Fairs & Markets (print edition)


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We do like to buy beside the seaside

08 July 2019

Two events taking place in the north and south of England offer array of vintage delights

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Three markets and fairs in Belgium for summer 2019

08 July 2019

A trio of art and antiques events coming up soon in Belgium.

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Fair organiser aims to create a cosmopolitan vibe with latest event

01 July 2019

As ACVR Events, Jackie Edwards has added another town to her ever-growing list of venues where she holds antiques and vintage markets.

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Find a bit of Down time at Northern Irish festival

01 July 2019

The month-long Open House Festival held throughout August in the seaside town of Bangor in Co Down, kicks off earlier this year on Saturday, July 6, with a big vintage event held by the festival organisers.

Splash out to buy Lakeland vintage

01 July 2019

Diane Evans-Taylor is a vintage dealer and runs an upholstery business in the Cumbrian town of Ulverston.

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Swallow gives it some Welly

24 June 2019

Organiser says expectations are high for new showground fair starting at end of the month.

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Show pops up at Hepworth

24 June 2019

The Midcentury Modern Show’s pop-up event at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, will feature 32 dealers in Midcentury items.

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Pistol fires arms fair interest

24 June 2019

This c.1800 flintlock pistol below by James Wilkinson, London, was used on packet ships to protect the General Post Office mail.

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The art of the city

24 June 2019

Urban Art is London’s largest annual open-air contemporary arts fair, pictured above. It runs every year in July showing 1000-plus pieces of work along the walls and railings on both sides of the tree-lined Josephine Avenue and neighbouring streets in Brixton.

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Antiques and vintage village returns within Kent County Show

17 June 2019

The annual three-day Kent County Show is a big favourite in the southeast of England and has been held at the Kent County Showground, near Maidstone since 1964.

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Antiquities provide a new face for Dorking Halls

17 June 2019

Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs is always pleased to welcome new faces to her antiques fairs at the Dorking Halls in Surrey.

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‘Hidden gem’ Buckingham fleamarket marks 25 years

17 June 2019

A testimony to its popularity, the small weekly fleamarket in Buckingham has been running for more than 25 years.

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East Sussex event back on the farm

17 June 2019

A three-day biannual vintage and collectors’ fair held outdoors on a farm near Hailsham in East Sussex is now in its second year. It runs this weekend from Friday to Sunday, June 21-23.

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The Ashburton trail begins to grow

17 June 2019

Six months ago a small town on the edge of Dartmoor with a population of 4000 launched an antiques trail to promote all 11 of its antiques and vintage shops. Now the Ashburton Antiques Trail includes both the expansion of one of its existing businesses into larger premises and the arrival of a 12th antiques shop.

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Two Cs ready for three busy fairs in summer 2019

10 June 2019

Organisers report that all of their events are fully booked as far ahead as October this year

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Dealer tinkles the ivories at first Sandown fair

10 June 2019

“It seemed that the world and his wife and most of Surrey came out for our inaugural Sunday Sandown fair, the complimentary Pimms flowed and the afternoon jazz set from Sabina Desir and Nick Adams, who trades at both our Tuesday markets and is nifty on the ivories as well, set the tone perfectly.”

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B2B pitch it just right in Malvern

10 June 2019

B2B Events’ Malvern Antiques and Collectors’ Fair at the Three Counties Showground runs tri-annually, with the next on Sunday, June 23 – different timing to the organisers’ Malvern flea markets held nine times a year at the showground.

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Cardiff flea market is becoming a growing favourite

03 June 2019

Cardiff Indoor Flea Market is referenced by furniture restorer and interior designer Jay Blades as one of his favourite places to buy.

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Wales watchers: three antiques business thriving in the principality

03 June 2019

Antiques firms, fleamarket and a fair give even more reasons to visit the in-demand region.

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Lunar map to give you a Buzz at London Map Fair

03 June 2019

Over in Kensington Gore’s Royal Geographical Society, The London Map Fair includes an astronomical highlight to mark the 50th anniversary of the first moonwalk. The map, signed and inscribed by Buzz Aldrin, shows the lunar landing site, and is offered by The Map House for £7500.

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