Upcoming West Sussex antique events

Ardingly is the biggest antiques fair in the south of England and as it is within easy reach of Gatwick Airport and Dover, the event attracts buyers and stallholders from all over the world.

iacf undertake extensive advertising and promotional campaigns to ensure that both days at this well established fair are busy with both trade and public buyers looking for a wide range of antiques and collectables.

2021 Booking Pack


For a full list of prices please click on the link below:

Ardingly 2021 Booking Form 

Stallholder Entry Times

(please note, times can vary)

Stallholder parking is available on the Monday before the fair from 1pm.  You will be able to sleep in your caravan or vehicle in the queue overnight should you wish.

The gates to the showground open at 5am on Tuesday to admit stallholder’s vehicles.

  1.  Two people admitted per pitch.  One extra Exhibitors Pass per pitch may be purchased in advance of the fair at £23 (IACF reserve the right to refuse entry).
  2. One vehicle (including caravan or trailer if applicable) admitted per pitch.

Building Opening Times

Gates to the showground are open at 5am on Tuesday.  Inside stallholders are welcome to arrive at this time and park alongside their building but please note that the Jubilee Hall, Abergavenny Pavilion and Norfolk Pavilion are unlocked at 6:30am on Tuesday for unloading.

Vehicle Passes

When you buy a pitch you will be issued with one Vehicle Pass which will be posted 10-14 days prior to the fair.  If you prefer to collect your Vehicle Pass at the fair make sure you mention this at the time of booking.

Subject to availability, it is possible to purchase a pitch on the day of the fair (referred to as a Casual Pitch).  We only accept cash payments on the day and the price of a Casual Pitch is at least £15 more than the pre-booked price.

Outside Pitches

Outside Pitches are approximately 4m wide x 8m deep and you must ensure you book enough pitches to accommodate your vehicle and stock.  Pitches are allocated and the number is painted in white on the ground.  Make sure you set up on the correct pitch and consult a steward if you are unsure.  It is very disruptive to you and other exhibitors if we have to ask you to move your stock because you have set-up on the wrong pitch.  Do not take up more than your entitled space.

All stock must be displayed within the confines of your pitch.

Do not place any stock in walkways, entrances and exits or roadways.

Stallholders are responsible for customers’ safety within the area of their pitch.


Queen’s Jubilee Hall

Abergavenny Hall

Norfolk Pavilion

For more information or to make a booking please telephone our office on

+44(0) 1636 702326 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).  Please note, it is not possible to make a booking online via our website.

The Booking Office closes at 3pm on Monday, the day before the fair.  If you haven’t been able to make a booking by then remember, you are able to arrive and purchase a Casual Pitch at the fair (subject to availability).

Download iacf’s Terms & Conditions

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