Discover the Fun at the Brighton Racecourse Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Fair

Discover the Fun at the Brighton Racecourse Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Fair

If you’ve got an eye for a bargain, make sure you check out the Antiques, Vintage and Collectables Fair at Brighton Racecourse on Sunday, 11th March. With over 175 intriguing indoor stalls brimming with precious antiques, collectables and beautiful vintage items, the exhibitors have been carefully selected to ensure you will find something to suit a wide variety of tastes and budgets. It is the first of four fairs to be held at Brighton Racecourse this year, with alternative dates scheduled for 6th May, 26th August and 21st October, respectively.

Brighton Racecourse is selected as the venue for this hugely popular fair due to its excellent transport links, just 10 minutes from the M23/A23 and A27, as well as the city’s railway station. There’s plenty of free parking available on-site along with food and drink stalls, including a fully-stocked licensed bar. If that’s not enough entertainment for you, then the appearance of Steve Conway should swing it, pardon the pun! Conway’s vintage-style vocals lend themselves perfectly to big-band swing, easy listening and blues music to form the backdrop for the event.

There’s fun for the entire family here, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and a host of trusted, knowledgeable dealers on-site to offer genuine advice on the plethora of items on display. The event’s doors open at 9:30 a.m., with an early bird entry available for just £5, giving you access to all 175 stalls from the word go. Standard entry tickets are priced at only £3, but these do not grant you entry to the fair until 10:30 a.m.

Horse racing meets are not on the agenda at Brighton Racecourse until the spring racing fixtures at the end of April and early May. Those wanting their equine fix should make the pilgrimage due southwest to Cheltenham next month for a festival of world-class racing. The 107-year-old festival has given rise to modern-day legends such as Kauto Star and Best Mate, and the Cheltenham betting offers are already heating up for the headline race of the festival, the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. Sizing John will be hoping to retain his crown after defying the pundits to win in 2017.

Next month, Brighton Racecourse is also playing host to the 28th Sussex CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival on 22nd-24th March. There will be an excellent representation from the 60-plus breweries based in Sussex, namely Steyning, Firebird, Adur, Hand Brewery and Hurstpierpoint, as well as a reliable selection of beers, ciders and Perry from elsewhere in the U.K. Tickets can be purchased from the Sussex Beer Festival website.

The headline music event of the summer at Brighton Racecourse is the triumphant return of electronic dance music duo Orbital. Kent-born brothers, Phil and Paul Hartnoll reunited last year with a string of successful tour dates and are in the process of working on a new album. Orbital will be performing at Brighton Racecourse on 29th June, ably supported by classic dance acts including System 7 and Faithless. Standard admission tickets start from £39.50 while VIP Hospitality tickets for groups of a minimum of 10 starts from £120 per person.