Your visit

The two days of the Festival’s Art & Architecture Trail (10 – 11 September 2016), 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’s 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, cafés and pop-up venues.

Wirksworth is a small town and parking is limited so if you’re arriving by car, take advantage of the Park & Ride car parks at the Eco Centre and Haarlem Mill, there’s a free Festival bus touring throughout the day.

Your visit

Trail Venues open on both days from 10am – 5pm and to access the venues you need to buy and wear a Festival Trail Badge at just £7 (under 18s free) per person for the whole weekend. Trail Badges and Guides are available at the Park & Ride car parks, and for those arriving by train from Duffield, from the EVR station. They can also be bought from the main Festival venues (the Box Office at Traid Links, the Town Hall, Memorial Hall and Parish Room) and other selected venues along the Trail.

You can use this section of the website to plan your visit in detail over the Trail Weekend and throughout the whole Festival including where to park, where to eat and where to stay!

Festival venues

During the Trail Weekend, nearly everywhere in Wirksworth becomes a venue of some kind, but this page provides the details for our main Festival venues. View details

Where to eat

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Wirksworth has a great choice of independent cafés, pubs, restaurants, shops and takeaways.  View details


There are loads of great and individual places to stay in and around Wirksworth to really make the most of the Festival. View details

About Wirksworth

Wirksworth is a beautiful, historic market town at the heart of the Derbyshire Dales well worth a visit at any time, but especially for the Festival! View details

How to get here

Wirksworth is easy to find and is only 20 minutes away from the A38 and 30 minutes from the M1. The postcode to put in your sat nav is DE4 4EU. View details


We aim to support every visitor’s ability to enjoy Wirksworth Festival, to find out more about accessibility take a look here and on our Festival Venues page.


Families are at the heart of the Festival, find out more about how to make the most of your family’s visit. View details

Local attractions

Wirksworth is in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District, a great base for a holiday. Check out all the things to see and do near Wirksworth.
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Festivity in Derbyshire

Find out more about Festivals in Derbyshire all year round. View details