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.


Little Vintage Lover Fairs back in Norwich this month

05 November 2018

Little Vintage Lover Fairs, aka Zoe Durrant, runs events at venues across Norfolk including the privately owned village of Heydon, near Norwich.


Big London Flea: from big screen to the big sell

05 November 2018

The monthly Big London Flea is located on the ground floor of a former cinema and describes itself as “London’s largest indoor market in the busy heart of Dalston”.

Two fairs coming up in Scotland and Oxfordshire

05 November 2018

News of two fairs happening this month in Ayr and Benson.

Warm welcome at Lucy Haywood's West Sussex brocantes

05 November 2018

Lucy Haywood organises country brocantes at assorted venues in West Sussex.


Mixed reviews despite strong individual sales at TEFAF New York Fall

05 November 2018

Though an assortment of highprofile sales took place at the recent TEFAF New York Fall, some participants reported that business was markedly slower than in other editions.


Winter Olympia to return for satisfied exhibitors

05 November 2018

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is to return next year in its new format after dealers made significant early sales and said they were “very happy” with its latest staging,.


B2B fair in Edinburgh all booked up

05 November 2018

“We are full up at our antiques and vintage fair in Edinburgh later this month with 250 tables booked,” said Helen Yourston, director of B2B Events.

IACF report Bingley Hall bonus

05 November 2018

IACF’s antiques and collectors’ fair held in the Bingley Hall at the Staffordshire Showground in October fielded around 140 stalls, according to the organiser.


Art & Antiques for Everyone offers suggestions to brighten the home this winter

05 November 2018

Those looking to brighten their home this winter could turn to the wide selection of bright or colourful antiques on offer during the next edition of 'Art & Antiques for Everyone'.


Details announced for the Chelsea brocante revived by Matthew Adams

05 November 2018

As we announced in April, fair organiser Matthew Adams of Adams Antique Fairs is relaunching an event at Chelsea Town Hall this month which he last held in 2005.


Poignant teddy bear taken to the front features in First World War exhibition at fair

29 October 2018

One of the highlights of the upcoming International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair: 200 Years of Childhood at Kensington Town Hall will be an exhibition of toys to commemorate the centenary on November 11 of the end of the First World War.


Sandown Park event develops a taste for the continental

29 October 2018

The toy fair at Sandown Park in November is usually “the busiest one of the four we hold there each year”, says Barry Potter, founder in 1979 of BP Fairs, which first launched at this racecourse venue 31 years ago.


Fleamarket leaps onto south London street

29 October 2018

Launched in 2016, the fleamarket which runs every weekend at Flat Iron Square around seven railway arches on London’s Bankside in Southwark Street, SE1, has now extended into adjacent Union Street.


Bonnie Prince Charlie doorstop strides into Galloway's fair at Scone Palace

29 October 2018

This large, rare Victorian doorstop depicting Charles Edward Stuart, or Bonnie Prince Charlie as it is inscribed, is offered by Malcolm Eglin Antiques for £395 at the next Galloway fair.


Tooting calls lovers of vintage and retro

29 October 2018

So Last Century Vintage and Retro Fairs, aka dealers Alison Davis and Alan Old, run their popular south London events in Catford, at two locations in Beckenham and in Tooting.


Harpignies night scene features at Harrogate fair

29 October 2018

An atmospheric black and grey ink painting by Henri Joseph Harpignies (1819-1916) is one of the works on offer at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair (November 2-4).


Fine Arts Paris: French capital gets set for young fair with new venue and expanded exhibitor list

29 October 2018

Fine Arts Paris is the young November arrival on the fairs scene in the French capital. Launched last year, it celebrates its second staging in a new venue with a much enlarged exhibitor list.


Six places to find art and antiques around London next week including Winter Olympia and an Old Masters auction

26 October 2018

Buyers and collectors descend on London for the Winter Olympia fair and there’s lots more for art and antiques hunters to see and do around the capital next week.

Edgar Degas

New venue helps art fair Fine Arts Paris expand

23 October 2018

'Fine Arts Paris', the new November fair in the French capital launched last year, celebrates its second staging in a new venue with an enlarged exhibitor list.


Stand rates reduced as Swallow’s Lincolnshire show becomes four one-day events in 2019

22 October 2018

Arthur Swallow Fairs has announced a significant change in the format of its antiques and home fairs held at the Lincolnshire Showground.