About Exeter Record Fair

The South-West's first ever record fair — Exeter Record & CD Fair — remains the region's biggest and is a must for all collectors, music lovers and bargain hunters. It was established at Sidwell Street Methodist Church Hall in 1980 by Colin Woodcock of Friction Records. The fair is now organised by John Griffiths of Handsome Dicks Records. That first fair had just 10 stalls, after a year (or two?) it moved to a night club called Winstons (quite near the current venue) and after several years more moved to its current location, the wonderful Corn Exchange on Market Street, and which now houses about 30 dealers, which in turn holds about 50 tables of vinyl and CD's. Its hard earned reputation means it regularly attracts dealers from as far a field as Newcastle and Blackpool, as well as customers from Japan, Canada and Europe.

Why not come along to see for yourself why Exeter Record & CD Fair continues to be an outstanding success?

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The Venue

Exeter Corn Exchange,
Exeter, Devon. EX1 1BU
Enquiries: 01392 665866
Box Office: 01392 665866


From all directions follow signs to city centre. The main entrance to the Corn Exchange is in Market Street. Situated above a day time car park. Within a few minutes walk of city centre car parks.

Frequently Asked Questions: Buyers

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET IN? £1 from 9.30am to 3.30pm. [Trade entry from 8.00am at £3]

CAN I LEAVE AND RE-ENTER THE FAIR? Yes, with your ticket.

HOW DO I SET UP A STALL? Talk to me, John Griffiths, by telephone at 07548 278 276 or email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or catch me at the next fair

CAN I PARK NEARBY? Yes, there is a car park below the venue and several cheaper ones nearby.

IS THERE ACCESS FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS? Yes, there is a public lift at the front of the building.

CAN I SELL MY RECORDS THERE? Yes, see the dealers' FAQs below.

WILL DEALERS BUY OR VALUE MY RECORDS? Yes, again ask at the front desk and ask to see myself John Griffiths

WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC IS SOLD THERE? LP, 10", 7" records, CDs, books and memorabilia, etc. from the 50s through to the current day. Genres include rock, soul, dance, jazz, rock 'n' roll, punk, blues, etc. This is the biggest fair in the Southwest, so nowhere will you find a bigger selection. We occasionally have special events within the fair such as the highly successful "Beatles Day".

IS FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE? Yes, at the bar between 10am and 4pm.

Frequently Asked Questions: Dealers


HOW MUCH IS A STALL? Stalls are £35.00, £60.00 for a double. Reductions in cost may be given for more than a double stall.

HOW BIG IS A STALL? You are guaranteed a six-foot length, but I try to give you about EIGHT feet.

IS PARKING AVAILABLE? There is a car park below the venue, but cheaper car parks can be found nearby.

CAN I HAVE A WALL STALL TO DISPLAY STUFF? The venue does not like tape used on the walls. You are better off bringing a stand-alone display and having a stall in the centre of the fair.

IS UNLOADING EASY? There is a lift for commercial use available to dealers — access from the short-stay car park at the rear of the venue. Some dealers, however, prefer to carry their boxes up the stairs from the front of the venue.

HOW DO I BOOK? Email or telephone me for availability, and then send a cheque to: John Griffiths, c/o Exeter Record Fair, 3 The Square, Whimple, Exeter, EX5 2SN, UK . My telephone number is 07548 278276. My Email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WHAT TIME CAN I GET IN? Dealers' entry is between 8am and 9.30am. Public come in at 9.30am.


IS FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE? Yes, between 10am and 4pm, there is a bar available with snacks and sandwiches.


Other Sites We Like


For rare and interesting records and rock memorabilia, from the blues of the 50's and 60's beat to the 70's prog and punk to the 90's Indie and more.

'On A Whim Promotions' local music events, covering folk, blues and rock, within the East Devon area.

The site for the most-up-to-date information on all Beatles events in Europe

The Future Sound of Exeter is a non-profit collective which promotes innovative local music, in particular the exotic and the electronic.

Mansons Guitar Shop
For the widest section of Guitars, Amps, and accessories in Exeter
Fender * Marshall * Orange * Yamaha * Martin * Rotosound * Taylor and many more
www.mansons.co.uk or call 01392 496379

Gulliford Hi-Fi & Home Entertainment
For the best quality Hi-Fi in Exeter
www.gullifordhifi.co.uk or call 01392 491194

Richer Sounds Hi-Fi & Home Entertainment
For the biggest brands, best prices, and expert advice in Exeter
http://www.richersounds.com/stores/exeter or call 0333 900 0061 [03 numbers are not premium rate]

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