Duffield Arts Festival 2018

20th-23rd September 2017 - It's gonna be bigger and better

We are delighted to announce that Duffield Arts Festival will be back for its third year next September. The main venue for the 2018 festival will be Ecclesbourne School, in the heart of the community - their support is really appreciated. Also, there will be more street entertainment along Town Street, with the support of the businesses.

There will be FOUR COMPETITIONS next year, so along with the art, short story and photography there will also be a video production competition.

So if you want to help in any way with the planning please give Jonathan a call on 07952675862 or email jonathan@duffieldartsfestival.com We are a really friendly group, who meet once a month.

Scarecrow Festival 2018 - 12th-16th September (A weekend of its own)
We have had a lot of feedback around because there were so many brilliant scarecrows, there wasn't enough time to see much else. So, the Scarecrow Festival will be the weekend before the Arts Festival - that means TWO CRAM-PACKED WEEKENDS OF FUN!

Please keep giving your feedback on our Facebook page - we are starting planning soon and we want to make it an amazing double festival.

2018 Planning Meeting Dates

Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month (starting in January 2018) at the Pattenmakers Arms, Crown Street at 8:00pm:

  • 10th January
  • 14th February
  • 14th March
  • 11th April
  • 9th May
  • 13th June
  • 11th July
  • 8th August

Additional meetings will be added nearer to the festival itself.