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.

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Trade delight as markets and dealers reopen

30 November 2020

The art and antiques sector breathed a sigh of relief with the news that shops and centres, auction houses, markets and some fairs can reopen in England from December 2.

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More than a nod to online

30 November 2020

James Waggott of The Antiques Centre York is a happy chap.

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Vintage fashion fair is among events creating a shop window online

30 November 2020

Matthew Adams is holding his first virtual vintage fashion fair, 'Lockdown Frockdown', this Sunday (December 6).

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Banana website proves fruitful

30 November 2020

Julian Tatham-Losh, who owns Top Banana Antiques in Tetbury, reports that business is booming.

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Midcentury Modern organisers host show on the web

30 November 2020

The Midcentury Modern Shows team of Lucy Ryder Richardson and Petra Curtis are all grounded until next year.

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Virtual fairs and digital listings help Portobello Road traders attract shoppers

28 November 2020

During lockdown traders of art and antiques around Portobello Road had been forced to close alongside all non-essential retail in England.

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Fine Arts Paris goes digital for autumn

24 November 2020

Like many fairs this year, because of the Covid-19 crisis, Fine Arts Paris, which was due to be staged at the Palais Brongniart in the French capital in late November, has changed from a physical event to an online platform showcasing exhibitors’ works.

Online is gift-wrapped opportunity

23 November 2020

Martin Webster is the e-commerce manager for the Scottish Antique and Arts Centre in Abernyte, Perthshire.

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Battersea Decorative launches online platform and private shopping services

21 November 2020

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is launching new digital initiatives after being forced to cancel two out of its three annual events.

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New date for next Newark Antiques and Collectors Market

17 November 2020

Event organiser IACF has scheduled new dates for the next Newark Antiques and Collectors Market.

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Ardingly: last before lockdown

16 November 2020

IACF’s Ardingly market was the final major fair held before the new lockdown began in England

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Hammershøi interior stars among sales at first virtual TEFAF

11 November 2020

A painting by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) was among the highlights at the inaugural staging of TEFAF Online.

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Online trading brings new confidence in second lockdown

09 November 2020

Art and antiques businesses in England are more prepared for trading through this new lockdown having gained experience last time around.

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Lock and learn: business lessons

09 November 2020

Three dealers who stand at fairs and in centres describe how they meet the Covid-19 challenges

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Irish fair organiser prepares for Christmas with third virtual fair

05 November 2020

Hibernian Antique Fairs opens its third virtual fair this week.

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Grandma’s Attic restarts with the popular Wimborne event

02 November 2020

Grandma’s Attic Fairs is holding its first antiques and collectors’ event this weekend since lockdown in early March.

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Streets open for business

02 November 2020

Under the current restrictions Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events is still able to run a number of her antiques and brocante street markets held across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey.

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Seven highlights at the first TEFAF Online

27 October 2020

Next week TEFAF launches its new digital marketplace.

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Militaria fairs return to action

26 October 2020

Focus on two events that have been staged successfully and boosted dealer confidence

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De Morgan tile bought for £8 on a stall takes £3800 at auction

26 October 2020

The Tavistock Pannier Market may well see an influx of sleeper-hunters following the canny purchase in June of a piece described as ‘a Cornish tile’.

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