Arthur Swallow Fairs

Arthur Swallow Fairs organise various shows in the East Midlands which are attended by retail buyers, dealers, designers and prop buyers. The organisers' flagship event is The Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show.


Fairs and markets: Busy summer on the way

21 June 2021

Although some restrictions are still in place for now, many fairs and markets organisers are gearing up for a busy summer to serve pent-up demand.

Arthur Swallow Fairs return for second Beale Park fair down by the river

31 May 2021

As live fairs and markets return in strength, Richard Burgoin, director of Arthur Swallow Fairs, is in the midst of his summer season of events.

Swallow starts at Ripley Castle

26 April 2021

Swallow Fairs’ first three-day Decorative Home and Salvage Shows this year is the biannual event running at the 14th century Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, from noon on Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 9.

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On your marks, get set to go for fairs reopening

08 March 2021

Roadmap means reopening time is getting closer at last but some hurdles remain.

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Business brisk as Swallow flies back

06 July 2020

The appetite people have for the return of fairs and markets is summed up by Alice Roberton from Arthur Swallow Fairs talking about the specially adapted, fully outdoor Covid-19 antiques and salvage market on Saturday, June 27.

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Have a Lincs rummage

06 January 2020

Arthur Swallow’s busy vintage monthly fleamarket runs at the Lincoln Showground.

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Sessions on sense of style

02 September 2019

Pictured is award-winning photographer and interiors stylist Tamsyn Morgans who runs one of the workshops at Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Decorative Home & Salvage Shows.

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The dealers’ view at Arthur Swallow Fairs' Lincoln event

15 April 2019

“I’ve sold Jesus Christ… could I interest you in St Patrick?” So asked Martyn Watson of Penrith, Cumbria, stalling out in the Epic Centre and keen to shift his statue of Ireland’s patron saint.

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Two into one fair will go for Arthur Swallow

15 April 2019

Condensing a two-day event into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format. ATG went along to the first edition to view the results.

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The overseas buyers at Lincoln fair: ‘We can’t get this range and prices in our own market’

15 April 2019

Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Antiques & Home show may not have the moniker ‘international’ attached but the event attracts a strong overseas group of buyers who comb the fair, clutching sheets of shipping firm stickers to identify purchases for collection.

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Local loyalists at Lincoln Antiques and Home Show: ‘Fair seems more condensed and lively’

15 April 2019

Belinda and Tom Kilduff (pictured below) are Lincolnshire locals and Antiques & Home Show loyalists. They noted how “busy, condensed and lively” the one-day format was.

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"I can sell as much in one day as two": Dealers and buyers give their verdict on Arthur Swallow Fairs' new one-day Lincoln format

12 April 2019

Condensing a two-day fair into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format.

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Three salvage solutions: a trio of upcoming fairs

28 January 2019

Buyers are spoilt for choice during May and early June when three decorative and salvage fairs will be running in the UK, all in interesting outdoor settings. Here is a short focus on them.

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Swallow dips in to open another salvage event

07 January 2019

Organiser launches Malvern fair to run alongside existing venues.

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Stand rates reduced as Swallow’s Lincolnshire show becomes four one-day events in 2019

22 October 2018

Arthur Swallow Fairs has announced a significant change in the format of its antiques and home fairs held at the Lincolnshire Showground.

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Two become one: Fair organisers react as Arthur Swallow Fairs shift to single-day events

22 October 2018

Schedule change for Lincolnshire Showground marks a shift in strategy but other organisers are more cautious.

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Story of French stove innovator and his burning ambition

28 May 2018

From dealers Charlie Bates and Matthew Nellist of Jeffrey and Day comes a story about Jean-Baptiste Godin, a 19th century French industrialist and enlightened innovator.

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First Swallow (fair) of spring

30 April 2018

The first of Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Decorative Home and Salvage Shows this year kicks off on Friday, May 11, and runs to Sunday, May 13, at Ripley Castle near Harrogate.

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Swallow Fairs moves indoors for winter months at Donington Park

25 September 2017

Changes at Donington Park encourage moves indoors to Warwickshire during colder months...

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Swallow director Richard Burgoin loves the buzz of salvage

18 April 2017

“Seeing the vans arrive and all the wonderful things being unloaded and then built into something beautiful on their stands is a real buzz: we can’t wait.” These are the words of Richard Burgoin, director of Arthur Swallow Fairs, when talking about his ‘summer of salvage’.

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