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.

Sue Ede’s empire expands to take in Buxton fair

02 March 2009

COOPER Fairs have bought The Buxton Antiques Fair, at one time among the most prestigious of provincial fixtures.


Snow downpour takes its toll on auctions and fairs across the country

09 February 2009

WHILE children celebrated as schools shut down across the country, the reaction of the art and antiques trade to the heavy snow that swept over Britain last week was largely less exuberant.

Moscow and Salzburg fairs cancelled

09 February 2009

THE global credit crunch's latest victims are the Moscow World Fine Art Fair and the Salzburg World Fine Art Fair, which will not go ahead this year.

Newark offers cut-price stands

26 January 2009

CUT-price outside stands are available for the forthcoming Newark International Antiques and Collectors' Fair.

West Country fairs forced to make double cancellation

04 August 2008

DEVON County Antiques Fairs, organisers of the largest circuit of antiques and collectors fairs in the Southwest, are cancelling two of their August fairs.

Ally Pally fairs return in April

10 December 2007

FAIRS are set to return to Alexandra Palace in North London, which for years was a favourite trade venue. The last Alexandra Palace fair was held on November 19, 2006.

Seafair back in dock – but afloat

29 October 2007

SEAFAIR has postponed its second leg on America’s Eastern seaboard and returned to Florida to address mechanical issues encountered on the maiden voyage.

Text barcode could prove just the ticket for art fairs

08 October 2007

VISITORS to the Year_07 Art Fair from October 11-14 can test out a new ticket booking service that could pave the way for other events.

Tuesday date change at Kempton races

18 September 2007

THERE is a temporary Tuesday date change for Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park Racecourse.


Seafair sets sail on maiden voyage

07 September 2007

Floating antiques fair comes to fruition

Dealers in the dark over Beijing fair

03 September 2007

November launch for ‘international’ event


Full take up for Eltham Art Deco

29 August 2007

ELTHAM Palace in Greenwich is fully booked on Sunday, September 9 for its regular biannual Art Deco Fair with 15 specialist Deco dealers, including the Design Gallery of Westerham.


Contemporary furniture in the Dales

20 August 2007

A two-week exhibition of contemporary furniture featuring the work of some of the north of England’s top makers and designers is to be held at The Auction Centre in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, from August 21-31.

Harrogate to go contemporary at spring fair

20 August 2007

LOUISE Walker, who has been organising antiques fairs in Harrogate for the past 27 years, will launch a contemporary art fair in the North Yorkshire town next Easter.

New venture for Northants

03 July 2007

FIRST a dealer and now an organiser - Phil Savory, a Northamptonshire-based dealer in ceramics and treen who exhibits at fairs in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex, has decided to start his own fairs venture, PJ Fairs.

New venue for Cooper

19 June 2007

COOPER Antique Fairs have a new venue for their latest antiques fair: The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.

North East to host first quality fair

21 May 2007

The increasingly prosperous North East of England will receive its first high-end antiques fair next February when 27 LAPADA or BADA dealers descend upon Linden Hall, near Morpeth in Northumberland.

Swinderby free entry

15 May 2007

ARTHUR Swallow Fairs are having free entry on Wednesdays at their two-day Tuesday/Wednesday events at RAF Swinderby.

New venue for ceramics fair

08 May 2007

PRESTIGE Ceramic Fairs have a new and attractive venue; in Kent at the 16th century Sutton Valence School which is set in 100 acres of grounds in the Weald of Kent, near Maidstone.

SeaFair launch faces another delay until September

02 April 2007

FLORIDA-based art world entrepreneur David Lester has put back the launch of SeaFair, his fine art yacht, from June to September.