Bakewell Craft & Gift Fairs

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Bakewell Craft & Gift Fairs

Bakewell Craft & Gift Fairs
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Newforest86
114 contributions
Family
Luckily we didn't come to Bakewell to see this craft fair, we literally just followed the signs and popped in on our way home to our holiday site.
Not sure why the pictures are of the bridge as this has no relevance however I have no images to put up as we only walked through.

The stallholders were polite and friendly however there was literally about 15 small stalls in a little hall which looked like it was part of an old building. Similar to a fair held at a primary school.

Pop in if you're already passing but I wouldn't travel to get there.
Written July 16, 2019
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Paul F
Chesterfield, UK2,099 contributions
Family
This place has been going ages, it's quite close to the town centre and easy to find. Tends to be a mix of crafts some good some OK. Worth a visit.
Written June 15, 2019
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gamma1954
Sheffield, UK8 contributions
Couples
I am sad to read some of the negative comments left about this little gem of Bakewell.
I do feel compelled to correct some of the errors.
The Bakewell Gift and Craft Fair is an independently organised and run business. It has no association with any other gift and craft fair which may be occasionally held in the town.
Generally the fair is held every Saturday and Sunday in the Brigade Hall from 10.0-0am to 4.30pm. There are over twenty stalls selling high quality products the most of which are handmade by the stall holders themselves. There is to lesser extent some commercially made products, but none of these are "cheap imports". To suggest that the majority of the products sold are of poor quality is an insult to those hard working people who spend many hours creating their own specialty gifts and crafts.
There are no café facilities in the Brigade Hall during the weekend periods, however, during Bank Holidays and school holidays the craft fair expands into the building next door which is known as the "Medway Centre" This gives the opportunity for many more crafters and traders to display and sell the own particular craft products.
It is during these periods that there are café facilities in the Medway Centre. The café organisers provide an excellent service providing home cooked quality food and drinks throughout the days the fair is held in there.
I'm sorry that some people felt that their visit didn't live up to their expectations, but there are times, sometimes during the week that the stall holders, many of whom are not professional traders cannot always be there all day, every day.
I personally visit this gift and Craft fair many times throughout the year and do especially make a point of going there to buy quality hand made gifts, which is different from the run of the mill gifts available in many trinket and gift shops dotted around the local area.
So may I suggest that when visiting the charming market town of Bakewell, people should make the effort and visit the craft fair and make up your own minds about the place.
I wish to offer all the stall holders my sincere thanks for providing a worthwhile and enjoyable attraction and long may you all continue to thrive and prosper.
Written September 25, 2017
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Steve T
Preston, UK19,926 contributions
Friends
Well this was disappointing as there were relatively few crafts or products similar thereto on offer. There was some fudge but I spent my time looking through a stamp album and at some football prohrammes. It's more like a permanent indoor car boot sale than craft fair .... to me at least. Regretably we won't be tempted next time.
Written September 17, 2017
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Susie H
Chesterfield, UK412 contributions
Friends
The craft and gift fair is variable, mainly because there are often a significant number of gift stalls which are selling mainly cheep imported goods. Having said that there are also some very talented people making some lovely things.

On bank holidays and over the summer there are more stalls as the brigade hall is also open. In the brigade hall there is also a small cafe.

It's worth a visit but I personally am always disappointed when there are too many gift stalls or stalls aren't well balanced across the fair.
Written April 30, 2017
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Wendy G
Sutton in Ashfield, UK18 contributions
Couples
My husband and I visited the fair on the last day.....I think most of the stalls left yesterday or even were never there.
We payed £7 each , it wasn't worth £1 each!
I have never felt so ripped off? The 2 tents were half empty, with the type of stalls repeated more than once.we left after half and hour having been round both tents. If you go with children there are rides to add to the cost too.
Won't be going back next year or ever!
Written December 11, 2016
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Taz
Nottingham, UK173 contributions
Brilliant town , quick access to other towns well located. Brilliant local talent displayed with the local delicacy the Bakewell Tart. Lovely environment with quite friendly locals.Never seen so many locks like on the Weir Bridge.
Written August 27, 2016
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cazbatt
Barnsley, UK2,506 contributions
Solo
This isn't a massive craft fair but when I visited today there was a good selection of stalls selling crafts and gifts.

It's free to enter although there is s suggested donation of 10p to help towards the maintenance of the scout hut- you can't complain about that!
Written October 18, 2015
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swift314
Sheffield, UK12,551 contributions
Couples
Not too many stalls when we went in the school holidays but a good array of unusual gifts if you are looking for something for xmas
Written October 14, 2015
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Jane_Ellen_H
Preston, UK87 contributions
Friends
We visited the fair (in the Bakewell Scout Hall) mid-week in July. During the summer holidays the fair takes place every day, not just at weekends. This was quite a small gathering of stalls, but excellent in quality and value for money (items from £1). Items ranged from jewellery, beads, candles, creams, cards, toys/doorstops, jams, artwork and many others. The stall holders were really welcoming and happy to not only talk about their products, but also pass on their knowledge for you to go away and try some of the crafts for yourself.
If you're in Bakewell do make an effort to pop in – and don't forget to put a donation in the Scout Hall box – because entry is free.
Written August 1, 2015
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