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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Midcentury Modern fair looks back over the past 20 years

30 October 2023

Business partners look back at how their events and the market have evolved since their fairs launched.

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So Last Century goes for interiors

23 October 2023

Alan Old of So Last Century Fairs has been talking to ATG about his ambitions as well as giving news of a new fair to be launched next year.

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Thirty dealers lined up for new Kensington event in historic church

23 October 2023

Offering an impressive line-up of stallholders including Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill, a new vintage fair is being launched in west London.

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Autumn fairs flurry means intensive time for dealers

23 October 2023

Results from a flurry of fairs early this autumn prove there is plenty of space for such events in the London market.

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It’s a furniture first at Frieze fair

16 October 2023

The first pieces of antique furniture ever to sell at Frieze Masters were snapped up as the 11th edition of the fair opened last week.

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Birdbath makes Battersea splash

16 October 2023

A stoneware birdbath designed by one of Rodin’s students was among the highlight sales at the autumn edition of the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.

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Bumper selection of British dealers among Boston exhibitors

16 October 2023

Among the highlights at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (BIABF) is a first edition of a 19th century German children’s book.

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Arthur Swallow Fairs: quirky buys ideal for the curious

16 October 2023

The Cheshire showground event run by Arthur Swallow includes plenty of conversation starters.

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Cloves boat comes into view at Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam

16 October 2023

A boat modelled out of cloves created in the Moluccan islands of Indonesia is among the highlights at 'Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam'.

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Dealers set for first staging of Olympia fair since the summer version cancelled

16 October 2023

London’s fair season is in full swing, and next up is 'Winter Art & Antiques Olympia'.

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Botanic garden venue set to be full of life as dealers buzz in this November

16 October 2023

An antiques and vintage fair which is held in one of the most attractive garden settings in the country is set to blossom over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5.

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Frock me! fair on a roll

16 October 2023

The 'Frock Me! Vintage Fashion Show' on Sunday, October 22, at Kensington Hall looks set to be one of the most popular this year, says organiser Matthew Adam.

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Club that keeps the flame alive

16 October 2023

Lighter Club of Great Britain holds fair open to both members and non-members

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Ravilious fires the imagination among big buys at British Art Fair

09 October 2023

Queues snaked around the block for the opening of British Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery in Duke of York Square.

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Chariot clock charges to Chester

09 October 2023

If you haven’t thought about the Roman Empire yet today, here’s your chance.

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Frieze forms a high point for female art at fairs

09 October 2023

This year’s Frieze Masters could be the high-water mark for the representation of women at historic art fairs

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Prints aplenty in the US

09 October 2023

A Rembrandt drypoint of 'Jan Uytenbogaert, The Goldweigher', 1639, is among the offerings at this year’s The IFPDA Fair (International Fine Print Dealers Association). Brought by Childs Gallery of Boston, it is offered for $36,000.

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‘Long live York’ is the books cry

09 October 2023

Increased private buying plus overseas trade purchases boost the huge annual extravaganza of the York National Book Fair.

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Traditional highlights to be found in Munich art fair

09 October 2023

Now in its 14th year, the art fair Highlights is way past the status of a newcomer and has become an established up-market event in the autumn calendar.

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Estate fast becoming an antiques supercentre

09 October 2023

Another business launches near Stratford-upon-Avon offering 45 traders

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