Essex Car Boot Sales

a busy car boot sale somewhere in Essex

Essex seems to be a haven for car boot sales. Some car boot sales are seasonal, only on fields in the drier months, and some are all year. Here we list some of the most popular car boot sales around Essex.

Please note – while we endeavour to keep the information up to date, some of these details may be out of date – please check before visiting, and feel free to update us in the comments below of any changes. Also check the comments below for some one off boot sales in Essex.

Seller Tips: Always call the organisers first (not us!) and go to a few to get an idea of popularity. Some sites have been more popular in the past, to get the most for your loot you want to get set up early on a popular site.

Rainy day? Head to an Antiques Centre instead!

Ardleigh Car Boot Sale – Ardleigh

  • Ardleigh Show Ground, Ardleigh, Essex, CO7 7QR
  • A regular car boot sale held on SundaysBank Holiday Mondays and Thursdays from April. Opens at 6am for buyers and sellers.
  • Current prices: Pitch fee: £12 – Cars, £14 – Vans, £2 – Trailers
  • Buyer entry fee: 50p – Per Car, £1 – Per Pedestrian
  • Refreshments available: Yes
  • Tel: 07512 512940
  • Map and Directions
  • Website:

Basildon – Dunton Road

  • Dunton Road, off the A127 near Gravel Pit Wood, CM12 9TZ
  • Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays – 6am start
  • Info: 01277 624979

Braintree – Baytree Farm Car Boot Sale

  • Held every Saturday, opens at 7am. On the A120, Coggleshall Road, near Braintree. CM77 8AE.
  • Call 07848 004677 or 0845 1300002

Boreham’s General Farm nr. Chelmsford

  • Boreham, CM3 3HJ – just off the A12
  • Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
  • Public Arrival: 7am – 1pm / Traders Arrival: 6.30am – 10am
  • Entrance fee of 50p per person (OAPs and Children are FREE)
  • Set in a friendly atmosphere with excellent facilities, including a wide range of professional catering and flushing toilets.
  • Tel 07779 948946 or 01279 871117

Colchester – Birch Park Car Boot Sale

  • Birch Park, Maldon Road (B1202), Birch, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0LT
  • A Sunday boot sale held from March to September. £8 for sellers, 60p for buyers.
  • More info: 07768 448221

Chigwell Rise Boot Sale

  • Wanstead Rugby Club (in 2015, B Anderson).
  • Saturdays
  • Public Arrival: 7am – 1pm
  • Traders Arrival: 6am – 10am
  • Entrance fee of 50p per person
  • Starts 31/03/2012
  • 0777 9948 946 / 0777 2000 872

Chingford Boot Sale – Nethergouse Farm Car Boot Sale

  • Sewardstone Road, Chingford, London, Essex, E4
  • Sunday, May to October
  • Sellers arrive at 8.30am, £10 – Cars, £12 – Vans
  • Buyers from 10am
  • Call 07903 109915 for more information

Clacton Boot Sale – Lakeside Pub Car Boot Sale

  • The Lakeside, 64 Mill Street, St Osyth, Clacton On Sea, Essex, CO16 8EW
  • Saturday from November to January
  • Buyers can arrive at 7am, £7 a pitch, buyers 8am.
  • Call 07984 156402 for more information

Epping Car Book Sale

  • NB. Awaiting confirmation that this is still running
  • Sundays at 7am (buyers 8am)
  • Free entry for buyers, £10/£15 for sellers
  • Toll House Field, Woodside, Thornwood, Epping, Essex, CM16 6HL
  • Operated by Matthew Nation.
  • Tel. 07504 792 641

Harlow – Barrows Road Carpark

  • Barrows Road Car park, Pinnacles, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5FA
  • CARS £11. SMALL VANS £13. LARGE VANS £15.
  • Buyers: £3 @ 10.30AM – £2 @ 11AM – 30p AFTER 12 NOON
  • EVERY SUNDAY – All Year Round
  • Also Bank Holiday Mondays
  • [email protected]

Horsley Cross Car Boot

  • Junction A120/B1035  CO11 2NZ
  • Restarts Friday 17th March 2017 at 8am
  • Sellers arrive from 7am.
  • Finishes 1pm.  Sellers £7.50 & £10
  • Contact Nigel Dyson 07802 282193

Leigh on Sea – Dragon Enterprise Centre

This is an indoor / outdoor car boot sale that is held once a month all year round – outdoors in good weather.

  • 28 Stephenson Road – Leigh on Sea
  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Pitches £10 each.  (Pitches must be booked in advance)
  • No food sellers allowed
  • Buyers entry fee – 50p adults, kids go free!
  • Call 01702 511222

North Weald Airfield

  • Car boot sale every Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday
  • Off Junction 7 of M11, onto A414, follow brown tourist signs
  • Toilets and disabled amenities
  • North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, Epping, Essex CM16 6HR
  • email [email protected]
  • Tel: 01483 277640

Old Leigh – Lazybones

Bootfair on Belton Way, Leigh-on-sea. Located behind Leigh Station in the car park.

  • Open every sunday
  • Cars £12 small vans £15 large vans £20
  • 7am sellers, 7am buyers 50p addmission (£1 before 8am). Tel 07956 826730
  • Open all year.

Rettendon – Lazybones Bootsale

  • Every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Mid March to Mid November (weather permitting!)
  • Whitehouse Farm, Rettendon – Map and Directions
  • Entrance for sellers: Saturday – £10 for cars, £15 for vans, Sunday – £10 for cars, £15 for vans
  • Sellers can arrive at 9.30am, gates open for buyers at 10.30am.
  • Entry for buyers is 50p / person, children a free.
  • Registered charities can pitch up for free. Phone: 01245 400293 / 07535 111340 for more information.

South Benfleet – Sadlers Farm Roundabout Car Boot Sale

  • Sadlers Farm Roundabout, A13/A130, South Benfleet, Essex
  • Saturday and Sunday boot sale held from March until October.
  • 6am start, £10 – Cars, £15 – Vans. 50p for buyers (per car).
  • Call 08451 300002 / 07848 004500 for more information

Thurrock Lakeside

  • The Arena Essex car boot sale
  • Saturdays 7am to 2pm
  • Thurrock Lakeside at Junction 30/31 off M25
  • Arena Essex Raceway, A1306 Arterial Way, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1AE
  • Sellers: Start 7am – All pitches now just £10 – vans, cars, trailers etc
  • Buyers: From 7am – Car Parking 50p a car
  • Tel. 0791 027 9926

Waltham Abbey

  • Upshire Road Car Boot Sale, Upshire, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3PX
  • Sundays from 12pm to 4pm
  • Info: 01992 468619

Witham Town Car Boot

  • At Witham Town Football & Social Club.
  • Held every Thursday, Sunday & Bank Holidays. Indoor Facilities for bad weather.
  • Pitches from £5.00 & Buyers from 50p (OAP’s & Children Free).
  • Hot Food & Hot & Cold Drinks (No other Food or Drink Stalls allowed) & Bar Open to the Public.
  • Facilities include: Indoor & Outdoor Venue, Car Parking & Toilets (including Disabled).
  • For more information please contact Rob: 07748 765669

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109 Comments on “Essex Car Boot Sales”

  1. new bootsale Lazybones(old leigh)bootfair belton way Leigh-on-sea essex behind leigh station in car park open every sunday cars £10 vans £15 9am sellers 10am buyers 50p addmission tel 07956826730

  2. Details sent by mail of a one off car boot sale in Leigh-on-Sea;

    Our Lady of Lourdes primary school Car Boot Sale

    Car Boot sale in the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes primary school, Greenbanks (off Fillebrook Avenue), Leigh-on-sea, Essex on Saturday 7 May 2011 from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. Entrance 50p per person, £1 per family. BBQ and refreshments available. All proceeds to the school. Further information 01702 307446.

  3. Please it’s any car boot sale on this week in essex ? if yes where and when ?
    look forward to hearing from you

  4. Best get on the phone to a few places. They should mostly be starting soon though, but not sure of the dates.

    We will try to contact some tomorrow for dates.

  5. Kelvedon Boot Fair on FRIDAYS has not run for 2 YEARS. Can this be removed.

    We now run two other sales instead in Essex
    Horseley Cross Car Boot – Junction A120/B1035 CO11 2NZ
    Every FRIDAY starting at 9am – 1pm. Sellers £7.50 & £10
    Contact 07802 282193

    Colchester Hythe Car Boot
    Hythe Station Car Park, off Hawkins Rd, behind Tescos CO2 8JZ
    Every SATURDAY starting 9am – 1pm. Sellers £10 & £12
    Contact 07802 282193

  6. Hi can you tell me if the carboot sale off the a12( think its Boreham )is on on a wednesday, if so what time do sellers set up? Also what time does it end.

  7. Hi, do you know if there is a car boot in Romford, Essex? I’ve heard there may be a few but not sure which is best and where….? Thanks

  8. there is a sunday booty at willow farm or mardyke,s on the old a13 near rainham between rainham village and the circus tavern club.starts early and fills up quick in good now till december.

  9. Hi I have just looked on car boot sales in essex and for Hyth Colchester your charges are May 5th – May 26th Free, June 2nd – June 23rd £4 and June 30th onwards £8 but on this page for Hyth Colchester your charges are £10 – £12. Please could you confirm which are the correct prices.

  10. Hi Eileen, the details here were provided by Nigel Dyson on March 23, 2012. You should contact the boot fair management direct to confirm which information is correct. Their no. is 07802 282193.

  11. Hi your sadlers farm boot sale contact details need updating. Every Saturday and every bank holiday, sellers cars – £10, large vans – £15. Phone is correct but mobile is 07848 004500. Website its still open while road works take place.

  12. According to the Country Group Events website it is “Open from 31/03/2012”, so it would appear to still be on yes. Always best to phone them first to be sure.

  13. Hi, could you please let me know if there are any car boot sales on Saturday’s in or around the Waltham abbey area? Thankyou

  14. We are only aware of the one held on Sunday, will keep a look out for a Saturday one though.

  15. Hello, Can you please let me know who the organiser is for the boot fair on the A12 near the moby dick pub. I believe there’s a boot fair on a Thursday. Thanks for your assitance.

  16. Hi Mel, not been able to find anything. Looks like there is an indoor one over in Potters Bar: Elm Court Outdoor and Indoor Boot Sales, Sellers are admitted from 12 noon. Public are admitted from 1.30pm. “There are 44 stalls, and we usually get between 300 and 400 public. There is a snack bar with seating, selling teas/coffees, burgers, sandwiches etc.” Details:

  17. Hi Osas, do you mean Sunday 18th? The Ardleigh Car Boot Sale may be on next Sunday – it was on today (11th Nov 2012).

    The Barrows Road Carpark in Harlow says it is on all year round. Witham Town Car Boot has indoor stalls so we assume that this is open all year as weather is not an issue. The Lazybones do tend to end in October though.

    Whichever you chose, try to call them the week before to check.

  18. Hi Terry, we are not sure which is the biggest. It is possibly the Epping Car Boot Sale which is held between May and August, so no good for this time of year. The one at Thurrock claims to be the “largest all weather hard standing boot sale” – so that is more suitable for November / Winter.

  19. Hi Betty. The booty by the Mobydick is Bonzers Farm. Come up the A12 from Redbridge. Roundabout to Mobydick turn left then first right. Follow the path to carpark. Have fun . Eddy

  20. Not aware of any Craig. The closest last year was White House Farm at Rettendon, but pretty sure that does not operate in winter. Especially with the weather as it is at the moment.

  21. Can someone tell me if the Witham car boot is defintely on next Sunday, 24th March please?

    Leanne Sara Jones

  22. I am just looking for any car boot for next Sunday 24th March, within a 40 minute drive from Purleigh, Essex.

    Can anyone help with that? We will need two pitches and we have 3 cars.

    Leanne Sara Jones

  23. As far as we know the information here is correct, but you really should just call and ask – boot fairs can be cancelled at short notice and not all have started yet this year.

  24. Hi does anyone know when boreham bootsale starts ? Will it be Easter weekend ?
    Many thanks

  25. Hi there
    Does anyone know of any boot fairs this Easter Monday around Colchester/Harwich/Clacton?

  26. Hi, I’ve heard there’s a good car boot sale “near Hainault golf course, near the rollerball” but I don’t have any more details. I’ve tried looking it up on various sites but can’t find any info. Does anyone know anything about that one?

  27. Hi – are there any boot sales in the Southend or Rochford area, other than the Leigh-on-Sea one?

  28. Not aware of any LJD, but if you do find out about one please let us know the details.

  29. Could you confirm Stevenson large boot sale is still going, its was on junction of A127/A132 the Basildon turn off. I have been told that they are building on site/ also where is the Thorndon boot sale held?

  30. Well, it looks like it is still running. Their website ( was last updated on 20th April 2013 to say that there was one cancellation. But I would have thought if the site was closing down then they would announce that.

  31. Looking for a Boot Sale on a Monday,Tuesday or Thursday anywhere within 1O miles of Maldon in Essex please help

  32. Hiya, does any one know of any car boot sales near Chelmsford or in Essex that will let me sell home made cakes? I’ve tried calling a few places but most of the numbers aren’t in service and the ones I get though to say no

  33. Sorry, do not know of many. If you remember which numbers were not in service please let me know and I will update the site.

    A bit late in the year, but fetes and summer fairs etc may accept a cake stall.

  34. Please can anyone be kind enough to confirm what is happening to the Giant Car Boot sale at Nevendon Flyover on the A127/132.

    It appears they are no longer trading and no one has any information if they have moved to another site. There is a number that when you call, you are only told there is no car boot sale today. It used to trade on Sundays

    Any info appreciated. Thanks

  35. Hi, anyone know of a boot sale this monday bank holiday (5May) in Chigwall rise area? thanks

  36. Hello guys.

    Years ago, I use to go to Bonzer car boot near Moby Dicks pub on Sundays.

    I’m looking to go again, but noticed on the website it’s only on Thursdays? Are they defo closed on Sundays now and does anyone know why?
    Looking for a car boot similar to Bonzer where I can get rid of loads of clothes and shoes.

    Appreciate any help.

    Thank you!

  37. Hi Olive, if it still running it should be at the Witham Town Football & Social Club. Best to call the club on 01376 511198 to check details. If you could let us know if it is still on that would be great.

  38. Hi, I’m looking for a large open air car boot sale that is still running on a Thursday or Saturday …. Can anyone advise a great friendly boo tie for me and my family to enjoy please :))

  39. Hi does anyone know what car boots are running on sundays in and around the essex area please in first week of January 2015 would be grateful for any answers cheers tracey

  40. hi all is it possible to do a booty every day of week in essex and sell new aswell as old. wots the rules nowadays

  41. It is possible, but not sure how successful week day boot fairs would be. Most people who sell and buy work full time during the week.

    As for what can be sold, it seems that this is decided by local authorities. Traders need to follow the rules / laws of trading, e.g. The Sale of Goods Act 1979, indicating who they are / address etc. and providing receipts.

    See for more information.

  42. Hi, Does anybody know what bootsales are on this Easter weekend either Sunday or Monday as near to Hainault as possible.

    thanks in advance

  43. hi,
    could you update the sadlers farm details please.
    We are open every Saturday and Sunday now from March to October.
    Sellers prices are cars £10 and vans £15 . Public entry is 50p per car.

  44. I have been going to boot sales for years but avoid the ones locally that charge entrance fees , Willow Farm has been running for years and is free entry ,the others should be the same , you don’t pay to go to a shopping centre .

  45. Can anyone one tell me is there still a boot sale in whalebone lane to do a boot sale is it called willow farm if so i would like a phone number or information as i would like to do one tomorrow many thanks

  46. Boreham is wonderful but be prepared for a long wait to get out on the main roundabout. something they have never sorted, i have waited an hr to get away. arrive early and its ok but after 10am is murder.the boot is really worth going toand can be massive.

  47. Is Boreham carbootsale busy still now at this time of year how many sellers average pls anybody no

  48. Dunton Boot Fair (Tel: 01277 624979) is open on Sundays, Wednesdays & Bank Holidays (May to November), probably the largest Boot Fair in Essex.
    Roots Hall boot fair, Southend-on-Sea, open Tuesdays all the year round

  49. Not Exactly a Boot Fair, but: Dagenham Sunday Market, River Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 0DS, UK. (Tel: 01268 745550) is open all the year round on Sundays, definitely worth a visit, especially near Christmas

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