Here’s a selection of vintage events taking place during October.
I can only recommend one of them personally, but would love to go to all of them. If you do go, let us know how you got on and if you recommend for next year!
Please check details and directions on their websites for up to date information.
Vintage Toy Fair Poster
Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair
After 30 years of trading in the Lockmeadow, this established Toy Fair well supported by both the trade and customers alike, continues into the future as popular as ever.
Pensthorpe Vintage Fair
4th and 5th October
Pensthorpe Natural Park
The Vintage Fair returns for its third year, bringing together exhibitors of vintage or nostalgia memorabilia. Vintage cars, motorbikes, tractors, model boats, Romany caravans and military vehicles will all be on display for visitors to experience up close.
Seen at Newark
Thursday 9th to Friday 10th October 2014
Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Regular readers will know that I am a great fan of Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair . The largest fair of its type in Europe, you can quite easily spend more than a day exploring stalls from across Europe.
You can see my experience at: https://adventuresinvintage.org/2013/06/10/newark-antique-fair/
Liverpool Does Vintage
Liverpool Town Hall
High Street Liverpool, L2 3SW
Winner of an Outstanding Customer Service Award and shortlisted for TWO National Vintage Awards; Britain Does Vintage fairs have fast become a firm favorite on the vintage scene. The vintage stallholders are hand-picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience with each one bringing their quality, affordable vintage clothing, jewellery and kitchenalia. Vintage lovers can while away the hours browsing through rail after rail of fabulous one-off vintage finds. Students looking for affordable, stylish bargains won’t be disappointed either! As well as the fabulous vintage stalls, you can also expect a mini vintage day out – with a vintage tearoom, serving afternoon tea on dainty china, vintage inspired workshops, a pop up beauty parlour, armed with rouge and heated rollers, ready to transform you into a vintage starlet, live music and much, much more! There really is something for everyone! And all for just £1!
Whitby Vintage Fair
11th and 12th October
THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR 2014
Exhibition Hall, Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3EN.
9.30am – 4pm (both days)
A vintage fair with a SEA VIEW!!! 25 stalls of genuine vintage from the 20’s to the 80’s in the lovely seaside town of Whitby, in a venue with spectacular sea views.
£2 on the door / £1.50 concessions.
Under 16’s FREE.
Vintage, Antiques & Collectors’ Market
Held in the Stable Yard at Hatfield House
Hatfield Hertfordshire AL9 5NQ
A range of stalls selling furniture, silverware, china, glass, books, prints, postcards and the unusual.
Manchester’s Affordable Vintage Fair
Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester, M17 1AB
With 45+ vintage stalls, retro cinema, home cooked food, open bar!
We are delighted to announce our return to Manchester! We’ve found ourselves a BRAND NEW HOME at the Victoria Warehouse! This amazing, historic building is the perfect place to host our affordable vintage fairs and it’s only a few minutes out of the city centre – what more could you want? As well as 45+ stalls of affordable stock, we aimed to create an event that eases you back into the week, one final flurry of Sunday hedonism before Monday comes to call. Starting at 11am (because everyone deserves a lie-in) we’ve incorporated an on-site cinema showing vintage films, a relaxation area (for a break from all the retail) and incredible food to boot. In addition to tea, cake (and heartier retro fare) a bar will be on offer for any wanting hair of the dog or a tipple to toast their new purchases. A medley of vintage emporium-come-local haunt, think a place that you’ll want to spend the day in.
Retro Revival Poster
Sunday 26th October
RETRO REVIVAL FESTIVAL 2014
Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton Le Willows, Cheshire WA12 0HQ
The North West’s Biggest Retro & Vintage, Fashion, Music & Dance Festival! RETRO & VINTAGE STALLS GALORE! Discover retro desirables, gifts & treats from quality specialist traders, including:* Ladies & Mens Fashions, * Jewellery & Accessories,* Hair & Beauty Stylists, * Homewares & Antiques, * Books & Music, * Artifacts & Collectables. This year we have Live on stage; The Fabulous CROWN TOP KINGS, Catch the awesome talents of the Kings of Western Swing, playing the best of Jump, Jive, Swing, Country & Rock’n’Roll. * SHOW & SHINE! Car Show,* DANCING, Demos & Tuition* FASHION SHOW* HAIR & BEAUTY Stylists* RETRO ART* COLLECTORS CORNER* RE-ENACTOR DISPLAYS The event takes place all undercover in the beautiful Horseshoe Suites with fantastic views of the Racecourse
ADVANCE TICKET HOTLINE AND TRADE STALL ENQUIRIES call: 01270 526704 For full event details:www.retrorevivalfestival.net