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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Ken Spelman bookshop to close in York

06 December 2021

One of York’s oldest bookshops is closing next year.

Grandma goes Woking

06 December 2021

Grandma’s Attic Fairs is at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury on Sunday December 12 with up to 100 stalls selling antiques and collectors’ items.

Collectors’ market still going strong in Cirencester

06 December 2021

There has been a weekly Friday antiques and collectors’ market in Cirencester’s 19th century Corn Hall in Market Square for more than 40 years.

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Astra mural ready for take-off

06 December 2021

Antiques centre tribute to its RAF base heritage is now ready after pandemic forced a delay

Fifty stalls along the high street in Guildford

06 December 2021

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events, which organises antiques and vintage markets at eight venues in southern England, is running her Christmas Antiques and Brocante Market with 50 stalls up and down the High Street in Guildford on Sunday, December 12.

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Big fish in a large pond: Angling antique to star at Shepton Mallet flea

04 December 2021

A prize-winning fish is among the treasures to be found at next week’s Shepton Flea Market.

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Why this Italian majolica charger may represent a recurring dream

29 November 2021

In Fairs, Markets & Centres in ATG No 2516 we featured a story about 'The Venus of Meudon', a 1.9m tall sculpture by the Dadaist sculptor Jean Arp. Owned by dealers Karin and John Haines, it stands in a commanding spot at the Melford Antiques, Interiors and Lifestyle Centre in Suffolk.

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Bibliophiles spoilt for choice with one live and two online book fairs on the way

29 November 2021

Buying online took off in the trade last year with one notable example being The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) which launched its monthly online back-to-back book fairs in April.

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Lighting up the arches in south London

22 November 2021

“I spotted this venue a while ago and recently decided I had to give it a go,” says Alan Old of So Last Century Fair talking about AMP Studios in south London where he is running a Christmas market on Sunday, December 5.

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Ephemera Society’s fair includes unusual buys such as Christmas card embellishments

22 November 2021

Buyers looking for something a bit different this Christmas could head to the Ephemera Society’s winter fair which is back at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London, on Sunday, December 5.

Fair dates for the diary as La Biennale and BRAFA both return

22 November 2021

La Biennale fair opens in Paris this week at the Grand Palais Ephémère and runs from November 26-December 5.

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Holt fills gaps as waiting-list hopefuls join for fair near Oxford

22 November 2021

Dealer Marcus Potts, a regular exhibitor at the larger fairs including IACF Shepton Mallet, has filled all 40 capacity spaces at his Antiques@The Holt fair at the Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, near Oxford on Saturday and Sunday, November 27-28.

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Sale highlights as Fine Arts Paris fair returns to action

22 November 2021

Fine Arts Paris, which returned for a physical staging at the Carrousel du Louvre after an online-only event last year, closed its doors on November 11 with the 55 exhibitors enjoying sales from museums and private collectors.

Expect the unexpected at two Hackney flea events

22 November 2021

The organisers of Hackney Fleamarkets, which includes the Peckham Salvage Yard at Copeland Park, run two of their regular flea dates before Christmas.

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Jewellery and picture sales buoyant as Olympia makes return

22 November 2021

After two years of Covid-19 disruption The Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia finally reopened its doors in west London.

Malvern Flea postponed until January

15 November 2021

B2B Events has announced the cancellation of its last event of the year, the Malvern Flea & Collectors’ Fair at the Three Counties Showground on Sunday, December 5.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone: Birmingham fair keeps it simple

15 November 2021

Tweaked procedures and pricing policy is proving successful as major event finally returns

Bath generates an atmosphere

15 November 2021

The pre-Christmas market organised by Bath Vintage and Antique Markets this year runs on Sunday, November 28.

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How to go green in Glasgow

15 November 2021

Be inspired by the recent COP26 summit and buy sustainable, recycled items in the host city

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Calendar strips back the mystery for the bare essentials of the trade

15 November 2021

A group of dealers will be putting themselves on show for once instead of displaying art and antiques.

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