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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Flea London to reopen with 27 stalls on April 17

05 April 2021

“We are super-excited to be reopening our Flea London again on Saturday, April 17, after so long and we are planning on 27 stalls and 10 container shops here at Vinegar Yard,” enthused Christian Scrimgeour about her fleamarket held a few minutes from London Bridge Station.

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Antiques centre in revitalised former granary battles through to April reopening

05 April 2021

After three lockdowns but also a successful auction launch last August in between closures, Graham Hessell will be throwing open the doors once again to his Melford Antiques, Interiors & Lifestyle Centre on April 12.

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Affordable Art Fair: events at cities worldwide to come but it’s online for now

05 April 2021

The Affordable Art Fair has announced its live show dates this year in London, New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong and cities in Europe.

Montelbaanstoren on the bank of the Oudeschans canal in Amsterdam

Dutch dealers strike out on their own with online fair

01 April 2021

Dealers from the Royal Dutch Fine Art & Antique Dealer Association (KVHOK) have joined forces to launch an online fair which opens this month.

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JOS launches two events which complement the B2B fair schedule

29 March 2021

This coming Easter weekend may be quieter than usual but many of us can plan to meet up with family and friends again in the coming weeks and months as lockdown restrictions ease around the UK.

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Continuity back after the enforced break

29 March 2021

“It’s been heart-breaking to keep cancelling fairs as people are so keen to trade but the good news is that our event in the Westpoint Arena at the Devon Showground, Exeter, is going ahead on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6,” says Nick Bayliss of Continuity Fairs.

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IACF ready to meet the high demand

29 March 2021

Will Thomas, managing director of IACF, surely speaks for the trade with his fervent hope that successive pandemic lockdowns have now come to an end.

Masterpiece London

Masterpiece London postponed but the Petworth fair will take place this summer

25 March 2021

Masterpiece London has postponed the physical edition of its fair this year but The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is to go ahead this summer.

Three events scheduled to run in April and May

22 March 2021

Updates on the Oswestry Showground, Bath markets and Sue Ede’s Giant Flea.

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Market organiser Sherman & Waterman looks ahead as events are set to return

22 March 2021

“I’m counting the days,” said a happy Mike Collins, director of market operator Sherman & Waterman as he ticks off the reopening dates for his antiques and vintage markets, centre and car boot.

Chelsea Antiques fair

Chelsea fair autumn date and new director

22 March 2021

The Chelsea Antiques Fair has confirmed dates for the autumn and hired a new director.

ATG letter: Not really ‘sharing the pain’

22 March 2021

MADAM – Re: ‘Fair loses appeal over early closure’, front page, ATG No 2484.

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Northern exposure: Antiques centre branches out from the south to the Lake District

22 March 2021

Vincent Page, owner of Antiques on High in Oxford and Sidmouth, has turned his sights northwards.

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Hemswell Antique Centres boss shares “crazy" experience of lockdown

22 March 2021

“Due to our digital presence with our website, social media and the live virtual shopping tours I have been conducting all over the world my skeleton team of 10 staff have been kept extremely busy.”

Leslie Wright

Promotions and appointments – news across the art and antiques sector around the world

17 March 2021

A new fair director in London, a promotion at Bonhams US and a new auction location in South Africa - here is a round-up of the latest moves.

The Open Art Fair

The Open Art Fair loses court appeal over early closure

15 March 2021

BADA Ltd, the organiser of The Open Art Fair, has lost an appeal against a small claims court ruling that said two dealers need pay only part of their stand fee as the event was cut short.

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New event planned as Paris Biennale ‘turns the page’

15 March 2021

A new art and antiques fair is being planned for the end of November to replace the Paris Biennale (Biennale des Antiquaires).

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Clerkenwell vintage fair is latest to keep virtual events going once live ones return

15 March 2021

Spring is here (ignore the weather) and fairs and markets are suitably blooming again with the prospect of getting back to business.

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Sunday means salvage at Drew Pritchard’s regular virtual events

15 March 2021

Angela Whittle is one of the 30-plus group who take part in salvage supremo Drew Pritchard’s regular virtual Salvage Sundays.

Bermondsey: a look on the bright side of life

15 March 2021

Silver dealer David Addlestone is a longstanding trader at the Bermondsey Antique Market in south London which is reopening on Friday, April 16.

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