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.

Thurman version of former Field Dog

06 January 2020

Revived by Ruth and Paul Thurman last year, the former Field Dog Fairs event held in the Magnus Sports Hall in Newark under the new organisers will run on Sunday, January 26.

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Belfast event is just the first

06 January 2020

Organisers of the new Northern Irish fair have already booked two more dates at hotel venue

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Kent County Showground event: on the doorstep of Europe

06 January 2020

B2B Events’ two-day antiques and vintage fairs at the Kent County Showground are a very accessible trade stop.

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Feel the fear and do it anyway: 10 top tips on selling at antiques fairs

02 January 2020

After collecting for years (an ATG reader writes), my house is like an old curiosity shop, minus the till. Object sits beside object, on top of other objects – and they have to go! My New Year's Resolution is to begin stalling out at fairs. Could you ask the experts for their secrets of success?

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Wall-to-wall vintage in Berlin

28 December 2019

One of Europe’s biggest street parties on New Year’s Eve is celebrated in Berlin, which attracts visitors in their thousands.

Ready for the off

23 December 2019

The Antique Forum Group will be at Uttoxeter Racecourse set in the Dove Valley in Staffordshire on Saturday and Sunday, January 11-12.

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2020 vision

23 December 2019

For better or worse, Brexit is finally set to proceed and will be a major factor in the year ahead – as will timed auctions, anti-money laundering rules, the looming prospect of a near-total ivory trade ban, antiquities challenges and a new buying ethos based on cultural sensitivities, changes at major fairs and a growing ‘green’ movement.

Two-day extravaganza in Shepton Mallet

23 December 2019

Also at Shepton Mallet in January, IACF’s two-day Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair takes place on Friday and Saturday 17-18.

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Prepare to be bowled over in Yorks

23 December 2019

The first event of the year for Galloway Antiques Fairs is its local event in Harrogate.

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Two Cs takes over biannual fair

23 December 2019

Organiser handed sole control of Kensington ceramics and glass event revived recently.

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Asian art stands out in Cotswolds

23 December 2019

The Chinese carved wooden statue pictured below is one of the offerings at the January Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, where the selection of Asian art is set to be wide and varied.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone fair to expand disciplines to include mid-century

16 December 2019

Organisers of Art & Antiques for Everyone at Birmingham’s NEC are looking to include mid-century, vintage, salvage and garden statuary at the fair to boost visitor and exhibitor numbers.

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Art and Antiques for Everyone: ‘We’re rebuilding from the ground up’

16 December 2019

Exhibitors were encouraged by the second Art and Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) under ambitious new owner MaD Events.

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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.

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