ILKLEY Playhouse will stage its popular vintage fair again on Saturday, October 27.

The Weston Road venue has been the home of the biannual celebration of all things retro for four years, and this autumn’s event promises to be bigger than ever before.

Fair organiser Jill Coulson, of Burley-in-Wharfedale vintage firm Alfie Robot Retro, said: “There are 20 top quality vintage stallholders coming along for the day, and we have a really exciting mix of items for sale, dating from between the 1920s and 80s.

“There’s clothing for both men and women, furniture, homeware, shoes, pictures, vinyl, books and more. It’s a real spectrum, ranging from the design classics to the brilliantly kitsch. There really is something for everyone.”

With Christmas on the horizon, the vintage fair at the Playhouse could prove a must-visit destination for those looking for a guilt-free Yuletide. “The minimal waste movement is gaining momentum all the time, and vintage feeds into that really well,” said Jill. “Rather than fuelling the demand for more disposable modern plastic, buying vintage gives classic items a new lease of life.

“The clothes, kitchenware, crockery and furniture of the past were built to last, and that’s why these sorts of events are so popular nowadays. You can find gifts that are great quality, and that are different, with their own unique story.”

The fair will see the return of some favourite stallholders from previous events, as well as new additions to the line-up. Shoeporium specialise in vintage accessories, and business owner Andrea Dudding expressed her excitement at signing up to appear at the fair for the first time. “I’m super excited to share my love of vintage shoes and bags with Ilkley” she said.

Statement Furniture, one of the star attractions at April’s fair, is returning for the autumn edition. Lisa Doel from the company, which also sells at Otley’s Pool Bank Interiors, said: “I’m bringing with me my personal passion for vintage interiors, a selection of smaller pieces of mid-century and accessories for your home.”

In addition to the vintage items on sale, there will be a well-stocked tea room serving hot and cold drinks, as well as cakes and biscuits, throughout the day.

Doors open at 10am on October 27th and the fair runs until 4pm. Entry is £1 per person, with under-16s free. For more details, see