Bakewell is constantly hosting fairs and shows and exhibitions and galas. Some of them are good, some a total waste of time. I remember the first Food Festival. I imagined lots of stalls selling olives and unusual vegetables and rare delicatessen items. I should have known better - kebabs, chips, coffee to go? This particular fair hasn't registered with me in previous years - is it a new venture?
If I were you, I'd spend the afternoon of Sunday 24th August going round the Secret Gardens of Bakewell. It's in aid of Oxfam. Every year the organisers choose a different part of the town and the owners of the houses open up their gardens to the inspection of a lot of nosey neighbours and other visitors. Last year it was £4 for about 10 gardens or so. 2pm to 6pm I think. Plus a small plant stall run by Great Longstone nursery.