May's best antiques and vintage fairs around the UK

H&A's directory to the best antiques and vintage fairs in May

Few things seem more appealing than a wander around a local antiques market on a bright, spring morning. Make the most of the weekend with our guide to the best fairs around the country in May, from fine art and antique furniture to vintage textiles and toys.


29th April–1st May Crafty Vintage at Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YJ. 10am–4pm. £2

6th-7th Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY. Free. 

7th Fancy That? Vintage Bazaar, Inglis Hall, High Street, Edzell, Angus, DD9 7TF. 11am–4pm. Free. 01356 648732

12th–14th The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood, The Marquee at Harewood, Harewood House, nr Leeds, LS17 9LQ. 11am–6pm Fri, 10.30am–6pm Sat, 10.30am–5pm Sun. £5. 01797 252030

12th–14th The Decorative Home & Salvage Show, Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, HG3 3AY. 12pm–5pm Friday, 10am–5pm Saturday & Sunday. £10 Friday, £5 Saturday & Sunday. 01298 27493

13th Antiques and Collectors Fair, St George’s Hall, Liverpool, L1 1JJ. 9.30am–4pm. £2.50. 0151 259 6873

13th–14th A Fairy Tale Vintage Fair, Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH. 11am–4pm. Free. 07985 181120

13th–14th Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair, The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB. 10am–4.30pm (closes 4pm Sunday). £5 Saturday, £4 Sunday. 01636 676531

14th The Vintage Village, Stockport Covered Market Hall, Market Place, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1EU. 10am–4pm. £2

20th–21st The Yorkshire Antiques & Art Fair, Halls 1 & 2, Yorkshire Event Centre, The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8QZ. 10am–5pm Saturday & Sunday. £5. 01274 588505

21st Crafty Vintage at Holmes Mill, Holmes Mill, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1EB. 12pm–7pm

27th–28th The Great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair, Wetherby Racecourse, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ. 8am–5pm Saturday, 9am–4pm Sunday. £4 (after 9am Saturday, £5 before 9am). 01332 830444


2nd Antiques Fair, Epsom Racecourse, South London, KT18 5LP. 9am–3pm. £3. 01584 873634

2nd Sandown Park Market, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ. From 8am. Free (parking £5). 01636 702326

5th Vintage in the Town, Blandford Corn Exchange, 17 Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AG. 9:30am-3:30pm. £1. 

5th–7th The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Petworth Park, Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QY. Opening times vary. £10. 01797 252030 

6th Antiques & Vintage Collectors Fair, Mill Hill Village, St Paul’s Church Hall, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London, NW7 1QU. 9am–4pm. £1. 07887 648255

6th Vintage & Very Nice Market Bazaar, The Assembly Rooms, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ. 10am–5pm. Free

7th Brighton Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fair, Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ. 9.30am–4pm. £3. 01293 690777   

9th & 30th Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ. 6.30am–2pm. Free. 01932 230946

11th Antiques & Vintage Fair, Lyndhurst Community Centre, Main Car Park, off High Street, Lyndhurst (New Forest), Hants, SO43 7NY. 10am–4pm. 50p. 07711 629420

12th–13th The Decorative Living Fair, Eridge Park, nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9JT. 9.30am–4pm Fri, 10am–5pm Sat. £7.50 (£12 before 11.30am Fri, includes re-entry on Saturday)

12th–13th Newbury Antiques & Collectors Fair, Newbury Showground, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Newbury, Berkshire, RG18 9QZ. 8.30am–5pm Fri, 9am–4pm Sat. £5 (£10 before 9.30am Fri). 01636 702326

21st Dorking Halls Antiques Fair, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG. £2.50. 9.30am–4pm. 07952 689717

21st Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY. 9.30am–4.30pm. £6. 01636 702326

21st The London Vintage Fashion Fair, Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London, W6 9JU. 8am–5pm. £5 (£10 before 10am). 020 8543 3028

21st Photographica International Camera Fair, Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall, Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PB. 10am–4pm. £5. 01684 594526


29th April–1st May Antiques Fair, Southwell Racecourse, Station Road, Rolleston, Nottingham, NG25 0TS. 9.30am–4pm. £4. 07772 349431

7th Vintage Home Show, Sports Connexions, Leisure & Conference Centre, Leamington Road,
Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FL. 10.30am–4pm. £4 (£2.50 after 11am). 07880 910361

7th Antiques & Collectors Fair, Bantock House Museum, Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 9LQ. 10am–3.30pm. £2. 07976 643174

14th Antiques in Tents, Burton Court, Eardisland, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9DN.
9am–4pm. £4. 01544 267033

14th Antiques & Collectors Fair, Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Herts, WD5 6AT. 9.30am–4pm. £1. 07887 648255

19th–21st Antiques Fair, Stamford Meadows, Off Bath Row, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE92WE. 9.30am–4pm. £4.50. 07772 349431

20th Hatfield House Antiques & Collectors’ Market, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HX. 10am–5pm. Free. 07751 296625

20th–21st Shrewsbury Flea, West Midlands Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF. 8.30am–3.30pm Saturday, 9am–3.30pm Sunday. £2.50. 07584 357808

21st Vintage Flea Market, Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA. 9am–3pm. £2. 01298 27493

22nd Runway Monday at Newark Antiques and Collectors Fair, adjacent to the Newark Air Museum and The Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Runway Newark, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY. 8am–5pm. £5 (£10 before 10am). 01636 702326

28th–29th St Ives Antiques Fair, Burgess Hall, One Leisure Centre, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 6WU. 10am–4pm. £2. 01480 896866

29th Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair, The Severn Hall, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW. 7.30am–3.30pm. £5. 01636 676531

29th–30th Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln, LN2 2NA. 8am–5pm. £20 Monday, £5 Tuesday. 01298 27493    


7th Dunston Hall Antiques Fair, Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8PQ. 10.30am–4pm. £3. 07596436260

13th The City Antiques Fair and Fleamarket, St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrew’s Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AU. 9am–4.30pm. £2. 07867 521184

20th Mainwaring’s Seaside Brocante, St Mary’s Hall, Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DD. 10am–4pm. £1. 01227 773037


5th–7th Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair, Royal Bath and West Showground, Somerset, BA4 6QN. Opening times vary. £10 Fri (includes Sat & Sun), £5 Sat & Sun. 01636 702326

7th Liberty Green Antiques & Collectables Vintage Fair, Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold, Flintshire,
CH7 6RQ. 9am–4pm. £1. 07572 109520

7th & 28th Bath Vintage & Antiques Market, Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 1JB. 9.30am–4pm. Free. 07711 900095

7th The Frome Independent – More Than a Market, Frome town centre, Somerset, BA11. 10am–3pm. Free

13th Liberty Green Antiques Fair, Memorial Hall, Bodhyfryd, Wrexham, LL12 7AG. 9am–3.30pm. £1. 07572 109520

19th–21st Fine Art, Decorative and Antiques Fair, Cothay Manor and Gardens, Greenham, nr Wellington, Somerset, TA21 OJR. 11am–5pm Fri, 10am–5pm Sat & Sun. £6. 01823 672283

20th V&H Fairs Vintage Jumble Sale, Rangeworthy Village Hall, Rangeworthy, South Glos, BS37 7LZ. 10am–1pm. Free

20th Lostwithiel Antique & Collectors Fair, Scout Hut, Cattle Market Car Park, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0HE. 10am–1pm. 50p. 01503 240768

21st Carmarthen Antiques & Flea Market, United Counties Showground, The Showground, Nant-y-ci, Carmarthen, SA33 5DR. 10am–4pm. £4. 01267 236569

27th Antiques Fair, Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8FD. 9am–4pm. £3 (£4 before 10am). 01363 776600

27th–28th Antiques Fair, The Mona Showground, Gwalchmai, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 4RW. 8.30am–5pm Saturday, 10am–5pm Sunday. £8 (before 10am Saturday), £4 (after 10am Saturday and all day Sunday). 01584 873634

28th Purbeck Antiques and Collectors Fair, Furzebrook Hall, Furzebrook, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5AR. 10am–4pm. £1. 01929 761398

Please check before travelling, as fairs can be cancelled or postponed at the last minute.

To plan your next month's fairs pick up a copy of Homes & Antiques June issue from 28th April. Inside are the UK's best antiques and vintage fairs in June.  


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