Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns to Folkestone


The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will be returning to the vibrant streets of Folkestone on 2 September 2017. Taking place on the opening weekend of the Folkestone triennial, the one-day festival promises to be one of the liveliest events in the summer arts calendar.

Kristjana Williams poses infront of a limited edition Astra Sports Tourer

The Folkestone festival follows the successful event in London in July. It will host another eclectic line-up of artists who will be selling exclusive pieces from the boots of both new and vintage Vauxhall cars.


Harbour Arm, the unique venue on the pier, has become a pivotal point in Folkestone’s regeneration as a destination town, and will provide a beautiful backdrop as the home of this year’s fair.

Sir Peter Blake at the Art Car Boot Fair

Experience ‘The Original’

Our 2017 theme is ‘The Original’, so expect rare opportunities to snap up lots of genuine and exclusive bargains. The stellar line-up of artists will include Sir Peter Blake, Kristjana Willliams, Vic Reeves, Gavin Turk and Geraldine Swayne, plus a host of locally based artists including Kate Knight, Matt Rowe, Kelvin Pawsey and The Chip Shop Group collective, who will all pitch up in person.

Vic Reeves stands at a stall at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair

As well as lots of original art to buy at knockdown just-for-the-day prices, the fair will also feature:


  • International DJs and a performance from Clifford Slapper
  • Promenade performances
  • Renaissance selfies family portraits
  • Drawing on cars with artists, for kids
  • Launch of the Nats Chaff Micro-Pub
  • Gourmet nosh from Beamish McGlue.


Don’t worry if you missed London – travel to Folkestone, Kent on Saturday 2 September.

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