Fairs and Markets

Antiques fairs and markets offer a great way to browse and buy.

With so many exhibitors or stallholders in one place you can view a lot of different items quickly and compare prices and quality.

Depending on the event, the first day or morning may be for reserved for trade buyers before the general public gain access.

Some antiques markets are held weekly whereas some fairs may be quarterly, biannual, once a year or have some other frequency. Check the Calendar section of this website for details or view the listings every week in the Antiques Trade Gazette newspaper.

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Battersea Dec reflects the new way of doing business

12 April 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (DATF) has announced the launch of its latest iteration of the online platform, Digital Decorative, which was set up in response to the cancellation of its physical fairs during the pandemic.

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Antiques centre launched in idyllic location after chance meeting with country estate owner

12 April 2021

Tony Wittridge is so smitten with the antiques business he is opening in the grounds of Kyre Park, a large country estate at Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, that he is planning a move to the county from Essex.

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Amsterdam tribal fair online, take two

12 April 2021

This dance mask known as a takü, would have been used during rituals to mourn the dead by the Cubeo tribes of present-day Colombia and Brazil.

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Dorking dealers prepare to reopen premises as lockdown eases

12 April 2021

Dorking Antiques was launched last August by three dealers: Mark Holden, Eddie Hawkins and David Whalley.

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Dealers prove game for countryside fair

12 April 2021

More than 20 LAPADA dealers have signed up to take stands at The Game Fair this summer.

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London print fair morphs into Print Week

05 April 2021

The London Original Print Fair (LOPF) has modified its operations to suit the current restrictions and plans a Print Week in dealers’ galleries next month.

Fair powers on at the museum

05 April 2021

While the Museum of Power at Maldon in Essex does not yet have a firm date for reopening – to gaze at the original mighty steam-pumping machines – Steve Haddon of Haddon Events can still make use of the site.

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Flea London to reopen with 27 stalls on April 17

05 April 2021

“We are super-excited to be reopening our Flea London again on Saturday, April 17, after so long and we are planning on 27 stalls and 10 container shops here at Vinegar Yard,” enthused Christian Scrimgeour about her fleamarket held a few minutes from London Bridge Station.

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Antiques centre in revitalised former granary battles through to April reopening

05 April 2021

After three lockdowns but also a successful auction launch last August in between closures, Graham Hessell will be throwing open the doors once again to his Melford Antiques, Interiors & Lifestyle Centre on April 12.

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Affordable Art Fair: events at cities worldwide to come but it’s online for now

05 April 2021

The Affordable Art Fair has announced its live show dates this year in London, New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong and cities in Europe.

Montelbaanstoren on the bank of the Oudeschans canal in Amsterdam

Dutch dealers strike out on their own with online fair

01 April 2021

Dealers from the Royal Dutch Fine Art & Antique Dealer Association (KVHOK) have joined forces to launch an online fair which opens this month.

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JOS launches two events which complement the B2B fair schedule

29 March 2021

This coming Easter weekend may be quieter than usual but many of us can plan to meet up with family and friends again in the coming weeks and months as lockdown restrictions ease around the UK.

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Continuity back after the enforced break

29 March 2021

“It’s been heart-breaking to keep cancelling fairs as people are so keen to trade but the good news is that our event in the Westpoint Arena at the Devon Showground, Exeter, is going ahead on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6,” says Nick Bayliss of Continuity Fairs.

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IACF ready to meet the high demand

29 March 2021

Will Thomas, managing director of IACF, surely speaks for the trade with his fervent hope that successive pandemic lockdowns have now come to an end.

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Masterpiece London postponed but the Petworth fair will take place this summer

25 March 2021

Masterpiece London has postponed the physical edition of its fair this year but The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is to go ahead this summer.

Three events scheduled to run in April and May

22 March 2021

Updates on the Oswestry Showground, Bath markets and Sue Ede’s Giant Flea.

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Market organiser Sherman & Waterman looks ahead as events are set to return

22 March 2021

“I’m counting the days,” said a happy Mike Collins, director of market operator Sherman & Waterman as he ticks off the reopening dates for his antiques and vintage markets, centre and car boot.

Chelsea Antiques fair

Chelsea fair autumn date and new director

22 March 2021

The Chelsea Antiques Fair has confirmed dates for the autumn and hired a new director.

ATG letter: Not really ‘sharing the pain’

22 March 2021

MADAM – Re: ‘Fair loses appeal over early closure’, front page, ATG No 2484.

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Northern exposure: Antiques centre branches out from the south to the Lake District

22 March 2021

Vincent Page, owner of Antiques on High in Oxford and Sidmouth, has turned his sights northwards.

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