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27th Sep - 28th Sep 2019

Peterborough - Festival of Antiques

Countdown to Septembers Antiques Fair

30 days and counting to Europe's largest Autumn Antiques Fair

The countdown has started to Septembers autumn antiques fair being held at the East of England Showground on the 28th and 29th of September 2018.

The Peterborough Festival of Antiques will have over 2000 stalls, making this one of Europe’s largest antiques fairs ( now the largest in the UK)  with a selection of antiques, collectables and vintage items. The Antiques Festival goes far beyond antiques, exhibitors offer furniture, knickknacks, jewellery, ceramics, clocks, glass, framed pictures and silver.

There are statues, edible goods, and every type of artwork. Many of the exhibitors return year after year selling items that have proven to be fair goers’ favourites.


Septembers Antiques Fair - Peterborough Festival of Antiques


There are four permanent buildings on the showground as well as a variety of outdoor spaces, which comprise 8 main areas in total. Check out the show map in more detail.


Antique Fair Visitors Map


Dates & Times

28 September 2018 – 07:00 – 10:00 = £15.00 (Perfect for Trade, Collectors & Dealers)

28 September 2018 – 10:00 – 16:30 = £7.50

29 September 2018 – 09:00 – 16:30 = £5.00

Visitors who would like to bring their dogs with them are very welcome to attend – you are of course responsible for their actions.

Huge area of FREE car parking

The showground is disabled friendly with a disabled car park near one of the entrances and all areas are accessible by wheelchair.

6 Cash points



Thinking of exploring the area during your stay or visiting on both days, then have a look at our accommodation page.


Tips for Antiques Fair Newbie’s

Hunting for antiques or vintage items is an interesting pastime, whether you’re a serious antiques connoisseur or simply looking for a morning’s entertainment. If you’re visiting this Septembers antiques fair, these 7 tips will help you make the most of the time you spent browsing and buying.

1. Do Make Fair Offers, and Counter-Offers
2. Arrive at the Antiques Fair Early
3. Stay Late
4. Ask About Provenance
5. Forgeries, Counterfeits, Reproductions and Fakes (not always a bad thing)
6. Get Written Receipts That Include Details
7. Pack a Bag Filled With Essentials

Read more on these tips for antique fair bargain hunters.

There’s no reason the bargaining process can’t be fun for both parties. In some worlds, bargaining is the meat of the transaction. It helps if you can build a rapport with the seller, in fact, you might develop a long-term relationship with the seller that will be beneficial to you both.

With over 50yrs of Antique collecting and trading, Beverley Adams shares her antique fair experiences with Festival of Antiques.


Past Antiques Fairs

Take a look at some of the past antiques fairs to give you an idea of what to expect.



If you love antiques, collectables, vintage and upcycled items then this is the antique fair for you!