Monday, 1 October 2012

Sussex Country Brocante and other fairs

I thought I would let you know about a few fairs that are happening in Sussex over the coming weeks and also if I have it written down then I remember too!  Thanks to Theo & Bernice for the info on the new Ditchling Market fair.

The first one is the beautiful monthly Sussex Country Brocante held in the lovely village of Wisborough Green.  Over 25 stalls including me will be selling a wonderful range of antique textiles, antique country furniture, vintage homeware and much more.  It is a lovely day out with tea and cake available and there are several pubs nearby to have a pub lunch after all the shopping!

The next fair is this Thurs 4th Oct and doors open at 11am.

The Old Market in Hove BN3 1AS is hosting a Vintage Fair this Saturday 6th Oct and doors open at 11am.  It promises to be an all day celebration of 50s fashion, music and fads and has an onsite stylist for that essential period grooming.  There will be stalls selling clothes, furniture, vintage homeware and much more.

Another fair that I would like to mention is Mainwaring's Seaside Brocante in the lovely town of Whitstable.  The fair is held at St Mary's Hall, Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1DD and is held once or twice monthly.  Dates for this year are Sat 6th Oct, Sat 20th Oct, Sat 3rd Nov, Sat 1st Dec and Sat 15th Dec.  There is a range of vintage clothing, fabrics, vintage homeware and much more.  It makes a lovely day out as after the fair you can meander down the street looking at the antique shops and then go and have oysters that were caught that day.  Well worth a visit.

Next up is a new fair, Ditchling Vintage Market, organised by Darcy who also co-organises the Village-Vintage fairs.  This fair is held in Ditchling Village Hall BN6 8TT on Friday 19th Oct and doors open at 11am

Next we have the Village-Vintage Winter Wonderland fair Plumpton Racecourse BN7 3AL on Sat 10th Nov, doors open at 11am.
This is a brilliant fair and has something for everyone.  I'm busy buying stock for this fair as I will have a stall for the 2nd time, I'd had such a great time in July that I had to come back again.  I'm also trying to save some pennies as there is so much on offer, a really great day out!

On Sat Nov 17th at 11am K&A Pop Up Vintage are hosting another fair at the Adastra Hall, Hassocks BN6 8QH.  This fair has over 50 stalls, pop up tearoom and a backstage boudoir for vintage hairstyling.  There will be vintage homeware, vintage Christmas gifts and much more.

Happy Vintiquing everyone!


  1. Thank you for all the great info. It is good to know that Vintage is alive & well & kicking! Lizzie x

  2. Thanks Lizzie, I'm just glad that there are fairs all year round so I don't have to go cold turkey!


  3. Please could you put up some more vintage dates for 2013 - from May onwards. Many thanks. Jude

    1. Hi Jude

      I try and list a number of fairs every month. If you click on the Fair dates tab at the top of my page, you'll see the monthly lists.

      Hope it helps!