Events & Fairs

Here at the Pavilion Gardens, we’re very proud to host a diverse range of events and fairs for all the family to enjoy. Each year we host over 100 fairs and events and this number is continually growing! Whether you’re looking for delicious local produce, antique furniture, original artwork, books, toys, crafts or some new clothes, you’re bound to find them, and much more at our events and fairs. 

Among our regular events we have: Artist and Designer fairs, Farmers Markets, Jewellery and Craft fairs, Toy fairs, Book fairs, Saturday Bazaars, Afternoon Dances and more. In addition to these fantastic fairs, we also host a range of seasonal events that are full of family fun. Our seasonal events consist of an eclectic mix of popular stalls, live music, children’s rides and entertainment alongside season specific activities.

If you work up an appetite whilst visiting us at one of our events, be sure to visit our Coffee Bar or Pavilion Café for some delicious food and drink prepared by our friendly staff. 

More information about our individual events is available below

Coming soon - our 2015 events dates!!

Mr and Mrs Anon, Gloucestershire.

'it was the best shopping event that we had experienced for quite some time, it was our first visit to Buxton and we were extremely impressed!'

Click here to read our wonderful review from the blog

02 May
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00 to 16:30

The Saturday Bazaar is a wonderful event with an eclectic mix of many different stalls.

03 May
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 09:30 to 17:30
04 May
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:00 to 16:30

At the Garden Plants and Crafts Show here at Pavilion Gardens you will find a beautiful variety of plants, bulbs and perennials for your home and garden. This includes many different types of ways to display the plants and crafted items to go along with it.

04 May
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00
05 May
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 13:00 to 16:00

Help us bring to bring the Octagon alive with your favourite dances.

From the foxtrot to the waltz and the gay Gordon’s to the tango why not come along and join in the fun!

To inform us of a coach party, or to reserve seating for your party please call 01298 23114.

07 May
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 09:30 to 14:30

The Farmers Markets include a variety of stalls from fresh fruit and veg through to locally reared meat and artisan delicacies, hand crafted soaps to freshly baked bread, and wonderful sweet and savoury pastries to cheese that tickles your taste buds.

10 May
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00
14 May
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:00 to 19:00
15 May
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:00 to 18:00
16 May
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 11:00 to 18:00

Our Artist and Designer fairs showcase the very best of local art, crafted furniture, ceramics, silverware, glassware, jewellery, textiles, photography and other designer led products from across the region and beyond.

During this event, our Octagon is always full of...

For the second year running, the Buxton Family Festival will be showcasing the very best that Buxton has to offer, with a huge variety of outdoor adventures and indoor activities there’s certainly something for everyone!

From hiking, zorbing and under water adventures to arts & crafts...

Our Christmas Wonderland is the perfect place to go to get you into the festive spirit. Our Octagon is full of stalls who can offer some unique and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. During the event, Santa Claus himself will also be paying us a visit and you’ll be able to go and...

The Easter Extravaganza is the first of our seasonal events. It's a fabulous four day event over the whole of the Easter weekend which, along with local producers and crafts people, also incorporates the fantastic entries that we receive for our Easter art competition.


The Buxton Lights Switch On event is essential for those wanting to get into the Christmas spirit. The event is organised by Buxton Sparkles in conjunction with ourselves and encompasses a range of fun activities and entertainment, leading...

We'll be adding more details about our Special Summer Outdoor Market soon.

The Spring Spectacular sees over 70 stalls offering a huge variety of products and produce in the Octagon Hall and on the Promenade. Alongside this we also have children's rides and entertainment, as well as various brass band performances.


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Our annual Summer Fête is held during the final weekend of the annual Buxton Festival Fringe. Throughout the weekend over 60 exhibitors...

The Great Peak District Fair and Buxton Beer Festival is a very exciting event! With over 100 indoor and outdoor stalls, the event is bustling with things to see and do. This event showcases many unique producers from around the Peak District and encapsulates everything that is wonderful about...

We will be taking advantage of the longer nights and warmer weather with our Food and Drink Festival which takes place between 4pm and 11pm. With over 25 street food and drink traders offering a range of culinary delights, it’s the perfect place to bring your friends and family for a unique...

This event is perfect for ensuring that your home and garden are ready for the summer! Our Octagon is transformed into a wondrous gardening centre with a huge variety of plants and horticultural items available to purchase, including some very unusual species of plants. It’s also the perfect...

Our Craft and Jewellery Shows offer a refined mix of jewellery, textiles, wooden crafts, ceramics, local art, greetings cards, children's toys and more. Many of the stall holders specialise in providing unique, handcrafted fashions and bespoke services to all who attend. It’s certainly the place...

Our Farmers' Markets are the perfect place to pick up delicious and fresh local produce all year round. Stall holders attend from all over the region to ensure that there is a fantastic variety available to purchase including: meats, cheeses, fish, pastries and breads, desserts,...

After a successful launch of our brand new Wedding, Glitz and Glamour show earlier this year, we are very pleased to announce that it will be returning in October. The event brings together a collection of wedding services – perfect for every bride and groom to be. Alongside wedding planners,...

Our Saturday Bazaars incorporate an impressive and eclectic mix of market stalls selling everything from fine foods, antiques, textiles, handmade crafts, and much more. As the majority of stall holders produce the items themselves, you’ll find a whole host of unique and original items that are...

Afternoon Dance

Our traditional afternoon dances offer an enjoyable experience to all who come along. Live musicians take you through a journey of dances from the Gay Gordons to the Fox Trot, Quick Step, the Waltz and much more!

Refreshments are available...

Events and Fairs Gallery

Here is a range of photographs that have been taken during our fantastic events and fairs.