Buxton charity football match to end festival week

Action from last year's Buxton Carnival Cup. Photo: Stuart Corbett, SJC Photography.
Action from last year's Buxton Carnival Cup. Photo: Stuart Corbett, SJC Photography.

The Buxton Well Dressing Festival will draw to a close on Sunday (July 10) with the annual football tournament at the Silverlands and a service at St Anne’s Church.

The fifth staging of the Carnival Cup will take place at the home of Buxton Football Club, where organisers hope a sizeable crowd will turn up for the proceedings.

The four teams battling it out on the pitch will be Buxton Town FC, Cote Heath FC, Blazing Rag FC and Fairfield FC.

Last year saw Buxton Town take the trophy for the third year running, beating newcomers Fairfield in the final.

Turnstiles will open at around 1.30pm, with the games getting underway from 2pm. All the usual match-day facilities will be open.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome. All the proceeds will go towards the running of the carnival and well dressing festival.

A spokesperson for the event said: “Many thousands of pounds are required each year to keep this event going, so every donation pays for some part of the well dressing week, whether that be one of the many bands that are part of the procession, or the flowers and petals that are needed for the dressing of the wells.

“On behalf of Buxton Well Dressing Festival Committee, a big a thank-you in anticipation of your attendance.”

The well dressing festival will draw to a close at 6pm with a special service at St Anne’s Church, on Bath Road.

Sunday is also the final day of the Market Place funfair, which will be operating between 2pm and 9pm.