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A view of the Hillhead show ground from the western end of the quarry

Press FAQs

Address & Contact

Hillhead Quarry,
Buxton, Derbyshire,
SK17 9PR

What are the dates of the show?

The exhibition takes place from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 June 2024

Where does the event take place?

At Tarmac's Hillhead Quarry, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9PR

What are the opening times?

  • Tuesday 25 June 09:00 – 17:30
  • Wednesday 26 June 09:00 – 17:30
  • Thursday 27 June 09:00 – 16:00

Who organises the event?

The show is organised by Nottingham-based The QMJ Group, specialist magazine publishers and exhibition organisers for the quarrying, natural stone and associated industries.

How often does the event take place?

The show was established in 1982 and moved to Hillhead the following year, where it takes place every other year.

How many exhibitors and visitors attend?

Over 600 exhibitors took part in the last show in 2022, which was attended by 18,500 visitors. Overseas visitors represented approximately 8% of the total.

View the current Exhibitor List

How big is the exhibition area?

The showground covers an area (gross) of approximately 140,000m². The net stand space occupied in 2012 was 55,590m² and the demonstration areas extend to around 30,000m².

What is unique about the event?

The working demonstration areas are what make Hillhead unique. There are four separate demonstration areas:

  • Quarry face for large excavators, face shovels, hydraulic breakers, wheel loaders and dumptrucks
  • Rock processing for crushers, screens, scalping grids and stockpiling conveyors
  • Recycling area for crushing, shredding, screening and washing equipment
  • Registration area for rock processing and recycling demonstrations

What industries are covered by the event?

Quarrying, mining, recycling, heavy construction, materials handling, concrete, asphalt, road surfacing, civil engineering, plant hire, demolition and landfill.

As a member of the media, how do I register for the event?

Press registration is available here.

Please note that press passes are only provided for editorial/broadcast journalists. Advertising and marketing personnel can register for free by using the ‘Register now’ button on the homepage.

Who is the press contact?

The press contact is Steve Adam. If you have any questions relating to the event then please contact him on +44 (0)115 945 3893 or by email:


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25-27 June 2024 | Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, Derbyshire

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