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. 

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 www.ladiestakeon.co.uk

29 Apr
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:00 to Monday, May 2, 2016 - 19:00

With over 150 real ales, ciders and continental lagers and Liverpool Gin bar plus a selection of wines and fantastic folk entertainment thrown in, this Beer Festival is the perfect accompaniment to the Big Session weekend.

05 May
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 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.

12 May
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:00 to 19:00

Art and antiques specialists from across the UK will be returning to the Peak District to offer a superb selection of rare and high quality pieces at The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair at the Pavilion Gardens, 12th - 15th May 2016.

13 May
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:00 to 17:00

Art and antiques specialists from across the UK will be returning to the Peak District to offer a superb selection of rare and high quality pieces at The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair at the Pavilion Gardens, 12th - 15th May 2016.

14 May
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 11:00 to 17:00

Art and antiques specialists from across the UK will be returning to the Peak District to offer a superb selection of rare and high quality pieces at The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair at the Pavilion Gardens, 12th - 15th May 2016.

15 May
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 11:00 to 17:00

Art and antiques specialists from across the UK will be returning to the Peak District to offer a superb selection of rare and high quality pieces at The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair at the Pavilion Gardens, 12th - 15th May 2016.

28 May
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:00

The first day of our spring spectacular will be well and truly kicking off our fantastic bank holiday weekend with a bang with lots of great entertainment. Including donkey rides, family circus workshops, ferret racing and children’s rides.

29 May
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:00

The second day of our Spring Spectacular will continue the excitement with lots of great entertainment. Including donkey rides, family circus workshops, ferret racing and children’s rides. Accompanying this will be the fantastic Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra playing 2-4 on the promenade

30 May
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:00

The third and final day of on Spring Spectacular will be close the long weekends celebrations with donkey rides, family circus workshops, ferret racing and children’s rides running throughout the day. Accompanying this will be the fantastic Rode Hall Silver Band playing 2-4 on the band stand.

02 Jun
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 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.

Local Artists and creators are a massive part of the Pavilion Gardens and there is no better place for artists to showcase their talents at one of our Artist and Designer fairs running from 10am until 4.30pm.

Set in the beautiful Pavilion Gardens Marquee which over looks the picturesque...

The Buxton Family Festival returns once again this summer to provide 16 days packed full of family entertainment in venues across Buxton! 

This summer you can expect fun, thrills and adventure! From fairs, shows and arts & craft to outdoor camping, rock climbing and races! There'll be...

Our Christmas Wonderland is the perfect place to go to get you into the festive spirit. Our Gardens Marquee 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...

It’s nearly Easter at the Pavilion Gardens and we our getting ready for our Easter Extravaganza which over four days will provide lots of fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Kicking off on Friday the 25th of March right through until Bank Holiday Monday on the 28th of March each...

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,...

This fabulous market hosts a fantastic mix of our Farmer's Market and Saturday Bazaar traders! Situated outdoors on the promenade and through the new Gardens Marquee, the event will offer a fabulous summer market atmosphere. Showcasing all the best bits from two popular events, including locally...

With the Great British Spring time well and truly underway, here at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton we are preparing for our brilliant Spring Spectacular event. Our Spring Spectacular is well and truly a celebration of everything the High Peak and the surrounding areas has to offer. Spread over...

Come and join us this July for our annual Summer Fête. With children’s rides, music, outdoor food and drink and exhibitors selling a fabulous range of produce, it promises to be an event for all the family! From craft, home ware, gifts and jewellery to plants and original artwork it is sure to...

This year the Pavilion Gardens will be holding our annual Great Peak District Fair on the 8th and 9th of October running from 10am until 5pm . A true celebration of all the fantastic talent we have in the local area.

Throughout the weekend there will be all manner of stall holders, hot...

Don't miss one of our most popular events here at the Pavilion Gardens: our Night Food and Drink Fairs! The event takes place outdoors on the promenade and indoors in the new Gardens Marquee between 4:00pm and 11:00pm when we will be joined by over thirty outdoor Food and Drink traders.

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<p>This is the perfect event to make sure your gardens bloom this spring and summer. Our Garden plant and Craft shows are the perfect opportunity to find something that will really make your garden stand out above the rest. Set in our new Gardens Marquee which looks over the beautiful and...

Our Craft and jewellery shows are the perfect opportunity to find something beautiful and unique for any occasion and with a wide range of exhibitors we are sure you will find something special what ever the occasion.

Set in the Gardens Marquee which over looks the beautiful Pavilion...

Our Farmers' Markets are the perfect place to pick up delicious and fresh local produce all year round. Now taking place in our new Gardens Marquee situated on the Promenade, and overlooking our beautiful Gardens, this really is a delightful market. Stall holders attend from all over the region...

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. 

Bank Holiday Special

Buxton Show 10am - 5pm, 27th - 29th August 2016

Come and join us on August Bank Holiday weekend for our Bank Holiday Special, taking place on Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29st August. Taking place outdoors on the promenade and in our...