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

Visitor FAQs

Address & Contact

Hillhead Quarry,
Buxton, Derbyshire,
SK17 9PR

Tel: +44 (0)115 945 4367


Where is the event?

Hillhead Quarry, Harpur Hill, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9PR

What are the dates?

Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 June 2024

What are the opening times?

The show is open Tuesday - Thursday, our open times are:

Tuesday 09:00 – 17:30

Wednesday 09:00 – 17:30

Thursday 09:00 – 16:00

Is there a cost to visit?

No, Hillhead is free to attend to all visitors

How can I register to attend?

Visitors should click here to register for the event. Registration is free and we recommend printing your entrance badge in advance. 

If you cannot register online you can do this when you arrive at the show at the Registration Desk in the main entrance. 

Can I attend multiple days?

Yes, with so much to see, it is likely you will want to return for a second or third day. Your badge is valid for all 3 days.

What can I expect to see?

Hillhead is the biggest exhibition of its kind in the world and showcases the latest products, services and equipment for the quarrying, construction and recycling industries. Hillhead also provides a unique opportunity to see the equipment in action across four live demonstration areas.

Who will be demonstrating?

Please see the Demo page for details of who will be demonstrating at this year's event.

Can children attend?

NO.  Due to the nature of the event, children under the age of 16 will not be admitted to the show under any circumstances. We advise younger visitors to bring ID as checks will be in operation.

Are dogs/animals allowed?

No. Unless required for assistance, animals are not permitted on-site at any time.  Visitors with a disability should contact the organisers in advance so that assistance arrangements can be made. 

Is there disabled access?

Due to the site conditions visitors requiring assistance should contact the organisers well in advance so that the necessary provisions can be made. 

We have partnered with Event Mobility who will be providing electric scooter hire for disabled, elderly and mobility-impaired visitors at the show. This service should be booked in advance here

Where can I stay?

Accommodation in the area surrounding Hillhead is in high demand during the show and we recommend booking early. 

Please see our Accommodation page for more details.

Is there car parking?

Yes, car parking is free at Hillhead and we have plenty of car parking space available with shuttle busses to and from the Registration Pavilion.

Can I travel by train?

Yes. Buxton Station is approximately 3km from the showground. For details of services visit National Rail Enquiries.

Is food & drink available?

Yes. We have several food outlets serving a range of hot and cold food and drinks and catering to various dietary requirements at the show. 

Hillhead Cafe is located within the Showground Pavilion, there are mobile units at various locations around the site and a catering kiosk within the Registration Pavilion. 

Water refill stations are located at the Registration Area and in the Organiser's Office. Refillable bottles will be available to purchase but visitors are encouraged to bring their own.

Is there internet access?

Yes. There are free WiFi hot spots across the exhibition site.

Are cash machines available?

There are no cash machines onsite and we advise visitors to bring cash with them. The cafe and catering outlets have facilities to take card payments.

What should I wear?

Hillhead takes place in a quarry, the ground is uneven and consists of loose rock and gravel. We request that visitors wear sturdy, suitable footwear. Sandals, flip-flips, high-heels and pumps are not appropriate and may cause injury.

Also allow for British summer weather - rain coats and sun cream. 

Is there a cloakroom?

There is no official cloakroom at the event. 

Is there a quiet room

A quiet room and multi-faith prayer room is available next to the Organisers office on stand B40. Please collect the key from the office if you wish to use this facility. 


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

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