Regional Fairs

Numerous art, antique and collectors' fairs take place across the year in the different regions of the UK. These can cover a variety of specialisms and can be held outdoors or in large indoor centres.


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Allan Bellamy returns to Eltham Palace fair

30 April 2018

Allan Bellamy of Gazelles in Lyndhurst has been a dealer in Art Deco since 1982 and is a regular exhibitor at Deco fairs around the UK.

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Beryl Cook cat in Cotswolds

02 April 2018

The first Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair of the year comes to Westonbirt School this month. Running from April 13-15, the 29-year-old event hosts 43 dealers (fully booked), particularly those from around the west of England.

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Cheshire event with location, location, location

12 February 2018

Art Antiques Cheshire, the annual fair at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, is now in its seventh year.

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Festival feeling in Petersfield

29 January 2018

The next Petersfield Antiques Fair runs from February 2-4 hosting 39 dealers at the market town’s Festival Hall.

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Plate on offer at Welsh fair recalls the elephant in the court room

11 December 2017

A child’s plate that celebrates a performing elephant which was bizarrely accused of murdering her keeper will be an unusual highlight at Towy Events’ last antiques and fleamarket of the year.

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Autumn’s golden opportunities as three fairs look set to build on their established success

02 October 2017

As the autumn season kicks off, there is a wealth of art and antiques events to choose from around the UK. This week, ATG takes a look at three upcoming fairs beyond the London market: 'The Northern Antiques Fair' in Harrogate, the 'Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair' and the 'Chester Antiques Show'.

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Fine setting for a Welsh assembly

02 October 2017

The long-running biannual antiques, art and design fairs held in the fine ornamental setting of the Orangery in Port Talbot’s 1000-acre Margam Park, has its next outing this weekend (October 7-8).

Wilton House Mammoth Car Boot fair

Bank Holiday weekend brings bonanza of antique fairs

26 August 2016

The August Bank Holiday is one of the busiest weekend in the fairs and markets calendar. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the many events taking place across the country.

King John’s House Romsey

Five venues for Romsey fair as extensive first event aims to draw crowds

06 May 2016

Jackie Edwards knows all about the logistics of organising antiques street markets and fairs, having launched and run events across Hampshire.

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The reel deal: items wanted to value at this year's vintage fishing tackle fair

05 May 2016

Now in its 12th year, the annual 40-dealer National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair is increasingly attracting visitors, some from Germany, Italy and Denmark, to have their vintage tackle valued by dealers, particularly by Neil Freeman of event sponsors Angling Auctions.

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Nantgarw Friends to hold Bank Holiday antiques fair to help with fundraising drive

21 August 2014

In April 2013, the Nantgarw China Works Trust took on the lease of the site of the Nantgarw pottery where porcelain was produced under the aegis of William Billingsley between 1813-14 and again from 1817-19.

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Collecting couple to sell 50 pieces of Welsh pottery at Pembrokeshire Antiques Fair

30 May 2014

Coming to the Pembrokeshire Antiques Fair organised by Towy Fairs at Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest next weekend (June 7-8) are some 50 pieces of richly-glazed Ewenny pottery.

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Victorian brass rubbings emerge at Norwich fleamarket

11 April 2014

An item with an interesting local connection which is for sale at this Saturday’s Norwich Fleamarket is a rare Victorian large folio of European brass rubbings collected by a Norwich cleric.

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Northumberland is a fair favourite venue

21 February 2014

Six years ago, Ingrid Nilson of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited held her first ‘Luxury Antiques Weekend’ in Northumberland, at Linden Hall Hotel Golf & Country Club near Morpeth.

No more fairs to be held at Stoneleigh site

03 February 2014

Fair organisers IACF will no longer be running an event at Stoneleigh.

Cheque fraudsters jailed over fairs con

10 October 2013

Three fraudsters have been sentenced for a widespread scam using dud cheques at antiques fairs across the country.

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All stands sold at busy Malvern fair

23 August 2013

Around 5000 people will be streaming through the gates from seven in the morning this bank holiday Monday, August 26, for B2B Events’ hectic flea and collectors’ fair at the Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire.

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Winchester’s winning retro fair looks to expand

30 July 2013

An antiques and collectors’ street market in one of the UK’s wealthiest cities has expanded from just 15 stalls to 80 in three years and is still growing.

Busy Easter fairs all over the UK

28 March 2013

The Easter weekend is one of the busiest in the fairs and markets calendar and here’s a quick look at just 10 of the numerous events taking place:

Auction totals holding up as regional leaders are closely matched

15 January 2013

In what were far from easy trading conditions, the UK’s top tier of regional salerooms enjoyed a largely positive 2012.

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