Ardingly Antiques Fair FAQs for visitors and stallholders.

How can I book a stall at Ardingly Antiques Fair?

Please call our office on +44(0)1636 702326 or email enquiries@iacf.co.uk to book a stall at Ardingly Antiques Fair. We will be happy to fully discuss your requirements and options to find you the most suitable position available. If you want to discuss any marketing ideas with our team, please contact eve.oliver@iacf.co.uk and we can help promote your standing at the fair.

Are there local couriers I can use at Ardingly Antiques Fair?

Yes, there are lots of local couriers to help transfer those larger items that you find from Ardingly Antiques Fair. You can contact a number of local couriers, including Auction Ceramics Packing and Garden Statuary Courier Services. Each customer gets a quote by submitting dimensions of the items and postcode for the delivery. Once the quote is accepted, Rich Oultram will provide the date and an accurate ETA time window around 4 days before (for Ardingly fair its usually the Tuesday or Wednesday on our route home for delivery).

Can I use my card to pay for entry to Ardingly Antiques Fair?

Card and cash payments are accepted for entry to our fairs, we also have online tickets available.

Are there cash points at the South of England Showground?
Cash and bureau de change facilities are located on site. For this service a minimum £3 charge or 1.75% will apply (ID required for amounts over £100).

I’ve bought a large item that won’t fit in my car! How can I get it home?
If your item is too large for your car then it’s worth asking the dealer first if they can deliver it for you. If they can’t they may know someone who can. Alternatively there are many 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.

Prices:

10 miles radius:
1. Standard chest of drawers £40
2. Large wardrobe £60
3. Extra large item £75

20 miles radius:
1. £60
2. £70
3. £80

For 1-2 items, buyers & sellers must organise transport of these items directly to Richard’s shipping tent. There will be signage to help guide you to Richard at the fair. If Richard and his team are passing or can help then they will, they aim to make the process as easy as possible for you.

For 3+ items, Richard and his team will collect. More than two items to the same address will be £20-£30 extra per item.
You can follow their Instagram page for updates!

Richard covers the whole of mainland UK and they can give you an accurate time window 5 days before the initial date range, whilst also receiving text reminders for your delivery date.


I can’t find the dealer I bought off! Can you help?
Our fairs are very large, so it’s important that you get the details of the person who you are making a purchase from. You can also download sitemaps of all our fairs prior to leaving, make a note of the area you purchased from, to help you remember.

Are there any concessions?
We do discounts for group parties; please contact our office on 01636702326 for more details. There are no other concessions.

What is the Largest Antiques Fair in the South of England?

Ardingly Antiques Fair is hosted at the huge setting of the South of England Showground, allowing visitors to browse thousands of antiques stalls from reputable antiques dealers. This antiques fair is definitely the Largest Antiques Fair in the South of England and the Largest Antiques Fair in West Sussex. You can find virtually everything at this antiques fair.

What items can I expect to find at Ardingly Antiques Fair?

You can expect to find high quality antiques, vintage and collectors items, including a range of antique silver, antique furniture, antique artwork, antique ceramics, architectural and salvage, vintage clothing, vintage jewellery and antique jewellery, antique lighting for the home, antique chairs, antique clocks from reputable clock dealers, antique sculptures for the home and garden, antique glassware and plenty more unique items for your home and collection.

Are dogs welcome to Ardingly Antiques Fair?

Yes! Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a short lead.

Is there parking available at the South of England Showground?

Yes, there is plenty of parking available for free for all visitors to Ardingly Antiques Fair.

Ardingly Stallholder FAQs

Inside Ardingly Antiques Fair
How much does it cost to stand at Ardingly Antiques Fair?

The cost to stand at Ardingly Antiques Fair ranges, based upon the different pitch sizes and locations. You can view all our prices and make your booking via our Ardingly Stallholder Booking Form.

How do I become a stallholder at the Largest Antiques Fair in the South of England?

It is so easy to become an iacf stallholder and begin selling at our fairs. You can contact us today to book your stall and if you are looking for a sneak preview to what being a stallholder is all about, why not view our stallholder interviews?

What can I sell at this antiques fair?

Only antiques, vintage and justifiably collectable goods may be sold at the fairs. Reproductions by arrangement with IACF. For an idea of who sells successfully at Ardingly Antiques Fair, you can check out our latest stallholder posts on our Instagram to show you an insight of what people sell with us. If you sell anything from antique garden furniture to delicate ceramics then Ardingly Antiques Fair is the place for you.

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