Visitor Information

SHREWSBURY FLEA 

Trade ONLY -  7:30- 8:30 (Saturday ONLY)

TRADE FREE WITH CARD ALL WEEKEND!

Public Opening times:

Saturday - 8:30 - 3:30

Sunday - 9:00 - 3:00

(you are advised to get there before 2pm on the Sunday due to traders beginning to pack away)

Admission Fee:

£2.50 per person 

£1.50 - over 60's 

Trade FWC

FREE parking

Dogs are welcome! 


TRADE INFORMATION

***Please Note that we CAN NOT use outside caterers at West Mid Showground*** 

***CASUAL TRADERS ARE VERY WELCOME***

Booking a Pitch

Saturday & Sunday are equally busy days 

To make a booking please go to the fair you wish to book and add the option to the basket. Outdoor traders will save £10 by pre-booking and will be given a priority outdoor pitch. This discount closes on the Thursday before the fair at 10pm. Indoor traders are pre-paid only and will be allocated a table. Once booked, you will then receive an email with a unique booking reference attached example #R212345678. This reference number is unique to you and dates you’ve booked.

Please following the booking instructions listed under the fair’s information

The booking system is 24 hours and any pitches which have sold out will be removed from the website. Once booked and paid simply follow the instructions below.

CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO THE BOOKINGS PAGE

Casual traders are welcome to pay cash for an outside casual pitch on the day - subject to availability. Please be aware that on the Saturday, one-day casual traders will be asked to wait until all two day and pre-booked traders are in situ.

Pay on the day price (Outdoor only / cash only)

  • Both days - £60
  • Saturday ONLY - £40 
  • Sunday ONLY - £35 

Arrival Information

·         Exhibitors to arrive at gate two 

Pre-booked Traders

·         Please have your reference number saved to your smart phone or printed out ready to show to the marshal

·         The marshal will also ask you your name and email address for security, please have this information ready


Any outstanding pitch rent must be paid for in cash at the gate before being admitted

Thursday

  • 10pm - Online pre-booked discount closes


Friday 

·         4pm – 8pm - Two Day Pre-booked and indoor traders ONLY admitted for set up. 

·         8pm – Showground secured. Security and Guard dogs patrolling throughout the night  

Saturday  

·         6.00am - Indoor and casual Two-day traders ONLY admitted

·         6.00am – 7.00am – Casual one-day Traders in holding area 

·         7.00am – Casual one-day traders admitted.

·         8.15am – Exhibitor gate locked 

·         7.30am - Trade Buyers admitted

·         8.30am - Public Buyers admitted

·         3.30pm - Fair closes

·         6.30pm – Traders supper (Berwick, £3.99) 

·         8.00pm – Showground secured. Security & guard dogs patrolling throughout the night

Sunday 

·         7am - Building opened, one-day traders admitted 

·         8.45am – Exhibitor gates locked

·         9am - Public Buyers admitted

·         3:00pm - Fair closes

·         5:30pm – Showground closed and secured

Pitch size

Outdoor Pitch – Approx. 32ft / 32ft (10m / 10m) 

Single Indoor Pitch – 8ft / 8ft including one 5.5ft table

Double Indoor Pitch – 16ft / 8ft including two 5.5ft tables

Triple Indoor Pitch – 24ft / 8ft including three 5.5ft tables

Electrical and Display Equipment

Electricity is limited within the building. Extension leads are NOT provided by the organiser. Exhibitors are only permitted to use lights requiring no more than 300 watts per stand. We will make every effort to get you near an electric point if requested when booking but please be aware that this may not always be possible. 

Caravan Hook Ups

There are facilities for electric hook-up on site for caravans. The majority of these hook-ups are located on the opposite side of the showground, however, there are four electric hook ups available within the immediate fair area and a further eight nearby. To reserve one of these hook ups you will be required to Prepay for two days for both the fair and the hook up facility. The hook up facility can be found to book under 'extras.' Priority will be given to those requiring hook ups for medical reasons. The electric hook ups are £8 per night.

Extra Tables

A limited number of 5.5ft tables are available to hire to indoor traders at a cost of £3 each. They must be pre-booked (see extras). We also have a limited number of wooden trestle tables available to hire on the day, these are priced at £5 each, cash only, and you will be required to fetch and carry these tables to your own stand.

General Information

Please help us to ensure easy unloading for you all by parking sensibly around the buildings.  Staff may ask you to move your vehicle if it is causing an obstruction.

All Indoor traders must move their vehicle and park in the allocated parking area by 7:30am.

Please do not place nails or screws in any walls or partitions belonging to the venue.

Space is limited indoors so we ask that you adhere to the space allocated to you & respect your neighbour. 

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

You are required to do your own risk assessment when setting up and all items left overnight are left at your own risk. We strongly advise market trader insurance.

All stands must remain fully stocked until close of fair.

Outdoor pitch size is approx. 10m / 10m (32ft / 32ft), this is a guide. We feel every exhibitor should set up as they feel is best for them to encourage sales. We would however kindly request that you respect the exhibitor next to you and follow a back to back line with the next row. Anyone with a van & trailer or two large vehicles will be charged for two pitches (excluding caravans)

Catering and toilets are available on site. Trader supper will be available at 6:30pm 

The nearest cash machine is in Shrewsbury Town centre.

Social Media

Please make sure you share our event pages on Facebook, instagram and Twitter so we can get as many customers as possible and make it a great flea fair! Our marketing surveys have proved that 90% of our customers have heard about our Fleas via social media so it’s in everyone’s interest to share it long and wide. 

You can invite your friends on Facebook by clicking on the event you are attending on our page under events. Then click share at the top of that page and invite friends.

Our social media pages are as follows:

  •  Facebook.com/shrewsburyflea
  • twitter.com/shrewsburyflea
  •  instagram/shrewsburyflea

Address

The address of West Mid Showground is as follows      


    The Agricultural Showground       
Berwick Road / Gravel Hill Lane
Shrewsbury
SY1 2PF

·         For Sat Navs our postcode is: SY1 2PF

Directions avoiding town centre

·         Exit M54/ A5 and take second exit onto the A49.

·         Next roundabout take second exit and continue on A49

·         Next Roundabout take second exit onto Battlefield Link road (A5124)

·         Continue straight on over the next round about

·         Take the second exit at next round about onto Ellesmere road (towards town centre)

·         Continue along road for 2.2 miles

·         Turn right at traffic lights onto Berwick Road the left where the road forks onto Gravel Hill Lane.

·         You will arrive at the showground on your left

Contact Information

Emma: 07584 357 808 or Oli 07967 543 706

emma@josevents.co.uk or info@josevents.co.uk


We hope you have a successful and enjoyable fair.