A Flavour of The Flea
We here at VE are very fortunate to be based in the beautiful county of Dorset and near to a great many fantastic events, but our favourite by a long way, is the marvellous Shepton Flea held at the nearby Royal Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet, held around 6 times a year.
As well as us being regular sellers there, we attend every single one, looking, and usually finding, some fabulous items, and of course you can pick up a copy of VE whilst you're there too!
The Flea opens at 9.30am, but the queue to get in normally starts a good hour before, so get there early if you want to grab the best bargains!
The number of outside sellers varies depending on the weather, and on a good day there are hundreds, and that's not including the inside stands in the Showering Pavilion. The biggest one is generally the August Bank Holiday Sunday, which can span several fields! You really can spend an entire day there. (There's a cafe and restaurant inside, as well as a food area outside so you can refresh yourself!)
If you see something you're tempted by - our advice is - don't hesitate - as someone else behind you will snap it up if you don't! We've all learnt this to our cost in the past! They also have handy cash dispensing facilities (for a small fee).
To give you a ‘flavour of the flea’, here are the latest items that we’ve picked up here at VEHQ…
If you're interested in selling outside pitches are available on the day at just £35 for a car and £45 for a van/car with trailer or horse box - simply turn up from 7.30am and pay on the gate.
Inside pitches are £58 and must be booked and paid for in advance.
Entry for buyers is from 9.30am, priced at £4.50.
Find out more at the website www.sheptonflea.com
See you there!