DUE TO COVID 19 (UPDATED 25th August 2020)


It is with regret that we have to announce that our events calendar is now unable to resume in August & September as we had so hoped.


We are very sorry & disappointed that our NEWARK Fair was cancelled three days before the actual event itself.


We were congratulated by the local council after having complied with all the necessary prevention measures through our Risk Assessment Application.  We had implemented Track & Trace’,  one way traffic, regular toilet cleaning,  etc, and we informed that we were ‘COVID 19 SECURE’


Unfortunately the councils own experts were overruled by Public Health England owing to an  outbreak of 21 positive tests  (8 in Newark & the remainder in the rest of the county.)

There were no deaths & no hospital admissions...just positive tests!


This resulted in the cancellation at 24 hours notice of the second day of the largest antiques fair in Europe due to take place on the Friday plus the enormous Auto Jumble and our own fair on the Sunday all scheduled to take place on the Showground.


We have been invited to apply for permission to hold our next scheduled fair at the Newark Showground on October 18th which were are in the process of preparing our Risk Assessment Application.


Provided there is no re occurence of the panic over the August Fair we are optimistic of success particularly as Public Health England now longer exists as it was disbanded the week after our fair.


Unfortunately we cannot proceed with our Scotch Corner Fair in September & will have to be postponed as the hotel is restricted to 30 maximum allowed in any room of a building due to Covid 19.


The hotel are waiting for the new guidance from the Government on social distancing due to be released on October 1st & hopefully this will mean a relaxing of the current situation.  We are hoping to once again resume our normal events calendar.  Consequently the next scheduled Scotch Corner Fair may be revived for Sunday 22nd November along with Leeds on Sunday 11th October.


Finally as with all events we would strongly advised everyone to check our website before travelling or please give us a call on 07989 779996 or 07889 799896. 

PO BOX 277, Harrogate,  HG3 4XZ

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