The next is on Sunday, September 17, at Kensington Town Hall in London.
Organiser Sebastian Marquadt said: “Even though the events are smaller than before the pandemic the line-up features 70 well-known worldwide artist bear-makers, while antique and vintage dealers form a significant part of this festival.”
These include specialist dealer and collector Daniel Agnew, who knows everything teddy-bear related, having run Christie’s teddy bear auctions from 2000-07. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Hugglets festivals: “I have had a stand at these events since 2007 – it’s the best teddy bear festival in the country.”
Old bear dealers here include Leanda Harwood, Bourton Bears, All You Can Bear and Old Bears Lodge.