Firstly apologies for sending this out after our first fair of the year at Glemham Hall, which was last Sunday. It seems hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of May, the year is certainly flying by and we now have a fair a month through until November.
Exciting times for us in terms of new events for 2022. We are always looking out for new venues and are delighted to confirm that we will be holding two new events at the Suffolk Showground this year and a new Street Fair in Saxmundham which will be part of their 750th Anniversary of being granted their Market Charter. The Suffolk Showground as any of you who have visited it will know, is a beautiful level site of 350 acres with top class facilities and excellent road links. With the number of exhibitors attending our fairs increasing we were looking for a site big enough to accommodate them and the visitors who attend them. The Showground we feel will really give us the chance to put Suffolk on the map as a top destination for Antiques and Vintage. We have a new 'Antiques in the Park' event at the Showground on the 11th September and a two day 'Antiques and Artisans' indoor event on the 15th/16th October.
Due to the Covid-19 situation both the Bungay and Halesworth Street Fairs had to be cancelled in 2020/2021. Bungay we were able to relocate to the Maltings Meadow which is just a short walk from the town centre and worked very well last year. With lots more space at the Meadow, onsite facilities, bar and free parking for around 300 cars we have decided to keep the fair there. Halesworth unfortunately we were unable to find an alternative venue close by. Instead we were able to organise a new 'Grand Brocante' at Woolverstone Hall in 2021. It was held on the August Bank Holiday Sunday and following on from its success will will take place again this August. We are also pleased to announce that we have moved our Winter Fair to Woolverstone Hall. The inside of the Hall is just as stunning as the outside with amazing views out across the River Lawns to the River Orwell. It will be quite a sight to behold when it is full of decorative antiques, vintage and curated artisan stalls.
Below is a list of Blackdog Events Fairs for 2022.
Grand Brocante at Riddlesworth Hall, IP22 2TA. Sunday 12th June
Saxmundham Street Fair, Saxmundham, IP3 8UH. Saturday 9th July
Bungay Antiques Fair, Maltings Meadow, NR35 1AF. Sunday 24th July
Grand Brocante Woolverstone Hall, IP9 1AZ. Sunday 28th August
Antiques in the Park, Suffolk Showground, IP3 8UH. Sunday 11th September
All of the one day events open 9:00 - 3:00 and have an admission cost of £3 per person (under 14 free) with the exception of Saxmundham which is 10:00 - 4:00 and a free event sponsored by Saxmundham Town Council.
More information on the two day fairs to follow. For more detailed information on Blackdog Events fairs please go to our website: www.ablackdogevent.com. Yp W We also post regular updates on both Instagram and Facebook and can be followed on Instagram @blackdogantiquesandevents and on Facebook @blackdogevents.
Will try not to leave it so long before the next update and hope you are able to attend some of our fairs.
Kate, Mike and Mike