Fairs and auctions around the UK in October 2021

This month's best antiques fairs and auctions around the UK

October 2021 antiques fairs and auctions

Get ready for some fabulous fairs and auctions this October. From antique dummy boards to vintage tea-pots and collectable napkin rings, there are plenty of treasures to find at your local antiques fair and auction house. Take a look at our round up of the best fairs and auctions taking place this month around the UK.


*Check ahead – 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

30th September–3rd The Northern Antiques Fair, The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 11am–6pm (closes 5pm Sunday). £7.50. 01797 252030; northernfair.com

2nd–3rd The October Seaside Vintage Fair, Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN. 10am–4.30pm. £3. 07985 181120; roseandbrownvintage.co.uk

8th–10th Galloway Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN. 10.30am–5pm (4.30pm Sunday). £5–£6. 01423 522122; gallowayfairs.co.uk

17th Manchester Vintage Home Show, Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE. 10.30am–3.30pm. £4 (£6 before 11am). 07880 910361; vintagehomeshow.co.uk

23rd–24th The Great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques and Collectors Fair, Wetherby Racecourse, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ. 8am–5pm Saturday, 9am–4pm Sunday. £4 (£5 before 9am). 01332 830444; jaguarfairs.com

29th–31st The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair, The Pavilions of Harrogate, Railway Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ. 11am–5pm. £5. 01278 784912; cooperevents.com

Antique fairs in Central England

5th Racecourse Tuesday, Nottingham Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Nottingham, NG2 4BE. 8am–12pm. £5. 01332 830444; jaguarfairseastmidlands.com

6th Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln, LN2 2NA. 7am–4pm. £5 (£15 before 10am). 01298 27493; asfairs.com

7th–8th Newark International Antiques & Collectors Market, Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY. 9am–6pm Thursday, 8am–4pm Friday. £20 Thursday, £5 Friday. 01636 702326; iacf.co.uk

9th Weston Park Antiques & Home Show, Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE. 9am–4pm. £3.50. 07584 357808; jos-events.co.uk

10th Vintage Home Show Midlands, Sports Connexion, near Coventry, CV8 3FL. 10.30am–3.30pm. £3 (£5 before 11am). 07880 910361; vintagehomeshow.co.uk

10th Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 6NW. 7.30am–3.30pm. £5. 01636 676531; b2bevents.info

14th–17th The Cotswold Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ. 11am–5pm. To register for a complimentary ticket for two people, visit thecada.org or email info@thecada.org. cotswolds-antiques-art.com

15th–16th Antiques in Tents, Burton Court, Eardisland, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9DN. 12pm–5pm Friday (trade preview), 9am–4pm Saturday. £5. 01544 267033; antiquesintents.co.uk

17th St Albans Antique and Vintage Market, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3DH. 9am–3pm. Free. stalbansantiqueandvintagemarket.com

23rd The Reclaimed Home Fair, Town Hall, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5NJ. 10am–4pm. £1. @thereclaimedhomefair

25th Runway Monday at Newark Antiques and Collectors Market, Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY. From 8am. £5 (£10 before 10am). 01636 702326; iacf.co.uk

Antiques fairs in the East of England

1st–2nd Peterborough Festival of Antiques Market, The East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6HE. Opening times vary. £7.50 Friday (£15 before 10am), £5 Saturday. 01636 702326; iacf.co.uk

9th Norwich Brocante, St Andrews Hall, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AU. 8am–3.30pm. £2 (£3 before 9am). 07921 707116; norwichbrocante.com

10th Antiques & Collectors Fair, Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Herts, WD3 6AS. 9.30am–4pm. £1. 07887 648255; marcelfairs.co.uk

11th Mid Suffolk Mondays, Stonham Barns Park, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, IP14 6AT. 7am–2pm. £5. 01449 797175; stonhambarns.co.uk

30th–31st Long Melford Antiques and Vintage Fair, The Old School, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DX. 9.30am–4pm. £1. 07837 497617; melfordantiquesfair.co.uk

31st Antiques & Collectors Fair, Berkhamsted Sports Centre, Lagley Meadow, Douglas Gardens, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 3QQ. 9.30am–4pm. £1. 07887 648255; marcelfairs.co.uk

Antiques fairs in the South of England

2nd Vintage and Very Nice Handmade and Vintage Market, Assembly Room, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ. 10am–4pm. Free. vintageandverynice.co.uk

3rd Adams Antiques Fair, Lindley Hall, The Royal Horticultural Halls, 80 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE. 10am–4.30pm. £4. 020 7254 4054; adamsantiquesfairs.com

5th Sandown Antiques Home & Interiors Fair, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ. 7am–1pm. Free. 01932 230946; sunburyantiques.com

9th–10th Hackney Flea Market, Abney Hall, 73a Church Street, Hackney, London, N16 0AS. 11am–6pm. Free. hackneyfleamarket.com

10th Antiques & Brocante Street Market, High Street, Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire. 9.30am–3.30pm. Free. acvrevents.co.uk

12th & 26th Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ. 6.30am–2pm. Free (£10 before 8am). 01932 230946; sunburyantiques.com

16th Whitstable Brocante, Whitstable Umbrella Centre, 10 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD. 10am–4pm. Free. 07903 286144

17th Dorking Halls Antiques & Decorative Arts Fair, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road (A25), Surrey, RH4 1SG. 10.30am–4pm (trade from 9.30am). £2.50. dovehousefineantiquesfairs.com

19th Epsom Racecourse Antiques & Collectables Fair, Epsom Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5LQ. 9am–3pm. £3. 01584 873634; continuityfairs.co.uk

24th Hammersmith Vintage Fashion Fair, Hilton London Olympia Hotel, 380 Kensington High Street, London, W14 8NL. 10am–4.30pm. £5. 020 8543 3028; pa-antiques.co.uk

24th 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; lovefairs.com

24th Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Market, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY. 8.30am–4.30pm. £6 (£12 trade buyers before 9.30am). 01636 702326; iacf.co.uk

25th–26th Little Chelsea Decorative Arts & Antiques Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE. 3pm–8pm Monday, 11am–6pm Tuesday. £3.50. 07952 689717; dovehousefineantiquesfairs.com

28th September–3rd The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, London Evolution (The Marquee), Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ. Opening times vary. £10 (£20 opening day). Tickets must be pre-booked online at decorativefair.com

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

30th–31st Detling Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Market, The Kent County Showground, Detling, nr Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF. 8.30am–4.30pm Saturday, 10am–3.30pm Sunday. £5 Saturday (£6 before 10am), £4 Sunday. 01636 676531; b2bevents.info

Antiques fairs in the West of England and Wales

2nd–3rd Antiques Fair, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG. 10am–4.30pm. £5. 01267 220260; derwenantiques.co.uk

16th–17th The Anglesey Fair, Mona Showground, Gwalchmai, Holyhead, LL65 4RW. 8.30am–5pm Saturday, 10am–5pm Sunday. £5 (£10 before 10am Saturday). 01584 873634; continuityfairs.co.uk

17th The Giant Shepton Flea Market, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN. 9.30am–4pm. £5. 01278 784912; sheptonflea.com

21st–24th Bath Decorative Antiques Fair, The Pavilion, Bath, BA2 4EU. 10am–5pm (12pm–5pm Thursday trade preview; closes 4pm Sunday). £5 (£10 trade preview). bathdecorativeantiquesfair.co.uk

30th The Vintage Bazaar, Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE. 9am–2pm. £2. thevintagebazaar.co.uk; @thevintagebazaarevents

31st Bath Vintage & Antiques Market, Green Park Station, Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1JB. 8.30am–4pm. Free. 07711 900095; vintageandantiques.co.uk

October Auctions

6th Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments, Dreweatts, Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JE. 01635 553553; dreweatts.com

6th The Marine Sale, Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. 020 7393 3900; bonhams.com

6th Antiques, Interiors & Books Auction, Halls, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DR. 01743 450700; fineart.hallsgb.com

6th The Contents of Lowood House, Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR. 0131 557 8844; lyonandturnbull.com

6th The Attic & Collectors Auction, Hansons, Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0XN. 01889 882397; hansonsauctioneers.co.uk

7th Autumn Fine Art, Duke’s, Brewery Square, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1GA. 01305 265080; dukes-auctions.com

7th English & European Ceramics & Glass, Woolley & Wallis, 51–61 Castle Street, Salisbury, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500; woolleyandwallis.co.uk

9th 20th Century Design, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780; tennants.co.uk

11th The House & Garden Sale, Mallams Auctioneers, Dunmore Court, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX13 6BH. 01235 462840; mallams.co.uk

14th The Interiors Sale, Cheffins Fine Art, Clifton House, 1&2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7EA. 01223 213343; cheffins.co.uk

14th–15th The October Sale Including Decades of Design, Fieldings, Mill Race Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 1JN. 01384 444140; fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk

15th The Friday 500, Bellmans, Newpound, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0AZ. 01403 700858; bellmans.co.uk

18th The Luxury Watch Sale, Fellows, 19 Augusta Street, Birmingham, B18 6JA. 0121 212 2131; fellows.co.uk

19th Modern Art & Design, Chorley’s, Prinknash Abbey Park, nr Cranham, Gloucestershire, GL4 8EU. 01452 344499; chorleys.com

19th–20th Pictures, Antiques & Interiors, The Cotswold Auction Company, Bankside Trading Park, Love Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1YG. 01285 642420; cotswoldauction.co.uk

19th–20th Design – Two Day Sale, Sworders, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8GE. 01279 817778; sworder.co.uk

20th Art & Music Sale, Mallams Auctioneers, Bocardo House, St Michael’s Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB. 01865 241358; mallams.co.uk

20th British Art Pottery & Design, Woolley & Wallis, 51–61 Castle Street, Salisbury, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500; woolleyandwallis.co.uk

20th Fine Art & Antique Auction, Trevanion Auctioneers & Valuers, The Joyce Building, Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1RE. 01948 800202; trevanion.com

26th Toys for the Collector Auction, Special Auction Services, Plenty Close, off Hambridge Road, Newbury, RG14 5RL. 01635 580595; specialauctionservices.com

27th Stamps, Postcards & Postal History, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780; tennants.co.uk

28th The Art & Design Sale, Cheffins Fine Art, Clifton House, 1&2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7EA. 01223 213343; cheffins.co.uk

28th The Music Auction, Anderson & Garland, Anderson House, Crispin Court, Newbiggin Lane, Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 1BF. 0191 430 3000; andersonandgarland.com


28th Lalique, Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR. 0131 557 8844; lyonandturnbull.com