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.

Duncombe Park

Fairs fair – autumn brings a strong line up of fairs around the country

18 September 2021

Following a hiatus for many events, a return to a stronger fairs schedule has been welcomed by buyers and sellers this season.

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Peterborough antiques festival in demand with buyers and sellers

13 September 2021

Ticket requests are up as the East of England Showground prepares for the biannual antiques festival.

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Seeking to ride the interiors wave at the Battersea Fair

13 September 2021

Decorative Fair returns to Battersea after long absence as demand soars for home furnishings

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Two goes into one with fairs at Hilton Olympia in Kensington

13 September 2021

Always a bonus for buyers is two fairs in the same venue on the same day.

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Hingham grows to Easton venue

13 September 2021

The success of the 18-year old monthly Hingham Antiques Fair in Norfolk has meant a move for the fair to a larger venue.

Iznik tile

Take the Left Bank ceramics trail

13 September 2021

Covid halts foreign exhibitors but 14th edition of Paris Parcours will run with resident dealers

A vase fashioned as a cockatoo

Majolica mania at Paris gallery

13 September 2021

Galerie Vauclair, situated on the rue de Beaune, will be showcasing its current exhibition, 'Majolica Mania', during the Parcours de la Céramique.

The Garden Rooms

Tennants will host the ‘Harrogate’ fair

06 September 2021

Auction house Tennants has stepped in to host The Northern Antiques Fair later this month after its usual Harrogate venue was not available.

Ally Pally fair cancelled for October

06 September 2021

Organiser IACF has been forced to cancel its Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair scheduled for October 24 because of a scheduling clash with another event using the halls in north London.

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Pantastic poster on offer at York National Book Fair

06 September 2021

This poster was used in the promotion of the first-ever stage production of Peter Pan.

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Coins: Inside knowledge as major fair set to open this month

06 September 2021

With Coinex set to be the first major indoor ‘antiques’ fair staged in London since March 2020, we take a look at the prestigious event plus auctions planned to coincide

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Decorative focus at revamped Chester

06 September 2021

Designed by Italian sculptor Egidio Boninsegna (1869-1958) for Stefano Johnson Foundry in Milan, this Art Nouveau bronze relief was shown at the city’s International Exposition in 1906.

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Fair near Falmouth returns to mid-19th century venue rarely open to the public

06 September 2021

“There is roughly a 50/50 split of Cornish and ‘out of county’ dealers, which is great”, enthused Ralph Retallack, organiser of the annual 'Enys House Antiques & Decorative Fair'.

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Meet the Henley upcycling specialist with an eight-week waiting list

06 September 2021

Henley-on-Thames interior designer Sharon Ingoldby, aka The Restoration Queen, is working flat out on upcycling projects.

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Malvern Flea & Collectors’ Market to go ahead in September

06 September 2021

One of the UK’s best-loved and supported flea markets – billed as the biggest in the country – is B2B Events’ Malvern Flea & Collectors’ Market.

News in brief: updates on fairs in Berkshire and Chichester

06 September 2021

An update on upcoming fairs and markets in the UK.

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Chelsea Antiques Fair comes back but with new owners and new look

06 September 2021

The seventieth edition of the London event returns to the calendar at last under fresh ownership

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair cancelled

01 September 2021

Fair organiser IACF has been forced to cancel its Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair scheduled for October 24 due to a scheduling clash with another event using the halls in north London.

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Historic venues host two fairs as London welcomes back in-person art and antiques events

30 August 2021

The grand surroundings of two historic central London buildings are ready to welcome the return of art and antiques buyers and collectors this autumn when two in-person fairs finally take place.

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Dealers invited to take stalls at new fair in Burnley's market hall

30 August 2021

The former mill town of Burnley in Lancashire is better known for its Premier League football team these days than its history.

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