Croots Farm Shop hosts ghost evenings for Duffield Arts Festival

Ghostly goings on are being served up at Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire as part of the very first Duffield Arts Festival.

The award-winning farm shop in Wirksworth Road is hosting three very special ghost evenings which will combine entertainment and hospitality. Running on 14th, 15th and 16th September, each event has a limited number of around 30 tickets available, which include a meal in Shires Eatery at Croots. Only a handful of tickets remain for the Friday performance, however, but tickets are still available for the Wednesday and Thursday.

The ghostly activity, performed by drama production company Attic Rats, will be set around a number of locations at Farnah House Farm and will feature eerie interaction, and a series of unique ghost stories, some acted out and some told. Many of the stories are based on the ghost history of the area.

The ghostly tour, which starts at 7.30pm, will be followed by a meal in the popular café area of Croots. “I’ve seen the first practice and it’s a really exciting and not-to-be-missed performance. It will be a unique experience for everyone involved, and is really fascinating,” said Steve Croot, who runs Croots with wife Kay. “We’re really pleased to be a part of the first Duffield Arts Festival, and to be providing the venue for such an unusual event.”

Not recommended for the faint hearted or under 16s, tickets are £18 each, and are available from Duffield News, Croots Farm Shop and online at

Duffield Arts Festival will offer a broad programme of performances, workshops and talks across the fields of music, drama, art and books, plus much more.

Croots Farm Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm) and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.

For more information, visit Find Croots on Twitter @crootsfarm_shop or on Facebook

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