A relative new-comer to the world of antique and flea markets, the first Halesworth Brocante was held for the first time back in March 2016. One of the reasons for launching this flea market was to hopefully increase visitors to the town, and it has certainly achieved this. Halesworth Brocante is nowadays a regular monthly event (except in winter), and is one of the most popular flea markets across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
Halesworth Brocante in held in The Old Print Works, which is in the center of the town and therefore really easy to find. It is undercover, which guarantees the flea market is held rain or shine, and is surrounded by plenty of parking for keen bargain-hunters. The Old Print Works is a large building too, and though at the moment there are around 40 regular vendors selling at this fair on a regular basis, Halesworth Brocante’s growing popularity should soon help fill all available exhibition slots.
Halesworth Brocante features a real eclectic mix of goods for sale. There are many stellar antiques to be found here, as well as a huge range of random collectable items, with other curios and vintage items thrown in. Visitors can find collectable tea sets, pieces of vintage design furniture, gardening items, candlesticks, silverware, glassware, vintage clothing, jewelery, vintage toys, old telephones and some lovely handcrafts and unique decorative objects. It is a really interesting market to browse through, and will entertain shoppers with all tastes.
Due to the intimate size of Halesworth Brocante, it is possible to get to know many of the dealers if you become a regular visitor here. The vendors are all very friendly and informative to shoppers, no matter the level of expertise in antiques! It is recognized for being welcoming to all, is a very child-friendly fair and should be a must-visit for anyone local to the event.