The UK Subbuteo Collector’s Fair is back for 2019 with 30 stalls

A fair with over 30 Subbuteo stalls selling everything from pitches and stadiums to teams and accessories will take place in May.

The Subbuteoworld Collector’s Fair is the biggest of its kind in the UK and brings together Subbuteo fans from all over Europe. In short, it’s Subbuteo heaven for collectors and players who gather for a few hours on a Sunday morning to see literally thousands of bits of Subbuteo for sale.

It has been confirmed for Sunday 19th May at Renishaw and Spinkhill Community Hall near Sheffield and is expected to have thousands of Subbuteo items for sale.

Last month we wrote about a Subbuteo shop in Italy and while England does not have an equivalent the fair is a one-off Subbuteo spectacular. Rare teams and accessories will be sold from over 30 stalls with big discounts on newer Zeugo and Subbuteo items, according to organisers.

The collectors’ fair has benen running for 14 years and is one of the biggest Subbuteo events in the UK. It is free to enter and free to set up a stall for those who want to sell.

The organisers at Subbuteoworld says: “We invite many of the UK’s top Subbuteo traders to the event and every year we get a great turnout from both traders and collectors alike. Whether you are buying or selling entry to the event is totally FREE.

“If you have accumulated Subbuteo items that you no longer require why not bring them along. Collectors are always looking for teams, spare figures, accessories, box sets etc. Looking to sell your collection and don’t want the hassle of selling on Ebay? Then why not bring your items along to the fair and make a day of it. If you want more info contact Pete on 01274 589 422.”

Doors open at 9am and finishes at around 12 noon. Food and drinks are available. The address for the venue is The Renishaw and Spinhill Community Hall, Main Road, Renishaw, S21 3UW.

You can find out more on the Subbuteoworld website.

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 walk from the venue and only £48 a night. Breakfast is £8.95 but there are plenty of rooms available. Book a room here.

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

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