Hugglets Bearfest and Teddy Bear Guide



As many of you know the decision has been made that due to Covid-19 the next Hugglets in September 2020 has been cancelled. I'm so sad not to be able to attend and meet up with everyone, collectors and fellow bear artists alike but everyones safety and health is the priority. Hopefully Sebastian and his lovely family will be able to hold Hugglets in February 2021 and we can all have a wonderful catch up then.

Hugglets February On Sunday the 8th of September 2019 myself and my Pod Bears and creatures spent a fabulous day at Hugglets. I took OOAK Hugglets exclusives along with me too. Thank you all who popped by and said hello, it was fantastic to meet my collectors in person, meet new faces and have a catch up with friends and other bear artists. We loved meeting you all!

You can also find us in the Hugglets Teddy Bear Guide 2019 and the upcoming 2020 issue.

Hugglets History and Information

It was 1989, August 28 when the very first Hugglets Festival - back then named British Teddy Bear Festival - took place in London. It was the first fair of its kind devoted solely to teddy bears to have taken place in the UK. Over 80 stands where offering thousands of teddy bears old and new as well as all sorts of bear books, pictures, clothes, jewellery and a host of other products for teddy bears and their keepers. Even Michael Bond, author and creator of Paddington Bear, joined the event. Alfonzo was another special guest in Kensington Town Hall.

It is our greatest pleasure and honour to continue the legacy of Hugglets founders Irene and Glenn Jackman who made this fair a wonderful meeting point for bear fans worldwide in the UK. 2019 will be the year of our 30th AnniBEARsary. 

The next Hugglets festival will be held in February 2020.


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