We are pleased to report we have had a very successful year and our 2013 Racecourse events have been a great success, which has been a real saviour considering the disastrous weather in 2012 when so many event organisers had to give up their businesses due to heavy losses. We managed to survive and the lovely weather in 2013 has put us back on track.
Our new fair at the Ashington Community Centre has proved to be a success and we are pleased to report a good influx of new sellers are attracted to this part of Sussex and it is good to welcome the local community and many new buyers to this event. Easy to find along the A24 very close to Toovey’s Auctioneers.
OUR RACECOURSE FAIRS
Goodwood Racecourse Antique & Collectors Fair
Taxis: Arun Fairs recommend Station Taxis (Chichester) for your ride to Goodwood Racecourse from Chichester Station at a reasonable cost of approx. £11.00 one way (return journey bookable). They are Hackney Carriage vehicles with room for your shopping (excess chargeable) and they have ramps for disabled passengers. Cabs can be hailed from Chichester Station or you can prebook on freephone 0800 036 3036 or phone 01243 774948 www.stationtaxis.org.uk
Entrance is £3.00 for Adults, £2.50 OAP's and free entrance to children under 15. Don’t forget even if it is raining and there are fewer stalls outside there are still 120 stalls to peruse inside the two Grandstands so plenty for our visitors to see.
If you wish to have a stall at the Goodwood fair or the Fontwell fair, you can download the booking forms and all the details from the main menu. To book all our other venues please give us a call and we can arrange your booking over the telephone.
Fontwell Racecourse Antique & Collectors Fair
Taxis: We recommend Barnham Station Taxis for your ride to Fontwell Park at a cost of approx. £6.50. Cabs can be hailed from Barnham Station (nearest to the racecourse) or pre booked on 01243 551753.
There are two cafes and ample free parking. Stallholders exhibit in the new Grandstand and the permanent marquee as well as around the outside hard standing areas.
As promised in our last 'NEWS' update we have been researching our future within our West Sussex encatchment and have decided to tweak the business which we believe will suit both our stallholders and visiting public. The plan is to carry on with our ever popular monthly fair at the Woodlands Centre, Rustington (now celebrating our 16th anniversary) where so many people have made friends, made good sales and found bargains across the board from small collectables to top drawer antiques. Combined with the lovely catering, great atmosphere, free parking and cheap entrance, this is our great monthly get together where sellers collect their Racecourse fairs booking forms, catch up on the latest 'Fairs' gossip and all sorts.
The next part of our plan which we are very happy to report is that Arun Fairs will now be holdng 3 fairs at the Fontwell Park Racecourse and 3 fairs at the Goodwood Racecourse in 2013 and hope to follow this formula well into the future.
All details of dates and times can be found on the Calendar page and of course if you wish to sell at a racecourse fair our booking forms can be downloaded from this website or if you prefer please call and we will send you the forms and all the details you require.
Please visit us regularly to catch up on our news and feel free to email us with any news you yourself have or with any comments you would like to make. If you have any interesting facts that you would like us to add to our website for the benefit of our great industry let us know and we will add it to our News Page.