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.

La fête de l’amitie

Firsts book fair racks up many extra dealers

15 August 2022

Firsts: London’s Rare Books Fair has added an impressive 49 dealers to the roster for its 65th edition thanks to an influx of international traders.

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Three antiques fairs in Suffolk over the August bank holiday weekend

15 August 2022

Holiday weekend events previewed – including news of an organiser handing over the reins

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Two extra fairs lined up for London 2023

08 August 2022

Two more London fairs are on the cards for next year.

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Petworth event sold to 2Covet

08 August 2022

The team behind dealer marketplace 2Covet has bought The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

It’s a Shaw thing in Berkshire

08 August 2022

Jackie Edwards launched her antiques and vintage street markets nearly 10 years ago as ACVR Events.

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Cooper Events returns to the Cotswolds and Chester

08 August 2022

Cotswolds fair provides a summer treat while Chester makes an autumn comeback

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Teddy bear and doll fair is back

08 August 2022

Popular toys event returns after Covid disruption and includes ex-Woburn Abbey festival

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Civil war helps Wallingford centre to thrive

08 August 2022

Business is doing so well at the newly acquired and renovated antiques centre in Wallingford, formerly the Lamb Arcade, that turnover has increased by 25%.

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Two become one in a Paris merger

08 August 2022

The exhibitors’ list has been announced for the French fair that has evolved from the merger of two Paris events.

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Cooper Events’ Chester Fair returns this autumn

02 August 2022

The Chester Decorative Antiques & Art Fair returns this autumn a year and a month after its last staging.

TEFAF Maastricht

Strong sales at TEFAF and Masterpiece despite a dates clash

25 July 2022

Sales abounded at TEFAF Maastricht and Masterpiece London this summer.

Shortcoming Winner of the Waterloo Cup picture

Game changer: LAPADA tries out a Welsh event

25 July 2022

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, is returning to The Game Fair this summer and plans to debut at The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Welsh Game Fair in the autumn.

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Traders take palace trip

25 July 2022

“Dealers are coming from far and wide including Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and of course Worcestershire and the West Midlands in general,” says Paul Rowson, who in May launched his new antiques and collectors’ fair in the atmospheric setting of Hartlebury Castle in Worcester, known as the Bishops’ Palace.

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Head to Hexham midweek

25 July 2022

This display of copper and pottery pieces is from one of Colin Caygill Events’ busy monthly midweek antiques and vintage fairs run in Northumberland in the market town of Hexham.

Busy summer of fairs in Suffolk

25 July 2022

Plenty of antiques and vintage fairs take place in Suffolk this month and early in August.

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Fair reports: Two good or was it too much?

25 July 2022

Special report on Masterpiece and TEFAF Maastricht – both held in summer this year

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To be or not to be at both fairs, that was the question

25 July 2022

When a new client with an interest in Roman marbles visited Charles Ede at TEFAF, they liked what they saw but thought they would come back.

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Three-day fair launch in Ascot

25 July 2022

Famous Berkshire racecourse hosts new event featuring 60 high-end dealers

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TEFAF Maastricht returns – but not in March

25 July 2022

A portrait of a boy with a white cravat by Michaelina Wautier (1604- 89) was among the highlight sales at TEFAF Maastricht.

Page pledges to open fourth Antiques on High centre

25 July 2022

Another centre will be added to the Antiques on High brand currently in Oxford, Sidmouth and Bowness-on-Windermere when owner Vincent Page opens a fourth shop “north of Birmingham but south of Bowness,” he says.

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