Selling at Detling Showground Antiques & Vintage Fair

The Venue

The Kent County Showground is just under an hour from both Gatwick and Dover giving our Detling fair has a truly cosmopolitan feel. Standing on the site of the Second World War airfield RAF Detling, the venue is steeped in history and the perfect location for our flagship fair. It's excellent location, just minutes from the M20, make it easily accessible and with nearly two million people living within a 20 mile radius, there's lots of customers close by. Postcode: ME14 3JF

What is the Detling Showground Antiques & Vintage Fair?

With up to 300 indoor stands, with hundreds more outside, Buyers flock to the event five times a year from the UK, Europe and further afield. With huge two indoor halls, as well outside pitches and tentage, whatever your preference, this fair is an excellent opportunity to trade.

Its location allows for a flavour of the continent as it is just over 40 minutes from both Gatwick airport and the Dover crossing and the Channel Tunnel Ashford Station is even nearer. Making it accessible from where ever in the world you come.

Our 2024 Detling Dates

• Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September 2024
• Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2024

What pitch choices do I have?

We have a variety of inside pitch spaces, including single, double, half furniture and full furniture pitches - all inside pitches must be pre-booked. With masses of space at the Showground, our outside sellers get a sizeable pitch and you can either pre-book or just turn up on the day. See below for more details on these pitch options.

What times can I access the site for set up?

Please CLICK HERE for more information on site access times for set up.

How to apply to exhibit at the Detling Showground Antiques & Vintage Fair

If you would like to be considered to exhibit with us at the Detling Showground Antiques & Vintage Fair, then please click on one of the ORANGE button below and complete the short form there.

 Types of pitches available:

Option 1:
Inside Stalls: Pre-Booked
  • Types of indoor pitches: Single, double or furniture pitches available
  • Single pitch (10ft x 6ft) comes with one table
  • Double pitch (20ft x 6ft) comes with two tables
  • Whole furniture pitch: 25ft sq approx

    Half furniture pitch: 12ft x 25ft approx

    Furniture pitches do NOT come with any tables but can be ordered from us (in advance)

  • Indoor dealers must attend for both days (single day standing not possible)
  • COSTS:

    • Single pitch: £135

    • Double pitch: £200

     Half furniture pitch: £200

    • Whole furniture pitch : £315

    Extra tables: £9 if pre-booked (£10 on the day, subject to availability)

Option 2:
Outside stalls: Pre-Booked
  • Click HERE to see the outside pitch plan
  • Outside pitches are for one vehicle only on each pitch
  • Pre-booked pitches must be booked before noon on the Wednesday prior to the event
  • Pre-booked dealers must stand for both days
  • Space only - no tables are supplied for outside pitches
  • COSTS:

    • Pre-paid:  £100

    • Cash on the gate: £115

Option 3:
Outside stalls: Casuals
  • Casual pitches are for one vehicle only on each pitch
  • Non pre-booked dealers can stand on Saturday, Sunday or both days
  • Space only - no tables are supplied for outside pitches
  • Pitches allocated on arrival
  • No need to book in, just turn up
  • COSTS:

    • Saturday only - cash on the day £70

    • Sunday only - cash on the day £45

    • Both Saturday & Sunday: £115

 Important information/Summary

  • Inside pitches: Dealers must stand for both Saturday and Sunday (no single day standing possible inside)
  • Outside pitches: Pre-booked dealers must stand for both days, Casual can stand for either Saturday, Sunday or both days.
  • The fair is open to the public: Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm  Sunday 10.00am to 3.30pm
  • No new items are permitted to be sold
  • There are a number of food and drink vans on site
Upcoming Detling Fairs
How to get there

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.