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.

Octagon Hall

French and Irish events to reopen as indoor fairs in England resume next week

10 May 2021

The restrictions operating during the latest lockdowns are continuing to ease in countries including France and the Republic of Ireland.

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Festival time in Peterborough

10 May 2021

Art glass dealers look forward to the Festival of Antiques.

Dorking welcomes open-air brocante

10 May 2021

Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs is back with her fully booked socially distanced antiques and decorative art fair at the Dorking Halls.

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Meat feast out, kimonos in

10 May 2021

Antiques on High Cumbrian branch now open

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A fair to make Brighton rock

10 May 2021

Organiser tells ATG why the south-coast city is a great place for a new PBFA event

UK books fairs

10 May 2021

The return of fairs as lockdown restrictions have eased has been a welcome boost for dealers, event organisers and buyers.

International book fairs

10 May 2021

This calendar lists a selection of forthcoming specialist fairs and markets around the world.

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Henley event causes ripples of excitement

10 May 2021

Organiser of event by the Thames is buoyed up by record number of stands confirmed

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Three booksellers’ associations open new digital chapter

10 May 2021

The antiquarian booksellers’ associations of Switzerland, Austria and Germany have joined forces to launch a new online rare book fair.

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Nicholas Parsons collection offered by WR Harvey at Buxton fair

03 May 2021

Items belonging to the late comedian and entertainer Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020) are being unveiled at The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair in Derbyshire – the first ‘in person’ event of its type to take place in England this year.

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Now you can enjoy the not-so-far east

03 May 2021

Spotlight on businesses in the bustling antiques havens of Suffolk and Norfolk

The Antiques & Retro Antique Centre

Lincolnshire’s Hemswell gets a newly refurbished and renamed antiques centre

29 April 2021

A newly refurbished antiques centre will open this weekend under new management at Hemswell in Lincolnshire.

Chelsea's Saatchi Gallery

London fairs return as lockdown eases

26 April 2021

London indoor fair organisers have begun to announce dates for later this year.

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Kempton back in the running

26 April 2021

Traders and buyers express relief – and gratitude – at return of twice-monthly fixture.

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Continental dealers make tentative return to Kempton

26 April 2021

It’s nearly four months since the UK left the EU’s customs union and single market – a hard new reality for those Continental antiques dealers who regularly make the day trip from Belgium, Holland or France to stall out at fairs in southern England.

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Tomes tell story of a 1900s ‘fake or fortune’

26 April 2021

These weighty tomes contain the complete transcripts from a high-profile court case involving a Mayfair dealership in the early 1900s.

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Swallow starts at Ripley Castle

26 April 2021

Swallow Fairs’ first three-day Decorative Home and Salvage Shows this year is the biannual event running at the 14th century Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, from noon on Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 9.

Fresh chapter in book fairs

26 April 2021

The moment has arrived for bibliophiles missing the physical sight and touch of books at actual fairs.

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Chiswick hits high road

26 April 2021

After many false dawns Jennifer Titmuss is finally launching her monthly Chiswick Antique and Vintage Market on Sunday May 9.

Test your pot luck in Devon

26 April 2021

Anything and everything to do with the garden is how Hyson Fairs describes its popular fairs in Devon.

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