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.

IACF Alexandra Palace

IACF says September Ally Pally fair was last

05 December 2022

The annual antiques and collectors’ fair at Alexandra Palace is no more.

The Emporium Hungerford

Hungerford's Emporium traders eager for an enthusiastic buyer

05 December 2022

The search is on for a new owner of The Emporium in Hungerford.

IACF Alexandra Palace

It’s farewell Ally Pally, but a heartfelt welcome to Redbourn

05 December 2022

IACF calls time at north London venue and launches an event just to the north

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Wanstead Vintage Fair runs the week before Christmas

05 December 2022

The popular Wanstead Vintage Fair is organised by Karen Stuckey four times annually, with the last of the year running the week before Christmas, on Saturday, December 17.

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“I always do well here": Derby event answers dealer’s prayers

05 December 2022

Silver specialist delighted to count a Welsh Bible box among his sales at the Jaguar Fairs event

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Weird and wonderful buys at Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair

28 November 2022

Some lucky youngsters were among the attendees at IACF’s Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair earlier this month.

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A taste of Olympia: Buteux sauceboat buy

28 November 2022

A silver sauceboat made in London, 1731, a scarce remaining work by Huguenot female maker Elizabeth Buteux, was one of the highlight sales at the recent Winter Art & Antiques Olympia Fair.

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Outside move kept classic arms fair on the map

28 November 2022

‘Zero profit’ but event got through Covid and has 220 stands at the next event

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Toys, teddy bears and dolls fest is back – three years on

28 November 2022

To quote toys specialist supremo Daniel Agnew, ex-Christie’s teddy bear auctions, co-organiser of the annual 'London International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair: 200 Years of Childhood': “It’s like being in a museum where everything is for sale.”

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Holy acceptable price tag

28 November 2022

Small is indeed beautiful for traders at two redundant churches given a new life as antique centres in the heart of Norwich some years ago.

LAPADA Fair

LAPADA fair to make 2023 comeback

21 November 2022

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London, will return next year.

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht Showcase expands

21 November 2022

TEFAF Maastricht is expanding its Showcase section to include 10 galleries next year.

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BRAFA returns to early slot in the fairs calendar

21 November 2022

BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels has announced its dates for the 2023 edition.

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Phoenix rises to the occasion

21 November 2022

Under the banner of Phoenix VAM Fairs, Sara Hughes’ vintage, antique and militaria fairs in Petersfield, Hampshire, are going from strength to strength, she says.

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Youth of today love a good fair

21 November 2022

London event organiser says many visitors post-pandemic restrictions are new to antiques

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Going shopping in Suffolk

21 November 2022

A dealer who launched an antiques centre in 2007 in a Suffolk town has made some alterations including changing it to a shop.

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Fairs news in brief including Pop Up Vintage Fairs next event

21 November 2022

A roundup of news and events from around the fairs world

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Hampstead antiques emporium to close after Christmas

16 November 2022

A group of antiques dealers in north London are hoping to have more time to save their local antiques centre.

TEFAF date revealed for 2023

14 November 2022

TEFAF Maastricht is returning to its spring slot next year.

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Arthur Swallow Fairs launches new Cotswolds event

14 November 2022

A new decorative and salvage fair will launch next summer in the Cotswolds.

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