Regional Fairs

Numerous art, antique and collectors' fairs take place across the year in the different regions of the UK. These can cover a variety of specialisms and can be held outdoors or in large indoor centres.


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Ten years of Faversham street bonanza

19 February 2024

Charles Dickens spent a great many chapters of his life in Kent, and had much to say about the Medway towns including Faversham, where he described “the queer little market square... the lop-sided little town hall with its big-faced clock and supporting pillars forming a little arcade, in which probably the merchants of Faversham do congregate”.

New and old events to look forward to

19 February 2024

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events has added an 11th event to her portfolio of markets in Surrey, Hampshire and west Berkshire.

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Go for vintage not mass market

19 February 2024

Focus on two events at the start of next month that offer an array of options for distinctive decorations

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Put your money on a dark horse in Norfolk

29 January 2024

Blackdog Events is confident its new fair at a Norfolk racecourse is in the running to be a success.

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Haddon powers on with 60 dealers booked for Essex event

22 January 2024

For Emma and Steve Cooper of Haddon Events, their calendar is a whirlwind of events in Essex, Hertfordshire and Greater London including antiques and vintage fairs, vintage fashion fairs, classic car and country shows and a community street event.

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B2B timeline: the basic essentials

22 January 2024

With Helen and Alan Yourston handing on their Malvern events, we take a look back at the story so far

Three Counties Showground in Malvern

New ownership for B2B Events’ Malvern showground events

15 January 2024

B2B Events has handed over the running of its fairs held at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern to a newly formed company, B2B Fairs, owned by Debra Scadding and Sue McIntosh.

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Snow fails to put off punters at the Pavilion Gardens

15 January 2024

Fairs may be hit by snow and other weather hazards but stallholders and intrepid buyers try to carry on regardless.

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Love Fairs delighted with ‘excellent’ Detling growth

02 January 2024

Words like ‘excellent growth, full house and waiting lists’ are music to any fair organiser’s ears.

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French and Scottish-based dealers support Malvern flea fair

02 January 2024

English-born dealers living in France are coming over to stand at the Malvern Flea Fairs which is good news, not least as they offer stock not seen on the market before, says Helen Yourston of B2B Events.

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CADA fair: Meeting old and new friends

04 December 2023

The fair held at a folk art musuem proved useful for dealers to encounter regular clients as well as new faces

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Sunbury thanks loyal traders

04 December 2023

Prices frozen for pre-booked pitches at Kempton Park Racecourse for fourth year running

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Atmospheric places to shop for antiques in Shropshire and Somerset

27 November 2023

The Times recently ran a feature on seven of the most atmospheric towns in the UK in which to do your Christmas shopping for one-off gifts, maybe combining this joysome activity with a weekend break. Here are some art and antiques options in two of them, Ludlow in Shropshire and Frome in Somerset.

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Flood fund raiser will return to Shrewsbury

20 November 2023

To help raise funds for a flood appeal at the West Midlands Showground in Shrewsbury, local fair organisers Emma and Oli Jones, aka JOS Events held a special ‘yard’ sale there earlier this month.

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Grandma’s Attic Fair in Chichester is full

20 November 2023

Running in Chichester on December 3 is Grandma’s Attic Fairs’ antiques and vintage fair at the Westgate Leisure Centre.

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Actress Emma Thompson agreed it was ‘Very Nice’

20 November 2023

The Vintage and Very Nice Market is held monthly in the pleasant surroundings of the 18th century Assembly Rooms in Chichester.

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‘Three months’ became 32 years for Hexham antiques market

13 November 2023

When he launched his midweek antiques fair in the Northumberland market town of Hexham in 1991, Colin Caygill told the manager of the Wentworth Leisure Centre where it was held that “he would give it a go for three or four months”.

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Suffolk village’s charms include two fairs and three antiques shops

06 November 2023

Two popular fairs are running in November and December in the Suffolk village of Long Melford which also offers three antiques businesses as an extra draw for buyers to part with their cash in a pre-Christmas splash.

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Summer shines in Northern Antiques Fair's autumn run

30 October 2023

Among the sales at the recent Northern Antiques Fair was a painting by Lucy Harwood (1873-1972) offered on the stand of first time exhibitor Bink Fine Art. The decorative oil, Summer, sold for a price in the region of £4000-5000.

Antique and vintage street market expands into Surrey

30 October 2023

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events increased her tally of antique and vintage street markets in southern England earlier this year, launching in Kingston and Cranleigh, both in Surrey.

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