IACF

IACF stands for International Antiques and Collectors Fairs. The company organises events that take place regularly at locations including in Newark, Shepton Mallet, Newbury, Redbourn and Ardingly.

The IACF brand was revived in 2009 when exhibition organisers Keith Harris and Robert Thomas acquired the stable of fairs previously owned by DMG.

Items offered at IACF fairs range from art, antiques and furniture to vintage clothing, collectables and architectural salvage.


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Midlands art fair set for an April debut is delayed again

26 February 2024

The inaugural Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) at Birmingham’s NEC has been postponed again.

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From Newark to the world: latest IACF event attracts global appeal

30 October 2023

International buyers were out in force among the buyers at the busy IACF two-day event

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Fair switches to Birmingham’s NEC to avoid IACF confusion

18 September 2023

An art and antiques fair proposed to launch at NEAC Stoneleigh this December has changed its dates and venue and will now take place at Birmingham’s NEC.

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New Midlands antiques fair planned by organiser IACF

10 August 2023

Events organiser IACF (International Antiques & Collectors Fairs) is to launch a new fair in the Midlands.

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Fair review: So long to the showground as Peterborough’s Festival of Antiques comes to an end

24 April 2023

Two days of brisk trading mark a fond farewell to Peterborough’s Festival of Antiques.

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Fond memories of the Peterborough festival

27 March 2023

Dealers look back at the huge Peterborough event now holding its last showground venue staging

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Easter’s Festival of Antiques at Peterborough to be the last

16 March 2023

The East of England Showground is to close and will no longer be able to host large-scale outdoor events, forcing International Antiques and Collectors Fairs (IACF) to stop running the long-standing Peterborough Festival of Antiques.

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IACF says September Ally Pally fair was last

05 December 2022

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

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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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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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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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Come for a kimono, leave with a necklace

19 September 2022

Serendipitous finds – and planned purchases – abound as antiques return to Ally Pally

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ATG letter: Good reception at Ally Pally

12 September 2022

A pleasure to see the IACF Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair back in action on September 4. A fair well above standard – not quite at the Olympia or Battersea level – and geared for people in the mid-price range.

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IACF relaunches Ally Pally fair

22 August 2022

Traders welcome the return of the organiser’s only London event which was last held in 2020

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Out and about in summertime

13 June 2022

Rundown on some of the events taking place countrywide in July and August.

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Hunt celebrates 25 years at IACF

11 April 2022

Claire Hunt is celebrating 25 years working for the fair organiser IACF.

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At a showground fair: Getting it all out in the open

11 April 2022

The largest showground fairs are so extensive that it would be impossible to browse items on all the stands in one day. IACF’s Newark Antiques Fair, for example, is held on an 84-acre site with up to 2500 stands.

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Preparing for Peterborough: Organiser IACF looks forward to first Easter festival edition since it took over event in 2019

28 March 2022

Managing director of IACF William Thomas is building up the momentum to the bumper crowds which are expected this Easter at the two-day 'Peterborough Festival of Antiques'.

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Rain fails to stop play at busy Ardingly

14 March 2022

Stall-holders report brisk trade during the latest staging of the huge West Sussex event

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Ukraine crisis funds raised by art and antiques market

10 March 2022

Dealers, fairs organisers and auction houses are using the proceeds of sales to raise money to aid victims of the Ukrainian crisis.

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