Ardingly Fair

Ardingly International Antiques and Collectors Fair is a major showground fair held several times a year in Ardingly, West Sussex.

Incorporating a vast range of items including ceramics, furniture, jewellery, silver and decorative works, the event has been run by International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (IACF) since 2009.


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Firm foundations: IACF’s operations director describes the value of experience in the organising world

02 April 2018

One of the aspects of the antiques fairs which are so much a part of the trade’s lifeblood is often their sheer longevity.

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EastEnders' Shane Richie gets 'distracted' at IACF Ardingly fair

29 January 2018

As well as being an actor, playing Alfie Moon, the landlord of the Queen Vic pub in the soap EastEnders, Shane Richie is a singer and last year recorded a country music album.

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From Far East to East Midlands

07 August 2017

Back in the day, the most common overseas buyer at IACF Newark would have been American. However, a larger number now hails from the Far East, with visitors from Korea, Japan and Taiwan making up 30% of the overseas buyer numbers at the East Midlands event, according to IACF estimates.

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Extra dates announced for IACF events next year

14 September 2012

International Antiques and Collectors Fairs (IACF) have announced three additional dates for 2013 at their Swinderby, Ardingly and Shepton Mallet events.

DMG tighten up security after Ardingly gems theft

24 November 2008

DMG Antiques Fairs say they have increased security following the theft of £80,000 worth of jewellery at their Ardingly fair on September 3.

£80,000 jewellery theft at Ardingly

22 September 2008

MORE than £80,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from the Ardingly Showground on Wednesday, September 3.

DMG bring back trade entry discount

18 October 2005

DMG Antiques Fairs have announced the return of discounted trade entry for both the Newark and the Ardingly International Antiques and Collectors Fairs.

dmg to test £10 entry at Ardingly

21 February 2005

Following the success of the discounted entry to the Newark fair, dmg Antiques Fairs will test a reduced entry price of £10 for trade day at the Ardingly fair on April 19.

Experts lined up for the master classes

23 March 2004

FOLLOWING the well-received introduction of master classes to their events last year, DMG Antiques Fairs, the UK’s biggest organiser of the biggest fairs, will be repeating the initiative at 12 of their summer fixtures. Mike Turner, marketing controller at the fairs, says: “The master classes are designed to appeal to both experienced and amateur collectors which is why we hold them during general entry times.”

Stars fall on Ardingly...

07 August 2002

THEY had to meet sometime and it was a colourful clash when the two TV stars, interior designer Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen and dealer/presenter David Dickinson, chanced upon each other at the Ardingly International Antiques and Collectors Fair at the South of England Showground on July 16 and 17.

A personal invitation to Ardingly for 30,000 of the right fairgoers

25 April 2002

EUROPE’s leading showground events organisers DMG Antiques Fairs have been oiling the wheels of their fixtures, and it is much appreciated at Ardingly where their fair has been going from strength to strength.

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