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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.
2015 will be Towy’s twenty-
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.
Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market
continues to be a Collectors’ Paradise.
The next Carmarthen Flea Markets take place on Sunday September 27th 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-
CARMARTHEN ANTIQUES & FLEA MARKET GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
The Carmarthen Antiques & Flea Market which next takes place on Sunday September 27th and Sunday November 8th is South Wales’ biggest antiques event and both a seller and buyer’s paradise.
Six months after changing the format of their Carmarthen fairs to combine traditional antiques with their popular flea markets, organisers Robert and Carol Pugh have been delighted by the response from both traders and visitors alike.
Robert Pugh said: “With stands inside and out, antique enthusiasts continue to be impressed with the range of quality exhibitors at each event, while our regular Flea Market visitors have experienced the same collector’s paradise they always enjoyed.”
Carol Pugh added: “From an exhibitors perspective both established antique dealers and vintage and retro sellers have benefited from a wider range of buyers. The new one day fairs really have been very well received with up to two hundred stands at each of the Fairs at Carmarthen Showground.”
One of the more interesting pieces to be sold at the autumn fairs will be the most beautiful chenille embroidered panel. The large Victorian piece (28” x 23”) which depicts a Welsh lady in traditional costume is in exceptionally good condition.
Also amongst the treasures will be a Swansea Pottery Plate along with the original botanical print from which it was designed. Made at the Cambrian Pottery plates such as this are of great interest in themselves being more than 200 years old, it is however rare for items such as these to be sold alongside the botanical prints which appear on the plates. The print was originally published in a botanical magazine in the late 18th century. The design was then copied onto the fine creamware plate by Thomas Pardoe in Swansea around the year 1800.
Two Llanelly Pottery Vases are also expected to attract many admirers. Decorated by one of the pottery’s best known names, Samuel Shufflebotham, they are typical of the sophisticated designs of roses and fruit for which he is famous.
Meanwhile a later 18th century caricature of two Welsh peasants by Isaac Cruickshank is one of the many fun items that will be sold. Cruickshank was a Scottish painter and caricaturist born in Edinburgh but who had most of his career in London. Well known for his social and political satire this is a lovely example of his work.
As well as ceramics and antique furniture expect to find vintage jewellery and clothing, gardening and agricultural tools, toys and military memorabilia as well as modern art. You’ll also find thousands of interesting and unusual decorative items on hundreds of stands indoors and out.
Admission is £4 for adults with accompanied children admitted free of charge. Carmarthen Showground is on the A40, minutes from the town. SA33 5DR
For more information, including details on exhibiting at the Carmarthen Antiques
& Flea Market visit or call 01267 236 569. All indoor pitches
must be pre-
Sunday 27 September
Sunday 8 November
28 December (Bank Holiday Monday)