Sunday

Vintage Days Out - Fun at the Firle Vintage Fair

Hard to believe the Firle Vintage Fair is only in its fourth year, it's huge and already feels well established.


Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac



This was my first visit and I was delighted to be invited. Loving all things vintage,the Firle Vintage Fair sounded full of promise.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


I'd been advised to leave early as the roads can get pretty busy and after getting stuck in traffic on the way to Firle, I'd definitely recommend leaving Brighton as soon as you can.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Firle is only 30 minutes from Brighton, on the other side of Lewes but it took us over an hour due to heavy traffic.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Set in the grounds of a fabulous great house, called Firle Place, it's £5 entry or £10 with a return bus ticket to Brighton from Lewes station.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Taking place this weekend Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August from 10 am - 5 pm, it's a fabulous foodie, vintage-loving day out.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


We found original Victoriana fair-rides and the Firle Vintage car motor show, with a shiny police car, as well as some Cadillacs, Fords and MGs to look at.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


We also found artisan crafts such as the beautiful flower garlands carefully hand-made by Lotus Floral Art.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


In the centre the Charleston troupe, Savoy Kicks entertained us with their lively synchronised dancing. 

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


There was a stall selling hand-crafted face cream and body sprays made at Firle Place by Lady Gage.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Nearby was a tree artistically dressed with picture frames of various sizes from an antique seller from Lewes.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Plus a cute little caravan, a gilt-framed relief and countless stalls selling furniture, glassware, clothing and lots of food.

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


I didn't stay long enough to listen to one of the talks on Sussex Bee Keeping or join in the Wild Food Workshop or the Flower Crown workshop but the Firle Vintage Fair is a great day out. 

Firle Vintage Fair 2016, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


With thanks to Firle Vintage Fair for inviting me.

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