The Renishaw Subbuteo Collector’s Fair date confirmed after ‘biggest ever’ event

The UK’s biggest Subbuteo Collector’s Fair is back for 2024 after the last event was labelled the ‘biggest ever’ by organisers.

The Renishaw Fair will take place on Sunday 2 June 2024 with doors opening for buyers at 9.15am. The fair will take place in the usual venue of Renishaw and Spinkhill Community Hall (Main Road, Renishaw, ST1 3UT) and sellers can arrive as early as 8.15am to set up.

Tables are free to book if you are a seller and there are likely to be a huge range of old Subbuteo, modern Subbuteo and other brands including Top Spin and Santiago Table Soccer. As the largest and longest-running UK Subbuteo Fair, there will be something for every collector.

Subbuteo expert Paul Lloyd is the organiser behind the fair and there will be up to 40 of the biggest sellers there with thousands of Subbuteo items on show.

Organiser Paul Lloyd said: “The spring Renishaw Collectors Fair. It is free to all buyers and sellers. If you would like to book a table, please contact me. This is the major fair held twice a year. the last was was the busiest ever and we hope you will make it so again.”

Unfortunately the fair has accidentally clashed with SubbuteoFest taking place across the same weekend in Haverhill. However, organisers of both events are supportive of each other as SubbuteoFest caters more for players interested in taking part in tournaments while Renishaw is purely a collector’s fair.

Where to stay

The fair is around 20 minutes drive from Sheffield train station and will cost around £15 in a taxi to reach it. Alternatively it is just off junction 30 of the M1.

Places to stay include:

The Ibis – A short drive from the venue and only £48 a night. Breakfast is £8.95 but there are plenty of rooms available. 

The Renishaw – A short walk from the venue itself and only £50 a night. 

The Dusty Miller – A pub with a B&B. It is around £50 a night and a short walk to the venue.

You can see hotels in Renishaw here.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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