The most effective antiques festivals to have on your radar

now we have rounded up our accepted fair organisers to have to your radar, along with a take hold of of Instagram festivals taking vicinity across the UK in December


*verify ahead – Please contact experience organisers to investigate for postponements & final-minute cancellations*


online fairs taking area in December 2020

notwithstanding Covid may additionally have limited antiques gala’s and flea markets from taking area in person, there’s nevertheless an array of online and Instagram events which are perfect for buying vintage Christmas items!

vintage & Handmade Insta Christmas reasonable 10am–4pm  @vintageandhandmadefair;

6th Little vintage Lover fair 10am–4pm @littlevintageloverfair;

12th The virtual Christmas vintage Bazaar @thevintagebazaarevents;

sixteenth So remaining Century digital vintage reasonable 7pm @solastc;

Get some great gift ideas at the Vintage & Handmade Insta Christmas Fair, 5th Dec.
Get some great gift concepts on the antique & Handmade Insta Christmas fair, 5th Dec.

Our universal antiques fair organisers

2020 has been an above all tricky year for the event organisers and dealers who put on the fabulous antiques gala’s and markets across the UK. We desired to do as a great deal as we may to help the exchange, which is why we persisted with our monthly listings regardless of so many cancellations. however this month, with so many markets and gala’s succumbing to govt guidelines, we’ve determined to focus on the event organisers in place of the individual festivals so as to introduce you to the americans who work so difficult to put on these suitable events. log on to their websites and follow them on social media in case you are looking to dwell up to date with their plans for a brand new year of antiquing. Some outside (and a handful of indoor) activities may nonetheless go forward this December, and we’ve given particulars the place imperative. Do please examine experience websites for last-minute adjustments.

Get your fashion and antiques fixes via Frock Me! and Adams Antiques Fairs Instagram accounts.
Get your trend and antiques fixes by the use of the Frock Me! Instagram account.

Adams Antiques fairs

This month-to-month antiques fair, referred to as ‘Horti’, is held on the Royal Horticultural hall in London and run with the aid of stalwart reasonable organiser Matthew Adams, who also heads up Frock Me!. regrettably, government guidelines took their toll on this indoor event, however the group is hoping to deliver this commonplace reasonable lower back as quickly as it’s secure to achieve this. 020 7254 4054;; @adamsantiquesfairs


The Antiques purchasers reasonable limited

Antiques broker Ingrid Nilson runs these boutique-style luxurious antiques festivals at prestigious venues across the UK, now focusing on Petworth Park in West Sussex and Mayfair in London. 01797 252030;; @adflfairs


artwork & Antiques for each person

This standard vetted antiques, old and collectors’ reasonable held a couple of instances a year at the NEC, Birmingham could not go ahead as a result of the limitations however organisers are hoping to run an online adventure from nineteenth–twenty second November.; @aafefairs

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The top of the line auctions taking area across the UK in December 2020

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Arthur Swallow

Richard Burgoin and his crew run the Lincoln Antiques and home exhibit and a old flea market at Lincolnshire Showground as well as colossal out of doors antiques and salvage suggests at Ripley fort, Cheshire Showground, Loseley Park in Surrey and Beale Park in Berkshire. due to mounting restrictions and a great deal of uncertainty, they’ve determined to cancel the Lincoln exhibit scheduled for 2nd December and hope to begin once more in spring 2021. meanwhile they will host pop-up, force-in antiques markets on the Lincolnshire Showground, held at short be aware if and when the situations are right. they are going to also be hosting greater virtual pursuits on Instagram. 01298 27493;; @asfairs


B2B events

Helen and Alan Yourston and their team run the particularly usual Malvern Flea in Worcestershire, which is held nine times a year, as well as antiques gala’s and markets in Detling in Kent, Malvern and Edinburgh. They had been quick to adapt some of their routine in order that they could get them on the ground this summer and autumn. Their last experience of the 12 months is Malvern Flea on thirteenth December. 01636 676531;; @b2beventsfairs


Clarion events

This supplier runs The artwork & Antiques reasonable Olympia in June and the iciness paintings & Antiques fair at Olympia London in November. Dates are set for 2021 and counsel might be published in future considerations of H&A.; @olympiaartantiques


Continuity gala’s

Continuity holds antiques fairs throughout the united kingdom at locations in bathtub, Stafford, Anglesey, Builth Wells, Epsom, Harrogate and Exeter. The Bingley corridor experience on the Staffordshire County Showground is due to take place from twelfth–thirteenth December, the remaining fair of the yr. 01584 873634;; @continuityfairs


Cooper hobbies

fairs doyenne Sue Ede runs the Shepton Flea in Somerset, the ornamental gala’s in bathtub and Bruton, the Exeter Matford reasonable and a range of excessive-end antiques and paintings fairs under the banner of Cooper movements. These gala’s are held in historical and fascinating structures in Buxton, the Cotswolds, Harrogate and Chester all over the year. 01278 784912;; @cooperantiques

Love Fairs’ Lingfield fair is hoping to still go ahead on 22nd November.
Glittering vintage footwear at the Love gala’s’ Lingfield fair.

The country Brocante

Lucy Haywood all started conserving village hall markets about 12 years ago to bring together small businesses at pleasing venues. Now called nation Brocantes, these are totally common and neatly-attended selling events at dazzling locations and country estates in West Sussex and the Cotswolds, the place you’ll locate a mix of ornamental antiques and interiors together with handmade and old items. To adapt to this yr’s restrictions, Lucy held an Insta experience in might also and launched an open-air reasonable referred to as within the Meadows. For the winter, she’s retaining a monthly fair within the square at Midhurst Market rectangular, with the next scheduled for Saturday 12th December.; @thecountrybrocante


The decorative Antiques & textile reasonable

operating because 1985, this world-sought after London reasonable called Battersea (as a result of its region at Battersea Park) takes place 3 times a year in winter, spring and autumn. Its spring and autumn variants had been hit through Covid regulations however organisers are planning The Digital decorative. preserve checking in for extra particulars about a way to buy from some of the top-rated ornamental antiques and textiles purchasers around.; @decorativefair


find antique

Keeley Rosendale organises the pageant of antique in York and the antique domestic suggests in Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Her remaining fair of 2020 is scheduled to be in Leeds at Pudsey Civic hall on 29th November. Keeley has additionally launched the discover vintage market to give a old searching platform for purchasers who continually promote at festivals. seek advice from 07880 910361;; @vintagehomeshow


The Dorset Brocante

Antiques and vintage afficionado Sally Knott set up a brocante at the Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset in can also 2016. It changed into such successful that she begun keeping more movements in captivating areas. whereas her precise-lifestyles markets were halted this 12 months, in 2021 she’s planning brocantes at Deans court docket in Dorset in might also and August and at Latton Priory in Essex in July. right through the lockdown, she didn’t take a seat on her laurels and launched on-line brocantes, which have been a wonderful hit. comply with @thedorsetbrocante for updates.


Dovehouse best Antiques festivals

The household-run Dovehouse quality Antiques fairs all started in Surrey in 2012 and now heads up the monthly Dorking Halls Antiques & ornamental Arts reasonable and the biannual Little Chelsea decorative Arts & Antiques reasonable in London. The ultimate Dorking fair for this year is on 15th November. 07952 689717;; @dovehouseantiquesfairs


Frock Me! vintage fashion reasonable

Matthew Adams’ dreamy old trend reasonable Frock Me! has been operating considering the fact that 1997 at Chelsea old city hall and Kensington town corridor. Get your fashion repair by way of the lovely Instagram account, the place eye-catching archive photos of sartorial elegance are posted. 020 7503 9171;; @frockmevintagefair

Beautiful handmade antique Christmas presents at the Vintage & Handmade Insta Christmas Fair.
fascinating handmade old Christmas items at the old & Handmade Insta Christmas fair.

Galloway Antiques & nice art gala’s

Richard and Susan Galloway were organising excellent antiques and first-class artwork gala’s in probably the most country’s most effective stately buildings for over two decades, including Scone Palace near Perth, Duncombe Park in Yorkshire, Arley corridor in Cheshire and Holker corridor in Cumbria. Having cancelled most events for 2020, we eagerly look forward to their return. 01423 522122;; @gallowayfairs


Hackney Flea Market

These enjoyable and colourful flea markets within the capital are appropriate up our road and proceed apace for now. If all goes to devise, there will be a Hackney Flea Market on 5th December and a Hackney Flea-Mas Market on nineteenth December each at Abney hall, Stoke Newington, London.; @hackneyfleamarket

The fairs and markets hosted via IACF are some of the biggest within the UK and most are held on big out of doors sites, which has supposed many may nonetheless go ahead inside Covid instructions. The business enterprise’s key fairs and markets are Ardingly and Newark, however there are additionally IACF pursuits at Shepton Mallet in Somerset, Peterborough, Newbury and north London. This month, the Newark fair is on from 3rd to 4th December. 01636 702326;; @iacfantiquefairs


Jos hobbies

Emma and Oli Jones were operating the Shrewsbury Flea at the West Mid Showground in Shropshire due to the fact that 2015 and have currently taken over Oswestry old & Collectors fair at Oswestry Showground within sight. Their events were nonetheless in a position to go forward this autumn with Covid instructions in location – the final fair of the 12 months is Oswestry on 14th–fifteenth November. 07584 357808;; @events_jos


Love festivals

Angela and Donny Mann run antiques, collectables and vintage gala’s at Lingfield and Brighton racecourses each month. They needed to bring in cancellations but Lingfield, which is in Surrey, is scheduled to head forward on twenty second November and should optimistically relish its first 2021 date on 31st January. 01293 690777;; @lovefairs


Madison movements

Two antiques and vintage festivals are run with the aid of Madison pursuits – a month-to-month reasonable on the Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire and a quarterly event at Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. They each have about 40–50 purchasers. 01480 382432;; @madisoneventsuk

Curios on display at the Love Fairs’ Lingfield fair.
Curios on display on the Love gala’s’ Lingfield fair.

Norwich Brocante

This old, collectables and vintage reasonable is held most months in the medieval St Andrew’s hall in Norwich. Unable to host fairs in the meanwhile, the organisers plan to come back larger and improved in 2021 with their first reasonable scheduled for Saturday thirteenth February. 07921 707116;


Rose & Brown antique

Caroline Brown has been running vintage movements in and around Yorkshire seeing that 2007. The Saltaire antique home & fashion reasonable is the top-rated familiar, however she additionally holds the Leeds vintage furniture & domestic fair a few times a yr and a Seaside vintage reasonable in Whitby in July and October. She’s hoping to kick off 2021 with an adventure in Saltaire in January, so do maintain checking. 07985 181120;; @roseandbrownvintage


So ultimate Century

The So last Century hobbies held in Beckenham, Catford, Croydon and New cross in south London are run by means of chums Alison Davis and Alan ancient, who all started the markets in 2015. Their hobbies at the Mansion at Beckenham location Park are totally typical and that they’re hoping to move ahead with the So closing Century Christmas old Market on the venue on Sunday thirteenth December.


Sunbury Antiques Market

Held early mornings on the 2d and final Tuesday of each month at Kempton Park Racecourse and widespread affectionately as ‘Kempton’, this famous antiques market run by means of Edward Cruttenden is a fun and fast-paced promoting frenzy. It currently meets Covid standards and therefore is continuing its commonplace dates – the last event of the yr is Tuesday eighth December. 01932 230946;; @sunburyantiques


old & Very nice Market Bazaar

Daryl Bowen’s splendid vintage festivals are held on the meeting Rooms in Chichester each month. To adapt this year and make lawsuits Covid secure, the event was moved outdoor into the constructing’s ancient portico and it’s hoped the old & Very first-class Christmas Market Bazaar will go forward on twenty seventh–28th November.; @vintageverynice


Wanstead old

old dealer Karen Stuckey has taken over from Cary Whitley to run the Wanstead old gala’s in the appealing Grade II-listed Wanstead United Reformed Church in east London. The market takes area three times a 12 months and Karen hopes she’ll be in a position to go ahead with the Christmas fair on Saturday nineteenth December, so that it will mark the reasonable’s tenth anniversary.; @wansteadvintage