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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Antiques-driven rise in retail hailed by trade association chiefs

25 July 2019

Leaders of trade associations BADA and LAPADA have welcomed an announcement that antiques contributed to a recent rise in UK retail.

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LAPADA launches apprentice scheme for “a new generation of dealers”

22 July 2019

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, has launched a new ‘Apprentice’ membership category for dealers in early years of independent trading.

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‘Spanish Phillip’ comes home to Scotland with pooch picture

22 July 2019

Edinburgh gallery Fettes Fine Art offers a painting by Scottish artist John Phillip at its local Galloway Fair this week.

Marquee back by popular demand in the New Forest

22 July 2019

Following “unprecedented demand”, a popular antiques and collectors’ marquee is set to return to this year’s three-day New Forest Show in Hampshire after it was not included in last year’s event.

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Scandi style sweeps in to the third Cooper Cotswolds fair

22 July 2019

A prime example of mid-century Scandinavian furniture is offered at the Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair next month by dealer Roger Burgett of Scandinavian by Design.

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Cross references at Masterpiece

22 July 2019

Items on offer reflect collecting ethos of the annual London fair now in its 10th year.

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Carpet flies at first rug and textile event

22 July 2019

A north-west Persian carpet in the Esfahan style c.1700, offered for a price in excess of €30,000 by Massoud Milani from Paris, was one of the leading sales at the first HALI Fair in London’s Mall Galleries.

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Event adds to Victorian value

22 July 2019

Week of royal celebration now includes a one-day 20-exhibitor antiques and vintage fair.

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Four antiques and vintage events in Scotland for summer 2019

22 July 2019

Upcoming fairs in Scotland in the spotlight.

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Fringe benefits could help Edinburgh fair

22 July 2019

The annual Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe which run this year from August 2-26 attract audiences of 400,000-plus visitors to the city.

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TEFAF opens Showcase applications

18 July 2019

TEFAF is accepting applications for its 2020 Maastricht Showcase.

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Bournemouth centre saved as local dealers enter The Den

15 July 2019

Two south-coast dealers have secured the future of more than 100 traders with the purchase of a Bournemouth centre.

Fairs more important than ever, say dealers

15 July 2019

The proportion of picture dealers standing at fairs has risen significantly during the last two years according to findings from the latest biennial Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) survey.

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Buyers go large at an encouraging Olympia

15 July 2019

A 2m-wide early 1950s sofa offered for £7000 on the stand of The Modern Warehouse was one of the larger objects attracting buyers at the latest 'Art & Antiques Fair Olympia'.

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A fashion never out of fashion

15 July 2019

With interest high in vintage clothing, we ask fair organisers for their views on the market.

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Out and about at street events in Beccles and Bungay

15 July 2019

Focus on two antiques street fairs/markets in Suffolk held in July and August.

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Historic city Bamberg hosts 24th dealer exhibition event

15 July 2019

Since the late 1880s, opera fans have braved the often intense heat of the summer to visit the Wagner festival in Bayreuth.

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Rise of the fair for dealers revealed in latest SLAD survey

09 July 2019

More dealers than ever are flocking to fairs, according to the recent Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) members survey.

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Figure stars on Birmingham stage at Art & Antiques for Everyone

08 July 2019

Depiction of actor is one of the more traditional offerings at fair set to broaden its horizons.

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We do like to buy beside the seaside

08 July 2019

Two events taking place in the north and south of England offer array of vintage delights

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