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Shipley Country Park Autumn Food and Drink Festival 2024

Saturday 31st Aug - Sunday 1st Sept 2024

10:30 - 16:30 (Both Days)

Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane,

Heanor, DE75 7GX

The Shipley estate is an ancient manor mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), when it was recorded as belonging to Gilbert of Ghent, the nephew of William the Conqueror. 

Shipley Country Park is owned and operated by Derbyshire County Council.  You can find out more at

Mad Hatters Events is thrilled to invite you to our final event of the season—the Shipley Country Park Autumn Food & Drink Festival. This year, we're extending the event to two whole days of live music, great food and drink, children's entertainment, and so much more. We're committed to offering a free-to-enter celebration that is fun for the whole family!

Street food




Artisan stalls


Gifts and craft stalls


Dog friendly





The main entrance to Shipley Country Park is Well Signposted from Derby Road (A608) and from the motorway, M1 junction 26.


To avoid congestion we advise all visitors driving to Shipley Park to drive through the industrial estate, as Thorpes Road leading to Slack Lane can be very narrow.




Entry - Free

Parking: Standard Shipley Park Car Park Fee 



Q: Are dogs allowed into the festival?

A: Well behaved dogs on a lead are more than welcome at this festival and there are some doggy stalls for them too.

Q: Is there disabled access?

A: There is limited Disabled Parking on site. There are Disabled toilets by the café, and on the festival site. Please note the Festival is held on the large event field at the front of the grounds but easily accessible.

Q: Do the stalls accept debit / credit card?

A: Many but not all stall holders provide card facilities for customers and this is something most stall holders will be looking at for the future.

Q: How many stalls are there?

A: The number of stalls can vary but is usually between 60 and 100. We like to offer a wide variety so you can expect various food & drink stalls, bars, street food vendors and gift & craft stalls.

Q: Where do I park?

A: There is a large pay and display car park on site with overflow if necessary.

A Fantastic free Food Festival at Shipley Country Park !

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