The sun shone on Buxton’s Spring Fair as thousands of people ‘flooded’ into the town to enjoy a day of fun and entertainment.
The annual bank holiday Monday extravaganza had been under threat after Buxton Town Team announced the 2018 event would not go ahead due to a shortage of support. But after being taken over by a band of dedicated volunteers, it was business as usual on May 7.
Chair of the new organising committee, Jane Fletcher, was delighted with how the day turned out. She said: “It was such a fantastic day. It really was a ‘wow’ moment for me when I saw all the stalls ready to go, and the people flooded into the town all day.
“The weather did help but I think people came because they like the spring fair and are pleased it is continuing.”
The committee of five volunteers worked tirelessly from January onwards to organise the fair, which featured attractions stretching from the Market Place to Spring Gardens and the Pavilion Gardens.
Jane said: “I had so many people coming up to me on the day and thanking me for taking it on, but it’s such an important part of the town - we couldn’t lose it.”
The event featured stalls, rides, games and entertainment spread throughout the town, including donkey rides and performances from The Billerettes, Chapel Morris Men and the Powderkeg Morris dancers.
“The spring fair will be coming back next year,” Jane confirmed. “I’ve already started thinking about what I want to do for it. We are going to build on everything we have done this year and come back with an even bigger and better event for 2019.”