Antique Fairs North Wales
Most people only associate me with the Betws-y-Coed Antique Fair but the first one that I ever organised was in Llandudno Town Hall approximately 17 years ago. It was when St. David’s Hospice was in its infancy and I organized it for funds for the Hospice. At the time I was a stallholder at the Betws-y-Coed Antique Fair which I had been attending for 10 years. I then took over the reins and have been running it for the past 17 years. Originally I called myself “Bowler Fairs” as I always wore a bowler hat, but changed it to “Simply the Best” Antique Fairs.
Four years ago I decided to return to the Town Hall in Llandudno and now hold seven Antique and Collectors Fairs there a year, as well as my ever popular Betws-y-Coed Fair.
A Wide Range of Antiques and Collectables
In both Fairs I have a core of very supportive Stallholders who sell a wide range of Antiques and Collectables, including china, glass, jewellery (both fine and costume), silver, books, paintings, postcards, vintage fashion, clocks, watches, memorabilia and a great deal more. It would be nice to have a venue exclusively with antiques, sadly this is not possible but we try to make sure that we put on a good show.
Quality Items on Sale
I believe that advertising is extremely important for the success of any business also having stallholders with quality items on sale. The Fairs are advertised in local papers, trade magazines, road signage (if allowed by the Council), leaflets in the Hotels and Tourist Information Centres throughout North Wales and what has in recent years become very important, through the Internet. Also the atmosphere on entering a venue is so important. Some regulars come in just for a chat and a bit of company and we try to make them feel welcome.