Markets & Fairs

This is the place for Markets or Fairs taking place in and around Macclesfield – publicise them here.

If you have an event you want publicised here then please email us via the contact form

 

  • Thu
    23
    Sep
    2021
    Sun
    03
    Oct
    2021
    10.30 to 5 pmMacclesfield Town Hall

    The largest volunteer run art fair in the country returns to Macclesfield Town Hall from

    23 September – 3 October 2021 with a host of new and established artists raising funds for

    East Cheshire Hospice.

    To ensure that you get news and updates please click here to sign up to our arts newsletter, ‘Frame’.

    For full details of exhibiting artists, if you’d like to get involved, or just find out more please

    visit www.theartfair.org.uk.

  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021

    Crewe Pride in the Park will now be held on Saturday 25 September 2021.

    The virtual event had initially been planned for 14 August. The decision to change the date was made following a review of the continuing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The rescheduled event - an important one in Cheshire East’s calendar - will still be held virtually and will offer the perfect end to Pride season, following a summer of celebrations for the LGBTQ+ community across the borough and beyond.

    As well as attending the event online, residents are invited to send in videos as part of a virtual parade, which will be screened on the day. More information about this, alongside the latest updates can be found on the Crewe Pride in the Park website.

    This year’s show will take place from 2pm-6pm and feature an eclectic mix of interviews, music and special guests. Confirmed guests include drag queen Cherry Valentine - of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Doncaster-based band Bang Bang Romeo and singer Sam Callahan. There will also be competitions for all ages in the run-up to the event.

    Jane Burns, executive director for corporate services, with responsibility for equality and diversity, said: “The decision to postpone this event was not taken lightly, but was made to ensure that we can put on the best show possible to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community in Crewe and Cheshire East.

    “This event reflects our ambition for a fair, open and green borough, where every individual is equal and represented.

    “The pandemic has added increased pressures to the council, our partners and sponsors, including key sponsors Bentley Motors and Crewe Town Council. I’d like to thank everyone who is working hard to deliver this event. Rescheduling until 25 September means we can make it a day to remember for our communities.”

    A spokesperson from Crewe Town Council, said: “We are proud to once again be sponsoring Crewe Pride in the Park.”

    “This event is vitally important - irrespective of whether it is a physical event, or a virtual one - because it is a beacon of the respect and tolerance that so many fought, and lost their lives for; and, it is an ongoing pledge to be better, to do better, to keep pushing forward together, because at the end of the day we all deserve respect and tolerance for simply being human."

  • Sun
    03
    Oct
    2021
    11 am and 2 pm dailyBuxton Pavillion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire

    The Babbling Vagabonds are working with Moors for the Future Partnership to create a free outdoor theatre event in the Pavilion Gardens from 30 September – 3 October. 

    In true Babbling Vagabonds style Bogtastic will deliver an important message, this time looking at the balance of the eco system within our beautiful moorland habitat, but wrapped up in a family-friendly show that everyone can enjoy.

    The story takes place under the ground, beneath the moors, where Cottongrass and Bilberry live! Fairies descended from the great bog protectors ‘Stinky’ and ‘Quagmire’. They work tirelessly to keep the balance in their peaty home. It’s hard work, but they love their world and they will do whatever it takes to keep harmony amongst the hummocks and hollows of their blankety bog. Then one fateful day a new threat emerges from ‘them on top’, plunging our plucky bog fairies into a desperate battle. It’s an epic struggle they won’t be able to win on their own. They need help. But from who?

    The show will last about 45 minutes and performance times are 11 am and 2 pm each day. Tickets are FREE, but please book in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/166928271955

  • Sat
    09
    Oct
    2021
    Sun
    10
    Oct
    2021
    Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford ST18 0BD

    Nineteen times TT winner Michael Dunlop is set to take centre stage at the 2021 Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show on October 9-10.

    Michael is the first rider to complete a lap of the most famous road racing course in the world in under 17 minutes, with an average speed of 134mph.

    He is also the last member of the Dunlop quartet who have dominated the dangerous and thrilling scene of motorcycle road racing for more than 40 years. Despite losing his uncle Joey, father Robert and elder brother William through the love of the sport, Michael continues to race and is currently chasing his Uncle Joey’s world record of 26 Isle of Man TT wins.

    One of Michael’s most famous wins - and probably one of the most remarkable chapters in the Dunlop story - came immediately after another family tragedy. Just hours after his father Robert’s death at the North West 200 in 2008, Michael and his brother William were out preparing their bikes for racing the next day. Despite protests from organisers, family and friends, Michael went out and won the North West 200 the following day. He suitably dedicated the win to his father and since then has firmly established himself as one of the greatest motorcycle road racers in the world.

    Fans will be able to hear from the man himself as he chats to TT commentator and former champion Steve Plater throughout the weekend. Catch the pair live on stage and in the GP Paddock on both Saturday and Sunday, where there will be signing opportunities and Q&A sessions too.

    Plans are in place for a full return of all the much-loved aspects of the show, including the multi-million-pound Bonhams Auction, wall of death, massive indoor and outdoor trade and autojumble and club stands. There’ll be bikes everywhere, live trials action and live music too. More details will follow and will be updated on our website:www.staffordclassicbikeshows.com

    Tickets are on sale now at an early bird price of £13 until October 4. Visit www.staffordclassicbikeshows.com or call 01507 529529 to purchase.

  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2022
    Sun
    03
    Apr
    2022
    9.30 am to 4.30 pmBowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1SN

    The Manchester Bike Show due to take place on 11th & 12th September 2021 has been postponed – again!

    Hopefully The Manchester Bike Show will now take place on 2nd and 3rd April 2022, at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Stretford, Manchester, M17 1SN

    Organisers of The Manchester Bike Show said: "Once again find ourselves between a rock and a hard place with regard to running or postponing the show. On the first two occasions when the show was postponed at EventCity in March 2020 and March 2021 the decision to postpone was fairly clear cut and taken out of our hands on each occasion by both the government and the venue.

    "The latest decision to postpone was much less clear cut especially given the government’s decision to open up the economy on 19th July. The majority of the main manufacturers/dealers were booked in to attend on 11th / 12th September as were a good number of trade exhibitors and clubs, plus advance tickets were selling well and we were looking forward to a good show.

    "However, we have been contacted by a number of dealers informing us that they will no longer be attending the September show for two main reasons. Firstly against a background of rising Covid cases the dealers don’t want to put their employees at any greater risk than necessary and equally these same employees, who are mostly young, are reluctant to put themselves into that situation anyway.

    "Secondly there is currently a supply issue in both the car and motorcycle industry whereby the dealers have already sold out of the stock they were holding pre-pandemic and they can pre-sell any stock they can currently get their hands on, so there seems little point in going to all the effort of organising a stand with nothing to put on it. These dealers all assure me that new stock will be on the way by the end of 2021 and they will all be present when the show comes back to Bowlers on 2nd / 3rd April 2022.

    "We are well aware that we could have gone ahead irrespective of the withdrawal of key exhibitors but we are not prepared to sacrifice the reputation of the event for short term financial gain. Hopefully you will support us in this decision and we look forward to seeing everyone again at Bowlers in April 2022."

    TICKETS
    Advance tickets for the show at Bowlers on 2nd and3rd April 2022 will be available to purchase from Ticketline shortly.
    Keep an eye on the Manchester Bike Show’s Buy Tickets page for updates.
    Any tickets purchased for the March 2020 show at EventCity and September 2021 show at Bowlers will be valid for entry to the April 2022 show at Bowlers.

    TRADE EXHIBITORS
    The organisers are in the process of contacting those exhibitors who had booked space at the September 2021 show at Bowlers to give them first option on space in April 2022. Once this process has been completed they will throw the floor plan open to other exhibitors.

    CLUBS & PRIVATE ENTRIES
    The organisers are also in the process of contacting those clubs and individual entries regarding transferring their bookings to the new date in April. If you do not fall into this category and wish to book into the April 2022 show please email info@manchesterbikeshow.com to express your interest.

  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2022
    Sun
    19
    Jun
    2022
    Venues across Macclesfield

Macclesfield Outdoor Market – Castle Street

Days Opening Times
Tuesday 8.30am – 4pm
Friday 8.30am – 4pm
Saturday 8.30am – 4pm