6th November, 2012

Great Peak District Fair

Peak District Artisans help make 2012 Great Peak District Fair best yet.

Thousands of visitors to one of Buxton’s most popular annual events enjoyed a host of entertainment and locally produced delights.

Organisers of this year’s Great Peak District Fair have hailed it as one of the best yet with an estimated 13,000 visitors contributing over £200,000 to the local economy during the weekend.

For the first year, the region’s well-known association of fine artists and artisans, Peak District Artisans, staged an exclusive exhibition as part of the programme.

Accommodating the Pavilion Gardens’ entire Arts Centre, Autumn Showcase featured 25 members of the group displaying an eclectic range of high quality work from photography, fine art and furniture to ceramics, carvings and sculptures.

Meanwhile, The Promenade was a hive of activity hosting food and drink stalls plus live music and children’s attractions while the family-friendly Pavilion Café and mezzanine Art Café served up freshly-sourced produce.

Speaking of the groups’ involvement, PDA Chairman, Chris Farrow said: “We were delighted to be exhibiting at one of Buxton’s finest annual events.

“Our exclusive Autumn Showcase was a huge success and it’s great to be a part of this event that celebrates all things local. The groups’ imaginative and creative use of the area resulted in a haven where art lovers could browse in relative peace whilst chatting to the artists and makers.”