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.

Bath Decorative

Bath Decorative Antiques Fair and BathVA team up for one-day style tour

19 January 2017

The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair has teamed up with Bath Vintage & Antiques Market (BathVA) to host a tour of both events.

Ingrid Nilson

New director announced in relaunch of historic Harrogate antiques fair

19 January 2017

Ingrid Nilson of Antiques Dealer Fairs Limited (ADFL) has been appointed director of the long-standing Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair.


Slideshow: 14 shots from IACF's opening day at Ardingly

18 January 2017

The first of the 2017 Ardingly fairs run by the International Antiques and Collectors Fair (IACF) opened yesterday on a chilly morning at the South of England Showground. The fair, which can host up to 1700 dealers, brings in stallholders and buyers from around the world. Yesterday was acknowledged to be a quieter fair but a number of stallholders saw a brisk trade. Below is a selection of snaps from ATG’s visit to day one.

Richard E Grant

Fear allayed over Sunbury Antiques Market despite Kempton Park redevelopment plan

16 January 2017

Supporters of Sunbury Antiques Market took to Twitter to vent their concerns about the future of the market in the face of Kempton Park’s proposed redevelopment.

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Summer print fair debuts at Barnsley arts hub this summer

12 January 2017

An independent print fair is being launched in South Yorkshire this summer offering a selection of affordable prints and textiles by contemporary British artists.


The British Antique Dealers’ Association becomes part of the Bloomsbury set

12 January 2017

The British Antique Dealers’ Association will relocate in March to a new office in Bloomsbury with space to host events such as BADA Talks, seminars and workshops as well as council meetings.

London dealers Finch and Co stand at BRAFA

Dealers gear up for BRAFA art fair in Brussels

11 January 2017

Over 130 dealers will start setting out their stands next week as the BRAFA art fair, Belgium’s premier art and antiques show, opens in Brussels on January 21.


Eton collection of drawings and watercolours features at Works on Paper Fair

11 January 2017

A series of drawings and watercolours from the collection of Eton College go on display as a loan exhibition next month at the 2017 “Works on Paper Fair”.

Greek coin

Big Apple's busy season starts with coin fair NYINC

05 January 2017

The hive of art world activity in the Big Apple in January kicks off with the New York International Numismatic Convention, or NYINC, which takes place at the Waldorf Astoria.

Jacob Savery the Elder

Five Christmas picks for Christmas Eve

24 December 2016

See our pick of Christmassy lots this month:

Georgian cake

A Georgian Christmas in York

23 December 2016

Want to recreate an authentic Georgian Christmas? Head to York for inspiration.

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Galloway Antiques Fairs set for January kick off in Yorkshire

23 December 2016

Galloway Antiques Fairs holds its first event of the season on January 6-8 at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate, known for being the scene of Agatha Christie’s retreat during her 1926 disappearance. Here we show a number of objects likely to disappear from the Old Swan over the course of the weekend, but for less mysterious reasons…

Richard Grant

Celebrity shopper boosts Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park

22 December 2016

A celebrity endorsement by actor Richard E Grant gave Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park a boost in the run up to Christmas.

Art Antiques London fair

Art Antiques London fair axed for 2017

20 December 2016

Haughton International Fairs has cancelled its annual ‘Art Antiques London’ fair in the face of “adverse market conditions and rapidly rising costs”.


BADA fair renamed for 2017

16 December 2016

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) has announced changes to its upcoming fair including a new name, several new exhibitors and a more modern and contemporary slant.

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Nazy Vassegh leaves Masterpiece

15 December 2016

‘Masterpiece London’ announced today that Nazy Vassegh is to step down as chief executive of the fair at the end of this month.


LAPADA Fair shifts dates of 2017 event

05 December 2016

New dates for the LAPADA Fair this year mean that the event opens on a Thursday, rather than a Monday, for the first time.

Louis de Bayser

President of new Paris fair Louis de Bayser says event will offer fine art across a wider field

05 December 2016

The organisers of Fine Arts Paris, the new fair to be staged in the French capital in November 2017, have revealed more details about the concept.


TEFAF Maastricht exhibitor list reveals 18 new exhibitors and some notable departures

30 November 2016

TEFAF have revealed the list of 270 exhibitors standing at the next Maastricht fair in March.


Trade reacts to Portobello plans

24 November 2016

Portobello Road traders remain unconvinced of revised plans to develop the vintage end of the west London market.