Custard Factory Flea Market – Birmingham, England

This summer when I received an email from Katie at the Custard Factory in Birmingham, England telling me about her local flea market, I knew that I needed to share the Custard Factory Flea Market details with all my readers. Sadly for Katie, she emailed me while I was half-way through my 20 day Mediterranean Cruise and all thoughts of the real world sailed from my mind while I coasted from one exotic locale to another. It was only months after returning from vacation that I realized with a start… “OH NO, I Forgot to share with Diva Readers all the divalicious details of this flea market!” Better late than never –

Custard Factory Flea Market Q & A:

Where is the Custard Factory Flea Market?
At The Custard Factory! Okay, seriously it’s at Gibb Square in Birmingham, England.

Maybe I should back up. I don’t know Birmingham very well – what is The Custard Factory?
The Custard Factory is Birmingham’s revolutionary new arts and media quarter. Built 100 years ago it is now home to a hive of young creative companies, galleries, fine artists, independent shops and terrific restaurants. One of Birmingham’s biggest nightclubs and a number of renowned live music venues are located here. All are part of a vigorous working community that knows how to party too! The bohemian Custard Factory Flea Market is dedicated to bringing Birmingham shoppers truly rare, wonderful special items.

When is it held?
Every Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm

What types of items are for sale?
The Custard Factory Flea Market specializes in vintage, art and the previously unobtainable. With a fascinating range of clothes, jewellery, literature, collectables and cuisines, The Custard Factory Flea Market is a new opportunity to shop for those rare and magical items that will never be found on a High Street.

Stalls range from the bizarre to the truly wonderful. Japanese baby clothes, vintage and handmade garments, rare records, original photography and art, crepe suzettes, pottery, kitsch collectables and homemade fudge are a small taste of what’s available.

Would out of town visitors be interested in coming?
Absolutely! Area hotels such as The Best Western even offer special packages for market goers!

Sounds great! Anything else we should know?
Yes – Come! It’s a great day for the whole family! Check out this You Tube Video to get a feel for the market.

6 Responses to “Custard Factory Flea Market – Birmingham, England”

  1. I wish I could. Wish you he best! Philip

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    Diva, did you see these 15 tasty food fairs on Looks like something your readers would enjoy. Jen

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  3. Wood Green Antique & Collectors Fair returns to the popular Wood Green Animal Shelter this weekend and is fully booked with exhibitors.
    The extremely popular event, which attracts a wide range of visitors from across the UK is crammed full of interesting antiquities (and collectables) from across the globe.

    You don't have to be a serious collectors to enjoy this show, you may even discover that the heirloom passed down from your family is worth a small fortune! Maybe you can even discover a unique Christmas present….

    From ornaments to antique jewellery, furniture to plates the Wood Green Antique & collectors Fair is sure to have something for everyone.

    Show Details


    Venue: Wood Green Animal Shelter, Godmanchester, Cambs, PE29 2NH
    Dates: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd November 2008
    Open: 10am – 5pm Saturday; 10am – 4pm Sunday
    Admission: £3.00


    Print this email (sorry no copies) and bring along with you to the Wood Green Antique & Collectors Fair on 22nd or 23rd November 2008 and when you buy ONE ticket you will get ONE absolutely free.
    This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other ticket offers and is only valid when at least one ticket is purchased. Does not apply to tickets purchased online.

    Aztec Garden Shows – Aztec Events – 01702 549623

  4. jfcfoley says:

    Gre3at to hear about the Custard Factory – will definately make a trip there when back home in Wales. Maybe they will have the parfait glass!

    Jane Foley

  5. Jack Westhead says:

    I’m bringing my camera! Cracking vintage photographs :)

  6. I’m bringing my camera, cracking vintage photographs :)

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