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Upcoming Buxton Spring Fair

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Those organising the event have said this is set to be the biggest one to date

The event is coming to Buxton on May Day Bank Holiday, starting on May 2. This is the first time since 2019. 

Entertainment from the Powderkegs Border Morris Team, with live music, displays and over 100 stalls. 

Jane Fletcher, who organises the event, said: “This is the biggest spring fair the town will have ever seen.

“We have got live bands, morris dancing, The Billerettes, classic cars, a Norman re-enactment group, children’s rides and a circus skills workshop as well as stalls from charities and groups across the town.

“It is such a wonderful event which brings the whole town together and I think it’s great to help the little community groups in the town like the brownies and the scouts who may need that extra push to attract members after two years of covid.”

Jane ran the event for the two years before covid, but before that it was the Buxton Town Team. 

She also organised the town's bonfire and Christmas Lights Switch On, but the Spring fair was her first project for the town.

She said: “There is always such a buzz in the town when spring fair is here, it’s the first proper big event in the town’s social calendar.

“I think now more than ever people want to get out and have some fun and I’m so pleased the event has grown to be what it is now.”

Jane and partner Trevor Zoppi say have done all of the planning for the event on their own, but more help would be gratefully appreciated.

”We used to have people volunteering to help but with a two year gap we seem to have lost everyone,” she added.

“It’s a big thing to organise and this year is by the far the biggest so it has been a lot of work but I do enjoy it I just wish for a few more people to help out on the day either marshalling or setting up stalls.”

Buxton Spring Fair runs from 10am to 5pm throughout the town centre and market place. The children’s rides and battle re-enactment will be set up in the Pavilion Gardens.

Anyone interested in helping out with the spring fair can email Jane on [email protected]

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