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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Sold at Art and Antiques for Everyone

16 December 2019

A selection of sales made at Art and Antiques for Everyone.

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Olympia fair to run over two weekends for 2020

09 December 2019

The next staging of the venerable Art & Antiques Fair Olympia will run longer to incorporate two weekends.

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Lassco at the centre of market

09 December 2019

Outside and around the Bermondsey flooring and salvage showrooms of The London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company (Lassco), the annual Maltby Street Christmas Market runs on Friday evenings until December 20 from 6-9.30pm.

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Fast tracking at IACF’s Runway Monday fair

09 December 2019

Sellers and buyers hit the ground running to make the most of the early-morning bargains

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Tables piled with toys

09 December 2019

Just in time for Christmas, BP Fairs, aka Barry and Ellis Potter and family, will be holding a toy, train and collectors’ fair at the Stafford County Showground on Sunday, December 15.

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IACF switches to compostable bags at fairs in green push

05 December 2019

The UK’s largest antiques fair organiser, International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (IACF), is switching from plastic to recyclable bags handed out at its 40 fairs around the country, starting this week at Newark.

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British Art Fair returns to its September slot for 2020 edition

02 December 2019

The British Art Fair (BAF) is to return to its previous dates in late September.

Prints ‘fair’ within Firsts London in 2020

02 December 2019

A print fair is being launched within next year’s Firsts London rare book fair.

Bath Racecourse to host biannual fair

02 December 2019

Nick Bayliss of Continuity Fairs is launching a new biannual antiques, home and vintage fair at Bath Racecourse, the UK’s highest flat racecourse.

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Typewriters playing key role for collectors and dealers

02 December 2019

Invented in the 19th century but outmoded by word processors then computers, typewriters are now having a resurgence in the collecting world.

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Shepton Mallet fair streamlined to be a ‘more economical venture’

02 December 2019

IACF has announced a change to the three-day antiques and collectors’ fairs held in Shepton Mallet at the Royal Bath and West Showground five times a year.

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Sue Ede's next Exeter event

02 December 2019

Run by Devon County Antiques Fairs for many years, the renamed monthly Saturday Exeter Matford Antiques and Collectors’ Fair was taken over by SP Fairs, aka Sue Ede and family, last year.

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Venue revealed for new London art fair Eye of the Collector

30 November 2019

Former Masterpiece fair chief executive Nazy Vassegh has announced the venue for her new art fair to launch next year.

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Philip Rundell silver dishes among sales at the west London winter staging of Olympia antiques fair

25 November 2019

A pair of George III covered serving dishes made in London 1819 by Philip Rundell sold from the stand of Mary Cooke Antiques during the latest edition of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair in Olympia.

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Tree of Ages' roots now laid down in Surrey

25 November 2019

Launched two years ago at a Victorian mansion at Nutley in Surrey by local antiques dealer David Steel, the 25-dealer 'Tree of Ages Antiques Fair' runs four times a year at Robert Denholm House.

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Artist Gavin Turk to attend Vauxhall art fair

25 November 2019

Billed as offering astonishing bargain prices, an art fair at the Workshop in Vauxhall is being run by the Art Car Boot Fair people on Sunday, December 1.

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Potter around this book fair

25 November 2019

Work featuring the boy wizard Harry Potter is a familiar sight at the PBFA’s annual Christmas event

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Little Vintage Lover Fairs heads back to the Norfolk coast

25 November 2019

Launched in Norfolk 10 years ago by local Zoe Keegan, the Little Vintage Lover Fairs team will be back at the same venue where it all started in the pretty coastal village of Blakeney for the winter Christmas fair on Sunday, December 1, at the village hall.

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Local antique dealers organise Christmas brocante in Suffolk

25 November 2019

The regular Halesworth Brocante runs in the Old Print Works on Saturday, December 7, the same day as the Christmas market in the small market town in north Suffolk, 10 miles from the coast.

'Little Christmas Fair' is a real barn find

25 November 2019

Now in its sixth year, the 'Little Christmas Fair' in The Barn at Lark Rise, Lambdens Hill, Beenham, near Reading in Berkshire, is on Friday and Sunday, December 6-7.

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