A Very Vintage Home: Vintage Festivals Brighton

Published On March 18, 2016 | By Rachelle | Brighton Style

A Very Vintage Home Guide is back and we are back with a bang of enthusiasm to bring you all the best vintage furniture that Brighton has to offer. This month we have wandered off from the traditional stores and bring you a list of the vintage fairs to look out for around Brighton, so get your diaries out!


Vintage Festivals BrightonFirle Vintage Fair

My personal highlight of the year is the Firle Vintage Fair, which this year will be on the 13th and 14th of August. That’s right… a whole weekend of vintage traders, as well as performances, vintage fairground rides, classic cars and of course food!

Open Market

The Firle Vintage Fair does mean you have to leave the city centre so if you are looking for something closer to home every first Sunday of the month at the Open Market you will find the Brighton Vintage and Antiques Market. The market is always full of traders selling items you won’t find anywhere else and a lovely relaxed atmosphere means you can keep meandering round for hours!

The Fairy Tale Fair

The Fairy Tale Fair is a fairly new fair on the scene mixing craft stalls with vintage stalls in a very successful way. The Fairy Tale fair is friendly, vibrant and with an eclectic mix of traders. The only negative about this fair is the fact they aren’t releasing any more fair dates until the 1st of September, but at least this does give you time to save!

Vintage Festivals BrightonMiddle Farm Christmas Fair

I don’t want to get in trouble for mentioning the C word already but when thinking about Christmas, please make sure you save the dates of the Middle Farm Christmas Vintage Fair, previously it has been around the 28th and 29th of November. The event is run by the same people behind the Firle Vintage Fair so you know it’s going to be good. Nothing compares to this festive feast of all things vintage so don’t miss out on this one…plan ahead people!

Lou Lou’s & Judy’s

I was a bit disappointed when compiling this list though as two of my favourite vintage fair companies seem to be missing Brighton from their future events list. Lou Lou’s vintage fairs and Judy’s vintage fairs are massive and they are pop up all over the country. I can only recommend you keep yourself familiarised with their website events page and make sure you are available when they release their Brighton dates.

See you at a vintage fair soon!

About The Writer

Rachelle is an original Brightonian currently living with her very pregnant partner and young son along the South Coast in Lancing, but manages to keep one foot in the city working from an office space above the Presuming Ed Coffee Shop on London Road. Rachelle entered the vintage furniture world as a seller, trading at many of the vintage fairs that frequent the city and gained a great reputation within the community for having great taste and great prices! After studying for a Diploma in Interior Design and a Degree in Design and Innovation she now works as an interior designer using her time to create beautiful sustainable interiors, for homes and businesses, inspired by the vintage furniture of the 50s, 60s and 70s.