Win a stall at Horsham vintage fair
Belle’s Events, organisers of Belle’s Vintage Wedding Fair and Belle’s Bridal Boot Fair, is hosting its first vintage and retro fair on 26 May and is offering one lucky Vintage Brighton reader the chance to win a stall for the day, plus a side-bar advert on www.bellesevents.
Belle’s was founded when organisers Kelly and Joss Wickon started hiring out their VW Beetle ‘Belle’ to wedding parties in early 2012 and identified a growing demand for vintage-themed events.
“I’ve been blown away by some of the divine vintage and retro ideas I’ve come across at our fairs”, says Kelly. “The wedding events have given me taste for running a more general vintage and retro fair as there is so much scope.”
The Horsham fair will offer vintage and retro fashion, accessories, furniture, kitchenalia, homewares and toys, as well a pop-up vintage tea room, beauty parlour, photo booth and makers’ craft corner. Stallholders already confirmed include Bella Does Brighton, Simply Vintage Designs, Suzie Sharp Homewares, Weekend Doll and Dawn from Dawn’s Vintage Do is also booked to perform.
Kelly chose Horsham’s Drill Hall for the fair because of its rich heritage – it has been a community hall since 1927 and proudly displays photographs of tea dances and jubilee celebrations – and in order to give something back to the town where she grew up.
“In my teens during the 1990s I fell in love with all things vintage but as there were no vintage shops in Horsham, I would have to travel to Brighton or up to London to find my gems. I remember buying a beautiful Afghan-style sheepskin coat in Rockit and wearing it to college in Horsham the next week – all my friends loved it.
“I want to create an event that will put Horsham on vintage and retro map so others don’t have to leave the town to enjoy a spot of treasure hunting.”
Enter the competition
For your chance to win a pitch at the fair (worth £48) plus a side-bar advert on the event homepage (worth £30), simply leave a comment below telling us about your favourite vintage fair find. Deadline for entries is 28 March and a winner will be picked at random and contacted via the e-mail address used to comment during the week commencing 1 April .
To find out more visit www.bellesevents.co.uk. To book a stall contact firstname.lastname@example.org – if you book before the end of the competition and are chosen as the winner, you will not be charged. You can also enter if you have already booked a pitch.