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.

New organiser to take over Detling event

15 February 2010

The Detling Antiques and Collectors' Fair on February 27-28 will be the last held at the Kent County Showground by the current organisers. A new organiser is taking on the fair after International Antiques & Collectors' Fairs failed to agree new terms with the venue.

Dealers stung by stolen chequebook

11 February 2010

SEVERAL dealers at Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park on Tuesday, January 26, were duped by a woman using a stolen chequebook.

Cooper Fairs add Tatton Park to growing stable

22 December 2009

COOPER Fairs, owned by Sue Ede, have acquired The Tatton Park Antiques Fair from Essex organiser Robert Bailey.

PBFA and Oxfam settle dispute and agree a deal to work together

07 December 2009

THE Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) and Oxfam have come to an agreement in their dispute over how the charity is affecting the secondhand book market.

Cost and venue size force organiser to quit Westpoint

30 November 2009

DEVON County Antiques Fairs (DCAF) are pulling out of the Westpoint Exhibition Centre in Exeter because of costs and the size of the venue.

Lincoln, Swinderby and Newark – how did it all go?

19 October 2009

THE first salvos in the battle between the showground fairs giants saw up to 4000 exhibitors head to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire earlier this month.

New fair for Atlantic City

12 October 2009

A NEW antiques fair in Atlantic City is to be launched in March. It replaces the long-running Atlantique City Antiques Show – a once leading US fair that was axed by organisers F&W Publications in September.

Eighty exhibitors for art book fair

01 September 2009

FROM September 25 to 27 The London Art Book Fair will be launched at the newly expanded Whitechapel Art Gallery in Whitechapel High Street London E1.


Swinderby fair moves to Lincoln Showground

17 August 2009

THE massive antiques and collectors’ fair held six times a year at RAF Swinderby since 1995 is to move to the Lincoln Showground for all future events.

US fair goes green

17 August 2009

THE Antiques Are Green campaign in the UK has spawned its first ‘antiques are green’ fair – in America.

Contemporary craftsmen set to descend on The Strand

13 July 2009

THIS autumn, the Crafts Council will stage the fourth Origin: the London Craft Fair at Somerset House on The Strand in London.

Devon fair continues as planned

22 June 2009

Devon County Antiques Fairs are currently experiencing technical difficulties with their telephone system but would like the readers of the ATG to know that the fair at Westpoint Exhibition Centre will be going ahead as planned this weekend (July 4-5).

DMG sell all four big UK fairs

01 June 2009

DMG Antiques Fairs, organisers of four of the biggest antiques and collectors’ fairs in the UK, have been sold by their parent company.

Cheltenham fair off the race card

14 April 2009

FAIR organiser Ingrid Nilson has announced that she is to give up The Autumn Antiques Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Sue Ede’s empire expands to take in Buxton fair

02 March 2009

COOPER Fairs have bought The Buxton Antiques Fair, at one time among the most prestigious of provincial fixtures.


Snow downpour takes its toll on auctions and fairs across the country

09 February 2009

WHILE children celebrated as schools shut down across the country, the reaction of the art and antiques trade to the heavy snow that swept over Britain last week was largely less exuberant.

Moscow and Salzburg fairs cancelled

09 February 2009

THE global credit crunch's latest victims are the Moscow World Fine Art Fair and the Salzburg World Fine Art Fair, which will not go ahead this year.

Newark offers cut-price stands

26 January 2009

CUT-price outside stands are available for the forthcoming Newark International Antiques and Collectors' Fair.

West Country fairs forced to make double cancellation

04 August 2008

DEVON County Antiques Fairs, organisers of the largest circuit of antiques and collectors fairs in the Southwest, are cancelling two of their August fairs.

Ally Pally fairs return in April

10 December 2007

FAIRS are set to return to Alexandra Palace in North London, which for years was a favourite trade venue. The last Alexandra Palace fair was held on November 19, 2006.