- October 18, 2021
Brighton Racecourse: Sunday 24th October 2021
After an enforced 19 month absence, the ever-popular antiques and vintage fair returns to Brighton Racecourse on Sunday 24th October.
If you’ve never been to an antiques and vintage fair, you probably won’t yet know why people love them so much. Those who have, really understand the magic and come back again and again.
It’s not a formal environment where you need to know something about antiques, in fact, it’s the very opposite. It’s about losing yourself for a few hours in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere among the tens of thousands of items for sale. It’s about speaking to new people and learning new things. It’s about finding treasures that mean something to you, things you connect with. The dealers, selling their items, love to meet and chat with people that are new to antiques and vintage, answering questions and imparting interesting stories and facts.
Unlike a regular shop, most items you’ll find at a fair are no longer made, some are very rare and some are even unique one-off pieces, each carrying its own history with it. If only they could talk and tell us what they have seen in their years on this planet.
Although an antique has to officially be 100 years old or more to qualify for the term, fairs are now far wider-ranging with items dating anywhere up to the 1980’s. Classic vintage design has been the inspiration for many modern retailers but there is nothing like owning an original piece. Whether something practical, like a 1950’s lamp, a 1940’s telephone or a 1920’s mirror or something more aesthetic like a Georg Jensen enamel brooch, a Victorian watercolour or an 1800’s piece of porcelain – everything is here, in one place, for you to buy if you please. If you find something you like, there might be a deal to be done with the seller, or if you don’t find anything this time, then you will have had a great time looking and be eager to return next time.
Insider’s Tip: Always go around the fair twice, you will always see something new you missed the first time around.
Brighton Antiques and Vintage Fair takes place on Sunday 24th October 2021 at Brighton Racecourse. 160+ indoor and outdoor pitches, free parking, Swing singer, tea, coffee and refreshments available. For more information: lovefairs.com or call: 01293 690777