Events galore in Cromford

2014 marks the tenth year of Celebrating Cromford, which prides itself on being far more than just a village carnival.

This year’s event, held across the weekend of June 20-22, offers a cornucopia of attractions laid on by the diverse denizens of this village - including music, arts, sport, gardens, hobbies, worship, food, good causes, industrial heritage and a just a dash of solstice silliness.

Among the attractions this year are Cromford Pulls (women hauling a steam traction engine up Cromford Hill at 7pm on Friday, June 20; men towing a 21-tonne canal boat a mile along the Cromford Canal on Saturday, the Kanter and Killer fell races (Saturday), the famous Derwent Duck Race (Saturday), Open Gardens (Sunday), and the revival of an old Derbyshire tradition, ,Best Dressed Bikes to coincide with the L’Eroica Britannia vintage cycle event passing through on Sunday.

Add in a beer festival at the Boat Inn, a variety of music gigs at venues around the village, exhibitions, a funfair, market stalls, circus workshops, a mini-zoo, canal boat rides and a canal history exhibition at Cromford Wharf, and there’s something for everyone.

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