Belper Goes Green is Transition Belper's ECO Festival that aims to share simpler, low carbon and environmentally friendly ways of doing things in a relaxed and uplifting way that puts a smile on the face of Belper.
We will have 2 stages of, mostly, acoustic entertainment, a CAMRA Beer Festival with 30 real ales, hot and cold food including plenty of delicious veggie options, toys and activities to keep the little ones happy, crafts and community art projects to get stuck in to, a wellbeing area to relax and find peace, energy and low carbon travel advice, craft and recycling stalls galore, a whole range of community groups, charities and campaigns plus a whole lot more
On these pages you'll find all you need to know about the festival and we'll keep you updated as the details are added to and stalls, activities, entertainment and attractions are confirmed.
What are the opening times?
We'll be open on Friday 1st June from around 6.00 pm for the beer festival and a full programme of entertainment in the main marquee. On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd stalls will be open from 11.00 am - 5.00 pm whilst the entertainment (moved to the main and second stages) and beer festival continue until late on Saturday and early evening on Sunday.
How much does it cost to get in?
Nothing - it is free admission throughout. We can only do this because Transition Belper volunteers, Rugby Club volunteers, entertainers and workshop and activity leaders give their time freely.
Are dogs welcome?
Dogs, on a lead, are welcome but you need to bear in mind that the festival is taking place on 2 rugby pitches where adults and children play a physical contact sport. Do not allow your dogs to foul anywhere on a pitch and always clean up and dispose of the mess.
Do you use renewable energy to power everything?
In 2017 we used solar panels to power the solar stage and an array of bikes to power the bike stage. Whilst it would be great to have everything on site powered by renewable energy doing so is dependent on getting enough kit being made available to us at very little cost. We'll keep trying.
How do you dispose of or recycle the waste from the festival?
in 2017 we took as much as possible to the recycling centre at Loscoe. Although food waste ended up in landfill we managed to recycle virtually everything else. We also sold tote bags as an alternative to plastic carrier bags to take your purchases away in and had reusable plastic beer mugs to cut down on waste. In 2018 we'll be looking at having compostable glasses, plates and cutlery available at food and drink stalls so that, once again, nothing goes to landfill.
What is on the other pages?
Stall booking - if you wish to book a stall at Belper Goes Green all the differing rates and a booking form is available on the stall booking page.
Camping - if you wish to camp at Belper Goes Green the camping rates, a summary of the basic facilities and a booking form is available on the camping page.
Directions and Parking - all the details and maps you need to get here either via public transport or car/bike. We will negotiate nearby parking and will have a makeshift bike rack available for securing your bike.
Volunteering - want to help out? Here how and who to get in touch with.
Food and Drink - all the refreshment details will be updated as stalls are booked and confirmed
Activities - as we confirm an activity or workshop we'll add the details here
Entertainment - as artistes are confirmed we'll add their details here
Stalls - details of all other stalls will be added here as they are confirmed
Archive - here you can see video and/or photos of previous Belper Goes Green festivals starting in 2013.