Events & Fairs

Here at the Pavilion Gardens, we’re very proud to host a diverse range of events 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. 

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

New for 2014

Coming to Buxton this summer is the brand new Buxton Family Festival. The festival is a collaborative effort from many organisations and attractions in Buxton and will run from August 1st to August 17th. The festival kicks off with a food, drink and music festival here at the Pavilion Gardens, and will also include a weekend bazar. The festival will end with the spectacular Buxton Show. More details to follow soon

Our second Wedding, Glitz and Glamour show of the year returns in October after a very successful launch. Stalls range from: wedding and occasion wear, professional photographers, wedding cakes and food, planning, and other unique products and services aimed at ensuring you have the best day ever

03 Apr
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:30 to 14:30
03 Apr
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 18:30 to 21:30

Pavilion Arts Centre - 19.30 to 21:30 (bar open 18:30; viewing from 18:45)

05 Apr
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 09:00 to 17:00
06 Apr
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 09:00 to 17:00
06 Apr
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
12 Apr
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:30
13 Apr
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:30 to 15:30
18 Apr
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:00
19 Apr
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:00
20 Apr
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:00

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 beautiful and...

The Buxton Family Festival is a new festival taking place between August 1st and August 17th. The festival is a celebration of everything that Buxton has to offer with the whole town putting on fun events to keep the whole family entertained.

We’ll be releasing details about this event...

Running over the Easter weekend, its jam packed full of fun activities for all the family to enjoy including: children’s rides face painting, an Easter egg hunt, and live music. During the event there will also be a fantastic range of stalls offering everything from delicious food and drink, to...

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...

The Spring Spectacular event includes a variety of stalls, totalling over 70 in the Octagon hall and along the Promenade. It’s the perfect time to have a stroll around the Pavilion Gardens and taste the award winning local food and drink available and find some stylish ideas for your home. It’s...

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, preserves, fruits...

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...

Tea 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.