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.

Continuity is returning to fairs scene

24 May 2021

Updates on three fair organisers returning with events in the next few months

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht cancelled for 2021

20 May 2021

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

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Actor-turned-dealer Patterson takes to the Surrey stage

17 May 2021

An actor and theatre director who turned to dealing when work dried up during the pandemic is standing at his first antiques fair on Sunday, May 23, at the Dorking Halls in Surrey.

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Return to centre: Huge Elvis fan finds new home for dealers

17 May 2021

Following the closure earlier this year of the Pickering Antiques Centre in North Yorkshire, which opened in 2018, manager Mark Witherington has found a new home in the town for some of the dealers.

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Taking off again at Hemswell

17 May 2021

Michael Mills and his family, the new owners of the now renamed Antiques & Retro Antiques Centre at Hemswell Cliff, launched their business on May 1.

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Fairs updates in Oxfordshire and Bath

17 May 2021

Joy O’Meara of Jay Fairs is disappointed but sanguine about the news that the parish hall in the Oxfordshire village of Benson will close for refurbishment from June to October, thus causing her to cancel her monthly antique and vintage fairs at the venue.

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Cotswold group returns with Instagram flower show as dealers predict ‘Insta fairs’ are here to stay

15 May 2021

Instagram showcases are remaining popular with art and antiques dealers despite the reopening of physical events and shops.

Octagon Hall

French and Irish events to reopen as indoor fairs in England resume next week

10 May 2021

The restrictions operating during the latest lockdowns are continuing to ease in countries including France and the Republic of Ireland.

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Festival time in Peterborough

10 May 2021

Art glass dealers look forward to the Festival of Antiques.

Dorking welcomes open-air brocante

10 May 2021

Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs is back with her fully booked socially distanced antiques and decorative art fair at the Dorking Halls.

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Meat feast out, kimonos in

10 May 2021

Antiques on High Cumbrian branch now open

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A fair to make Brighton rock

10 May 2021

Organiser tells ATG why the south-coast city is a great place for a new PBFA event

UK books fairs

10 May 2021

The return of fairs as lockdown restrictions have eased has been a welcome boost for dealers, event organisers and buyers.

International book fairs

10 May 2021

This calendar lists a selection of forthcoming specialist fairs and markets around the world.

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Henley event causes ripples of excitement

10 May 2021

Organiser of event by the Thames is buoyed up by record number of stands confirmed

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Three booksellers’ associations open new digital chapter

10 May 2021

The antiquarian booksellers’ associations of Switzerland, Austria and Germany have joined forces to launch a new online rare book fair.

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Nicholas Parsons collection offered by WR Harvey at Buxton fair

03 May 2021

Items belonging to the late comedian and entertainer Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020) are being unveiled at The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair in Derbyshire – the first ‘in person’ event of its type to take place in England this year.

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Now you can enjoy the not-so-far east

03 May 2021

Spotlight on businesses in the bustling antiques havens of Suffolk and Norfolk

The Antiques & Retro Antique Centre

Lincolnshire’s Hemswell gets a newly refurbished and renamed antiques centre

29 April 2021

A newly refurbished antiques centre will open this weekend under new management at Hemswell in Lincolnshire.

Chelsea's Saatchi Gallery

London fairs return as lockdown eases

26 April 2021

London indoor fair organisers have begun to announce dates for later this year.

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