Eat in the Park Music & Food Festival 2024: The must-attend summer event

The much-anticipated Eat in the Park Music & Food Festival returns for its fourth year on 17th & 18th August, promising another unforgettable weekend for the whole family in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens. This year’s event is set to be bigger and better, offering an exciting lineup of activities, music and culinary delights.

Secure Your Tickets Now!

Tier 1 tickets are selling fast. These tickets offer the best prices available, so act quickly to secure your spot.

Weekend and Day tickets are available depending whether you want to go for both days or just one day. Offering superb value for money, a weekend ticket for example costs from just £24.28 per day, for 9 and half hours of non-stop entertainment.

Adult Weekend tickets are priced at £48.55, while Adult Day tickets for either Saturday or Sunday cost £26.95. Youth Weekend tickets are available for £19.39, and Youth Day tickets for £13.99. Children under 5 can enter for free, but you’ll need to allocate a ticket for any under 5s in your group when booking.

For ticket bookings and the full line-up, go to

Music and Entertainment Galore

As in previous years, Eat in the Park will feature award-winning tribute acts alongside top local musical talent, ensuring you’re dancing all day long. The festival is a family affair, with plenty of activities in the Kids Zone to keep younger attendees entertained. Enjoy a day of fun festivities with the whole family.

What’s New in 2024 at Eat in the Park?

  • The VIP area now boasts a wider bar, a more streamlined queuing system, and exclusive live music.
  • Expect more live music than ever before, with more bands and music across the Main Stage, the Local Music Tent and the Dance Tent.
  • A new ‘chair-free zone’ in front of the Main Stage will allow for more space to move around freely and enjoy the performances.
  • As ever a diverse range of global cuisine will be available from food vendors and new for 2024 – a sole vegan vendor. Most vendors will also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Family Fun in the Kids Zone

The dedicated Kids Zone returns with an array of activities, including Disney Singalong, Hannah Banana Parties, Circus Skills Workshops, Multi Sports, Kids Crafts, Face Painters, Bubbles Away, Star Wars Characters (Imperial Outlaws), kids rides, magicians, and more roaming acts. There’s something for kids of all ages…

Cheers to Great Drinks

Headline Sponsor Buxton Brewery will be on hand with pop-up bars serving a selection of their finest craft beers. Other pop up bars will be serving soft drinks, fresh coffee, spirits, Prosecco and more.

With a daily capacity of 5,000, the festival remains enjoyable and not overly crowded, so you can always find your friends for a dance.

Don’t miss out on this spectacular event and one of the highlights of the summer in Buxton. Grab your tickets now and get ready for a weekend of fantastic food, amazing music, and family fun at Eat in the Park 2024 💃

All You Need to Know Before You Go

Whether you’ve already purchased your ticket or still undecided, you may have several questions about what to bring and what to expect – so here’s our essential ‘know before you go’ checklist, so you can make the most out of your visit.

What are the opening times?
11.30am – 9pm both days.

Will there be vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options?
Yes, most vendors are offering options for the above and other dietary requirements. Vendors are really friendly and will be open to chat through your options.

Can I buy tickets on the gate?
Tickets will be available on the gate but for best value and availability we recommend purchasing before the event.

Applications regarding accessibility requirements at Eat in the Park are now open. EITP is committed to making everyone’s experience an enjoyable one with ease of access throughout the festival.

Please do consider that EITP is an outdoor event with grass fields and grounds with gradients/uneven surfaces, whilst a great effort has been made to provide facilities to accommodate for this there will inevitably be some areas that are hard to navigate.

You can apply for a PA/Carer ticket. More details will follow in regards to the 2024 events.

Shall I bring cash or card?
Bring both with you as most vendors will be accepting both. Please note there are no ATMs on the sites.

You don’t need to worry, there will be banks of toilets (added to the site for the event) in various locations around the site (see map below), with accessible/disabled toilets and also baby changing facilities.

Parking options

Can I leave the festival and re-enter?
Yes, you are permitted to leave the site and re-enter! Whether it’s to feed the dog or drop the kids with the grandparents as long as you have your wristband on for re-entry all is good.

Are animals allowed at EITP?
No, the only animals that per permitted into EITP are guide dogs.

Can I bring my own chair?

Yes, if you would like to bring your own camp chair and picnic blankets you are most welcome.

Can I bring my own alcohol and food?
No food or alcohol is to be permitted into EITP with the exception of child & baby food. At EITP there is a multitude of vendors displaying some amazing cuisines with a great selection!

Bag policy
Only bring bags if absolutely necessary. Large items such as cool boxes and food hampers are not permitted and rucksacks will be checked upon entry.

Do I need to purchase a ticket for a 0-5 year old?
No, you just NEED to select the number of 0-5 year old tickets you require for health and safety purposes.

Print your tickets at home or have them ready on your phone
Once you’ve bought tickets they will be with you 2-3 weeks before the festival. Keep a lookout and remember to check your spam folder just in case they drop into there. To speed up your entry, print your ticket(s) or have it ready on your phone for scanning by staff. This will speed up your arrival.

Wear suitable clothing
If you are familiar with the area the you’ll know the weather in Buxton can be changeable! Make sure you check the forecast and dress suitably. It’s a good idea to wear sensible/comfy footwear.

First aid 
There is a first aid stand in the event of you needing any help with any first aid.

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Eat in the Park Music & Food Festival, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6BE

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