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Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair

Tue 23 Jul - Wed 24 Jul, 2024

Location & Transport

South of England Showground

South of England Showground, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Opening Times & Prices

Tuesday 9am - 5pm £20 pp

Wednesday 8am - 4pm £6 pp (Tuesday ticket covers entry on Wednesday)

Accompanied under-16's are admitted free to Ardingly Antiques Fair. Discounts are available for group bookings

Fair Information

We accept card payment for entry to Ardingly Antiques Fair.
You can purchase tickets online and at the gate for Ardingly Antiques Fair.

Free car parking.

Accompanied under-16's are admitted free to Ardingly Antiques Fair. Discounts are available for group bookings

Dogs are welcome ~ Please keep on a short lead
Cash withdrawal available on site – minimal charges apply (ID required for withdrawals over £100)

Please contact our team if you wish to receive information on working with iacf on collaborations.

Upcoming West Sussex antique events



Tue 23 Jul - Wed 24 Jul, 2024

South of England Showground

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Tue 3 Sep - Wed 4 Sep, 2024

South of England Showground

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Tue 5 Nov - Wed 6 Nov, 2024

South of England Showground

West Sussex

Discover the Largest Antiques Fair in the South of England - Ardingly Antiques Fair

Experience the ultimate cosmopolitan antiques and vintage event at the iacf Ardingly Antiques Fair, conveniently located with excellent links to London and the South Coast.

Renowned as the biggest and most prestigious antiques and vintage event near London, Brighton, and Eastbourne; the iacf Ardingly Antiques Fair takes place at the South of England Showground, less than an hours drive from Brighton and Eastbourne, and easily accessible by train from London in under an hour. Additionally, it is just 12 miles away from Gatwick Airport and a 90-minute journey from Dover. This highly anticipated iacf event attracts local, national, and international dealers and buyers, making it the largest antiques fair in the South of England.

Uncover a Treasure Trove of Antique and Vintage Goods
With an impressive line-up of hundreds of stalls, Ardingly Antiques Fair offers an extraordinary selection of antique and vintage items. Whether you seek antique furniture or exquisite antique silver, you’ll find an abundance of choices. Delight in browsing top-quality antique furniture, including antique commodes, wardrobes, chairs, tables, and beds. Furthermore, those working from home can discover vintage home office accessories, such as antique office chairs, desks, bookcases, and unique reclaimed decorative pieces, bringing elegance and style to your home office.

Elevate Your Home Decor with European Decorative Items
Ardingly Antiques Fair has earned a stellar reputation as a leading UK venue for finding high-quality European decorative items. Immerse yourself in the world of decorative antiques and furniture, featuring captivating wall art, antique ornaments, garden ornaments, and stunning metal wall art. Transform your home with exceptional antique artwork and create an ambiance of sophistication. When it comes to styling your home with exquisite antique and vintage decorative items, Ardingly Antiques Fair is your go-to shopping destination.

Unforgettable Mid-Week Experience
Combining both indoor and outdoor stands, Ardingly Antiques Fair offers the perfect mid-week escapade for antique enthusiasts, vintage shoppers, and professional traders alike. Embark on an exciting antique hunt, indulge in vintage shopping, or explore the world of brocante findings. Immerse yourself in hours of captivating trading, surrounded by a wide range of vendors specialising in various areas. Whether you’re an interior designer seeking to impress your clients or a passionate antique collector, Ardingly Antiques Fair provides an unmatched selection of unique brocante items and antique silver that will leave a lasting impression.

Immerse Yourself in History
Step into the world of different historical periods as Ardingly Antiques Fair features a diverse range of items from various eras. Unearth treasures from the Georgian era (1714-1837), including Georgian mirrors, furniture, nursing chairs, dining tables, and even fashionable clothing from that era. Dive into the charm of Victorian antiques, including exquisite furniture like dressers, armchairs, loveseats, and coffee tables. Additionally, you can discover Victorian clothing, including stylish dresses and Gothic-inspired attire, as well as other fascinating keepsakes from the Victorian era.

Effortless Delivery with Local Couriers
For seamless item deliveries to Ardingly Antiques Fair, we recommend contacting Richard, a trusted local courier service. Richard ensures a simple and reliable process for arranging your item deliveries, allowing you to focus on your fair experience without any hassle.

Don’t Miss Out – Book Your Tickets Today!

Don’t wait any longer – secure your tickets for the upcoming Ardingly Antiques Fair today. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive timely updates and exclusive information about Ardingly Antiques Fair. Join us for an extraordinary event filled with remarkable antiques and vintage treasures.


How to take part?

Ardingly Antiques Fair Local Couriers

If you are looking for local couriers to Ardingly Antiques Fair then you can get in contact with Richard Oultram Delivery on 07879240869. Please ring Richard to organise collecting a booking sheet and item stickers at the shipping tent by the yellow gate.

South of England Showground

South of England Showground, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex

One hour from London and Eastbourne, 30 minutes from Brighton. Near M25 & M23. Please follow signs for the ‘Ardingly Antiques Fair’ & ‘South of England Showground’.

By Road

One hour from London and Eastbourne, 30 minutes from Brighton. Near M25 & M23. Please follow the signs for the ‘South of England Showground‘ & ‘Ardingly Antiques Fair’. 

The main entrance to the South of England Showground is on the B2028 Selsfield Road, which is close to the centre of Ardingly village. For SAT NAV please use RH17 6TL.

What3Words: ///begins.clocking.group (Main Entrance) ///giraffes.pavement.tubes (Green Gate) ///archduke.legs.triads (Blue Gate).

From the M25, exit at junction 7 and follow the M23 towards Brighton. Leave at junction 10 and take the A264 towards East Grinstead. After approximately two miles turn right onto the B2028. After passing through the villages of Turners Hill and Selsfield Common you will arrive at the South of England Event Centre on your right.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath which is on the main line between London Victoria and Brighton. Journey times are 45 minutes from London Victoria and 20 minutes from Brighton followed by a 10-minute journey by bus to the Event Centre.

Please visit National Rail Enquiries (T: 03457 48 49 50) or Trainline to find timetables and book tickets.

By Taxi

You can visit a list of local taxis to the South of England Showground, simply say you are attending Ardingly Antiques Fair at the South of England Showground, RH17 6TL. Here is a list of local taxi services:

Prime Taxis LTD 01444 301010

Station Taxis 01444 410410

Albion Cars 01444 227733

HP Taxis 01444 672300

Smith Taxis 01444 300800

G Taxis 01444 484848

Your Cars 07561155751

Evo Taxis 01444 443300

Please note that these taxi services are not part of iacf and are separate services.

By Bus

There is only one stop from Hett Close Bus Stop to Ardingly Antiques Fair. There is a bus stop situated close to the main entrance to the Showground with a very limited bus service on the 272 Metrobus route.

Unfortunately we will no longer be able to deliver a Courtesy Coach service.

By Air

30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport.

There are a few local airports to Ardingly, including the closest: London Gatwick (LGW) Airport which is 12 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (32.1 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (33.5 miles), London Luton (LTN) (59.2 miles) and London Stansted (STN) (60.3 miles).

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