Newark Fair

The Newark Fair is run by IACF. It takes place every other month and is held at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground, hosting over 2000 stands.

The fair attracts dealers and buyers with its wide range of items – from furniture and rugs to sporting memorabilia and paintings.


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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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Fairs & Markets 2017 review: Tokyo duo in Notts tie-up

18 December 2017

IACF came up with some interesting leads this year and featured stories included Joe Mitchell, an event administrator for IACF who is an embroiderer, working for international costume designers.

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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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A Newark detour for US buyers

19 June 2017

Stock-buying trips prove successful for one American as she heads back to Blighty once more...

Dealers told to beware of fairground pocket slasher

22 October 2010

SHOWGROUND fair dealers are reminded to be vigilant after a visitor to the recent Newark fair had his pockets slashed.

Memories of Newark fair at 25

23 August 2010

INTERNATIONAL Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd (IACF) plan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their flagship event, the Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair, in October.

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Silver theft at Newark fair

29 April 2010

THIS George I christening mug was one of four items of silver stolen from dealer Clive Wilder at IACF’s Newark fair on Thursday April 8.

Police to return £24,000 in antiques to Newark dealers

04 December 2006

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE police are planning to return £24,000 worth of antiques at the Newark fair this Friday to dealers who accepted cheques from a fraudster.

Newark back to two days in fairs shake-up

12 October 2006

DMG make it a trade event as they revamp portfolio across the board

What a week in Newark...

25 September 2006

IN Nottinghamshire from Saturday October 7 to Saturday October 14 , it’s one hectic week for antiques and collectors’ fairs. Buyers can spend the week rushing around nine venues on a mighty buying spree, including the Newark and Swinderby Fairs.

Newark and Swinderby inject cash to woo trade and buyers

11 November 2004

DMG Antiques Fairs have put up £350,000 for a new building at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground and secured the venue for another 20 years.

DMG defend Newark changes

03 November 2004

DMG Antique Fairs have reconfirmed their commitment to the new three-day format Newark fairs for 2005. Acknowledging that many people had voiced strong views that had not gone unheard, managing director Jason Franks emphasised dmg’s long-term commitment to the fair in terms of promotion and investment linked to a weekend slot.

Swinderby goes it alone, a week before Newark

20 October 2004

NEXT year Arthur Swallow Fairs’ International Antiques and Collectors’ Fairs at RAF Swinderby will be held almost a full week before the Newark fair.

Newark to change days for 2005: Fair moves from Monday and Tuesday to become three-day event starting on Thursday

07 October 2004

FROM February 2005, the Newark International Antiques and Collectors Fair, the largest event of its kind in Europe, will become a three-day event, starting on Thursday and finishing on Saturday.

Over 100 dealers take up Newark offer

01 June 2004

THE organisers of the Newark International Antiques and Collectors’ Fair say more than 100 dealers have taken them up on an offer of a 50 per cent price break for those who do not currently stand at the giant fair.

Half-price stands to new exhibitors at Newark fair: New incentives will address problem of early leavers say organisers Dmg

19 April 2004

THE organisers of the Newark International Antiques and Collectors’ Fair are to give a 50 per cent price break to dealers who do not currently stand at the giant fair.

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.”

The giant of Europe pulls in crowds by thinking still bigger

10 September 2003

ONE thing you cannot accuse DMG Antiques Fairs of is resting on their laurels. Their Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair, held six times a year at the Nottinghamshire showground, is Europe’s biggest.

Newark clamps down on early leavers

17 March 2003

The organisers of the Newark fair have taken a tough stance on stallholders who leave their two-day event early. The clampdown comes after complaints from both stallholders and visitors who object to dealers leaving the fair before the official closing time of 4pm on Tuesday.

Newark is on for both days

08 April 2002

THE organisers of next week’s Newark fair have been receiving calls from traders and buyers, who have heard that the event will only be open for one day because of the Queen Mother’s funeral on Tuesday.

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