Tuesday, 30 July 2013

List of Vintage, Antique and Collectable fairs for August 2013

Not sure what to do over the summer holidays?  Well there are plenty of vintage, antique and collectable fairs to keep you busy!

First up is Mainwaring's Seaside Brocante at Whitstable.  A great little fair in St Mary's Hall, Whitstable.  Doors open 10am on Saturday 3rd August.  You'll find a huge array of goodies on offer including kitchenalia, decorative antiques and collectables, vintage fabric and clothing plus much more.  Whitstable is a great town to explore with some great fish restaurants and an abundance of vintage and antique shops.  Plus the Oyster festival is on so well worth a visit.

Sunday 4th August sees the first Firle Village Vintage Fair at Firle Cricket Ground just off the A27 on your way to Eastbourne.  Can't wait for this fair as lots of friends will be there with a huge array of vintage loveliness for you plus there's an ice cream van, Prosecco and Bourbon bar and much more.  Doors open 10am.

The Homespun Summer Fair is on Sunday 4th August and doors open 10am.  This fair is held at the Portscatho Memorial Hall in Cornwall and has over 25 stallholders offering a range of wonderful vintage items.

Honiton Textile and Decorative Fair is on Tuesday 6th August at the Mackarness Hall and the doors open at 10am.  There are many antique shops in the area for you to peruse after you've had your fill at the fair.

The Country Brocante is still a firm favourite with many original stallholders as well as new stallholders filling Wisborough Green Village Hall every month.  This month it is on Saturday 17th August and as always doors open at 11am.  The Three Crowns will be there selling their organic lunches and fabulous cakes which you can ea and enjoy by the pond.  A great day out!

Love vintage fashion?  then head to Bethnal Green on Saturday 17th August for The Vintage Kilo Sale.  Held at York Hall in Bethnal Green, doors open at 11am.  Over 10 tonnes of vintage from the 1970s to the 1990s is available and you pay only £15 per kilo.  Advisable to get there early!

Europe's largest Antiques Fair, Newark is on for two days on Thursday 22nd August and Friday 23rd AugustDoors open 9am Thursday and 8am Friday.  A great place to go and rummage but be warned it is HUUUUGE so you'll probably need the two days to do it justiceYou're bound to come away with something you really love :)

The Cotswolds Vintage Fair is being held on Saturday 24th August at Toddington Village Hall.  Doors open 10am.  Lots of great stallholders will be there and you'll find an eclectic mix of vintage and vintage inspired crafts.

This sounds like a wonderful two day event at the beautiful Folkington Manor nestled in the hamlet of Folkington between Lewes and Eastbourne.  The two day event is being organised by Orange Turtle Events and is being open by Antiques expert, Michael Hogben. It is an Antique, Fine Art and Good Living fair.   It starts on Saturday 24th August and tickets can be bought in advance.  Doors open 11am.

This year the Vintage Parade are collaborating with the Arundel festival to create a vintage and retro themed area within the Jubilee Gardens.  They will be there on Friday 23rd August from 10am.  Entry is free and there will be vintage stalls, afternoon tea, hair and beauty and much more.

I am very excited about this fair as I had such a great time at the last one!  The Vintage Bazaar is back in Devizes on Saturday 31st AugustDoors open 9.30am at the Corn Exchange.  A whole host of sellers will be waiting to greet you!

As always please check websites for up to date info.

Happy Hunting :)


  1. lovely overview of the fairs as always! Thank you! x

  2. ragbag55 vintage30 July 2013 at 22:56

    A positively brilliant blog, thank you thank you thank you !! Ragbag55 Vintage XX