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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Ormskirk Vintage Fair - Sunday 25th August

Bringing the summer to a fantastic close!

Sunday 25th August.

Previous vintage events have succeeded in creating a market of specialist sellers and helped to jump-start the career of many local creatives.  The August event which takes place over the bank holiday weekend will be Ormskirk's biggest and best event yet. Why don't you come along and see the best of Lancashire at The Grand Finale Vintage Fair - it'll be a hoot!

Combined with Ormskirk Motorfest  it boasts a thriving mix of over 50 stalls - from artisan foods, true vintage, mid-century homewares, papercrafts, handmade trinkets, up-cycled jewellery and much, much more!


Throngs of vintage enthusiasts, young people and families can mingle amid the eclectic stalls whilst enjoying street entertainment and walkabouts from creative community arts company Faceless and vintage icon, Charlie Chaplin!

There will also be live musical performances from talented violinist Namoi Koop and timeless jazz singer Francesca Georgeson

Cotton Town Hot Club are guaranteed to get the crown swinging and singing with a DJ set spinning vinyls from 1920's through to the 1950s!  Vintage fans can get the ultimate experience and indulge in a spot of pampering from BDS Hairdressing by replicating the styles of the starlets with beehives, finger waves and victory rolls!

Sewing Bees can immerse themselves in a full throttle of free workshops by travelling craft company My Craftea Day. Owner, Hannah Wells is encouraging visitors to bring along old faithfuls from their wardrobes to learn how to make stylist customised updates with a few nifty tips and tricks!

For those of you who like a challenge and enjoy competition Ormskirk Chess Club will be providing mind bending puzzles with great prizes for those who succeed. 

Drawing on the success of summer events, exhibitor and owner of Albion Bakehouse, Nina Halliwell, commented:

"We are absolutely thrilled that the pilot events have attracted the attention of thousands, celebratingOrmskirk unique identity and injecting a new, vibrant leisure culture in the town."

There's a whole treasure trove of affordable one-off waiting to be discovered this Bank Holiday in Ormskirk

With plans to make this pop-up project permanent, why not continue to support the talented new creative businesses and round off your summer with a memorable visit to one of Lancashire's loveliest little towns!  Plus if you keep your eyes peeled, you'll see Ralph wandering round the stalls looking for a vintage collar!