Buxton Town Team have cooked up a spectacular menu for its ever-popular Spring Fair on Monday May 4 with everything from hog roasts and fine dining Indian-style to massages and craftwork.
It’s bigger than ever with 170 stalls booked – and train schedulers are adding coaches to Buxton trains to get the crowds into town.
Buxton’s very own Town Crier, Bill Weston, will open the fair at 10am in front of the Town Hall, assisted by the Buxton Carnival Queen.
The huge range of activities for the kids includes lots of favourites from last year – the donkey rides, climbing wall and even an artificial cave up by the Town Hall, plus the traditional schools sports alongside ‘Scooters – The Race’ in the Pavilion Gardens events field.
And if you feel energetic, there’s keep fit and martial arts, ‘have a go’ in a canoe, model boat sailing, games, circus acts, golf and of course Connie Consumasaurus, the totally rubbish dinosaur.
There’s a wide variety of food available: barbecues at the Old Hall Hotel, the Cheshire Cheese, the Green Pavilion and the Hydro Cafe, and on the Market Place a hog roast, fine Indian dining and artisan toasties, plus a range of different stalls selling cakes and other goodies.
Spread throughout the town will be a mix of charity stalls, clothing and accessories, plants, arts and crafts, homeware and gifts.
And after all the activities and the shopping, you can enjoy a massage, or a relaxing drink, while listening to the music in one of four performance venues – the Pump House roof, lower Hardwick Street, the Market Place and Bath Road.
Volunteer organiser Janet Miller said: “The Spring Fair is all set to be another fantastic day out for all the family. What I like most about the fair, is that for weeks beforehand all the different organisations are planning their own stalls, coming up with really interesting and exciting ideas, then on the day it all comes together into something amazing. It’s a real community event.”
Parking space will be at a premium, and although there will be additional parking at the University Dome and St Thomas More School on Palace Road, people are strongly encouraged to walk, or use taxis or public transport.
The Spring Fair is all set to be another fantastic day out for all the family. What I like most about the fair, is that for weeks beforehand all the different organisations are planning their own stalls, coming up with really interesting and exciting ideas, then on the day it all comes together into something amazing. It’s a real community event.Janet Miller, volunteer organiser
Programme of events:
Town Hall front
10am – official opening
10.10am – Erin Shires & Nigella Beswick
10.30am – Mississippi Horns
11am – Chapel Morris Men
11.20am – New Bodies Gym Kettlercise
11.40am – High Peak Samba
12pm – Phoenix Stage School
12.30pm – Billerettes
12.45pm - Paul Roberts Modern Martial Arts
1pm – Peak District Music Centres Big Band
2pm – Phoenix Stage School
2.30pm – Powderkegs Morris
3pm – Bin 53 Four
4pm – Radio Memphis & the Mississippi Horns
11am – Billerettes
11.15am – Well Heeled Appalachians
11.35am – Erin Shires & Nigella Beswick
12.10pm – High Peak Samba
12.30pm – New Bodies Gym Insanity
12.50pm – Well Heeled Appalachians
1.30pm – Johnny Jahlfrezi
2.15pm – Chapel Morris Men
2.45pm – Douglas Torr
3.15pm – Peter Butler
4pm – Powderkegs Morris
4.30pm – Simply Layback
11.15am – High Peak Samba
11.30am – Penny’s from Evan
12pm – Chapel Morris Men
12.30pm – Douglas Torr
1.15pm – Peter Butler
1.45pm – Billerettes
2pm – Penny’s from Evan
2.30pm – Will Hawthorn
3.15pm – Simply Layback
3.45pm – Johnny Jahlfrezi
4.15pm – Erin Shires & Nigella Beswick
Pump House Roof
Performers: Blue John (11am), Lights in the Sea (12pm), One Million Fingers (1pm), 11th Hour (2pm), Basin Street (3pm), Moving Target (4pm).