Bit late this month with the list of fairs so apologies for that especially as so many are happening this weekend! Hopefully you'll still have time to plan your weekend though :)
First of all is:
Village-Vintage, a huge 2 day event at Plumpton Racecourse in the Sussex countryside. Doors open at 10am Friday 31st May until 5pm and reopen at 10am Saturday 1st June. This promises to be a great event that will have something for everyone and as the sun as promised to make an appearance. it will make a great day out.
On the same weekend is The Floral Fringe Fair held in the beautiful surroundings of Knepp Castle in West Grinstead. This is another 2 day event with doors opening at 10.30am Saturday 1st June. A slightly different vibe to this fair as it is described as:
The Floral Fringe Fair is a quirky, foodie, arty , plantaholics wildlife event with a vintage twist!
There are over 100 stalls and wildlife is a very important theme at the fair. The Bat, Bumblebee, Endangered Species and Wildlife Trusts, Amateur Entomologists and Ancient Trees and Countryside Restoration Trust will be there plus lots of local food producers, many nurseries selling a range of plants, art and craft stalls, woodland products, willow weaving and some fabulous alternatives for eating. A vintage pop-up tearoom, wood-fired oven pizzas, vegetarian bhajis and pakoras, 40 different coffees and teas, lots of cakes, a steak burger barbecue, real ale tent and ice creams plus much more! We have some folk music to entertain you and Mythago Morris dancing on Sunday. There are butterfly walks and talks. There will also be classic cars on show. Anyone coming in a pre-1975 car gets a small discount on their ticket. The private walled garden will be open to visit and lastly Home Front History will be meeting and greeting as 1940's policemen!
I'm exhausted just reading that but it sounds like a really great, unusual event so try and make it if you can!
Also this weekend is the Farnham Maltings Vintage Festival. Doors open at 10am on Sunday 2nd June. I've never been to this fair but it sounds like great fun and my friends Lizzie aka The Washerwoman and Jean aka Shrimpton and Perfect will be there with their fine selection of vintage goodies so do go and say hello.
The Sandown Park Antique and Vintage Fair is on Tuesday 4th June and doors open at 11am.
I found this flyer at one of the fairs and I thought it looked really interesting. The Old Spitalfields Antiques and Vintage Flea Market is what interests me as there weren't great reviews of the Covent Garden Antiques Market but you can't believe everything you read so its always best to try them out for yourselves. The Spitalfields Market is every Thursday and opens at 8am, a very respectable time I think!
Another well known London Antiques Market, Bermondsey Antiques Market. I've never been but it sounds like an experience especially in the old days when it was still a Marche Ouvert meaning the provenance of the goods could not be questioned! Open every Friday from 5am.
The Wealden Times Midsummer Fair is a three day event at Hole Park, Rolvenden in Kent. It starts on Thursday 6th June, doors open 9am and finishes on Saturday 8th June at 4.30pm.
As well as 200 stands selling vintage and contemporary finds for home and garden, there will be a fabulous Food Arena with stands selling locally produced food and drink and a Street Food area with gorgeous vans feeding their hungry visitors! There will also be cookery demonstrations and Hole Park estate is also a working farm so something for all the family. My friend Caroline from Harriett's Attic a Place of Vintage Treasures is having a stand there so do pop by and say hello!
Tues 11th June sees the first Sunbury antiques Market of the month. Held at Kempton Racecourse, entry is free, parking is free and doors open at 6.30am.
Saturday June 15th sees a new event for the Vintage and Handmade Vintage Jumble Sale. This time it is at Selwyn Hall, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 8NT. Doors open 11am until 2pm so get there early to get the bargains!
The largest Antiques fair in the South East, Ardingly is on Tuesday 18th June, doors open 9am and Wednesday 19th June, doors open 8am. So much to see that you need the whole day just to get round!
The Cuckfield Vintage Emporium is on Friday 21st June and doors open 11am. Homes and Antiques will be there and so will I as I love going down and spending a couple of hours chatting, drinking tea and of course buying! A lovely, relaxed monthly fair with some great sellers.
The Sussex Brocante is back this month after taking a break in May and will be on Saturday 22nd June. Doors open 11am and as usual there will be a mix of wonderful sellers selling, vintage, antiques, country furniture and much more besides.
I've included this Fair at Killerton in Exeter as it looks like so much fun! A 2 day extravaganza bought to you by Crikey! It's Vintage. It has 80 traders, fashion shows, live music, old fashioned fairground rides, pop up beauty parlour, jive dancing, you name it, its here! Open 11am Saturday 22nd June and 11am Sunday 23rd June. Tickets are only £6 if booked in advance.
The last Sunbury Antiques Fair of the month is on Tuesday 25th June. Doors open 6.30am
A new fair is the Kentish Affair Vintage Fair held in the beautiful village of Penshurst in Kent. It sounds like its going to be a real old fashioned vintage fair and my friends Stephen and Judy from
All Things Vintage and Beautiful will be there with their colourful assortments and my friend SJ from Home Front Vintage will also be there with her amazing escape and evade cushions, passport covers, etc all made with genuine cold war maps. A wonderful piece of history, reused so it isn't lost forever. The fair is on Saturday 29th June and doors open at 10.30am.
Also on Saturday 29th June is renowned Interiors Stylist, Selina Lake's Handmade & Vintage Summer Fete. I went to the book launch of her new book Pretty Pastel Style and had a great day. This time there will be 50 stalls all handpicked by Selina and I just know it will be a great day out.
Saturday 29th June is proving to be popular as this is also the day that the Giant Vintage Rag Market is happening. Bought to you by the ladies behind The Vintage Bazaar,
all the handpicked 38 stall holders will be bringing oodles of vintage textiles to sell at rock bottom prices. Get there early to grab a bargain. Doors open 9am
A huge 2 day Architectural Salvage Fair is held at Knebworth House on Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June. Salvo Fair brings you 80 exhibitors from Uk, Belgium, France, Hungary and Italy all bringing the best of their Architectural salvage and antiques. Doors open 11am.
The Country Vintage & Artisan Bazaar is held at Ripley Village Hall in Surrey and is on Sunday 30th June. Doors open 11am. Check the Facebook page to see photos of previous fairs and all the lovely wares on offer.
As always please check websites for opening times etc and have fun exploring a fair near you.