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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TEFAF goes through the keyholes of the art world experts

14 June 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has announced the launch of an online series that explores the homes and private collections of high-profile figures in the art world.

Battersea fair

Battersea decorative fair returns this autumn

12 June 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is returning to its home in Battersea Park this autumn.

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Petworth fair: 'People are absolutely gagging to take part'

07 June 2021

Dealers eager to attend Petworth event say online is fine but they miss contact with the public

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Little Bird takes over North Yorkshire market from council

07 June 2021

The organisers of artisan markets in seven North Yorkshire towns – including Wetherby – are about to take over the weekly antiques and fleamarket run by Wetherby Town Council for 40 years.

Truro reopens after a year’s break

07 June 2021

The bi-monthly 40-dealer Wednesday antiques and collectables market in Truro, Cornwall has reopened after a year-long absence with the upcoming dates of June 23 and July 14 plus Saturday, July 24, and ongoing to October.

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Halycon Fairs taking steps back to ballroom

07 June 2021

Dealer Duncan Pembroke of Halycon Fairs is preparing for the first of his two-day 100-plus tables monthly antiques events for 16 months, taking place in the Derbyshire town of Buxton on Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20.

A Paris alternative to draw you in

07 June 2021

Although long-standing Paris fair for works on paper the Salon du Dessin has moved its dates to July 1-4, the other Paris fair, Drawing Now, devoted to Contemporary works on paper, usually staged at the same time, is taking place this month from June 10-13.

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Kent County Showground gets set to welcome 300 dealers

07 June 2021

B2B Events is off to Kent again with the second antiques and vintage market this year running on Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20.

Ex-cinema centre in Kent could continue

07 June 2021

A former Victorian picture house in the Kent town of Herne Bay which now serves as an antique furniture and collectables centre was pulled from auction last month.

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It’s been a long wait but Harrogate is back with a minuet to go

07 June 2021

Measuring over 7ft long, this 18th century work, below, is believed to be one of the longest engravings produced in the past 300 years.

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Business bright in Buxton despite weather

07 June 2021

The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair made a welcome return to the annual fair calendar with a well-attended four-day event in the Peak District.

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Jaguar Fairs heads back to Wetherby with a buzz

07 June 2021

North Yorkshire town’s racecourse event returns and weekly market has a new owner

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Gateway to Salvo celebration

31 May 2021

Digital event marks 30 years since the reclamation and salvage firm was launched

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Arthur Swallow Fairs return for second Beale Park fair down by the river

31 May 2021

As live fairs and markets return in strength, Richard Burgoin, director of Arthur Swallow Fairs, is in the midst of his summer season of events.

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Kensington & Chelsea council launches study for locals to have say over development including in and around Portobello Road

29 May 2021

Kensington & Chelsea council has launched a study of locations across its borough including Portobello Road.

LAPADA Fair

Dealer association LAPADA cancels autumn fair due to ongoing coronavirus impact

27 May 2021

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair usually held in the autumn in London’s Berkeley Square has been cancelled for a second year running.

Palais Brongniart

Maastricht fair ‘online only’ for 2021 but French fairs plan to go ahead

24 May 2021

TEFAF Maastricht 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Love returns at Lingfield Racecourse fair

24 May 2021

Like so many other organisers, Donny Mann of Love Fairs is delighted to be back running fairs after such a long absence.

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‘All outdoors and covid secure’ for Shepton Flea

24 May 2021

Nine months after the last Shepton Flea was held at the Royal Bath & West Showground the market returns on Sunday May 30.

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‘Pent up demand’ sells out Rowley Mile

24 May 2021

Capacity has been reached for the upcoming Newmarket Antiques & Collectors’ Fair at Rowley Mile Racecourse on Sunday June 6, says organiser Paul Kelly.

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