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.
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!