East Anglian residents are being called on to vote for The Secret Vintage Fair, who are up for Best Vintage Fair in this year’s National Vintage Awards. The fairs have been successfully operating in Essex and Suffolk for over the past year, and are soon to expand into bordering Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire too.
The event location is always kept strictly under wraps, until a few days before the event, being released first to those on the Secret Vintage mailing list. Founder of the Secret Vintage Fair Lucy Craymer, who began the event in Colchester said: “Our secret events are by no means your average pop up vintage fair; shrouding the event in mystery seems to work incredibly well as everyone is always dying to know where it’s going to be, it keeps people guessing and talking about the event! We also go to town with creating the right atmosphere at our events, and we certainly only choose the finest vintage purveyors to trade with us, so as a customer you can be sure of finding only quality vintage, pre-loved, handmade and up-cycled goods at our fairs. Stay tuned for more details coming soon as to our next fair in this area!”
Taking place in Central Birmingham on Thursday 19th June, the national awards ceremony has been created to celebrate the independent businesses who keep the vintage scene alive.
“We’re delighted to be up for this award" says co-owner of The Secret Vintage Fair, Janine Rudkins. "We’ve worked so hard to build up our business and to have national recognition would be amazing. I’d love for everyone who's ever been to one of our fairs, and those who haven't yet gotten around to it, to vote and show their support for the vintage scene! Remember how we took over Colchester Castle last March? Over 2200 people queued for over an hour, in the snow, to come in and experience our event; that was a pretty special occasion! We’ve also to date helped raise over £3800 for local charities, that’s a really great feeling.”
You can keep you to date with The Secret Vintage Fair’s latest events over on our events page, or on our Facebook page.
Voting takes place online at www.thenationalvintageawards.co.uk throughout May and to vote for The Secret Vintage Fair you should go to the Best Vintage Fair category page. We'll update you as soon as voting goes live! Ciao for now!