The first ever Yorkshire Flea, a flea market selling a wide range of vintage, antiques, decorative items, upcycled, and recycled items, will take place at Skipton Auction Mart on Sunday 2nd April, 9am-4pm.
Helen Bowman and Ben Wray, who also organise the Yorkshire Antiques & Art Fairs at Harrogate, had been looking for a one-day, affordable venue to stage their new, friendly flea market to complement their existing events, and Skipton Auction Mart was perfect.
“Flea markets are enjoying a renaissance and we think the time is right to re-introduce the good folk of Yorkshire and Lancashire to a different shopping experience”, said Ben.
The Auction Mart already hosts successful events like Art in the Pen, Crafts in the Pen and Yarndale. Exhibitors dress the pens to suit their style, often carpeting the floor to make a cosy booth and The Yorkshire Flea is encouraging its stallholders to do something similar.
“The capacity of the Skipton Auction Mart is 300 double pens. For the first event we expect at least 100 occupied pens”, said Helen. “We have been really heartened by the friendliness and kindness of Skipton people and businesses. Everyone is very enthusiastic about the Yorkshire Flea and wants to make it a success. Admission is £3. There is ample free parking and a café”.