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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Berkhamsted boost: Herts in the right place

18 July 2022

Another day, another antiques street market. What could be better on a sunny day than browsing stalls and buying something you didn’t know you wanted but are so pleased you did?

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BRAFA fair report: Bright start for new Brussels venue

11 July 2022

BRAFA’s new Expo base hailed as a success as Belgian fair returns to face-to-face business

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Olympia fair proves to be a golden oldie

11 July 2022

Return of the physical event underlines continued value of doing business the traditional way

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The former mills now grinding out antiques sales

11 July 2022

Ex-industrial premises have been brought back by firms relying on heritage interest

Seongsan Bridge and the Han River in Seoul

Frieze Masters to make Korean debut

07 July 2022

Frieze is launching a Korean art fair and has signed up 110 galleries for the event scheduled for September 2-5.

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Masterpiece achieves strong early results

04 July 2022

A strong turn-out of collectors at the patron and curator evening of Masterpiece London and a busy preview day helped exhibitors to achieve significant early sales as the fair returned after a two-year pandemic-induced break.

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A robbery but also robust results as TEFAF kicks off

04 July 2022

Thieves hit TEFAF Maastricht last week, entering the venue and smashing a jewellery case on the stand of London’s Symbolic & Chase.

The Yorkshire Fleabag

Fleabag firm scratches an itch with new antiques shop

04 July 2022

Event organiser with memory of family antiques shop starts a bricks and mortar venture

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Grand car boot venue in east Yorkshire

04 July 2022

The Sykeses of east Yorkshire made their fortunes in the 18th century not only from cloth but from the flourishing Baltic trade in crude iron.

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Help make Thames festival a buoyant event

04 July 2022

Calling all antiques and vintage dealers, more of whom are needed to swell the numbers in the antiques street at the annual Thames Traditional Boat Festival held this year from Friday to Sunday, July 15-17.

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Shepton all set for summer

04 July 2022

“After a very busy Easter event which was spectacular, our Shepton Flea is back in full force with our next flea on Sunday, July 17”, says Sue Ede.

TEFAF

Thieves attack TEFAF Maastricht fair

28 June 2022

Thieves entered the TEFAF Maastricht venue and stole jewellery from dealer Symbolic & Chase by smashing a display case.

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Early trading brings brisk sales at TEFAF

27 June 2022

The TEFAF Maastricht fair opened with a raft of high-value sales last week.

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A flurry of museum and private sales mark TEFAF Maastricht's return

24 June 2022

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was among those making purchases at TEFAF Maastricht as it opened for the first time in two years today.

Chaworth Roll

Medieval map lays out the routes to royalty

20 June 2022

The Chaworth Roll, a 14th century genealogy of the kings of England that includes the second-earliest recorded road map of the country, is on offer at TEFAF Maastricht this week.

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Dealers prepare for next PBFA online book fair

20 June 2022

The next PBFA online book fair goes live on June 29 with a wide range of dealers exhibiting.

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Festival fun will include the arcade in Tunbridge Wells

20 June 2022

Among the places to see in and around Tunbridge Wells is the The Pantiles Arcade.

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Trade boosted with pub grub and strawberries

20 June 2022

Innovative marketing ideas are part of the package for a Norfolk event

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Buyers flock to Paris drawings show

20 June 2022

Museums and collectors were not deterred by the Paris event’s date being pushed back.

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Antiques centre owners open second shop in Beccles

20 June 2022

A new antiques shop opens in listed 18th century building following refurbishment

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