Top 10 Antique Fairs

The best antique fairs in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex 

Whether you’re hunting for an heirloom or looking for a bargain, you’ll find it at one of these regular antique fairs 

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The Stables Antique and Collectables Market | 15 April, 20 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 August, 16 September

The Stable Yard, Hatfield House, Herts, AL9 5HX

10am-5pm | Free entry

The fair is held every month at the Stable Yard, within the stunning grounds of Hatfield House, and makes for a wonderful day out. There’s a huge range of antiques and collectables. Pick up unusual curiosities including furniture, mirrors, hats and ornaments. www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events

Suffolk Heritage Antiques and Reclaim Centre | Brocante dates: 2 April, 4 June, 6 August, I October, 3 December

Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3JF  

Located between Ipswich and Colchester, this a haven for antiques. The fantastic retail outlet is made up of several independent antiques dealers and restorers all under one roof, offering an eclectic mix of period and vintage household items.

The items on sale are antiques and architectural salvage, as well as period home décor. A brocante is held on the first Sunday of every other month, from 9am – 3pm. You’ll find stalls offering a fascinating mix of items. There are also two antiques fairs a short drive away in Dedham, so you can make the most of your day! www.suffolkheritage.co.uk

Hingham Antiques Fair | Last Sunday of each month (August is third Sunday)

The sports Hall, Springfield Way, Hingham, NR9 4BH

9.30am – 3.30pm | Entry £1

This fair has a reputation spanning over 18 years. As one of Norfolk’s longest running and largest antique fairs, it draws crowds from far and wide. Featuring everything from furniture to fashion and clocks to books, it’s clear to see why the fair is a hit with antique dealers looking for new stock as well as buyers. www.hinghamantiquesfair.co.uk

Peterborough Festival of Antiques | 14-15 April & 29-30 September

The East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 6XE

10am-4.30pm | Entry: £5-£7.50

As one of the largest antiques fairs in the country, and so much ground to cover, it’s easy to spend an entire afternoon browsing the many, many stalls. Vendors offer an interesting mix of china and pottery, jewellery, figurines, glassware, paintings, home and garden ware and much more. www.festivalofantiques.co.uk

Snape Malting Vintage & Makers Market | Sunday 9 April

10am to 4pm

The Vintage & Makers Market returns for its first outing of 2017. Organiser Deben Events has hand-picked a choice selection of the region’s leading vintage traders, local artisans, makers and craftspeople to kick off their year’s calendar. The market will feature everything from one-off vintage furniture, fashion, and homewares, to locally made products, artworks, fabrics and jewellery. For more information visit www.debenevents.com

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Brentwood Antiques and Collectors Fair | 16-17 April, 28-29 May & 27-28 August

The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9NN

Open from 10am | Entry: £4.50, early entry £6

This fair is somewhat a vintage piece itself having been established for more than 20 years. It features both indoor and outdoor stalls with dealers from all over the UK selling a huge variety of affordable items.

Beccles Antiques Street Market | 30 April, 8am-4pm

Beccles Town Centre, NR34 9HA

This annual event grows in popularity every year. Stalls line the town centre with dealers selling a wide range of quality antiques and collectables such as furniture, silver, china, linen, jewellery, books, clocks, retro and vintage design and decorative items. The atmosphere is buzzing with local businesses, restaurants and cafes open and ‘street food’ incorporated into the market. www.facebook.com/antiquesmarketbeccles

The Curiosity Vintage and Craft Fair | Every other month from February

Friends Meeting House, High Street, Saffron Walden & Scotsdale Garden Centre, 120 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5JT

Taking up residency at two locations on the Essex/Cambs border, the fair serves up vintage fashion and jewellery, antiques, crafts and tea and cake all under one roof! It’s a nice way to pass an afternoon. For upcoming dates visit www.thecuriosityfair.co.uk

Ely Craft and Collectables Market | Every Saturday throughout the year

This weekly market has a great range of arts, crafts, vintage, retro and much more. Enjoy a leisurely browse and be amazed by the variety and choice of goods on offer. Foodies will not be disappointed, the Street Food Aisle has an incredible selection of flavours and delicacies from around the world. www.elymarkets.co.uk/craft-market

Biggleswade Antique & Vintage Fair | 16 April, 21 May, 18 June, 17 September, 15 October, 19 November and 17 December

Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8JH

9.30am-4pm | Entry £1.50

A great opportunity to escape the high street and pick up unusual and one-off items. There’s over 45 stalls selling a wide range of antiques such as silver, jewellery, books, china, small furniture and vintage items. www.madisonevents.co.uk

 

 

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