Detling Showground Antiques & Vintage Fair

About the Fair

Having recently taken over this two day event, the Detling Showground fair, has up to 300-400 indoor and outdoor stalls  (weather permitting). Free parking. Dogs welcome on a lead. Postcode for sat nav: ME14 3JF

Tickets and Entry

The fair entry times are as follows:

• Saturday: Entry 8:30am to 4.30pm

• Sunday: Entry 10:00am to 3:30pm

Entry fee payment: due to logistical limitations, cash only is accepted at the gate on the days of the fair (no advanced ticket sales available for this event). We are working to introduce a card payments option as soon as possible.

Entry Fees
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  • • Saturday: Early Entry 8:30am to 10.00am: £7 per person

     Saturday: Standard Entry 10:00am to 4:30pm: £6 per person

    • Sunday: Entry 10:00am to 3:30pm: £5 per person 

    • Accompanied children under 16 enter free

Getting There
  • Detling Showground is extremely easy to get to and very well connected. Click here for more information on how to get there By car, By train, By bus, By air and even by sea! SEE FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO GET HERE.
More Information

Tea, coffee and food are available to purchase on site from a number of catering vans.

Our Remaining 2024 Detling Dates

• Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April 2024
• Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2024
• Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September 2024
• Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2024

There are no cash machines on site

There are NO cashpoints on site and although some exhibitors do accept card payments, some do not. Please bring enough cash with you for your requirements. There is a cashpoint in the Shell Petrol station on Detling Hill (0.5 miles away - 1 minute by car).


Upcoming Detling Fairs (click on one of the event dates below)

AN AMAZING FAIR - IT'S HUGE, WITH HUNDREDS OF SELLERS. ! HAD A GREAT AFTERNOON BROWSING THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE STALLS AND FOUND SO MANY UNUSUAL TREASURES. I'VE ALREADY BLOCKED THE DATE OUT IN MY DIARY FOR THE NEXT ONE!



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How to get there
Directions

Travelling by Car

Use the postcode – ME14 3JF

 

The Kent Event County Showground is located on the A249, which is a dual carriageway. From the M20 Motorway, exit the motorway at Junction 7 and follow signs to Sittingbourne and Sheerness A249. The Kent Showground is clearly marked and is approximately 2 miles from the junction.

 

From the M2 Motorway, exit the motorway at Junction 5 signposted Maidstone A249. The Kent Showground is approximately 5 miles.

 

Plentiful free parking is available onsite.

 

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Travelling by Public Transport

 

By Bus

Whilst there is a limited bus service from Maidstone the bus stop is half an hour walk from the showground. We therefore advise you to get a taxi or come by car.

 

By Rail

The nearest train station is Maidstone East.

View their Timetable or for more rail enquiries telephone: 08457 48 49 50.

 

Ashford International is a 20 minute drive (20 miles).

The Channel Tunnel is within a 40 minute drive (35 miles).

 

By Air

Gatwick Airport is just 41 miles and a 45-minute drive away.

 

By Sea

Dover is within a 45-minute drive and 38 miles away.

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More reading about this antiques and vintage fair...

With hundreds of stalls, the Detling Antiques and Vintage Fair has been thrilling visitors for over 30 years! You'll find anything and everything on the indoor and outdoor stalls. From Art Deco to silver, from garden items to Mid Century modern, from jewellery to vintage clothes - Detling Antiques and Vintage Fair has it all. 

The hundreds of friendly dealers will be on hand to help you pick between your favourite items and share their many years of knowledge with you. 

Taking place at the huge venue of the Detling Showground, it’s easy to get to and there is also masses of free parking with food and drinks catering vans available. You'll have a great time!