SATURDAY 30TH APRIL 10.00 – 4.00
A VINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLES FAIR WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
From April to October in France, no weekend would be complete without the possibility of buying or selling at the local ‘Brocante’. At first sight, a Brocante would seem to English eyes to be simply a French Car Boot Sale, but once among the stalls, it is soon clear that they are very, very different.
Whereas most stalls on a Car Boot Sale offer children’s toys, clothes, books and unwanted household goods, with a smattering of professionals selling plants, tools, food etc, a Brocante is characterised by the sheer mix of things – mainly old, often antique, sometimes hilarious, sometimes intriguing – but always interesting. At any Brocante worth its name, professionals, semi-professionals and individuals (Brocanteurs) offer the chance to buy vintage clothing, jewellery, china, tools, collectables, linens, plants, bottles, post cards, militaria, ornaments, kitchenalia, bric a brac, furniture, agricultural bygones – you name it and sooner or later you’ll see it at the Brocante!
The Brocante is a magnet for collectors and bargain hunters, and it’s no surprise that these quirky markets are beginning to appear here in the UK.
In France they are a traditional community event, often taking over an entire village, with every street lined with stalls and the local bars, restaurants and the communal barbecue doing a roaring trade, so where better to hold a Brocante in Diss than on the Fair Green, home to outdoor communal fairs and markets for hundreds of years?
If you are browser (and hopefully a buyer), come along between 10.00 and 4.00 to support FGNA’s first ever Brocante and maybe bag a bargain!
If you are a prospective seller (Brocanteur) and you’d like to reserve a space (£12 and £15 depending on size) please contact Mark (FGNA Treasurer) email@example.com for the arrangements.
Could this be the first of many? It’s up to you!