Emma and Oli Jones of JOS Events are well ahead with their two new events this year.
The first antiques and home show is at Worcester Racecourse on Saturday, July 24, and Emma said: “There are no undercover pitches at this location and we’re expecting 80 to 100 traders. Stallholders can arrive on Friday, July 23 between 2-6pm if they wish.
“As it’s B2B’s Malvern Flea & Collectors’ Market on the Sunday, July 25, financially it makes sense for stallholders who travel to come to both”, Jones added.
The second new event is a departure for the Joneses from their usual location type.
This will be held at the 17th century Weston Park at Shifnal in Shropshire, set in 1000 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown.
An antiques and home show will be held here on Saturday, October 9 for which, three months ahead, there is now a waiting list for indoor and courtyard pitches.
The JOS regular monthly Shrewsbury fleamarket runs on Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, at the West Mid Showground.
Ludlow on a high
Meanwhile, also in Shropshire, Two Cs Fairs, aka Stephanie Castell and Ben Cooper, is planning to run the Ludlow Antiques and Country Living Fair at the town’s racecourse towards the end of August.
“If the course continues to be a vaccination centre then it will need to be in a different format to usual”, said Castell. “Dates will be posted for this and our events at other venues as soon as we think it’s feasible to go ahead.”
She added: “We have some exciting plans for next year.”