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The Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market draws enthusiasts and collectors to the United
Counties Showground from all over the UK. Arrive early, bag a bargain and pick up
interesting additions to house and home, choose from an truly eclectic mix of collectable
and household items.
See Dairy Page for 2016 dates
Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market
continues to be a Collectors’ Paradise.
The next Carmarthen Flea Market takes place on SUNDAY June 19th between 10.00am and
4.00pm at United Counties Showground, admission for adults is £4.00. For more information,
including details on exhibiting email us at or call us on
01267 236 569. All indoor pitches must be pre-
The internet is full of online retailers but despite the growing popularity of shopping on the web there’s been a surge in the number of people flocking to antiques and flea markets. We’re lucky to have one of Wales’ biggest events on our doorstep in Carmarthen. The next Carmarthen Antiques & Flea Market takes place on Sunday June 19th and whether you’re a veteran Flea Market shopper or not it’s a date for your diary.
The Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market runs between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Admission is £4 for adults with accompanied children admitted free of charge. Carmarthen Showground is on the A40, minutes from the town.
For more information, including details on exhibiting at the Carmarthen Antiques
& Flea Market call 01267 236 569. All indoor pitches must be pre-
All indoor stands at the Carmarthen Antiques and Flea must be pre-
Outside stands at the Flea can be had by turning up on the day
and paying at the gate (£42.00 inc VAT).
Gates open at 7.30 am for sellers.
Visitors please note that admission for adults will be £4.00 to all events in 2015.
Further details may be had from Towy Events 01267 236569 or for details for exhibiting, please complete the form on the "Contact Towy Events" page of this website.
The Showground Postcode is SA33 5DR, but take care, your sat nav will take you to the farm across the main road, so look out for signs to the Showground when you get to within a mile of us.
It is business as usual for the
Carmarthen Antiques & Flea Markets
A parcel of land has been sold (as reported in recent local newspapers) but this
will have no effect on the area used for shows and exhibitions. Other parts of the
showground are also on the market and may sell in due course, but the long-
If you’ve never visited the Carmarthen Antiques & Flea Market you’re in for a treat! Find hidden treasures around every corner with hundreds of stands inside and out. As well as being a mecca for serious collectors (a piece of sporting memorabilia found recently is now on display at Pendine’s Museum of Speed) you’ll find people furniture shopping and those simply looking for a bargain, there’s something for everyone.
Many of the pieces sold have strong local connections. Most people in Carmarthen will know The Parrot music bar, but the building in King Street was once ‘The Marquis of Granby’ public house. Being sold on Sunday May the 22nd is a 19th century beer bottle form the pub. It’s expected to attract quite a bit of interest and not just because it’s a local piece. The Marquis of Granby was a British general who was popular with his troops and it’s the colourful story of him having led a cavalry charge after losing his hat and wig that gave us the saying ‘to go at it balled headed’.
A rare plate marking the building of Cardiff Market in Victorian times is another gem that is to be sold at the event. Opened in May 1891 and built on the site of Cardiff gaol much of the original building still stands today. The plate is a wonderful piece of social history showing a number of horse drawn charabancs carrying the names of many of Cardiff’s outlying villages.
Isaac A. Van Amburgh was a famous American lion trainer in the 1800’s who performed for Queen Victoria. An unusual 19th century jug being sold at the Antiques and Flea Market shows Van Amburgh doing just what it was that earned him the title ‘The Lion King’. He died a wealthy man in 1865 but his name continued to be used in the circus world for more than a century.