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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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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Compton Verney CADA delights

10 October 2022

Showcase for Cotswolds dealers and guests takes place at arts and antiques exhibitions hub

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Brighton racecourse venue offers separate events over a single weekend

10 October 2022

One especially good reason to head for Brighton over the weekend of October 22-23 is the presence of two fairs running at the south coast city’s racecourse.

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Look for lasting value in Harrogate

10 October 2022

Sue Ede of Cooper Events, organisers of The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair is pushing an eco-friendly message ahead of its next staging.

Antiques on High goes fourth with latest centre in Taunton

10 October 2022

Vincent Pugh and his wife Lesley White have opened their fourth centre under the brand name of Antiques on High.

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Bazaar full to the brim

10 October 2022

‘Overflowing’ is how you might describe The Vintage Bazaar held in the Cheese and Grain, a community events venue in Frome, Somerset.

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Firsts finds its feet at the Saatchi Gallery

10 October 2022

A first edition of 'Wealth of Nations' by Adam Smith was one of the star sales at Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair, which was back up to full power for its second staging at the Saatchi Gallery.

The Open Art Fair

The Open Art Fair set to spring back into action

03 October 2022

The Open Art Fair is set to return next spring. Part owned by BADA (British Antique Dealers’ Association), it is scheduled to run in a purpose-built marquee in Duke of York Square, Chelsea, from April 19-23.

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PAD prepares for a joyful London return

03 October 2022

PAD London returns for its 14th staging at Berkeley Square, London, coinciding as usual with Frieze Week.

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Salon set for sizeable 2022 staging in New York

03 October 2022

Salon Art + Design puts the emphasis on the eclectic nature of its offering, bringing together vintage, modern and contemporary design and setting it against 20th century art.

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Frieze Masters feels positive

03 October 2022

Following last year’s event after Covid delays, optimism is high for the 10th edition

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Global interest in Chester

03 October 2022

A pair of 19th century globes by the Newton family is on offer from FE Anderson of Welshpool at the Chester Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.

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Organisers of So Last Century report robust business at fairs

03 October 2022

String of events such as So Last Century experience strong interest

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