Thursday, August 23

The Adelaide Vintage Expo 2012

Hi everyone,

This past weekend I attended the annual 'Adelaide Vintage Expo' that was held in the Ridley Pavilion at the Adelaide Showgrounds. I went on Saturday afternoon but the Vintage Expo ran Friday 17th through to Sunday19th August. Admission was AUD$7 for adults, AUD$5 Concession. 

Initial thoughts when entering the pavilion were great! Great atmosphere with live 50's rock music by The Villenettes on stage, a hustle and bustle atmosphere, it was shoulder to shoulder. The demographic was young and old. A lot of young people, families with children and also older couples. There was something for everyone at the Adelaide Vintage Expo including: live swing dancing demonstrations, live rock music, burlesque, fashion parades and a compere hosting the live entertainment on offer!

This post is very [PHOTO HEAVY] but I hope it gives you an idea of what was on offer this year at the Adelaide Vintage Expo 2012. 

Some of the Adelaide Vintage Expo models doing their thing!

I fell in love with this blue Cadillac :)


Vintage Photo Booth. The girls from Retro Photobooths - including retro/vintage accessories

Gorgeous put together models at the Vintage Expo

Handbags galore!

Not quite vintage but these shoes were just too photogenic! 

So stunning!

This vintage styled pop-up Barber Shop was too much! Love it! 

Some of the vintage styles and prints from the day.

A very impressive Marilyn Monroe dress collection.

Wow, just WOW!

Beautiful displays and friendly stallholders

Broaches galore 

I may have picked up a little purse from this vintage stall 'Vintage Fox'  - blog post coming soon.

Excuse the photo quality. I was mesmerized by the gorgeous vintage looks coming out of this salon makeover stall. Pin curls, glamour waves, and makeup. 

Cheeky burlesque by 'Ruby's Burlesque'

Burlesque by the stunning 'Peaches & Gin Burlesque'


Did you go to the Adelaide Vintage Expo 2012? What did you think?

I will definitely be going again next year. I'm going to start saving my pennies in my piggy bank now :) There were so many gorgeous items I would love to acquire next year. Prices varied significantly from stall to stall, many were quite pricey (for a student budget anyway) but I did see the occasional bargain!



  1. Wow, this Expo looks like so much fun. I would love to go there someday. <3

    1. Hi :)

      It was a very fun Vintage Expo to attend. Most cities have great vintage markets and exhibitions, perhaps you could find some in your city. I would love to read you blog post about it. Thanks for commenting on my blog!
      Love from Australia!


  2. This looks such a fantastic event!
    Would love you to check out my latest post :)
    Happy Thursday Hun xoxo

    1. Hi Adele,

      Thanks a bunch for commenting! I love all things vintage, so this day I was in my element :) Oh my your recent 'Chocolate Fridge Cake with Pecans + Meringues' post is too die for - yummy! Keep in touch!


  3. This looks like it would have been so much fun!

    Luc X

    1. Hi Luc,

      Thanks for commenting on my post :) Yes, I took soooooo many photos, I lost count. I will definitely be attending this event next year! A bunch of fun to be had :P




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