With a sell-out trader tally of 150, 20 live music acts and a possible visitor count of between 4000 and 5000, Keeley Rosendale of Discover Vintage has high hopes for her Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse.
The event on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 to May 1 marks its 10th anniversary this year, but Rosendale says she feels “out of practice as the last one took place three years ago”.
She adds: “There’s a lot of expenditure at this event as it’s not only vintage shopping – the live music and other features make it a big day out.”
For dealers Marie and Robert Coomber of Blacksheep Antiques the festival is their favourite event of the year. The couple specialise in vintage tailoring and will be bringing hundreds of original 1930s-50s ladies’ suits, dresses, coats and blazers at prices from £75 up to £400 for designer suits or coats.
“They are classic designs that have lasted for 80 years and were made to be worn for many more,” the Coombers say.