About us

About Arthur Swallow Fairs

As second-generation fair organisers, with the third generation in the making, and a history going back to 1990s we are a family-run business which takes great pride in creating and running events which offer both the trade and public excellent trading opportunities.

Hosting everything from fast-paced one-day markets and relaxed three-day boutique home shows at several locations around the UK, we are strongly focussed on the antique, salvage and vintage market. With quality, provenance, affordability and sustainability at the core of what our exhibitors offer, thousands upon thousands of wonderful treasures can be found at our events. 

Taking pride in hosting some of the friendliest fairs, markets and shows in the country we welcome everyone, from collectors, dealers and interior designers to home renovators, props stylists and small business owners. We also welcome families and encourage the younger generation to discover the joys of hunting for beautiful old treasures, not to mention the environmental and financial benefits.

Family Business History

Peter Burgoin was a South Yorkshire lad who did his growing up in the steel town of Sheffield. He successfully traded antique jewellery from his shop in Buxton, Sovereign House, for many years until the 1980’s recession hit. Recession gave way to innovation and Peter sold his business and turned his hand to selling on the fairs circuit. In 1995 he launched Arthur Swallow Fairs – the first ever event was held in a disused hangar at an RAF Airfield in Lincolnshire. Around 50 dealers attended and it became a regular fixture.

Joining him on his journey were his then young sons Richard and Marc. From an early age they were involved in their father’s work and enjoyed the school of life aspect of shadowing their father. As they grew older, they would help at fairs with the setting-up, lifting and carrying and soon got a taste for the ‘trade.’ 

Soon after leaving school Marc and Richard worked alongside their father until 2008 when Peter became unwell and retired. The brothers took over the full-time job of running the family business and Richard’s wife Anna joined them. Although still young the third generation are growing up around the events and showing a keen interest in continuing the family legacy.

Meet the team

The team behind Arthur Swallow Fairs are a mix of family and good friends, from the directors down to the car park attendants, and that’s the way we like it. Our ethos has always been to work with people we get on with and care about, not just because it makes our work more enjoyable but because it sets the tone for all our events.

As a small team running a small business, we love what we do and very much hope that this comes across when you visit one of our fairs, markets or shows. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and we love a chat, so please say hello, be it on the phone or in person.

Richard Burgoin

Director of Events

Growing up around antiques and fairs, Richard takes great pride – along with brother Marc and wife Anna – in continuing to build a business which his father Peter Burgoin founded in 1995. As much a buyer as he is an event organiser, Richard loves searching the fairs and markets for pictures, unusual signage and furniture for his home.

Marc Burgoin

Director/Site Manager/Advertising

Running the business alongside brother Richard and sister-in-law Anna, Marc is passionate about running a smooth, clean and tidy event which can be enjoyed by both visitors and exhibitors. Always up for a chat and forever looking for pieces for his garden, Marc describes the events as ‘a shopper’s paradise.’

Anna Burgoin

Director/Office Manager

Having been part of the Arthur Swallow Fairs team for as long as she can remember, Anna can be found offering a warm welcome on the gate at all events. Loving everything about the fairs and markets, from the amazing stock to the wonderful stallholders, Anna has pretty much furnished her entire home with treasures found at the events.

Alice Roberton

Head of content: PR and Social Media

When Alice isn’t flying around the shows taking pictures and chatting to dealers and visitors, or posting on Instagram, she can be found styling beautiful homes and writing antique, salvage and vintage based editorial – including fairs features – for a variety of interiors, antiques and lifestyle magazines. Alice joined the Arthur Swallow Fairs team in 2014.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

18th May – Cheshire Antiques & Savage Market

A largely outdoor event with one new indoor hall close to the main entrance. Whether you’re a public buyer looking for unique items for your home and garden, or a trade buyer needing to restock your business, you’ll be treated to a wide range of affordable items.
 
➡️Location
Cheshire Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ.
 
➡️Admission
Trade Buyer Admission 8:30am - 10am £10 per person.
Public Admission: 10am – 2pm £7 per person (please note that closing times can vary due to poor weather conditions).
Admission and stallholder tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite (link in bio) or on the door by cash or card.
 
➡️On site at both
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  

#asfairs #asfairscheshire #fleamarketstyle #chairs #chairsofinstagram #vintagestyle
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☀️A massive thank you to everyone who made our Ripley Castle Decorative Home & Salvage Show such a success (special thanks to the sun for putting its hat on for us!), including our fantastic exhibitors, loyal visitors and dedicated staff. If it was your first visit, thank you for coming, we hope you felt the magic and that you will be joining us again when we are back @ripley_castle_estate on the 6th-8th September.
 
Don’t forget that we hold this popular event – three-day outdoor boutique shows in stunning countryside locations aimed at those who love to source beautiful pieces for the home and garden – at two other venues in the south…
 
📅 21st – 23rd June, Cirencester Park Decorative Home & Salvage Show
📍 The Bathurst Estate, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JT

📅 5th – 7th July, Loseley Park Decorative Home & Salvage Show
📍Loseley Park Estate, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS
 
🎟️ Admission
Friday: 12 noon - 5:00pm £15 per person.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
☕️ On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.
 
See you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  

#asfairs #asfairsripley #asfairscirencester #asfairsloseley #antiquedealersofinstagram #summerofsalvage #secondhandisbest #prelovedhome #livedinstyle #carouselhorse #fairground
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☀️Ripley Castle Decorative Home & Salvage Show - last chance!
 
So many beautifully curated stands, and still plenty of fantastic stock to peruse. Open until 5pm (last entry 4pm).
 
➡️Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
➡️Admission:
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
➡️On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

See you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  
 
 #asfairs #asfairsripley #summerofsalvage #antiquedealersofinstagram
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☀️Ripley Castle Decorative Home & Salvage Show - Day 3☀️
 
Today is your last chance to peruse an incredible roster of exhibitors selling thousands of wonderful treasures for the home and garden, all in one place.
 
➡️Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
➡️Admission:
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
➡️On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  
 
#asfairs #asfairsripley #greendecor #beautifuloldthings
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☀️End of Day 2 - Ripley Castle Decorative Home & Salvage Show

We hope to see you tomorrow!
 
➡️Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
➡️Admission:
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
➡️On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

#asfairs #asfairsripley #asfairslive #carouselhorse
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☀️Day 2 of the Decorative Home & Salvage Show @ripley_castle_estate

The sun is shining and we couldn’t be happier!
 
➡️Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
➡️Admission:
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
➡️On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  
 
#asfairs #asfairsripley #everybodylovesthesunshine #supportsmallbusiness #prelovedhome
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Ripley Castle Decorative Home & Salvage Show - 10-12 May

Live chat with Saxon @metroretroltd
 
➡️Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
➡️Admission:
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
➡️On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

We look forward to seeing you, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  

#asfairs #asfairsripley #salvagesundays
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Ripley Castle Decorative Home & Salvage Show - 10-12 May
 
Opening today for three days of antique, vintage and salvage shopping in North Yorkshire.
 
➡️Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
➡️Admission:
Friday: 12 noon - 5:00pm £15 per person.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
➡️On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  

#asfairs #asfairsripley #summerofsalvage #antiquedealersofinstagram
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Ripley Castle Decorative Home & Salvage Show
 
Opening tomorrow for three days of antique, vintage and salvage shopping in North Yorkshire - 10-12 May.
 
➡️Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
➡️Admission:
Friday: 12 noon - 5:00pm £15 per person.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
➡️On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  
 
 #asfairs #asfairsripley #summerofsalvage
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👀Exhibitor List – Ripley Castle Decorative Home & Salvage Show👀
 
Excitement in mounting for the launch of our ‘Summer of Salvage’, four three-day events set in beautiful countryside locations in North Yorkshire, Surrey and the Cotswolds. This Friday we will be kicking off with our Show at @ripley_castle_estate (10th – 12th May), just outside Harrogate, and hope you’ll be joining us. The event is fully booked with a fantastic roster of exhibitors, including many familiar sellers and a solid handful of those new to the event. The full list can now be viewed in ‘News’ at asfairs.com  
 
➡️In anticipation, we have two new exhibitors joining us @curio_times_boutique @houseofbrocante for a LIVE chat here on Wednesday 8th at 6pm (if you miss this, you’ll be able to catch up).
 
➡️Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
➡️Admission:
Friday: 12 noon - 5:00pm £15 per person.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
➡️On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x
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RIPLEY CASTLE DECORATIVE HOME & SALVAGE SHOW - 10TH – 12TH MAY

We hope you’re having a good bank holiday weekend and that you’ll be joining us later this week for the launch of our summer season of three-day shows.
 
Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
Admission:
Friday: 12 noon - 5:00pm £15 per person.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.

On site:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  

📸 @tamsynmorgansphotography

#asfairs #asfairsripley #vintagefair #antiquesfair #summerofsalvage #vintagehomeware #interiordecor
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☀️EVENTS FOR MAY☀️
 
May brings with it the launch of our run of summer Decorative Home & Salvage Shows, kicking off with the much-loved Ripley Castle event. Also in the merry month of May, we have the ever-popular Antiques & Salvage Market at Cheshire Showground.
 
☀️10th – 12th May – Ripley Castle Decorative Home & Salvage Show
Showcasing a hand-picked roster of countrywide exhibitors offering original French furniture, British industrial salvage, garden furniture and statuary, period home fixtures and fittings, textiles, and much more, there is something to suit every taste and budget. With free parking, on-site catering, a licensed bar and plenty of space to browse this is shopping made easy.
 
➡️Location:
Ripley is 3½ miles north of Harrogate, off the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon. The postcode is HG3 3AY.
 
➡️Admission:
Friday: 12 noon - 5:00pm £15 per person.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, £10 per person.
Accompanied under 16s admitted free.
Last admission is 4pm each day.
Tickets available to purchase on the door (cash or card).
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.
 
☀️18th May – Cheshire Antiques & Salvage Market
A largely outdoor event with one new indoor hall close to the main entrance. Whether you’re a public buyer looking for unique items for your home and garden, or a trade buyer needing to restock your business, you’ll be treated to a wide range of affordable items.
 
➡️Location:
Cheshire Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ.
 
➡️Admission:
Trade Buyer Admission 8:30am - 10am £10 per person.
Public Admission: 10am – 2pm £7 per person (please note that closing times can vary due to poor weather conditions).
Admission and stallholder tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite (link in bio) or on the door by cash or card.
 
➡️On site at both:
Free parking.
Food and drink vendors.
Bring cash and card (no cash machine on site)
Bring your own shopping bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.

See you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x  

📸 @tamsynmorgansphotography

#asfairs #asfairsripley #asfairscheshire #summerofsalvage #antiquesfair #salvagestyle
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☀️THANKS AND EVENT DATES

Many thanks to everyone who supported last weekend’s events at Cheshire and Lincolnshire Showgrounds.

Here are the next dates for these popular events:

➡️Antiques & Salvage Market

•18 May
•20 July
•21 September
•12 October

Location
Cheshire Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ.

➡️Vintage Flea Market

•9 June
•21 July
•8 September
•20 October
•17 November
•29 December

Location:
The EXO Centre, Lincoln Showground, LN2 2NA.

Don’t forget that we also run two other events, the Decorative Home & Salvage Show and the Antiques & Home Show.

All details at asfairs.com

We look forward to seeing you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x

#asfairs #asfairscheshire #asfairslincolnflea #vintagebottles #antiquebottles #stonewarepottery #victorianantiques #antiquefair #fleamarketstyle
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👀WE HAVE TWO EVENTS THIS WEEKEND👀

☀️Saturday 20 April – Antiques & Salvage Market☀️
 
➡️Location
Cheshire Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford WA16 0HJ.

➡️Admission:
Trade Buyer Admission 8:30am - 10am £10 per person.
Public Admission: 10am – 2pm £7 per person (please note that closing times can vary due to poor weather conditions).
Admission and stallholder tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite (link in bio) or on the door by cash or card.
 
☀️Sunday 21 April – Vintage Flea Market☀️
 
➡️Location
The EXO Centre, Lincoln Showground, Grange de Lings, Lincoln LN2 2NA.

➡️Admission:
Trade Buyers 7am – 8.30am – trade free with trade business card.
Public Buyers 8:30am – 3pm, £3 per person (cash entry only).
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Dogs on leads welcome.

➡️On-site at both:
Free parking.
Refreshments.
Bring cash and card for purchases (there are no cash facilities on site).
Bring your own bags.
Dogs on leads welcome.
 
We look forward to seeing you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x            

#asfairs #asfairscheshire #asfairslincolnflea #fleamarketstyle #treasurehunters #antiquesaregreen #interiordecor #vintagestyle
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