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The best car boot fairs across Kent

Looking to pick up a bargain? Check out these boot fairs across the county

Addington: London Road

Just off the A20, close to West Malling Golf Club, this always busy boot fair has been pulling in bargain hunters on Saturday mornings for years. Now in its 20th year, fairs take place every Saturday until late summer.

Entry for buyers is 50p with children free. Sellers' pitches cost £10 for cars, £12 car and trailer and £14 large vans.

Bag a bargain at a boot fair
Bag a bargain at a boot fair

The fair is at Meadow Crest Farm, London Road, West Malling, ME19 5AR, where there is ample room and plenty of parking. Sellers from 6am and there's no need to book. Buyers from 7am. Further information on 07795 967609. Or visit jpmfairs.com

Ashford: Hobbs Parker, Orbital Park

This huge market-come-boot fair has around 2,000 visitors each weekend. Open every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year it is held on Orbital Park, Ashford. Stalls can be found inside and out, with toilets and food available. Entrance is free on a Saturday, and costs £1 for cars and 50p for pedestrians on a Sunday. Sellers' pitches cost £10 for cars and £14 for vans. The site is open from 6am until around 2pm both days. For more information contact market manager Ray Scott on 07814620122 or go here.

Canterbury: Wincheap Park and Ride

Just off the A2, this busy weekly fair is held at Wincheap Park and Ride, Ten Perch Road, Canterbury, CT1 3TQ on Sundays year-round with the exception of November and December. Sellers looking to turn old or unwanted possessions into cash can hire a bay from the council for £11. Buyers are guaranteed to find a wide range of vintage wares and are admitted from 7.30am. Early arrival is advised. Facilities include toilets and plenty of vans selling refreshments, with parking at the Morrison's next door.

Ashford Boot Fair Picture: Paul Amos
Ashford Boot Fair Picture: Paul Amos

Dover: Tilmanstone Boot Fair

Just off the A256 roundabout for Tilmanstone, Eythorne and Shepherdswell, this sales event attracts people from far and wide.

(CT15 5BQ). Pitches are £10. Entry is by vehicle only and an entry fee is charged. Call 07976390049.

Folkestone: St Mary's College Playing Field, Shorncliffe Road

Up to 100 stalls can be found at the Folkestone boot fair, held at St Mary's College Playing Field, in Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, CT20 2PG. Refreshments and toilets are on site, and dogs are welcome. Visitors are asked for a donation on the gate to be split between charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Cardiac Risk for the Young (CRY), Stalls cost £10 for cars and £12 for vans and trailers, with no booking required. Gates open at 7am for sellers and 7.30am for buyers. The first boot fair will be held on Saturday, April 13 and then fortnightly for four weeks. From June until September they are held on selected Saturdays. For more information call manager Joy Austin on 07746626687.

Gravesend: Farmboy’s County Boot Sale

Run by South East London and Kent Promotions on Sundays, you can find the fair at Foxhounds Lane, Southfleet B262, just past Millbrook Garden Centre, between Southfleet & Gravesend. Field sits alongside A2 Gravesend & Northfleet exit. It is described as a very busy sale with thousands of bargains to be had. Car entry is £11 for sellers and £2 for buyers. For more information, call 07929847405 or visit boot-sales.com for a full list of South East London and Kent Promotions.

Maidstone: Lockmeadow, Barker Road

The Saturday market at the Lockmeadow complex runs from 7.30am to 1pm, with a variety of stalls, many under cover. There is also a general market on Tuesdays. For more details, click here or call 01622 602258.

Leybourne Boot Fair

The fair held on the A228, Leybourne, ME19 5HW, will be held on Sunday, June 9 and fortnightly thereafter, from 6am. It costs 50p admission and is free for children and OAPs. Stallholders pay £10 for cars and small vans or £12 for large vans. For more details call 07818 632519.

Medway: Hempstead Lazybone Boot Fair

This popular boot fair is currently on a break and will be back on Sunday, June 2. It is held at Broomfield Farm, Hempstead Road, Gillingham off of the M2. Keep up to date on when it will begin again go here.

The Lazybones boot fair is held at Broomfield Farm in Gillingham. Pictured Banilio Rodriguez at a previous fair Picture: Phil Lee
The Lazybones boot fair is held at Broomfield Farm in Gillingham. Pictured Banilio Rodriguez at a previous fair Picture: Phil Lee

Medway: Greenfields Boot Fair

Greenfields Boot Fair used to held every Sunday but its next day is on Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday, May 26 and Bank Holiday Monday, May 27. The boot fair is just off of Upnor Road, off of the A289. Gates open at 5am and entry is £10 per car. On site refreshment including ice cream vans and burger vans. For more information, visit greenfields-bootfair.co.uk.

Medway: Westmoor Farm Boot Fair

This boot fair in begins again on Sunday, April 28 at Westmoor Nursery, Moor Street, Rainham, Medway. Entry to buyers is free and for sellers is from £10. There is usually a baker and a greengrocer on site. For more information, visit facebook.com/westmoorfarmbootfair/ or call 01634 378886.

Paddock Wood: Hop Farm

The weekend boot fair will be on weekends throughout the year until the end of October, including bank holidays. Most will take place among the oast houses in the Maidstone Road farm grounds in Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6PY with a few at Badsell Road. Contact the organiser to find out dates. Traders can expect a standard price of £10 to pitch either a car or van, and must sell from 1pm until at least 3pm. Display tables can be borrowed for an additional £10. Early entry from 9.30am to 11.30am is £15. and the public come along for £1 before 2pm and 50p after. Toilets and refreshments are available and no booking is needed.

For more details call Mrs Pennell on 0780735804 or click here.

Sheppey: Leysdown

Based in the heart of one of the county's busiest resorts on the Isle of Sheppey, Leysdown Boot Fair has been going for 27 years. It is held off Leysdown Road, Leysdown, every Sunday from March to the end of October. Fairs are also held on Bank Holiday Mondays and on Wednesdays during the school summer holidays. There are toilets and lots of parking, which is free. Registered charities can apply for free pitches. A raffle is held every week for good causes helping the homeless. Entry for buyers is free. Sellers pitches are £15 for large vans, £12 for small vans and £10 for cars. Gates open at 7am. For more details, call 07907 177588 or 07787 822727. Or search for Leysdown Boot Fair on Facebook.

Check out the boot fairs across the county
Check out the boot fairs across the county

Sheppey: Wallend

Wallend Farm, Lower Road, Minster (ME12 3RR) hosts Wallend Boot Fair on Saturdays. It has been going for more than 12 years. There's also one held on Fridays at Cowstead Farm, on the opposite side of the Lower Road. There are toilets and plenty of refreshments. There is no need to book, just turn up. Gates open at 8am for sellers and 9am for buyers. For more details, call 01795 842220 or visit wallendbootfair.com

Staplehurst: Station Approach

Staplehurst Car Boot Sale welcomes bargain hunters all year round, unless bad weather dictates otherwise, so best to call ahead if it is stormy out. Early risers can begin setting up stalls from 6am, with buyers welcome an hour later. Located in the train station car park in Station Approach, TN12 0QR, cars are £12 and vans £15. The fair runs until 2pm, with plenty of refreshments and toilets on site. For more details call 01474 709938.

Swanley: SMB Events Gigantic Super Boot Fairs

These boot fairs are held at Pedham Place Golf Club, London Road, Swanley off of the A20 next to junction 3 of the M25. Held most Sundays from 6am. Buyer’s entry is £2 and seller’s entry is from £13. For enquiries, call 01795426400. More information at smbbootsales.co.uk/

Tonbridge: Mabledon Farm, London Road

The fair is held on selected Sundays through the year at Mabledon Farm, London Road, Tonbridge, TN4 0UQ. The next is scheduled for Sunday, May 5. Cars are £10, vans and trailers £12. Entry for the public is 80p. There are toilets and refreshments. For details go to mabledonfarm.co.uk or call 07769 667499.

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