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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Victoria many times over

31 October 2022

Taking place in Carmarthen at the United Counties Showground on Sunday, November 13, is the antiques and fleamarket which was run for many years by dealers Robert and Carol Pugh but is now organised by the showground itself.

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Heathrow fair ready for take-off

31 October 2022

The biannual Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair has been attracting collectors for 30 years and is now run by Carl McQuaide.

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Event that is ‘something a bit different’

31 October 2022

The fairs run by So Last Century stand out from the regular traditional antiques format

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Montmartre landmark building reaches to the sky

31 October 2022

'Paris Photo', the French capital’s annual fair dedicated to photography, holds its 25th edition at the Grand Palais Ephémère from November 10-13.

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Two French fairs become one

31 October 2022

First edition of 'Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale' resulting from a merger takes place in Paris this month

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Auctioneer renowned for woodworking tool sales offers art collection at Olympia fair

31 October 2022

An exhibition of pictures comes to the next 'Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia' from an unexpected source: the auctioneer in antique woodworking tools David Stanley.

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Shepton Mallet put in the picture

24 October 2022

The three-day fair welcomed renowned photojournalist for a swish magazine showcase.

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Twenty years of tribal art

24 October 2022

An Abelam hornbill sculpture from Papua New Guinea is among the highlights at the Tribal Art Fair in Amsterdam.

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News in brief

24 October 2022

London antiquities specialist Barakat has moved

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Large family tables fit festive demand

24 October 2022

Samantha and Richard Payne-Withers run two antiques centres in Bridport, a Dorset market town which offers quite a choice of antiques and vintage shops.

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Feddens galore at British Art Fair

24 October 2022

Works by the Modern British artist were abundant as the event returned to Chelsea.

Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair

November Chelsea fair now postponed due to lack of exhibitors

17 October 2022

The owners of the Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair have postponed its planned November 1-6 event due to insufficient exhibitor numbers.

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Munich 'Highlights' fair means high life

17 October 2022

Since its inception, the focus of the 'Highlights' fair on Modern and Contemporary art has increased and in recent years photography dealers have also been given more space.

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Fair Report: An event that bridges the great dealer/auction house divide

17 October 2022

Now held in premises run by saleroom Tennants, The Northern Antiques Fair is blossoming

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Bath VA market comes under new ownership

17 October 2022

Organiser of Wembley and Cheltenham events takes over.

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Two useful buying opportunities in Wiltshire

17 October 2022

Dealer Chris Watt opened Salisbury Antiques Centre nearly 30 years ago originally as a trade warehouse and despite upheavals down the years still believes "it’s well worth doing if sometimes all over the place”.

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Antiques outpost in Shakespeare country

17 October 2022

Mike Collins, the popular director of Sherman & Waterman which runs the weekly antiques markets in Covent Garden and Spitalfields – two of the busiest and best known markets in London – is as ebullient as ever.

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Birmingham fair reduces set-up from two days to one to maintain low costs for exhibitors

17 October 2022

Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on the NEC in Birmingham next month for one of country’s larger vetted antiques and fine art fairs.

Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair

Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair autumn event postponed

11 October 2022

The owners of the Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair have postponed its planned November 1-6 event due to reduced exhibitor numbers.

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Brush up on French sculpture

10 October 2022

This bronze sculpture depicting a woman painting with a palette and brush was among the many sales at The Northern Antiques Fair.

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