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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It’s the Penmans’ party time

27 May 2019

On a sunny day in the beautiful surroundings of the Palladian Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex, fair organiser Caroline and her husband Ricardo Penman celebrated their golden wedding and 75th birthdays.

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Ephemera Society fair: Short-lived objects with real long-term demand

27 May 2019

Society fair celebrates ephemeral items in which interest is sustained.

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Three So Last Century fairs – and another to come

27 May 2019

As So Last Century, Alison Davis and Alan Old run vintage fairs at three south London venues: St Dunstan’s College in Catford, the White Eagle Club in Tooting and at Beckenham Place Mansion in Beckenham Place Park.

Antiques centres updates: news from three businesses

27 May 2019

Two relocations and an opening at a trio of English antiques centres.

A great hall in west Somerset for varied events

27 May 2019

The Great Hall in the privately owned 18th century Grade I-listed Crowcombe Court in the Quantock Hills, west Somerset, near Taunton, is an intricately decorated room which makes it an ideal setting for many events.

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A selection of dates for your tribal diary: May-October 2019

27 May 2019

Tribal art is a sector with truly international appeal and fairs and shows go on throughout the year across various locations.

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Dates for TEFAF Maastricht 2020 announced

23 May 2019

Dates for next year’s TEFAF Maastricht fair have been announced.

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Four London book fairs will go into one week in June

21 May 2019

For the first time this year, the four fairs that make London a destination for bibliophiles in June will be held side-by-side across the space of just four days. ATG looks at the personality of each event.

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Faces from Firsts: Interviews with three exhibitors at the upcoming book fair in the capital

21 May 2019

A trio of exhibitors at London’s rare book fair 'Firsts' ponder the market, their motivations – plus flooded shops and heavy metal.

Introduction: Getting a new generation of buyers away from the screen

21 May 2019

As Pom Harrington, chairman of 'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair', puts it, “the key challenge today is how do we get the new generation of buyers who have bought from the internet to come away from the screen and see the book first hand in the marketplace”.

UK and International book fairs calendar: 2019-2020

21 May 2019

Forthcoming buying opportunities in the UK and around the world.

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Books and maps highlights at fairs for summer 2019

21 May 2019

A selection of highlights that dealers are taking to upcoming fairs.

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Ram raiders hit Petworth fair

20 May 2019

Police appeal after jewellery and cash worth £830,000 stolen in night heist

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Fawley Decorative Fair bookings flourish as dealers sign up amid blooming international interest

20 May 2019

Bookings are significantly up this year for the Fawley Decorative Fair which is held on the Fawley Hill estate near Henley-on-Thames and runs from Friday to Sunday, May 31-June 2.

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Dealers at the centre of annual Norfolk event

20 May 2019

Organised by rugs and kilims dealer Malcolm Cannell for the third year, the annual Bayfield Hall Antiques Fair takes place on Sunday, June 9.

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Beautiful backdrop to Hertfordshire fair

20 May 2019

Sharon Blagrove of Bentleys Fairs will be heading to Hertfordshire this weekend to set up her fifth salvage and vintage fair in the leafy surroundings of Knebworth Park.

Cotswolds fair date change

20 May 2019

Cooper Events’ Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School has been moved earlier in the calendar.

Morphy Auctions buys stake in arms show

20 May 2019

Morphy Auctions has taken a stake in the Antique Arms Show in Las Vegas.

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On with the show: at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, spirits and sales were high - an ATG picture special

16 May 2019

A shocking ram-raid by jewellery thieves failed to dampen the spirits and order books of many exhibitors at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair on May 10-12. ATG visited on Saturday to observe a bustling fair judged to have been a successful curtain-raiser for the summer season.

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Police appeal for help to catch ram-raiders of Petworth antiques fair

14 May 2019

Burglars in a pick-up truck and an SUV ram raided the Petworth antiques fair at the weekend, stealing jewellery and cash belonging to dealers exhibiting at the three-day fair.

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