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Derby University Antiques Fair – 17th & 18th December 2011

This coming weekend, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December 2011, it’s time for the final Derby University Antiques Fair of 2011.

This antiques fair is organised by Jaguar Fairs and takes place within a building at Derby University. It’s very easy to find and is often well signposted. The fair can hold up to 200 stalls and there are good facilities on site including a very spacious cafe!

The fair opens at 9am on Saturday, 17th December 2011, and on Sunday, 18th December 2011, an hour later at 10am. It closes both days at 4.30pm. Admission throughout the weekend is £4 for adults , £3 for senior citizens and accompanied under 16’s are free.

There’s usually a good mix of items on sale from pictures, alot of jewellery, pottery, ceramics, glass, other collectables and some newer collectables. There is good parking and being indoor means you don’t have to think about what the weather will be like!

If you’re still shopping for Christmas then why not pay this antique fair a visit you never know what you might spot! Visit the organiser’s website at www.jaguarfairs.com for full details.

Newark IACF International Antiques & Collectors Fair – 1st & 2nd December 2011

This coming Thursday, 1st December 2011, is the start of the two day Newark IACF International Antiques & Collectors Fair. This antiques fair is at the Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, near Newark very close to the A1 – so perfect for travelling there!

This Antiques Fair claims to be the largest of its kind in Europe and can hold up to 4,000 stands. It opens on Thursday, 1st December 2011, at 8am and admission is £20 per person all day. Once again the fair will open on the Friday, 2nd December 2011, at 8am when admission is reduced to  £5 per person. Accompanied under 16’s are admitted free and dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads.

The organiser now also runs a courtesy coach from Newark Northgate Station throughout the duration of the antique fair, with a timetable of coaches available on IACF’s website. Visit the organiser’s website at www.iacf.co.uk for full details.

Happy shopping!

Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair – 19th & 20th November 2011

This coming weekend, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November 2011, is the last Great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair in 2011. This two day antiques fair is organised by Jaguar fairs who also organise Derby University Antiques Fair and Kedleston Antiques In The Park.

This antique fair is based within and around the new exhibition centre and grandstand at Wetherby Racecourse. The racecourse is handily located and very easy to find. The fair opens to trade at 8am when admission for adults is £4. This reduces at 9am when admission is £3. There is ample free parking at the site and it is generally quite easy to walk around and shelter if it rains!

Visit the organiser’s website at www.jaguarfairs.com for full details.

If you do visit this fair leave us some feedback below on how it was, how busy it was, was the stock there interesting etc! It’s always nice to hear how different Antiques Fairs are getting on.

Summer Antique Fairs – Perfect For A Sunny Weekend Wandering

With the good weather we’ve been having these past few months outdoor Antique & Collectable Fairs and Car Boots are certainly the places to go for a wander around on a sunny weekend!

Throughout the UK you’ll find a host of Antique Fairs taking place this summer. Whilst the main section of the fair will often be within a building or marquee quite often outdoor stalls will be bustling and are always worth a wander around.

All Antique Fairs nowadays tend to have good public facilities including usually a cafe or places to buy food & drink, toilets and car parking.

We’ll often publish details of any antique fairs we know of here in the Perfect Pieces Blog but if you know of any others you’d like to see mentioned then simply let us know by clicking here or leave a comment below. We’ll then publish the details of the fair here for everyone else to see.

Happy shopping!

Newark IACF International Antique & Collectors Fair, 9th & 10th June 2011

This coming Thursday & Friday, 9th to 10th June 2011, is the large Newark IACF International Antique & Collectors Fair.

This antique fair is held at the Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground right next to the A1 making access incredibly simple and easy. It can attract upto 4,000 stands with dealers and buyers from all over the UK and overseas and claims to be the largest event of its kind in Europe.

The fair opens at 9am on Thursday 9th June 2011 when admission is £20 per person – this ticket does allow entry on the Friday as well. Friday entry is from 8am when admission is reduced to £5 per person.

I advise you to wear very comfy shoes and if it looks grey take a raincoat or waterproof as there’s lots of walking between buildings and around outside stalls at this antique fair! You’ll usually find a huge range of items on sale including pottery, china, glass, jewellery, militaria, kitchenalia, furniture, paintings, books, silver, Art Deco items, Art Nouveau collectables – the list is endless!

Visit the organiser’s website at www.iacf.co.uk for full details.

If you pay the Newark Antique Fair a visit then let us know how it was. Leave a comment below…

Great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair – 28th, 29th & 30th May 2011

This coming bank holiday weekend, from Saturday 28th until Monday 30th May 2011, is the Great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair.

This antiques event is run by Jaguar Fairs and is located at Wetherby Racecourse just outside of Wetherby in Yorkshire. Stalls are in the new Exhibition Centre, the Grandstand and if it’s good weather plenty outside as well! The fair opens on the Saturday at 8am to trade when admission is £4 per adult, reducing to £3 from 9am for the rest of the weekend. It closes at 5pm every day. Wetherby Racecourse is located just off the A1 so access is easy, and there is ample free parking on site.

There is usually a wide mix of items on sale at this fair ranging from pottery, glass, jewellery to other collectables and memorabilia. Visit the organiser’s website at www.jaguarfairs.com for full details.

Remember – leave us a comment below with any feedback on this fair if you visit it!

Yorkshire Antiques & Art Fair – 21st & 22nd May 2011

This coming weekend, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2011 is the Yorkshire Antiques And Art Fair.

This antiques event is run by Bowman Antiques Fairs and is located in the Yorkshire Event Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. It opens at 10am every day closing at 5pm. Admission is £5 for adults throughout the weekend and it claims to have upto 350 stalls of antiques, art, collectables, curio’s, vintage and retro.

The Yorkshire Showground is located in the south-east corner of Harrogate so is relatively easy to navigate to, and Harrogate is a lovely town to have a wander around with a few antique shops as well. Visit the organiser’s website at www.antiquesfairs.com for full details.

If you do pay this antiques fair a visit then leave us a comment below with your feedback. This antique fair is only run twice a year so it’s always interesting to see how it’s going.

New Antiques & Collectors Fairs in North Yorkshire

We recently received details a of new Antique & Collectors fair happening in North Yorkshire – a beautiful part of the country!

Organisers AMK-Events have scheduled two antique fairs in North Yorkshire in the run up to Christmas so be sure to drop by if you’re in the area – details below:

Sunday 7th November at Ingleby Cross Village Hall in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. This antique fair is scheduled to open at 9.30am closing at 3.30pm. Admission is 50p all day. For those sat nav uses out there the post code of the event is DL6 3NQ! To find out any further details please contact the organiser on 01642 711036.

Saturday 11th December at Thirsk Auction Mart, Blakey Lane in Thirsk in North Yorkshire. This Antique & Collectors Fair will open again at 9.30am and close at 3.45pm. Admission is 50p all day. Once again for those technos out there with sat nav the post code of this antique fair is YO7 3AB.

I’ve been told there is free parking at both events and they’re ideal for first time sellers if you’re thinking of trying out the business. For full details speak to Audrey Coupland at AMK Events on 01642 711036.

If you do go along to either of these fairs be sure to leave us a comment below and let us know what you thought – we’re always eager to receive your feedback on anything antique related.

Donington Antiques & Collectors Fair 30th/31st August – Cancelled

I have just received an email to let me know that the Antiques & Collectors fair at Donington Park this weekend, the 30th and 31st August, has been cancelled.

Years ago the Donington Fair used to be a popular event with stalls filling the great hall. However, in recent years this has declined and quite often its been quite empty of both stallholders and buyers. It is a popular time for people (including stallholders!) to be on holiday so that probably doesn’t help either.

4In1 say all their other fairs are scheduled to go ahead as normal for the rest of the year. If you want to check out the dates, contact them directly.