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Melton Mowbray Food Festival: Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Oct (The Cattle Market, Melton Mowbray)
Organisers say they are expecting record numbers at the Melton Mowbray Food Festival this weekend.
More than 160 food and drink producers from across the East Midlands, UK and Ireland are expected to exhibit at this year’s event.
Now in its 13th consecutive year, the Festival is one of the largest in the Midlands.
For times, prices and more information: www.meltonmowbrayfoodfestival.co.uk
World War I History Weekend: Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Oct (British Motor Museum, Warwickshire)
The British Motor Museum will be transformed into World War I Britain this weekend as it commemorates the centenary of the First World War.
Visitors will be able to explore the B2737 Battle Bus, learn about the conditions soldiers lived in on the front lines and take part in activities include decoding secret messages and bandaging wounds in the ‘Casualty Clearing Station’.
For times, prices and more information: https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/events/world-war-i-history-weekend
Harvest Fair: Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Oct (Bewdley Museum and the Jubilee Gardens, Bewdley)
Bewdley Museum and the Jubilee Gardens will be hosting free live music this weekend to celebrate the town’s harvest festival.
Saturday’s line-up features local folk musicians Bethan and the Morgans.
Duck houses, decorated by community groups and businesses will be on show in the Jubilee Gardens.
The displays will last throughout the month and visitors can vote for their favourite duck house. Activities for the children include an apple hunt and arts and crafts.
For times, prices and more information: www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk/whats-on/harvest-fair
Derby Folk Festival: Fri 30th Sept - Sun 2nd Oct (Various locations, Derby)
The 10th Derby Folk Festival takes place in the city centre this weekend with a line-up of performers.
Events will take place in the City Marquee, Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral.
There will also be dance displays and free performances throughout the streets on both days.
For times, prices and more information: http://www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk/
Festival of Flighton: Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Oct (Ragley Hall, Warwickshire)
Ragley Hall in Warwickshire will hold it’s first Festival of Flighton event this weekend a family air show with top displays from pilots from around the UK and Europe.
There’ll also be a boating regatta, model car racing, aerobatic displays and a World War II pyrotechnics display. On the Saturday night a laser lights and fireworks show will take place.
For times, prices and more information: www.festivaloflight.uk.
Para-Rowing Party: Sun 2nd Oct (Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, Nottingham)
Following the success of ParalympicsGB rowers in Rio who returned with three golds and one bronze, the National Watersport Centre in Nottingham will be holding a celebratory event this weekend.
The free event will give all ages a chance to have a go at rowing, either on the water or indoor rowing machines.
Visitors will also get to hear from renowned speakers about disability Sport, health and well being.
For times, prices and more information: www.britishrowing.org
British Dog Grooming Championships: Sun 2nd Oct (Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa)
This weekend the British Dog Grooming Championship will determine this year’s Groomer of the Year and the Newcomer of the Year.
Last year 120 groomers competed and hundreds more watched as groomers clipped, trimmed and scissored their way to success.
For times, prices and more information: http://www.petcare.org.uk/index.php/british-dog-cship
Nottingham Canal Festival: Sat 1st Oct (Castle Wharf, Nottingham)
Nottingham Canal Festival returns to the city’s historic Castle Wharf this weekend to celebrate all that’s great about the local canals and the River Trent.
Last year more than 3,000 people descended on Castle Wharf to take part in the festival’s activities.
For times, prices and more information: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/