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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Wheelbarrow fells Waterloo hero

28 October 2019

Just imagine: you have been through the horrors of the Battle of Waterloo in a regiment which suffered 217 casualties out of 396, and were wounded yourself, and then your career is ended by… a wheelbarrow.

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Luring the Millennials – and younger

28 October 2019

At a vintage and collectables fair in Brighton, 20-somethings were on the hunt for usable antiques.

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Go for a close shave at Olympia

28 October 2019

Chinese barber’s bowl is a stand-out item at event now running in a revamped format.

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Take the chair in Harrogate

28 October 2019

The final instalment of the three annual Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair includes this small naive hedge or country chair, c.1820, from Ireland’s County Antrim.

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Chelsea book fair previews – including Arthur Conan Doyle first edition

28 October 2019

The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair is one of two major London events held annually by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association.

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Organisers plan Himley Hall fair expansion

28 October 2019

Stately homes make for enticing backdrops to antiques fairs and the Grade II-Listed Himley Hall, near Dudley in Staffordshire, is no exception.

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Brighton Love Fairs dealer focus: Warren Wilkinson

28 October 2019

For many millennials, a smartphone has replaced the wristwatch as a timekeeper, but it is also their essential tool when exploring the vintage variety.

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Bristol photo fair begins life

28 October 2019

New event unveiled which could become biannual if the launch is a success

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Fairs fend off the fear factor

21 October 2019

Despite the uncertainty, Frieze Week dealers enjoyed an enthusiastic response from buyers.

Lots to buy in Ludlow and Leominster

21 October 2019

Stephanie Castell and Ben Cooper of Two Cs Antiques Fairs organise events in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire as well as their long-running event at Ludlow Racecourse.

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A serious business

21 October 2019

“From our dealers’ viewpoint the important factor is that the kind of people now attracted to our antiques fair are serious collectors and it’s rare that anyone leaves without making some significant purchases.”

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Tight fit for a time in London

21 October 2019

Renovations at hotel venue mean Etc Fairs will have a smaller space but only for a short while.

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Northern exposure

21 October 2019

Organiser Colin Caygill’s antiques and vintage fairs portfolio, established in 1981, now covers an impressive list running regularly at 12 long-standing venues across Northumberland, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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Dealers attracted by “new pricing policy” return to Art & Antiques for Everyone fair

17 October 2019

Art & Antiques for Everyone’s new ownership has attracted several fresh dealerships to stand at its next staging.

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Welsh bathed in success as the China Trade shines at Fine Art Asia art fair

14 October 2019

A Qianlong period export plaque decorated after a scene by Louis-Marin Bonnet (1736-93) was among the Fine Art Asia highlight sales.

Friendly feel in Chepstow

14 October 2019

Michaela Millard of Rafael Fairs launched a monthly vintage and retro fleamarket at Chepstow Racecourse in Monmouthshire in August, and the next is on Sunday, October 20.

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TEFAF New York Fall widens timeline for fourth edition

14 October 2019

Booth collaborations at TEFAF New York Fall encourage cross-collecting by visitors

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All go in the new Bo location

14 October 2019

As an alternative to shopping in the high-street chains, a group of independents have set up a hub at 53 Bo’ Grove in Grove Road, Harrogate, with 20 traders selling art, antiques, decorative salvage and Mid-century pieces.

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Corking new career: former wine trade worker now enjoys serving up antiques

14 October 2019

Donny Mann of Love Fairs, who organises regular antiques, collectables and vintage events at Lingfield Racecourse in Surrey and Brighton Racecourse in East Sussex, tells ATG that all the events are busy with lots of bookings.

Judy's upcoming furniture fleas in London

14 October 2019

Judy Berger of Judy’s Vintage Fairs runs three regular vintage furniture fleas held in Leeds and London.

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