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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Fair ready for take-off in Petersfield

14 September 2020

Sara Hughes is delighted that her Vintage, Antiques and Militaria Fair at Petersfield’s Festival Hall is finally going ahead on Sunday, September 27, with 50 dealers.

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Things we learned at IACF Ardingly

14 September 2020

Top tips from IACF’s Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair.

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It’s great to be back at Malvern says B2B

14 September 2020

B2B Events is truly back on the road, said director Helen Yourston after the turnout at the first Malvern Flea since lockdown at the Three Counties Showground on Monday, August 31.

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Selling now: Exhibitors report “exciting” opening day at Petworth as dealers and buyers reunite after coronavirus lockdown

12 September 2020

Dealers at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, the first higher-end vetted fair to take place since lockdown ended, recorded sales within minutes of opening yesterday.

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The power of positive thinking

07 September 2020

Focus on how one antiques centre survived and now thrives by being prepared to adapt

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First serving on Wimbledon grass

07 September 2020

Sunbury fair debut on London SW19 playing fields draws the Sunday punters after swift launch

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Object lesson from Wimbledon fair: glass eyes

07 September 2020

Though the first human in-socket artificial eyes were created by Venetian glassmakers c.16th century, the earliest evidence of ocular prosthesis was found in a female burial plot in Shahr-I Sokhta, Iran – dating back to 2900-2800 BC.

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I know that face… I think

07 September 2020

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair (September 11-13), is a big step towards getting back to business as usual for many dealers and collectors.

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Fleamarket back on Church Street

07 September 2020

The two-day Hackney Fleamarket is back at Abney Hall on Stoke Newington’s Church Street with all sorts of vintage pieces including lighting (as in this picture below), suitcases, posters, maps, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery and records.

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Coronavirus: Photo London moves online as uncertainty continues

01 September 2020

The sixth edition of Photo London is to take place as a digital event.

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Firsts book fair forms second digital staging as Boston event offers online showcase

31 August 2020

'Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair' has announced a second digital staging to take place this month.

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Bare decor of an English country house provides the grand setting for a fair

31 August 2020

Cornish event returns for second staging after ‘excellent response’ from dealers and visitors

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World orders: Parcours des Mondes goes ahead

31 August 2020

Organisers of the Parcours des Mondes decided to go ahead with this edition instead of heading online – but only after careful deliberation

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All eyes now on Petworth as the first higher-end physical fair to take place after lockdown gets ready

31 August 2020

Nearly six months after doors closed on the last major British antiques fair, another is ready to open.

Vintage bazaars embrace the new technology of virtual visits

31 August 2020

Following the cancellation of the popular vintage bazaars at the Cheese and Grain arts centre in Frome, Somerset, textiles dealers Liz van Hasselt and Clare Powell have been doing the next best thing: organising the events online via Instagram.

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Vintage fair So Last Century returns with Bank Holiday weekend event

27 August 2020

So Last Century, the vintage event focused on homeware, furniture, lighting and posters, is to hold its first fair after lockdown on August 31 in Beckenham.

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ABA Firsts fair gets new autumn staging online

26 August 2020

Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair has announced a second staging for this year to take place next month.

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Government loans and grants available for commercial arts organisations

25 August 2020

The UK government has made up to £1.57bn available for commercial arts businesses which includes art and antiques galleries and fairs.

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We hope toys come back in play

24 August 2020

Organiser of events across the country has fingers crossed for fairs scheduled later in 2020.

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ATG LETTER: Chelsea is lovely too!

24 August 2020

MADAM – I note with interest that the Firsts London rare book fair is on the move again (News, ATG No 2454).

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