on display.
More detail's & photos to follow
Classic & vintage cars section
A selection of excellent restored vintage & classic cars were on show (slightly tucked away behind a bar and food area due to wet ground conditions in some areas)
- Listing and photos to follow
add your photos from 2008 here
- Shows and Meets - events diary list (please add other events featuring classic tractors, cars, commercials & plant to the list)
- Clubs Listing - list of classic vehicle & related clubs (if your clubs missing please add it & create a club page or expand existing pages with details of past or future events)
References / sources
Photos from 2009 & past events