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.

Updates from Grandma’s Attic and Guildhall Antique Fairs

22 January 2022

News in brief from fairs in the UK regions.

TEFAF Maastricht

June fair calendar fills up as TEFAF reveals new date

18 January 2022

TEFAF Maastricht has announced a new date following its postponement in March.

The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

Plea to help track down stolen coins after machete-wielding thieves strike at Solihull fair

18 January 2022

A group of coins were stolen from the London & Midland Coin Fairs taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum earlier this month.


Little Chelsea fair on hold but all go in Dorking

17 January 2022

Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs’ organiser Jane Alexander says that her long-planned Little Chelsea Decorative Arts and Antiques Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall is on hold for the time being.


Yorkshire artist stars on home turf at Harrogate pavilions fair

17 January 2022

A selection of paintings by Yorkshire artist Owen Bowen (1873-1967) is exhibited on the stand of Walker Art Galleries at this month’s 'The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair'.


The Winter Show must go on – later

10 January 2022

Dealers on both sides of the Atlantic are hopeful 'The Winter Show' in New York will take place in the spring, after its January staging was postponed at the eleventh hour.

The Great Enfield Vintage and Collectables Fair

Enfield renewed with new location

10 January 2022

The major draw for the Great Enfield Vintage and Collectables Fair’s new location is the free parking, said organiser Claudia Deutschmann.


Dec fair left unexpectedly leading the field

10 January 2022

The Decorative Fair becomes first major event to be held in 2022 after others are postponed.


Portobello goes Wembley way

10 January 2022

A midweek monthly antiques and vintage market which was launched in London last October by the organisers of Portobello Green Antiques Market has its next outing in Wembley Park’s vast ‘Pink’ car park on Wednesday, January 26.


Take the underground route to vintage fashion

10 January 2022

Vintage fashion collective launched downstairs at a Portobello Road antiques centre.

The Winter Show 2020

New York’s The Winter Show postponed

04 January 2022

A major US art and antiques fair has become the latest event to be postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


The year in review: How traders sprang into action

03 January 2022

As pandemic restrictions eased, businesses and event organisers breathed sighs of relief in 2021.


News in brief: including Cromwell Place gallery hub update

03 January 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an update on a South Kensington gallery hub.


London Art Fair: Pop art for those who like it hot

03 January 2022

This story was updated on January 6 following an announcement from the organiser.


Derbyshire: antiques centres in mills and so much more

20 December 2021

Antiques lovers are spoilt for choice in Derbyshire.


2022: Fingers crossed for the new year

20 December 2021

Hopes of an easier year seemed rather optimistic as 2021 opened but despite the pandemic disruption many art and antiques firms were able to do surprisingly good business…however, Omicron could put another spanner in the works as 2022 looms


Church venue answers prayers of organiser

18 December 2021

The Victorian Grade II-listed Wanstead United Reform Church in Redbridge, east London, with its fine windows, carved stone capitals and ironwork balustrades is the impressive setting for the Wanstead Vintage Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 18.

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht 2022 fair postponed due to “global volatility” of pandemic

16 December 2021

Organisers The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) announced the March 2022 edition of the Maastricht fair has been postponed.


Kempton: all for one and all for one

13 December 2021

The Sunbury Antiques event will be held just once in December but a big show is promised.


Make it a weekend visit to Lincoln

13 December 2021

Dealer John Pullen organises antiques and collectors’ fairs in and around Lincolnshire.