Popular Vintage and French markets – 1st June
Did you know that Horsham has a long and wonderful history of market days dating back to the 13th century? True to tradition, on Sunday 1st June the town will again play host to two popular specialist markets, both to be held in the Carfax. Set against the town centre’s Medieval architecture, this venue is the perfect site for the French market and vintage stalls, both open from 10am – 4pm.
The hugely popular French market will return, with its mouth watering offerings including;
- tasty breads
- wide selection of cheeses
- stylish, authentic homeware
Alongside the French stalls will be the vintage market, with a wide range of unique jewellery, clothes and furniture.
To further enhance the vintage theme this year, Horsham is excited to be welcoming Sussex-based antiques expert, Vernon Ward. Whilst Vernon has been running his roadshow for more than 30 years, this will be his first Horsham event. For a small donation to St Catherine’s Hospice, visitors can bring along their treasured items to be valued between 11am and 3pm.
Indulge your gardening passion – or take up a new hobby – 7th June.
On Saturday June 7th, the inaugural ‘Simply Gardening’ day will be held in The Forum. This brand new event has been organised by Horsham in Bloom, an independent not-for-profit charity, whose aim is to encourage horticultural excellence, community participation and environmental responsibility within the boundaries of Horsham Town. The organisation has an impressive reputation, including overall winner (gold award) of Britain in Bloom in 2007.
The day will be packed full of useful advice, handy tips and a number of concessions, where visitors can indulge their passion for plants. A panel of experts will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions, and will be chaired by local gardening guru Jean Griffin. Earlier in the year a competition was held to create a logo for the event, and the winning entrant, Ceri Fitzgerald, will be presented with her prize on the day. There really will be something for all, from the keen horticulturalist to the nervous novice.
All things vintage – 8th June
If you are an enthusiastic fan of all things vintage, then don’t miss the Vintage & Retro Fair, returning to the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham on June 8th. The day promises to be a treasure trove of fashion, accessories, toys and kitchenalia, plus lots more. For true vans, a vintage make-over may be just the ticket! The Drill Hall will welcome 40 plus stalls, with something for everyone, including face painting for the children. After exploring, visitors can take a well-earned rest at the pop-up vintage tea room, run by Pretty Things in Horsham.
The day will be packed full of beautiful and unusual treasures (perfect for some gift shopping) and live music will keep all entertained as they browse. The fair is once again organised by Belles Events, with a reputation for hosting quirky and exciting fairs with a twice, and will be open between 11am and 4pm. Entrance is just £1 and under 10’s go free. For more information about the day, visit www.bellesevents.co.uk or their Facebook page