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Another Summer Scorcher at Millets Farm Centre

What are the chances of having the same weekend at the same venue with the same scorching weather?  Well, it happened again at our 2 day event at Millets Farm Centre near Abingdon.

Our marquee was as open to the elements as we could make it but the heat was frankly stifling – our stallholders stuck it out manfully and the visitors went outside for a breather in the shade and then went back in again. read more

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Summer Contrasts

Ruby’s had 2 events in 2 weekends and, as it typical with an English summer, you could not get 2 more contrasting days of weather!

Sunday 17th June saw us at Sandhurst Military Academy’s Heritage Open Day for the second year.  Our marquee was in a different position and thanks to the Army, slightly more open to the elements.  Now that would have been perfect last year when it was the hottest day so far but this year saw wind and drizzle.  But in true British style, we carried on. read more

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Back to the 60s at Compton Verney!

It was the summer of love at Compton Verney on Saturday 5th August and Ruby’s Vintage & Retro Fair were there to join in the fun.

Our stylish stallholders filled the Galleries, the Old Servants Hall and the Adam Room with carefully curated vintage rocking that 60s vibe and everyone had a jolly time. read more

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Another Sunny Weekend under Canvas


No, we’re not the Famous Five – just a simple vintage fair in a marquee for the second time in 3 weeks in this glorious spell of summer weather.

We returned to Millets Farm Centre on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of July to take up their offer of a marquee on the Lower Lawn – it had been used the previous weekend by Blackwells Childrens Books for a book fair. read more

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Ruby’s returns to Abingdon at last!

It was a beautiful spring day when Ruby’s rolled into town!  We were back in Abingdon for the first time since the Guildhall closed for refurbishment – a totally different kind of venue but just as welcoming!  The staff and pupils of Our Lady’s Abingdon school were fully involved in the day and we hope they had fun time like we did. read more

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