EXHIBITOR 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 8pm. Indoor traders are pre-paid only at Shrewsbury Flea and at Oswestry traders have the option to prepay or leave a none refundable deposit to secure their pitch. 

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.

Shrewsbury Flea - Prices 

  • Outdoor pre-paid (weekend pass)- £50 
  • Outdoor pay on the day (weekend pass)- £60 (cash only)
  • Saturday ONLY - £40 (cash only)
  • Sunday ONLY - £35 (cash only)
  • Indoor single pitch - £60
  • Indoor double pitch - £95
  • Indoor triple pitch - £115
  • Indoor furniture pitch - £105 (12ft / 14ft)
Please note that indoor is pre-pay only for this fair. 

Oswestry - Antique & Collectors Fair - Prices

  • Outdoor pre-paid (weekend pass)- £60 
  • Outdoor pay on the day (weekend pass)- £70 (cash only)
  • Saturday ONLY - £45 (cash only)
  • Sunday ONLY - £35 (cash only)
  • Indoor single pitch - £80
  • Indoor double pitch - £115
  • Indoor triple pitch - £140
  • Indoor furniture pitch - £125
Traders have the option to pre-pay or leave a non refundable deposit for this fair.

Arrival Information 

  • Exhibitors to arrive at gate (see signage) 

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.
Wednesday
  • 8pm - Online pre-booked discount closes.
Thursday

  • 10am - Set up for outdoor traders (Oswestry only).

Friday

  •  12pm – 8pm - All traders 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.
  • 4:00pm - Fair closes.
  • 6.30pm – Traders supper (Shrewsbury - The Presidents Suite) .
  • 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) - 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. Anyone with a van & trailer or two large vehicles will be charged for two pitches (excluding caravans), we simply ask for all exhibitors to be fair. Please note that we DO NOT and will never mark out pitches and we invite our traders to spread out and enjoy themselves.
  • Single Indoor Pitch – 8ft / 6ft including one 6ft table.
  • Double Indoor Pitch – 16ft / 6ft including two 6ft tables.
  • Triple Indoor Pitch – 24ft / 6ft including three 6ft tables.
  • Indoor Furniture pitch - 16ft / 16ft (Oswestry) 12ft /14ft (Shrewsbury)
  • Please note indoor pitches will be marked.   

Electrical and Display Equipment

Electricity is limited within the building's. 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. Please request this when booking for Shrewsbury Flea but please be aware that this may not always be possible at this venue. 

Caravan Hook Ups

There are facilities for electric hook-up on site for caravans. At Shrewsbury Flea 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. There are a number of hook ups available at Oswestry within the show area. 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 at Shrewsbury and £8 for the weekend at Oswestry.

Extra Tables

Tables for Oswestry & Shrewsbury Flea must be pre-booked (see fair) and they are priced at £5 each. Traders who wish to bring their own tables are welcome too but they MUST be placed within the allocated space. We have a limited number of wooden trestle tables available to hire on the day of the fair. These are priced at £5 each, cash only & 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. Anyone with a van & trailer or two large vehicles will be charged for two pitches (excluding caravans), we simply ask for all exhibitors to be fair. Please note that we DO NOT and will never mark out pitches and we invite our exhibitors to spread out and enjoy themselves.
  • Catering and toilets are available on site. Traders supper at Shrewsbury Flea will be available at 6:30pm. 
  • The nearest cash machine to Shrewsbury Flea 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 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/eventsjos 
  • twitter.com/events_jos
  •  instagram/events_jos

Address

Shrewsbury Flea 

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.


Oswestry - Antique & Collectors Fair 

Park Hall, Whittington Road (A495) 

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4AB.

For Sat Navs our postcode is: SY11 4TB


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.