Ours to arrange, yours to enjoy…

The Ilkeston Food Fair is quietly growing into something rather special, following on from the fabulous public response to the first food fair in 2014, we felt we had to do it again and again! It felt like we had had the biggest and best party of our lives!

Following a life changing event in their lives, the death of a very dear friend prompted promoters Carol and Gordon Pringle to capitalise on the crowds that attend the fairs to try and raise money for worthwhile causes. Their nominated charity remains the Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of a friend taken suddenly and far too soon.

nwIMG_4690The Ilkeston Food Fair proudly holds two fairs a year at the Ilkeston Rugby Club, one in May and one in October. We have local breweries, a Prosecco Bar and even something to treat your dog!

Following the success of each event, our fairs include plants and crafts as well as the brilliant local food producers, and we are now starting to expand into surrounding towns. Our next event is at the Treetops Hospice in Ripley, and we are currently looking for a venue to hold a fair in Stapleford on July 30th 2017.

Our artisan food, drink and craft markets showcase food from all corners of the world, as well as real ale, English vodka makers, pickles and preserves together with live entertainment, which all guarantee a fun filled day out for all the family.

We look forward to seeing you there,
Gordon and Carol.

A perfect day out for food lovers and families…


The next Ilkeston Food Fair event will be held on Sunday 21st May 2017 from 10am – 4pm at the Ilkeston Rugby Club, Hallam Fields Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4AZ.

£1 entry fee.
Parking available, £1 per car.

Don’t miss your chance to sample food produced by some of the finest artisan producers in and around our local area.

 What people say about our events..

I think what you organised was brilliant, it takes a lot of energy and gumption to be able to do something like that, hats off to you!