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.

Oxfordshire fair postponed

18 October 2021

Joy O’Meara of Jay Fairs has announced that the antiques and collectors’ fair scheduled for Sunday, November 21, at the parish hall in the Oxfordshire village of Benson has been cancelled.

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Bronze stands out at Battersea fair

18 October 2021

Top selling items at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea included a large bronze sculpture.

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Bath: a fair with a friendly vibe

18 October 2021

Relaxed atmosphere of event held in the historic city wins praise from traders.

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Go vintage in Leeds with fresh fashion event

18 October 2021

Organiser with home shows expands Pudsey offerings to fashion.

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Textiles take Somerset centre stage

18 October 2021

Thirty-five handpicked textiles dealers from across the UK will be converging at the Cheese & Grain, an arts community venue in Frome, Somerset.

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Organiser back in the running

18 October 2021

Back in the saddle in Brighton is Donny Mann of Love Fairs, returning with his well supported antiques and vintage fair after a 19-month absence.

The Ryedale Roman Bronzes

Yorkshire Museum buys Ryedale Roman Bronzes from London dealer with help from wealthy donor

15 October 2021

A hoard of Roman bronzes discovered by metal detectors and sold at auction by Hansons in May has been sold to the Yorkshire Museum.

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Battersea dealers delighted to be busy once again

11 October 2021

Exhibitors at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park celebrated a busy event, with opening day sales up by about 10% on the last fair held in January 2020.

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Ludlow fair is fully booked

11 October 2021

Two Cs Fairs is fully booked indoors at Ludlow Racecourse on Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24.

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Go on a treasure hunt at Firsts

11 October 2021

Tolkien classic in bespoke binding is one of the highlights as the London event returns

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Tale of Bedouin life roams into new London event

11 October 2021

This October, the capital hosts The London Autumn Book Fair – a fresh addition to the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association’s (PBFA) 2021 calendar.

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Fairs calendar: Key books events in the UK and overseas

11 October 2021

This calendar lists a selection of forthcoming specialist fairs and markets in the UK and around the world that feature categories including books, maps, posters, prints, works on paper and ephemera.

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How TV coverage and a nearby museum reopening boosted two antique centres

11 October 2021

A reopened museum and a steady run of appearances on TV have boosted sales at two Cambridge centres.

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Antiques at garden centres encourage growth

11 October 2021

At many garden centres the array of what’s for sale other than plants and pots includes furniture, firepits, and fleeces – and in an imaginative retail move, some offer antiques and antique fairs.

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Tiles speciality creates a hive of activity

11 October 2021

Anita Morgan, co-owner of The Hive in Cambridge, is an antique tile specialist and stands at the small annual niche tile fair in Nottingham organised by the Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS), which was held this year on October 2.

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Cotswold fair makes its debut appearance at Compton Verney after enforced move

04 October 2021

Grand venues can work wonders for fair organisers helping to get punters through the door while providing an ideal backdrop for dealers to showcase their stock.

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Etc Fairs brings back photography and book events

04 October 2021

After 18 months, Etc Fairs in London has reinstated its themed fairs – starting with the 'Bloomsbury Photograph Fair' which will run concurrently with the book fair starting on Sunday, October 10.

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The 47th FIAC fair finds a new Paris venue

04 October 2021

FIAC, the Foire Internationale D’Art Contemporain, is Paris’ long-running annual fair devoted to Contemporary Art, staged every autumn.

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Having a ball at a suitable venue: Grandma’s Attic Fairs return to Bournemouth

04 October 2021

One of the most popular fairs in Grandma’s Attic Fairs’ extensive portfolio is the flagship two-day antiques and collectors’ fairs held in the Art Deco ballroom at the Bournemouth Pavilion.

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You herd right: cattle market hosts fleamarkets

04 October 2021

Helen Bowman and Ben Wray, formerly of Bowman Antique Fairs, now run two successful fleamarkets in North Yorkshire.

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