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.

🌼CHESHIRE ANTIQUES & SALVAGE MARKET, SAT 9 MARCH🌼

Two weeks today and we’ll be returning to the glorious Cheshire countryside with this popular 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. Save the date!

➡️Location
Cheshire Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ.
 
➡️Entry:
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:
Free parking.
Food & refreshments.
Bring your own bags.
Bring cash & card for payments.
Dogs on leads welcome.

See you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x
 
#asfairs #asfairscheshire #antiquesarecool #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #shoppreloved #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #buyantiques #vintagehomedecor #salvagehunters
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🌼LINCOLN VINTAGE FLEA MARKET - SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY🌼

Don’t forget to visit this vibrant market tomorrow where you’ll find vintage and antique treasures to collect, use and cherish. From glassware and silverware to books and maps, you’re sure to discover a few affordable gems, so don’t miss out.

Do come prepared with cash for your entry and purchases (some dealers take card too).

➡️Location:
The EXO Centre, Lincoln Showground, 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:
Free parking.
Refreshments.
Bring cash and card for purchases.
Please be aware 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

All info at asfairs.com

#asfairs #asfairslincolnflea #antiquesarecool #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #shoppreloved #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #buyantiques #vintagehomedecor #salvagehunters
#antiquefair #statementinteriors #gardenalia #fleamarketfi nds
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🎟️CHESHIRE ANTIQUES & SALVAGE MARKET 2024 BOOKING LINKS🎟️

We are pleased to announce that booking on Eventbrite is now open for all six of these events, making it easy for those planning to sell or buy at this popular Market. Click on the link in our bio and follow the Cheshire Antiques & Salvage Market link, or visit www.asfairs.com
 
➡️Sellers please note: New for 2024 is an overnight holding area for stallholders available to access from 4pm Friday.
 
➡️If you’ve not visited before this is a buzzing Saturday Market which is largely outdoors with one new indoor hall close to the main entrance. It offers a drive-in format for dealers and plenty of free parking for buyers. Whether you’re a public buyer looking for unique items for your home and garden, or a trade buyer looking to restock your business, you’ll be treated to a wide choice of decorative antiques, industrial lighting, original painted furniture, cool art, textiles, Gardenalia and much more…
 
➡️2024 Event Dates:
 
9 March
20 April
18 May
20 July
21 September
12 October
 
See you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x
 
#asfairs #asfairscheshire #antiquesarecool #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #shoppreloved #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #buyantiques #vintagehomedecor #salvagehunters
#antiquebooks #1000libraries
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🌼 COMING UP THIS MONTH 🌼

➡️ LINCOLN VINTAGE FLEA MARKET - SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY

Visit for a jolly rummage for vintage and antique treasures to collect, use and cherish. From glassware and silverware to books and maps, you’re sure to discover a few affordable gems, so don’t miss out.

Do come prepared with cash for your entry and purchases (some dealers take card too).

➡️Location:
The EXO Centre, Lincoln Showground, 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:
Free parking.
Refreshments.
Bring cash and card for purchases.
Please be aware 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

All info at asfairs.com

#asfairs #asfairslincolnflea #antiquesarecool #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #shoppreloved #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #buyantiques #vintagehomedecor #salvagehunters
#antiquefair #statementinteriors #gardenalia #fleamarketfinds
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➡️ LINCOLN ANTIQUES & HOME SHOW – MONDAY 29 JANUARY
 
Don’t forget to visit tomorrow for one-off pieces to add to a collection, furnish and decorate your home and garden, enhance an interiors project, or stock a small business.
 
➡️ Location
Lincolnshire Showground is located two miles North of Lincoln via the A46 Lincoln by-pass, postcode LN2 2NA
 
➡️ Admission
Trade Buyers 7am – 9am £15.00 per person.
Public Buyers 9am – 4pm £5.00 per person.
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Tickets available on the door (cash or card).
(Please note that closing times can vary due to poor weather conditions).
 
➡️ On Site
Free parking.
Dogs on leads welcome.
Catering.
Bring your own bags.
Cash and card payments.
Stallholders can book through the office on 01298 27493.
 
➡️ Lincoln Antiques & Home Show 2024 dates
Monday 29 January
Monday 8 April
Tuesday 4 June
Tuesday 6 August
Monday 7 October
Tuesday 3 December
 
Visit asfairs.com for all event information.
 
We look forward to welcoming all regular and new buyers and sellers from the UK and overseas x

 #asfairs #asfairslincoln #antiquesfair #outdoorevents #antiquedealersofinstagram #sustainablehomedecor #supportindependentvintage #antiquesaregreen
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➡️ COMING UP IN JANUARY ⬅️

First things first, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of our friends, exhibitors, visitors, followers, supporters and fellow industry folk. We wish you good health and great prosperity. We also very much look forward to seeing you, working with you and making memories with you in 2024.

➡️ JANUARY EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

➡️ Sunday 14 January, Vintage Flea Market
The EXO Centre, Lincoln Showground, LN2 2NA.

➡️ Monday 29 January, Lincoln Antiques & Home Show
Lincoln Showground, LN2 2NA.

➡️ Please note: We will reopen on the 3rd January to respond to messages only and will fully open again on the 8th. Our office hours are 10am-3pm Monday to Friday.

➡️ Meanwhile, all 2024 dates and event information can be found at asfairs.com - link in bio.

See you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x

#asfairs #asfairslincolnflea #asfairslincoln #antiquesarecool #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #shoppreloved #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #buyantiques #vintagehomedecor #salvagehunters #antiquefair #statementinteriors #gardenalia #fleamarketfinds
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🌟MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL🌟
 
🌟After a busy year we’re winding things down for a Christmas break and will be closing the office at 3pm today (Thursday 21st).
 
🌟We will reopen on the 3rd January to respond to messages only and will fully open again on the 8th. Our office hours are 10am-3pm Monday to Friday.
 
🌟2024 events kick-off in January with….
 
💫14th The Vintage Flea Market
💫29th Antiques & Home Show
 
🌟To see all our 2024 dates please and download our wall planner visit asfairs.com – link in bio.
 
🌟Heartfelt thanks to you all for your invaluable support throughout 2023. We wish you a very warm and blessed Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
 
See you on the other side.
 
🌟From all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x

📸 @tamsynmorgansphotography

#asfairs #asfairslincoln #asfairsfleamarket #merrychristmas #thankyou
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💫STYLE A CHRISTMAS TABLE💫

A couple of years back stylist and photographer @tamsynmorgansphotography @tamsynmorgans made this lovely video for us showing some gorgeous Christmas table setting ideas using vintage and antique finds.

It’s so good we just had to share it again. After all, the timelines quality of preloved pieces mean they never go out of fashion.

Watch, enjoy, be inspired and make yours a very vintage Christmas too.

From all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x

#asfairs #vintagechristmasdecor #antiquetable #antiquetableware #vintagetableware #vintagetablescape #finediningathome #festivetable #tablesettingideas #tablesettingdecoration #oneeyeonbeauty #candlelitdinner #themagicofchristmas #sustainablechristmas #prelovedchristmas #sustainableinteriors
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🌟LINCOLN ANTIQUES & HOME SHOW – TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER
 
Don’t forget that the new compact layout brings both indoor and outdoor areas closer together and makes navigating the event much easier. The visitor car park is now closer to the action too. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming all our UK and international visitors once again.
 
Visit to discover a wealth of wonderful things, from indoor and outdoor furniture and tableware to art and jewellery, for the home, garden or business, or as Christmas gifts.
 
➡️Location
Lincolnshire Showground is located two miles North of Lincoln via the A46 Lincoln by-pass, postcode LN2 2NA @lincsshowground
 
➡️Admission
Trade Buyers 7am – 9am £15.00 per person.
Public Buyers 9am – 4pm £5.00 per person.
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Tickets available on the door (cash or card).
Please note that closing times can vary due to poor weather conditions.
 
➡️On Site
Free parking.
Dogs on leads welcome.
Catering.
Bring your own bags.
Cash and card payments.
Stallholders can book through the office on 01298 27493.
 
See you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x
 
#asfairs #asfairslincoln #shoppingmall #shopindependent #supportsmallbusiness #antiquedealersofinstagram #interiorinspo #vintagehomedecor #salvagestyle #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #vintagestyle #homerenovation #prelovedhome #christmashopping
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🍁LINCOLN VINTAGE FLEA MARKET - SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER🍁

Don’t miss our last Vintage Flea Market of the year.

It’s the perfect place to bag a bargain, find interesting and unusual items and start your Christmas gift shopping….

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

➡️Admission:
Trade Buyers 7am – 8.30am – trade free with trade business card.
Public Buyers 8:30am – 3pm, £2.50 per person (cash entry only).
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Dogs on leads welcome.

➡️On-site:
Free parking.
Refreshments.
Bring cash and card for purchases.
Please be aware 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

All info at asfairs.com

#asfairs #asfairslincolnflea #antiquesarecool #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #shoppreloved #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #buyantiques #vintagehomedecor #salvagehunters
#antiquefair #statementinteriors #gardenalia #fleamarketfinds
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🍁LINCOLN VINTAGE FLEA MARKET - SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER🍁

Don’t miss our last Vintage Flea Market of the year - save the date now.

It’s the perfect place to bag a bargain, find interesting and unusual items and start your Christmas gift shopping….

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

➡️Admission:
Trade Buyers 7am – 8.30am – trade free with trade business card.
Public Buyers 8:30am – 3pm, £2.50 per person (cash entry only).
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Dogs on leads welcome.

➡️On-site:
Free parking.
Refreshments.
Bring cash and card for purchases.
Please be aware 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

All info at asfairs.com

#asfairs #asfairslincolnflea #antiquesarecool #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #shoppreloved #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #buyantiques #vintagehomedecor #salvagehunters
#antiquefair #statementinteriors #gardenalia #fleamarketfinds #antiqueglass #antiqueglassware
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@johnreadsmithantiques

After the incredibly sad news about the passing of John Read Smith, his funeral will be held at 2.30pm on Wednesday 15 November.

Hereford Crematorium
Westfaling Street
Hereford
HR4 0JE

We have been told that John’s family welcome you to say goodbye to this highly respected and very lovely man.

From all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x

📸 @ludgatehouseantiques

#asfairs #antiques #antiquedealersofinstagram #spanielsofinstagram
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We are deeply saddened to hear about the sudden loss of dearest John Read Smith @johnreadsmithantiques

A true gent, esteemed dealer and friend and support to many. Always brimming with smiles, knowledge and kind words, he will be sorely missed at our events.

What an enormous loss to the trade.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and Jools (his faithful friend).

From all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x

#asfairs #antiques #antiquedealersofinstagram #rip
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🍁TWO MORE 2023 DATES AND NEW DATES FOR 2024🍁
 
Thanks to everyone who attended our Vintage Flea Market at Lincolnshire Showground last Sunday, it was another busy and vibrant event.
 
➡️Just to remind you, we have two more events before our 2024 calendar kicks in.
 
➡️Lincoln Vintage Flea Market – 19 November
 
➡️Lincoln Antiques & Home Show – 5 December
 
➡️Many people are asking about dates for 2024 and we are pleased to say that all dates have now been uploaded to our website. You can even download a 2024 planner so that you never miss a market, fair or show. Links in bio or visit asfairs.com
 
➡️Please note that booking forms for all events will be available soon.
 
We hope to see you soon, from all at Arthur Swallow Fairs x
 
#asfairs #asfairslincolnflea #antiquesarecool #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #shoppreloved #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #buyantiques #vintagehomedecor #salvagehunters #antiquefair #statementinteriors #gardenalia #fleamarketfinds
#antiquebottles #victorianbottles #stoneware #ironstone #advertising
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🍁LINCOLN VINTAGE FLEA MARKET - SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER🍁

We look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget that we only take cash for entry and you’ll need cash and card for paying for items.

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

➡️Admission:
Trade Buyers 7am – 8.30am – trade free with trade business card.
Public Buyers 8:30am – 3pm, £2.50 per person (cash entry only).
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Dogs on leads welcome.

➡️On-site:
Free parking.
Refreshments.
Bring cash and card for purchases.
Please be aware 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

All info at asfairs.com

#asfairs #asfairslincolnflea #antiquesarecool #antiquesaregreen #sustainablehomedecor #shoppreloved #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #buyantiques #vintagehomedecor #salvagehunters
#antiquefair #statementinteriors #gardenalia #fleamarketfinds
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