August 2021 antiques fairs and auctions near you

This month's listings of the best fairs, auctions, and flea markets near you

August Fairs and Auctions
Published: August 3rd, 2020 at 12:02 pm
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What could be nicer than sunshine, warm weather and stall after stall of covetable antiques? From antique jewellery and collectable jelly moulds, to vintage tea sets and 1920s art deco antiques, there are myriad treasures to be found at your local antiques fair or flea market. And, as lockdown restrictions come to a close in Britain, we've rounded up some of the best antiques fairs and flea markets taking place around the UK this July.


When will antiques fairs be open again?

The British government roadmap out of lockdown explained that from 12th April 2021 non-essential retail would be open to the public, as will 'most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas'. Though many antiques fairs are now going ahead with increased safety and distancing measures, it is important to contact fair organisers or keep an eye on websites and social media for updates regarding these events as they could be cancelled or postponed at any time.

If your local antiques fair isn't taking place this month, there are still plenty of other great antiques fair organisers to have on your radar for later on in the year. Plus an array of brilliant places to buy antiques online, on Instagram or at a local auction.

August Fairs and Auctions

Antiques fairs and flea markets taking place this month:

Check ahead – please contact fair organisers or keep an eye on websites and social media for updates regarding these events as they could be cancelled or postponed at any time.

Antiques fairs in the North of England and Scotland

6th–8th Galloway Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Stonyhurst College, Nr Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 9PZ. 10.30am–5pm (4.30pm Sunday). £5–£6. 01423 522122;

7th–8th The Great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair, Wetherby Racecourse, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ. 8am–5pm Saturday, 9am–4pm Sunday. £4 (£5 before 9am Sat). 01332 830444;

20th–22nd Galloway Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Doubletree By Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa, Harrogate, North Yorks, HG1 2HU. 10.30am–5pm (4.30pm Sunday). £5–£6. 01423 522122;

21st Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair, Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JS. 9.30am–4pm. £3 (to be bought in advance). 07985 181120;

Antiques fairs in Central England

7th Kyre Park Antiques Fair, Kyre Park Antiques Barn, Kyre Park, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8RW. 10am–4pm. Free. 01885 410361;

7th–8th Shrewsbury Flea Antique & Collectors Fair, West Midlands Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF. 8.30am–3.30pm Saturday, 9am–3pm Sunday. £3.50. 07584 357808;

11th Antiques & Home Show, Lincoln Showground, LN2 2NA. 10am–4pm. £5. 01298 27493;

12th–13th Newark International Antiques & Collectors Market, Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY. 9am–6pm Thursday, 8am–4pm Friday. £20 Thursday, £5 Friday. 01636 702326;

13th–15th The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair, Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QG. 11am–5pm. £5. 01278 784912;

22nd Himley Hall Antiques and Collectors Fair, Himley Hall, Himley, Dudley, DY3 4DF. 9am–4pm. £2. 01384 817817;

28th–29th Antiques Market at Southwell Racecourse, Rolleston, Nr Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0TS. 10am–4pm. £4. 07772 349431;

30th Malvern Flea & Collectors Market, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW. 7.30am–3.30pm. £5. 01636 676531;

Antiques fairs in the East of England

8th Antiques & Collectors Fair, Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Herts, WD3 6AS. 9.30am–4pm. £1. 07887 648255;

9th Mid Suffolk Mondays, Stonham Barns Park, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, IP14 6AT. 7am–2pm. £5. 01449 797175;

15th St Albans Antique and Vintage Market, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3DH. 9am–3pm. Free.

15th Newmarket Antiques & Collectors Fair, Rowley Mile Racecourse, Cambridge Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0TF. 8am–4pm. £4 (£7 before 9.30am). 0333 358 3688;

28th–29th Long Melford Antiques and Vintage Fair, The Old School, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DX. 9.30am–4pm. £1. 07837 497617;

29th Halesworth Antiques Street Fair, Halesworth, Suffolk. 9am–3pm. Free.

29th Antiques & Collectors Fair, Berkhamsted Sports Centre, Lagley Meadow, Douglas Gardens, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 3QQ. 9.30am–4pm. £1. 07887 648255;

Antiques fairs in the South of England

1st Wimbledon Homes & Antiques Fair, Prince George’s Playing Fields, London, SW20 8TE. 10am–3pm. £1. 01932 230946;

3rd Epsom Racecourse Antiques & Collectables Fair, Epsom Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5LQ. 9am–3pm. £3. 01584 873634;

8th Summer Vintage Fair, Chiddingstone Castle, Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Nr Tonbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD. 11am–4.30pm. £7 (£6 advance). 01892 870347;

8th Dorking Decorative Vintage Brocante, St Martin’s Walk, Dorking High Street, Surrey, RH4 1UX. 11am–4pm. Free. 07952 689717;

10th & 31st Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ. 6.30am–2pm. £5 (£10 before 8.30am). 01932 230946;

21st Whitstable Brocante, Whitstable Umbrella Centre, 10 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD. 10am–4pm. Free. 07903 286144

28th–29th Hackney Flea Market, Abney Hall, 73a Church Street, Hackney, London, N16 0AS. 11am–6pm. Free.

29th Antique & Brocante Market, Shaw House, Newbury, RG14 2DR. 10am–4pm. Free. 07775 816283;

29th Brighton Antiques, Collectables & Vintage Fair, Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ. 9.30am–3.30pm. £3.50 (£5 before 10.30am). 01293 690777;

30th Vintage Market at the Mansion, The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, London, BR3 1SY. 10am–5pm. Free.

Antiques fairs in the West of England and Wales

31st July–1st Cheltenham Festival of Antiques, Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH. 8.30am–5pm Saturday, 10am–5pm Sunday. £5 (£10 before 10am Saturday). 01584 873634;

28th–29th Antiques, Salvage & Decorative Fair, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7JE. 7am–5pm Friday, 9am–4.30pm Saturday. £5 (£10 before 9am Friday). 01208 368182;

29th Bath Vintage & Antiques Market, Green Park Station, Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1JB. 8am–4pm. Free. 07711 900095;

30th The Dorset Brocante, Deans Court, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1QF. 10.30am–4pm. £7.50.

August Auctions

2nd The Home Sale, Mallams Auctioneers, Dunmore Court, Wootton Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6BH. 01235 462840;

3rd & 24th Homes & Interiors, Sworders, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8GE. 01279 817778;

4th Home & Interiors, Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. 020 7393 3900;

4th Antiques & Interiors Auction, Halls, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DR. 01743 450700;

7th Beswick & Border Fine Arts, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Rd, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780;

11th Contemporary & Post-War Art, Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR. 0131 557 8844;

14th The Country House Toy Nostalgia Auction, Hansons, Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0XN. 01889 882397;

18th Modern Living, Mallams Auctioneers, Grosvenor Galleries, 26 Grosvenor Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2SG. 01242 235712;

19th–20th The August Sale, Fieldings Auctioneers, Mill Race Lane, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1JN. 01384 444140;

21st Costume, Accessories & Textiles, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780;

21st Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables Sale, Henry Aldridge & Son, Unit 1 Bath Road Business Centre, Bath Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1XA. 01380 729199;

24th Toys for the Collector Auction, Special Auction Services, Plenty Close, off Hambridge Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5RL. 01635 580595;

24th Arts and Crafts, Woolley & Wallis, 51–61 Castle Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500;

25th Design, Woolley & Wallis, 51–61 Castle Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500;

25th Fine Art & Antique Auction, Trevanion Auctioneers & Valuers, The Joyce Building, Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1RE. 01948 800202;


26th Antiques & Collectables, Special Auction Services, Baylies Hall, Tower Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1NB. 01384 931001;


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