It was the hottest day of the year (so far) on Saturday 16th July but the Victoria Hall in Hartley Wintney was nice and cool inside. We filled it with a nice variety of true vintage, great retro and artisan craft plus a rail of Sustainable Fashion (which we hope to build up in future) and lots of people took advantage of our one off free entry to support our stallholders. We even had Brenda demonstrating how she upcycles furniture into something beautiful and unique
It seems that you have long periods of relative inactivity and then all the vintage fairs arrive at once! That’s what has happened over the past fortnight here at Ruby Central.
This weekend sees your organisers with two events over two days – or Extreme Vintage as one of our dear stallholders once called it!
There is usually a conversation or two amongst us experienced event organisers and stallholders about how good or bad a venue is for an event and the possibilities of finding The Perfect Venue….
Our first event of the year is Saturday 19th March in a delightful Arts & Crafts Hall in the small Hampshire town of Hartley Wintney. Handily situated right off the main A30, there is easy access and free parking for everyone. Look for our banner and signs!
Yes, this year will be our 10th Glorious Year of running vintage events – hard to believe it was April 2012 when our first Ruby’s Vintage & Retro Fair was in a small downstairs room at Newbury Rugby Club.
Ruby’s returned to this wonderful Living History museum in Basingstoke on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November – we were able to spread out our stalls on the cobbled streets and soaked up the atmosphere of the old buildings.
Our apologies for not updating this website just recently! No excuses other than other forms of social media were taking precedence.
The weather forecast was not looking promising for our outdoor event on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July at the wonderful Millets Farm Centre near Abingdon. But we took the chance and are so glad we did!
As there is a considerable amount of light at the end of the tunnel, we have taken the risk of planning an outdoor event on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July at the rather wonderful Millets Farm Centre, Frilford, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire.