6th - 15th September 2019 - A leading rural arts festival with art for all appetites. Enjoy the work of more than 150 artists along with an inspiring programme of performances and events in this historic market town, right at the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.
The two days of the Festivals Art & Architecture Trail are packed with not just art, but also live music, street performance, street vendors, markets and more. You?ll find the town buzzing with excitement and full of people. There is a lot to see and many visitors take the two days to experience as much as possible. There are plenty of places to relax and reflect throughout the day - pubs, cafes and pop-up venues.
Wirksworth is a small town and parking is limited so if you are arriving by car, take advantage of the Park & Ride car parks at the Eco Centre and Haarlem Mill, where there is a FREE Festival bus running throughout the day.
Trail Venues open on both days from 10am - 5pm and to access the venues you need to buy and wear a Festival Trail wristband at just £7 (under 18s free) per person for the whole weekend. Trail wristbands and guides are available at the Haarlem Mill Park & Ride car park, and for those arriving by train from Duffield, from the EVR station. They can also be bought from the main information point outside the library as well as at the Town Hall, Moot Hall, Memorial Hall, The Maltings (formerly known as the Parish Room), Wellspring Church and other selected venues along the Trail.