Buxton quarrying exhibition Hillhead postponed for second consecutive year

Buxton quarrying exhibition Hillhead has been postponed for a second year because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 9:51 am

The event had been due to take place in June 2020, but in March 2020 it was announced it was being postponed to June 2021 because of covid.

Now however, organisers have announced it has been postponed again – and will now take place from June 21-23 2022.

Hillhead event director Richard Bradbury said: “Under these guidelines, it is clear that the show will not be able to operate legally in June this year.

Hillhead 2018

“Our priority is to provide the Hillhead experience that our exhibitors and visitors have come to expect but, with the continuing uncertainty around travel restrictions and social distancing measures, this is not achievable in 2021.

“By delaying the show until June 2022, the full benefits of a completed vaccination programme will have filtered through, allowing us to deliver a safe and vibrant event.

“The team look forward to welcoming you back to Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, from 21–23 June 2022.”

The event, which usually takes place every other year, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world and is the UK's largest quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition.

Held at Hillhead Quarry in Harpur Hill, the event gives manufacturers the chance to showcase their latest products, services and equipment.

The three-day show also provides a welcome boost to the local economy with many visitors staying in the area for the event, as well as using local businesses such as restaurants and bars.