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01st Oct - 02nd Oct 2021

Peterborough - Festival of Antiques

Come and enjoy one of the UK's largest antiques fairs!

If you love antiques then this is the fair for you.

Our exhibitors offer a spectacular array of antiques and collectables!

With a wealth of exhibitors, stalls and items in one great place, if you love antique,  collectables, vintage and upcycled items then this is the antique fair for you.


Antiques Fair Opening Times


Early Trade 0700 – 10:00 =   £15.00

10:00 – 16:30 = £ 7.50


09:00 – 16:30 = £ 5.00


Children under 16 are free.



LARGE area of FREE car parking. You will be directed into one of the car parks by our stewards .

Opening Time and queue

Before the gates open there may be a pedestrian queue waiting for admission through gate 15 . Don’t panic, you wont be waiting long.

As soon as the gates open the queue does move at a brisk walking pace as we have several kiosks open and the queue clears very quickly.

It would be very helpful if you could have your money ready ahead of arriving at the payment kiosk.

Cash Point machines

There are no credit card facilities at the payment kiosk so admission is by cash only.

There are three cash point machines available within the Arena, however these get very busy so it is best to bring cash with you.


Yes, you can bring your dog with you provided you are responsible for its behaviour at all times.

Food & Drink

Refreshments are available from the restaurant, many fast food outlets and independent eateries offering home grown produce.

The show ground regulate which food outlets are present.


Disabled Parking Access

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

We do not have a mobility scooter hire service – we have tried having this service at previous Festivals and there was very little interest.


Bus Access from Peterborough train station

The Stagecoach bus service runs an hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside Peterborough Arena.

The bus numbers to look for are x4 and 24 leaving Bay 15 at Queensgate, Peterborough.

The bus stop is located on the main road fronting the venue (Oundle Road). A 15-minute walk will bring you to our main visitor entrance gate which is Gate 15 .


Find a selection of accommodation whilst attending the Peterborough Festival of Antiques


Carer Ticket Policy 

If a visitor has a full-time carer or attendant, free admission may be available for them.

This is only available by applying in advance, with supporting documentation to the Organisers.

Please ring to discuss alternative documents but generally the following documents are acceptable

Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance award letter (dated within the last 12 months).
Personal Independence Payment letter (dated within the last 12 months).
A current and valid Blue Badge.

Letter from GP or consultant (dated within the last 12 months) confirming the need for a full time carer. This does not need to be a letter of diagnosis.


Please post to: Festival of Antiques, PO Box 100, Newark, Nottinghamshire , NG24 1DJ or email

All documents MUST be received at least 7 days prior to the show. Confirmation of free carer admission will be emailed/posted to you.

The communication must be printed and presented on arrival at Gate 15 or  Green Gate entrance for verification.


Directions to Antiques Fair from A1(M) Peterborough PE2

Head south-west towards A605
0.2 mi

Exit the roundabout onto Fletton Pkwy/A1139
0.2 mi

Use the left lane to take the slip road to Orton Centre
0.4 mi

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Orton Pkwy/A1139
0.6 mi

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Orton Pkwy/A1139
0.5 mi

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Oundle Rd/A605

Directions to Antique Fair from Stamford

Get on Great N Rd/A1 in Peterborough from B1081
5 min (1.7 mi)

Follow A1 to Oundle Rd/A605 in Cambridgeshire. Take the exit towards Alwalton/Business Park/Showground/Chesterton from A1
8 min (8.5 mi)

Merge onto Great N Rd/A1
Continue to follow A1
8.4 mi

Take the exit towards Alwalton/Business Park/Showground/Chesterton
161 ft

Drive to Oundle Rd/A605 in Peterborough

Directions to Antiques Fair from Northampton

Take Herbert St and St Andrews St to Horse Market/A508
2 min (0.2 mi)

Follow A45 and A605 to B671 in Cambridgeshire
48 min (33.8 mi)

Drive to Oundle Rd in Peterborough

Directions to Antique Fair from Cambridge

Get on Huntingdon Rd/A14 in Girton from A1307
15 min (4.7 mi)

Follow A14 and A1(M) to Oundle Rd/A605. Take the exit towards Chesterton/Alwalton/Elton from A1
31 min (29.1 mi)

Continue onto Oundle Rd/A605
Go through 1 roundabout