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.

4th - 8th August The Charles Chipperfiled Circus is in town with all the thrills and spills of the Circus, once the show is over there is a chance to try the skills you've just watched with the Circus workshop! A great event for all the family, shows at 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm daily. Tickets for the Circus are available at or call 0845 127 2190. There maybe some availability on the door, £3.50 each.

11th -14th August Fun World comes to the Gardens, rides for toddlers to teenagers and attractions for all the family with fairground stalls including the rifle range and hook a duck. Taste the fair with our Candy Floss and Doughnut stalls! 10-7pm pay per ride.

15th, 16th, 17th August The Buxton Show welcomes the world famous Sheep Show, performing to over 2.5million people each year it is truly a fantastic show with daily performances at 11am and 2pm. The action doesn't stop there with a Dog & Duck display at 12.30pm each day and Sheep racing at 3.30pm daily. With live music on the Bandstand from 5pm - 7pm each evening it promises to be the event of the year at the Pavilion Gardens.

As well as all the above we'll have over 70 stalls selling a fabulous array of food and drink, arts and crafts, jewellery and accessories for the home and garden with children's rides and activities.

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.

02 Oct
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 09:30 to 14:30
04 Oct
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:30
05 Oct
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
11 Oct
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:00
12 Oct
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:00
18 Oct
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 09:00 to 17:00

Dickinson's Real Deal comes to Pavilion Gardens!!

Free admission 9.00am - 5.00pm in the Octogon Hall.

For further information please call 0117 9707618 or email


19 Oct
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
23 Oct
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 09:30 to 12:30

Nestlé Waters and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

We are launching our very first Day of Action at Pavilion Gardens on Thursday 23rd October with a morning session from 9:30am – 12:30pm at Serpentine Walk opposite Pavilion Gardens.

25 Oct
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:30
25 Oct
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 18:15 to 23:00

Your evening of opulence and indulgence awaits!

An amazing Saturday night out with a choice of theatre seating (£15) or a VIP package including a champagne reception and three course meal awaits (£55).

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...

Incorporating the best that Buxton has to offer, the festival will feature a huge variety of fun activities for all the family: fairs, music, outdoor recreation, markets and much more.

The festival kicks off in style with a food, drink and music festival at the...

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 event was the first of our various seasonal events taking place in 2014. It was a fun four days packed full of fun activities, children's rides, stalls, Easter egg hunts and much more.

We were also able to display the fantastic entries that we...

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 Special Summer Outdoor Market takes place on Thursday 21st August

The Spring Spectacular saw over 70 stalls offering a huge variety of products and produce in our Octagon and on the Promenade, alongside this, there were also children's rides and entertainment, as well as various brass band performances.

On Monday, the whole town of Buxton got...

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...

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.