When it comes to antique fairs, there may be slight variations as to the type of items there, but typically, they all follow the same structure, enabling sellers to showcase their items for eager buyers to snap up. They’re usually open to people of all ages and can make for a great family day out.
Just be aware that many of these places do charge a small entrance fee. These events do also range in size, so it’s worth doing a little research before you set off, especially if it’s a long journey or you’re looking for something in particular.
Where to Find a Good Fair
There are various antique shows, fairs, and exhibitions held all over the country at different times of the year. While some may be just down the road to where you live, others may be a little further afield. But, if that is the case, why not double up, and make a day of it?
To get you off to a good start, we’ve compiled a list of some of the bigger antique events held in the UK on a regular basis. These are shows or fairs that we’ve attended ourselves and highly recommend to anyone with the slightest interest in antiques:
The Chelsea Antiques Fair in London is the UK’s longest-running antiques fair held throughout the year.
The Uttoxeter Racecourse Antique and Collectors Fair is a huge 2-day event with more than 130 different traders.
The Great Enfield Vintage and Collectables Fair is a relatively small but delightful event that’s held once a month.