Fairs & Markets (print edition)


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


Welsh fleamarket reborn under new owner

07 March 2022

Society announces Carmarthen event dates and stall and entry prices to be held at 2019 level.


Edna the hen flies high resurrected in falcon form

07 March 2022

Some people like to call their antiques businesses by names that are personal to them and which have a strong family connection, such as Noble Salvages in Swadlincote and Peggy McCools in Warrington.


Brotherly collaborations in Hertford

07 March 2022

Described by one visitor as “a cocktail of the senses when you step inside,” the Brothership Studio in Hertford offers the work of seven artists plus guests across two studios and galleries in the town.

Benson back as hall reopens

07 March 2022

“It is with sincere uplifted spirits that I can confirm without any doubt that the Benson Antiques Fair will take place on Sunday, March 20.”


Relink the French connection

28 February 2022

The latest Covid restrictions to be eased make a buying trip across the Channel more realistic


Photo fair back by popular demand

28 February 2022

At last October’s Bloomsbury Book Fair organiser Etc Fairs ran a concurrent photography event. It was such a success that it is being repeated as part of the 40-dealer book fair on Sunday, March 13, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury.

It’s been Brill, but time to move on

28 February 2022

Five years ago Lewis Walduck was a 13-year-old horology-mad schoolboy when he took over the small monthly antiques fair held in the village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.


Praise be for centres and fairs that revive old churches

21 February 2022

Where once churches were dismantled following dwindling congregations and the prohibitive cost of their upkeep, many redundant premises, often fine examples of Victorian Gothic architecture, have been transformed as community hubs.


Calling in to busy Kempton Park

21 February 2022

Snapshot of the successful Sunbury event that has been around for over 40 years


That’s your queue for action: Woking fair proves popular

21 February 2022

Organisers’ first Woking Leisure Centre event attracts trade buyers well before opening

Allen holds third event in Norfolk

21 February 2022

Mandy Allen, owner of the Shirehall Plain Antiques Centre in the Norfolk town of Holt, is launching a third antiques and collectors’ fair in the county.


Pughs step down from Carmarthen but the popular event will continue

14 February 2022

Organisers put control into fresh hands after nearly 30 years of organising the fleamarket


Dealers continue appliance of science despite fair demise

14 February 2022

The Antique Scientific Instruments Fair ran for 30-plus years but sadly is no more, with its last outing taking place under the banner of the Scientific Instrument Society held as part of the Antique Arms Fair in London in September 2019.

Lamb Arcade

Hungerford centre owner takes over Oxfordshire's Lamb Arcade with pledge to upgrade premises

07 February 2022

Adrian Gilmour, owner of the Hungerford Antiques Arcade, has acquired the Lamb Arcade in Wallingford.


Antiques on High influence set to grow as firm expands

07 February 2022

Vincent Page, the owner of three antiques centres under the brand name of Antiques on High, is considering looking for a social media influencer to grow the business.

Pay on the day chance at Malvern Flea

07 February 2022

Helen Yourston of B2B Events said it has sold out of pre-booked outside pitches at their Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair on Sunday, February 13, but plenty of cash pay-on-the-day slots are available.


No money – will a heartfelt song do?

07 February 2022

Although the Victorians rather liked what they called comic Valentines, which were purportedly just a bit of fun and mischief but were often grotesque and cruel, predominantly their Valentine’s cards depicted cupids and poetical posies.


So Last Century starts new event

31 January 2022

Alan Old’s So Last Century Fairs in south London have a strong following where Mid-century furniture, homewares, posters, prints, charts and particularly lighting find a steady stream of buyers.

Steel and Jones take the reins with new fair at Ascot Racecourse

31 January 2022

Optimism among fair organisers remains high. David Steel who, as Tree of Ages Antiques runs an antiques fair in Charlwood, Surrey, is launching a new event.