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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Ardingly: last before lockdown

16 November 2020

IACF’s Ardingly market was the final major fair held before the new lockdown began in England

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Hammershøi interior stars among sales at first virtual TEFAF

11 November 2020

A painting by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) was among the highlights at the inaugural staging of TEFAF Online.

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Online trading brings new confidence in second lockdown

09 November 2020

Art and antiques businesses in England are more prepared for trading through this new lockdown having gained experience last time around.

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Lock and learn: business lessons

09 November 2020

Three dealers who stand at fairs and in centres describe how they meet the Covid-19 challenges

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Irish fair organiser prepares for Christmas with third virtual fair

05 November 2020

Hibernian Antique Fairs opens its third virtual fair this week.

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Grandma’s Attic restarts with the popular Wimborne event

02 November 2020

Grandma’s Attic Fairs is holding its first antiques and collectors’ event this weekend since lockdown in early March.

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Streets open for business

02 November 2020

Under the current restrictions Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events is still able to run a number of her antiques and brocante street markets held across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey.

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Seven highlights at the first TEFAF Online

27 October 2020

Next week TEFAF launches its new digital marketplace.

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Make Sunbury your next stop

26 October 2020

Calling all the many fans of Sunbury Antiques’ markets at Kempton Park Racecourse.

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Amsterdam tribal art fair runs online with 21 dealers

26 October 2020

The rare Ankwe terracotta figure is attributed to ceramicist Azume of Goemai, who died c.1951. Her figures were made for women and important locals, and two other examples – the only others known – currently reside in The British Museum.

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Militaria fairs return to action

26 October 2020

Focus on two events that have been staged successfully and boosted dealer confidence

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De Morgan tile bought for £8 on a stall takes £3800 at auction

26 October 2020

The Tavistock Pannier Market may well see an influx of sleeper-hunters following the canny purchase in June of a piece described as ‘a Cornish tile’.

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It moss be love: naturalist’s album bought by museum

19 October 2020

At a recent PBFA fair, dealer John Underwood sold a collection of albums of mosses compiled by the naturalist Frederick DuCane Godman (1834-1919) to Horsham Museum & Art Gallery.

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Former Red Cross centre empty for years becomes antiques hub in booming Suffolk town

19 October 2020

Teresa Potts and her husband Jamie, a fisherman, have recently received planning permission to turn a former Red Cross training centre in the Suffolk riverside town of Woodbridge into an antiques centre.

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Woodbridge Antiques Centre boosted online

19 October 2020

Natalie Smith opened the 30-cabinet Woodbridge Antiques Centre in 2007 and 13 years later she has been enjoying further success at a challenging time through internet sales.

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Handle wares the old-school way in Suffolk

19 October 2020

The long-running monthly Long Melford Antiques and Vintage Fair held in the village’s Old School has been organised by Laura Bonner and Pearl Gee since 2014.

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Hybrid print fair set to bloom in-person and online

12 October 2020

This 1930 white-line colour woodcut, Amarylis, by US artist Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) is among the works on offer at the first hybrid fair staged by the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).

News in Brief – including the postponement of BRAFA Art Fair

12 October 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the organiser's decision to postpone the BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels due to take place in January.

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Marquee marks good sales pitch for Herefordshire tent event

12 October 2020

'Antiques in Tents' is latest event to get thinking creatively to ensure they can go ahead

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Dealer looks to global demand for textiles

12 October 2020

Meg Andrews was as disappointed as many others by the cancellation due to the pandemic of the Textile Society’s antique and vintage textiles fair at Chelsea Town Hall earlier this month.

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