Europe’s Largest Antiques Fair

Thu 11 Aug - Fri 12 Aug, 2022

Location & Transport

Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground

NG24 2NY

Opening Times & Prices

Thursday: 9am - 6pm - £20.00 pp

Friday: 8am - 4pm - £5.00 pp

Accompanied under-16's are admitted free. Discounts are available for group bookings.

Fair Information

Bureau de Change and cash withdrawal available – minimal charges apply (ID required for withdrawals over £100).
You can purchase tickets online and at the gate for Newark Antiques Fair.
Free car parking.
Please follow government guidelines with regards to wearing a mask at our events.
Dogs are welcome ~ Please keep on a short lead.

Upcoming Nottinghamshire antique events

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair

Newark Antiques Fair is world-renowned. Genuinely the ultimate treasure hunting ground – it is the largest event of its kind in Europe – a world-wide phenomenon. This is one iacf event that needs to be experienced to be believed!

Newark Antiques Fair is the perfect place to source antiques and vintage, including antique furniture, antique toys, antique jewellery, vintage clothing and much more. If you are looking to shop antiques then why not browse up to 2,500 stands selling everything from rare vinyl records to rare coins.

Held at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground on an enormous 84-acre site, up to 2,500 stands attract thousands of dealers and buyers from around the globe every other month. Only two hours from London by road, 90 minutes by rail, and with East Midlands Airport less than an hour away, this is one of the most easily accessible of all UK antique markets.

Those who are looking for antiques in Newark, you can be assured to find more choice than imaginable at Newark Antiques Fair. Our professional and friendly antiques dealers are there to guide you and help educate you about the incredible and interesting antiques you can discover. At Newark you can find everything from unusual living room ornaments to Edwardian furniture, from Victorian clothing to antique sewing machines. Newark Antiques Fair is perfect if you are searching for gifts for someone who has everything and you can have peace of mind that you are helping support both the environment and small businesses by shopping antique.

If you are looking for a sustainable approach to your home interior, Newark Antiques Fair offers a variety of sustainable furniture, including early Victorian furniture, mid 19th century furniture, 1910 furniture, retro & vintage furniture, Art Deco furniture and so much more. Antique furniture provides so many benefits to the environment, your pocket, small businesses and of course – your interior will thank you! Newark hosts 1000s of decorative antiques businesses, so you can be assured to find a decorative item for your home, without costing too much and without leaving the carbon footprint that new furniture leaves!

One of the best things about the Largest Antiques Fair in Europe is the impressive collectors’ items variety. You can find items for virtually any category, including rare silver coins, rare antique glass, rare antique bottles, rare Royal Doulton figurines, rare antique vases, rare clocks, rare vinyl records, rare sports cards, rare stamps, rare antique bottles and perhaps learn some more about the rare antiques to look out for!

Antiques fairs can be big and small, but only one can hold the ‘Europe’s largest’ crown and that’s Newark. Join the thousands of people who attend Newark Antiques Fair and find a unique antique find!

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Mobility scooters: Unfortunately for the foreseeable future, iacf is unable to offer this service. We are looking into alternative funding options longer term.


How to take part?

Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground

NG24 2NY

The Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground is adjacent to the A1, only 2 hours from London. Please follow the brown signs for the Newark Air museum or Newark & Notts Showground.

By Road

The Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground is adjacent to the A1, A46 and A17 road junction in Nottinghamshire, and clearly sign posted! The showground is only a 2 hour drive from London. Please follow the brown signs for the Newark Air museum or Newark & Notts Showground.

By Rail

East Coast Mainline Train stops at Newark Northgate station only 10 minutes (by car) from the fair. Travel by train from London in 90 minutes. The train station provides trains operated by London North Eastern Railway and East Midlands Railway. Platforms 1 and 2 serve intercity trains to London, Newcastle and Edinburgh with platform 3 serving trains to Lincoln.

Newark North Gate is a large station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who accept bookings inc. East Coast Taxi’s 01636610312. Please ring 03457225333 if you have any queries.

By Taxi

Simply ask to go to the Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, NG24 2NY. Here is a list of local taxi services:

Strada Taxi Newark 01636 706888

Yellow Cabs 01636 705200

NTS Newark Taxi Services 07927 095819

Carlins Cabs 07704 419501

Please note that these taxi services are not part of iacf and are separate services.

By Bus

Able Coaches operate a direct service to the fair from London. Contact David on 0208 8111221 or 07831 167873 for more information.

By Air

Airports that are nearby Newark & Notts Showground include:

  1. Nottingham Airport (14.9 miles / 24.0 kilometers)
  2. East Midlands Airport (26.8 miles / 43.2 kilometers)
  3. Doncaster Sheffield Airport (29.3 miles / 47.1 kilometers)
  4. Humberside Airport (40.0 miles / 64.5 kilometers)


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