Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot is still on and the next one is Sunday, November 6th 2016. Great crowd last week and lots of sellers. Hoping for good weather again this Sunday and the fields are still solid and no matter the weather the Buyers are there. You have to be pretty quick with the Covered stalls as these offer protection and mean you don't have to bring a table. The buyers know we'll have a Car Boot even in poor weather. Text your number plate to reserve one (07817539168). These are held till 8.15am only. We are on the big field so there's loads of room and you can just turn up and sell from £5 (no need to book). When you enter Stonham take the left into the field and wait to be positioned. Events often run at the same time as the Car Boot so make sure you check the Events page. With regard to finishing this year we are judging it weekly with weather and field condition but, November 20th could be the last one. There is also a Craft Fair at Stonham on the 27th so, we 'll see how the weather goes but, we will definitely stop in November. The Craft Fair brings an excellent crowd.
Stonham is the one to go to if you want a great relaxing day without being hassled and able to set up in peace. Each week the buyers will increase dramatically and we are lucky to have ones that actually buy. Stonham is known for its one off sellers and Antiques (as well as all the normal Car Boot items) and after 4 years we are getting a good regular crowd of sellers and buyers. Everyone loves Stonham as its unbeatable when the weather is good. It has a great atmosphere, a knowledgeable friendly crowd made up of all ages. Families, young and old, It's dog friendly and caters for the disabled. You can still sell from Five Pounds right up to Ten Pounds for Covered stalls. These are really a hit with the sellers as you can book by texting 07817539168, pull up behind, set up and sell and pack up and leave at the end of the day. Alternatively, we are still the cheapest in Suffolk so you can just turn up from 8am and sell.
Once we are on the field we allow sellers as much space as they require and you can even bring a gazebo and set up. We allow anyone to sell most things the only restriction we have is with plants whereby we allow small vans/cars selling plants grown from home but, they will need to be part of a variety of things sold. Anyone selling old gardening tools etc. is fine. Call me if unsure. It is just common sense you just need to bring a variety rather than a van full of just flowers.
Something I think is really important and is part of the whole idea of the Traditional Car Boot, is the fact that you can sell without the fear of things being stolen or being pestered whilst setting up. I hear that this is a problem at so many Car Boots but, we are a big family Car Boot.
We are on the Coastal Route & in Summer have the Campsite and Holiday Homes full up and filled with Car Boot lovers. We have a guaranteed extra crowd already there. Plus with all the attractions, Shops, Golf/Fishing, Owl Sanctuary, Serpent House/Pet Shop, Toy Shop, Ladies fashion and so many other things to see and do we are such a great venue for a Car Boot. On top of that we have the big events running in tandem with the Car Boot.
Sellers tend to arrive from 8am onwards (we do allow earlier but, wakes up after 9am with the shops and attractions also opening at 10am).
We are outdoors only but offer covered stalls. We try to open every week irrespective of the weather as we still get buyers and sellers.
We have been asked to start a Tuesday morning Car Boot and I am interested to know what everyone thinks. Stonham are getting daily coach trips stopping there and also there isn't one locally on a Tuesday, so far, so your thoughts appreciated. If I get enough interest I will start one. Thoughts from sellers and buyers welcome. Text or email me.
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Great event which has a reputation second to none for friendliness. Genuine Traditional Car Boot. Visit the weblink for updates and also link to Stonham Barns for events at the same venue at the same time as the Car Boot. These start in March/April and are another reason to pay a visit to Stonham Barns.