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.

Auction totals holding up as regional leaders are closely matched

15 January 2013

In what were far from easy trading conditions, the UK’s top tier of regional salerooms enjoyed a largely positive 2012.


Collectable postcards offer tales of fortune

22 November 2012

The strong historical appeal and the internet are two reasons for the growing interest in postcards, says David Smith, who runs IPM Promotions’ monthly postcard and collectors’ fair in Central London.


Lincoln fair to become a two-day event

08 October 2012

The popular ‘Antiques & Home Show’, held six times a year at the Lincolnshire Showground, is to change from a three- to a two-day event.


Cheshire proves new choice for Contemporary art event

20 September 2012

The Scottish organisers and dealers Arte in Europa, best known for organising the ‘Edinburgh Art Fair’, are expanding south of the Border with a new fair in Cheshire.

Bounced cheques – man arrested

17 September 2012

A 51-year-old man has been arrested in connection with ‘bounced cheques’ at an antiques fair.


Win-win situation for Sunday trade

17 August 2012

“We had the idea of bringing speciality markets into the city before Mary Portas,” says Jackie Edwards, who runs two booming Sunday monthly markets in Winchester.


CADA return to Blenheim

13 July 2012

Following the successful inaugural fair at the venue earlier this year, the Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers’ Association have finalised a date for the second ‘CADA Antique and Art Fair’ at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, next year.


Organiser of Salvo turns to designer chic

05 July 2010

SALVO, the leading architectural salvage and garden antiques fair, is being repositioned to capitalise on the increasing popularity of reclaimed artefacts among upmarket architects, designers and decorators.

Towcester to get a new fair

28 May 2010

A WEEK before she launches her West London Art & Antiques Fair, Caroline Penman has announced another new summer event, The Towcester Antiques Fair which will take place at Towcester Racecourse in Northamptonshire from June 25 to 27.

Organisers cancel Trentham fair due to marquee damage

08 March 2010

SEVERE weather conditions have badly damaged the marquee which Antique Forum use for their six annual weekend fairs held at Trentham Gardens, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

New organiser to take over Detling event

15 February 2010

The Detling Antiques and Collectors' Fair on February 27-28 will be the last held at the Kent County Showground by the current organisers. A new organiser is taking on the fair after International Antiques & Collectors' Fairs failed to agree new terms with the venue.

Dealers stung by stolen chequebook

11 February 2010

SEVERAL dealers at Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park on Tuesday, January 26, were duped by a woman using a stolen chequebook.

Cooper Fairs add Tatton Park to growing stable

22 December 2009

COOPER Fairs, owned by Sue Ede, have acquired The Tatton Park Antiques Fair from Essex organiser Robert Bailey.

PBFA and Oxfam settle dispute and agree a deal to work together

07 December 2009

THE Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) and Oxfam have come to an agreement in their dispute over how the charity is affecting the secondhand book market.

Cost and venue size force organiser to quit Westpoint

30 November 2009

DEVON County Antiques Fairs (DCAF) are pulling out of the Westpoint Exhibition Centre in Exeter because of costs and the size of the venue.

Lincoln, Swinderby and Newark – how did it all go?

19 October 2009

THE first salvos in the battle between the showground fairs giants saw up to 4000 exhibitors head to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire earlier this month.

New fair for Atlantic City

12 October 2009

A NEW antiques fair in Atlantic City is to be launched in March. It replaces the long-running Atlantique City Antiques Show – a once leading US fair that was axed by organisers F&W Publications in September.

Eighty exhibitors for art book fair

01 September 2009

FROM September 25 to 27 The London Art Book Fair will be launched at the newly expanded Whitechapel Art Gallery in Whitechapel High Street London E1.


Swinderby fair moves to Lincoln Showground

17 August 2009

THE massive antiques and collectors’ fair held six times a year at RAF Swinderby since 1995 is to move to the Lincoln Showground for all future events.

US fair goes green

17 August 2009

THE Antiques Are Green campaign in the UK has spawned its first ‘antiques are green’ fair – in America.