Live music, delivious food & drinks & a fantastic atmosphere
What you will find...
The Bushcraft Show isn’t just an event dedicated to outdoor skills… it’s a three day festival! Come for the whole weekend and enjoy a programme of live music and evening entertainment, delicious food and drinks, and a fantastic atmosphere. On Saturday and Sunday it’s possible for day ticket holders to purchase an ‘Entertainment Pass’, but really we recommend you camp!
After we’ve downed our tools, we fire up the speakers and welcome a fantastic selection of musical acts to the main stage. Pull up a chair and listen, or kick off your shoes and dance… the choice is yours. Final line-up to be announced shortly.
Enjoy the warmth from our communal campfire – the unique glow is attributed to both our locally sourced logs and the atmosphere of chatting, laughing and sharing a drink with friends old and new.Every evening from 18:30 – 24:00 in the main arena.
After sunset on both Saturday and Sunday evenings we will be treated to a unique performance by Clansman Fire. Having missed them last year, we’re delighted to welcome back Stuart and his team for what they’ve promised will be their biggest and best performance yet! Don’t miss this!
The main bar at The Bushcraft Show 2019 is run by Tollgate, a local and independently-owned craft brewery with big ambition! Tollgate is located on the National Trust Calke Abbey Estate, and uses traditional brewing techniques that would be recognisable to early brewers in the 1800’s.Tollgate produce a wide variety of traditional real ales from their 6-barrel brewery. They will be producing a special ‘Bushcraft Show’ brew for you to sample! Alongside their core offering, the bar will also offer a selection of cider, lager, wines and spirits.There will also be a selection of stands offering craft tipples to wet your whistle. New for this year, we’re also welcoming the BubbleBee Co. who will be serving chilled Prosecco and Peroni from the side of a converted Tuk-Tuk.
This year we’re welcoming BLAZE, one of the UK’s longest running and most respected firewalking providers. On Saturday evening you can watch a bunch of brave souls walk bare foot across hot coals – better yet, you can be one of them! Join in for a one-off experience, and perhaps even raise a few quid for charity?BLAZE will be present throughout the weekend and will be offering activities such as glass-walking from their stand.
Head down to the lakeside to breathe deeply and connect with your body and the earth. Hannah at Riverlife Therapy will be offering yoga classes and massage over the course of the weekend, and there will also be opportunities for wild swimming and sauna.
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