phoenix vintage, antique & militaria fairs

Hosting vintage, antique & militaria fairs across hampshire

A unique fair bringing a mix of Vintage, Antique & Militaria dealers under one roof. Super refreshments, and free parking too!

Launching a New Venue at South downs College on the 28th November 2021 and returning to  the Petersfield Festival Hall in 2022. Bringing you 2 venues with 8 fairs planned for you all to enjoy.

Whether you are visiting or wish to have a stall at one of our events, we look forward to welcoming you!

about me...

I am Sara Hughes and have been in the antique trade for over 30 years. I originally started trading at village hall fairs to boost my income, and eventually had stalls at the large 2- and 3-day events and it became my full-time job. After my daughter was born in 2002, I had to give up the 2- and 3-days events, and then becoming a single parent made attending the fairs impossible, so I took a leap of faith and opened Phoenix Antiques in Petworth where I have now had a shop for 12 years. At my shop you will find a variety of all things antique, vintage and militaria. I found my niche in Petworth amongst all the fabulous high-end dealers by offering a range of items with small price tags! I like to think I have something for everyone, and that people feel comfortable browsing in my shop.

5 years ago, I set up a small vintage fair in Buriton, and then Rogate & Rake village halls, holding 8 fairs between the venues.

I also started attending military shows as a trader bringing my daughter along as it was fun to camp!

In 2020 I decided that I needed to expand, so took the leap to start the Vintage Antique & Militaria (VAM) Fairs at Petersfield Festival Hall which is also my hometown. I wanted to combine my three loves – vintage, antique & militaria and create a unique event with something for everyone With the success of Petersfield – even through the difficulties that 2020 and 2021 brought I decided that I would add a second venue so will be starting at South Downs College on November 28th 2021, I have a fabulous support team, and do the best I can for my dealers and visitors as I have been both!

some fabulous feedback from our fairs

I love this event, so spaced out. A true variety of items, really friendly and a lovely cuppa with cake to top it all off!

- Dawn Easterbrook

Great, well organised day, enjoyed the whole experience, felt safe due to the hard work you put into it. Thank you very much!

- Daniel Norris

The fair was brilliant! A good selection of sellers and really well organised. Thanks for all the hard work involved in setting this up.

- Tracy Sweeney

Covid 19 information

  • Temperature will be taken on entry via contactless thermometer. Anyone with a temperature over 38 will be refused entry.

  • Masks/visors must be worn at all times within the fair. They can be removed in the cafe. If exempt, please show an exemption badge.

  • Sanitiser must be used on entry. There are further sanitiser stations within the venues.

  • Social Distancing must be maintained.

  • Anyone exhibiting covid symptoms will be asked to leave.

  • Track and Trace via scanning the Q code for the app or in the book provided at the entrance.