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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'Remain busy, stay positive' in order to cope with new lockdown say dealers

11 January 2021

Firms in tier 1 enjoyed good trading in December but are now back in lockdown.

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Cornwall lands at ground level

04 January 2021

Two businesses from the West Country tell us how trade was going before the latest coronavirus restrictions

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Mayfair event normally held in a five-star hotel has a different feel to reflect the times

21 December 2020

A Chinese export reverse painted mirror plate in a carved George III frame is one of the highlights at the 'Mayfair Antiques and Fine Art Fair'.

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Yes, it was a bit challenging…

21 December 2020

A bonkers year like no other did nevertheless have its highlights as the trade battled back

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Online: PBFA monthly virtual showcase set to be a permanent booking

14 December 2020

So well has the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association’s (PBFA) monthly online book fair been received that it is being continued as a permanent fixture.

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Fair includes a black tie trade ball

14 December 2020

Dealer Gary Wallis is looking forward to next year and the first of his biannual Henley Decor Fairs that will run for five days instead of two.

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The tale of a 26-mile walk to buy a bible

14 December 2020

Destined for the now cancelled Towy Events Christmas antiques and fleamarket at the Carmarthen Showground were two rare Welsh plates from the Llanelly Pottery, which Towy Events organiser and dealer Robert Pugh had planned to take.

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Fairy tales and bible stories on offer from Jörn Günther at pre-Christmas book fair

12 December 2020

A selection of top historic books is on offer from Swiss dealer Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books at this weekend’s Salon D’Hiver Virtuel.

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Dealers at auction: Battersea decorative fair teams up with Bonhams while Apter Fredericks sells through Christie's

09 December 2020

Two pairs of London art market institutions are joining forces in sales events early next year.

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Plans remain in flux for indoor art and antiques event organisers

07 December 2020

Organisers of indoor art and antiques fairs continue to make alternative plans for the first half of next year.

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Tribal show gets into the spirit

07 December 2020

Offered by Bryan Reeves of Tribal Gathering for £4200, this Luba baboon mask is one of more than 100 objects on offer at Tribal Art London’s third online event, Spirit Animals.

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The Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair goes digital with tours

07 December 2020

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (DATF) is launching digital initiatives after being forced to cancel two out of its three annual events this year.

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Tin man Dan ready for B2B Malvern date

07 December 2020

B2B Three Counties Showground in Malvern event now confirmed to run this month.

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Beckenham gets go-ahead

07 December 2020

Alison Davis and Alan Old will be running their So Last Century Christmas vintage market as planned at Beckenham Mansion on Sunday, December 13.

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It’s open season in the square

07 December 2020

Lucy Haywood runs her Country Brocantes in West Sussex, including the grounds of Parham House and at the Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucestershire.

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Dealers discover new platform

07 December 2020

As Discover Vintage, Keeley Rosendale has run her well-supported vintage fairs in the north of England since 2009.

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Trade delight as markets and dealers reopen

30 November 2020

The art and antiques sector breathed a sigh of relief with the news that shops and centres, auction houses, markets and some fairs can reopen in England from December 2.

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Vintage fashion fair is among events creating a shop window online

30 November 2020

Matthew Adams is holding his first virtual vintage fashion fair, 'Lockdown Frockdown', this Sunday (December 6).

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Banana website proves fruitful

30 November 2020

Julian Tatham-Losh, who owns Top Banana Antiques in Tetbury, reports that business is booming.

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More than a nod to online

30 November 2020

James Waggott of The Antiques Centre York is a happy chap.

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