One of North Wales’ largest antiques and collectables, Oswestry Antique & Collectors Fair regularly attracts since 2006, traders from across the UK, Ireland, and Europe. This major event in the UK’s antiquing calendar typically hosts over 200 dealers, and has been a regular on BBC’s Bargain Hunt, a popular antique-hunting TV shows in the UK.
The location for Oswestry Antique & Collectors Fair feels as though it was designed to facilitate large fairs and flea markets, and logistics here are very fluid and well organized. There is plenty of parking for all, every area is easy to access and with over 36 acres of land there is space for everyone! Three of the showground’s permanent building are typically used for any and all that require or prefer indoor space for their wares, and there is almost unlimited outdoor space for all others.
Oswestry Antique & Collectors Fair has become known for the huge variety of goods displayed by the vendors, with all manner collectables imaginable. There are antique furniture, vintage clothing and fabric, gold and silver items, coin and stamp collections, postcards, posters, books, antique jewellery, glass, porcelain ornaments, old clocks and pocket watches. There are also reclaimed and up-cycled objects, architectural salvage, and occasionally vintage cars are brought along for display from vendors’ private collections!
All in all, a great deal of effort is put into Oswestry Antique & Collectors Fair to make it accessible for all. For anyone keen to learn more about collectable goods or possible antiques they may have in their possession, both vendors and organizers are on hand to provide any information required. With plenty of food and drink available too, strategically placed among the booths, visitors are hard pushed to spend less than the full day at this event, and even more challenged to leave empty handed.