Blackdog Events was set up as an off shoot of Blackdog Antiques in 2016 when it began organising a regular monthly Brocante Antique & Vintage Market in the Suffolk Market town of Halesworth.
Blackdog Antiques is based in a beautiful Tudor Grade II* listed building at the top of the Medieval Market Place in Halesworth.
Following on from the success of the Halesworth Brocante, Blackdog Events decided it was time to put the Market back in the Market Place where is is based. The Medieval Market Place got its Charter in 1220 and would have been the main hub of the town and whilst there is still a small market held each Wednesday the Market Place is predominately a car park so the first Market Place 'Market' was organised for December 2016. The Traditional Christmas Food, Drink & Artisan Market filled the Market Place which in December is always very atmospheric with all the Christmas Lights. In 2017 four more markets were organised starting with the Spring Garden Market and finishing again with the Traditional Christmas Market. These markets continue to thrive, see individual pages for dates and more information.
In 2018 Blackdog Events held its first 'Grand Brocante' at Glemham Hall, which is on the A12 near Woodbridge. It proved to be a great success with over 70 antique and vintage dealers stalled out selling an eclectic mix of antiques and vintage. There was also a separate food village with local producers and a fabulous vintage singer Lisa Day performed throughout the day. Along with a display of classic cars and military vehicles, the Grand Brocante welcomed lots of visitors who really made a day of it. For 2019 we are organising two 'Grand Brocantes' at Glemham Hall, the first in May and the second in September see individual page for more details. New for 2019 is the 'Grand Brocante' at Riddlesworth Hall, which is on the main Diss to Thetford road. A beautiful old country hall Riddlesworth is now run as an independent school which boasts Lady Diana Spencer as one of its former pupils. Surround by beautiful parkland Riddlesworth is the perfect location for a Grand Brocante again see individual page for more information.
The final two events of the year are the Bungay and Halesworth Street fairs. These have both been established over 20 years and attract around 80 - 100 dealers at each one. These very popular Street Fairs attract dealers and visitors from across East Anglia and from further afield.