On Fri 9 – Sun 11 Aug the much awaited Firle Vintage Fair is coming to near the idyllic town of Lewes. A festival in the heart of the picturesque Sussex countryside, Firle Vintage is a celebration of everything old. Opening every day from 10am – 5:30pm, it gives you all the time in the world to have a gander. From beautiful antiques to the overall creation of an ambiance from the past, this festival is a true treasure for anyone with a passion for nostalgia.
The festival will feature an array of vintage stalls including haberdashery and fashion, French Brocante, country interior, gardenalia and more. On top of that, prepare yourself for 3 days filled with fun original 1880 Victoriana fair rides and thrilling croquet games. More entertainment includes Side Saddling and a picturesque Tinkers Miniature Steam Train. With tasteful workshops, such as Flower Crowns, Wild Food and Brighton Swing, you won’t be short of things to do. The festival also presents talks on Sussex beekeeping, where local experts will bring their incredible artisan wildflower and herb-infused honey for guests to savour.
For the food lovers out there, the event will not disappoint. You will be offered the best homemade street food and drinks with Iced Sloe Gins from Deco Noir and a Champagne bar on the lawns in wonderful surroundings. This year, The Food Emporium makes its debut. This will allow top-end local producers and talented bakers to introduce their specialities. Acclaimed winner of Master Chef UK, Peter Bayless, will also be preparing his best dishes at the emporium all weekend. Firle Vintage Fair also hosts continuous and exhilarating live performances on their stages. The line-ups will include Savoy Kicks, The Gatsby Girls, Swing Jazz bands, Solo artists, Charleston dance groups and vintage DJ’s of course. ELLE Designs have also assembled a stunning cat walk to be shown off on the main stage for you to delight in. On display for all the car enthusiasts will be an unbelievable selection of over 200 marvellous vintage cars and vehicles.
Exciting masterclasses, stalls, live entertainment and more, this lavish summer festival will provide a gorgeous getaway for you and your favourite people. It will be a treasure trove for vintage obsessives, and anyone interested in the revival of artisan crafts and decorative trades. This August, submerge yourself into the deep end of the past and strut your most resplendent tea dresses and summer hats for an unforgettable experience.
Firle Vintage Fair returns to Firle Park in Sussex on Fri 9 – Sun 11 Aug 2019