York Does Vintage
Venue: The Merchant Adventurers Hall, Fossgate York, YO1 9XD
Time: 11.00 – 16.30
The finest vintage stalls, pop up beauty parlour, live music, dancing, affordable vintage and much more! And all for just £2, or £1 with a Britain Does Vintage Card!
It must be said – we just LOVE our York vintage fair! So much so that we’ve been running around 7 fairs a year in our gorgeous home town! Something we will certainly be carrying through into 2016!
Not only do we fill the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall with a vast array of stunning, handpicked vintage – we also ensure that our customers experience a really fun and interesting day out! shoppers can while away their day at the vintage tearoom whilst nattering to friends and family, get glammed up in our vintage beauty bar which represents everything glamorous and special from the fabulous 20s flapper to the sweetheart 50s and beehive bouffant 60s, or even tap your feet to our vintage acts on the day – whether they be a classic Andrew Sisters trio, funky rockabilly bands or even up-beat bands mixing old with new.
New for autumn/winter 2015 will we have a dancing session at 1pm at each fair and at 3pm ‘Ask the Expert’ will commence, which is a specially tailored talk or drop in service covering a chosen topic at each event – be it valuing your treasured items, an informative talk on vintage styling, the perfect victory roll or even a history lesson on York and it’s eery tales! (Please check the Facebook page for more information).
The idea of purveying vintage items and immersing yourself in forgotten traditions, trades, experiences and ways of life seems to tie in perfectly with York’s historic background and adds another dimension to tourists looking for culture, history and bespoke attractions – features which York has become very well known for.
Our York vintage fair is one of our largest vintage fairs and is set in the 14th Century Merchant Adventurers’ Hall! A building which symbolises York’s colourful past. We enjoy filling this fair will vintage stalls representing everything which was great about past era’s, all the way from the 1920s up to the 80s!
We try and keep our prices as affordable as possible to tie in with the vintage ethos of affordability and sustainability, so all our fairs are just £2 (or just £1 with a Britain Does Vintage card).