Peterborough Festival of Antiques

Fri 23 Sep - Sat 24 Sep, 2022

Location & Transport

The East of England Showground

Peterborough Festival of Antiques

Opening Times & Prices

Friday: Early Trade 7am - 10am £15pp

Friday: 10am - 16.30pm £7.50pp

Saturday: 9am - 16.30pm £5pp

Under 16's Admitted Free to Peterborough Festival of Antiques.

Fair information

We accept card payment for entry to Peterborough Festival of Antiques. You can purchase tickets online and at the gate for the Festival of Antiques.
Visitors will be required to wear a mask inside buildings and please remember to wash hands regularly. Hand sanitiser stations will be available at regular intervals throughout.

Dogs are permitted in areas at Peterborough apart from the Cambridge Suite which is carpeted. They must be kept on a short lead and under control at all times and any mess must be cleaned up.

Upcoming Cambridgeshire antiques events

Peterborough The Festival of Antiques

One of the biggest antiques fairs in the country, Peterborough Festival of Antiques is held at the East of England Showground – The Peterborough Arena.

Peterborough, Festival of Antiques, hosts a spectacular array of antiques and collectables for sale within four permanent buildings, a variety of trade marquees and several acres of outdoor pitches.

Peterborough, Festival of Antiques, is the best place to shop antiques in Cambridge and hosts hundreds of antiques shops, antiques dealers, interior design shops, antique silver dealers and antique furniture dealers and so many more… you can expect to browse Art Deco furniture, antique clocks including 8 day clocks, Grandfather clocks, Mantel clocks, Skeleton clocks, Wall clocks from a range of periods including 19th century clocks, Victorian clocks, Georgian clocks, Edwardian clocks, Art Deco clocks and so many more.

Those who are looking to find their next-loved antique piece of jewellery or vintage piece of jewellery can indulge in a selection of antique jewellery dealers, selling antique jewellery and vintage jewellery at incredible prices. Browse antique brooches, antique cufflinks, antique diamond rings, vintage earrings, vintage pendants from a range of materials including gold jewellery, silver jewellery, pearl jewellery, ruby jewellery and much much more!

Outside you can find a selection of outside stalls hosting antiques, vintage and collectors items including antique bikes, leather football boots, vintage cricket balls, vintage tennis rackets, vintage fairground ride, garden statues and garden ornaments, vintage shop signs, Georgian sofa, antique leather chairs. There are hundreds and hundreds of antiques stalls for you to browse and to speak with the antiques dealers themselves. You can learn so much about the items you are purchasing, making it a truly unique shopping experience.

iacf antiques dealers are all professional and exceptional in their area of interest. You can learn so much about the different items for sale, why not check out our Dealer Interviews from The Festival of Antiques, for a sneak preview of what you can expect! If you find an item on the day that you are unsure you want to purchase then remember to take a business card from the dealer or contact details, that item won’t be there forever!

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What to expect?


How to take part?

The East of England Showground

Peterborough Festival of Antiques

The showground is located adjacent to the A1 at Peterborough an hour’s drive north of London. All major routes into Peterborough have yellow road signs directing you to the Festival of Antiques.

By Road

The Festival of Antiques is well signposted from all major road routes. The full address is East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE. For Sat Nav please use PE2 6HE.

If you are travelling from Peterborough City Centre then take the Nene Parkway/A1260 and follow directions to Oundle Road/A605. Turn right onto this road, which will lead you directly to the venue. Follow ‘Festival of Antiques’ signage all the way to the East of England Arena/Showground. The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.

Travelling from the A1(M) South – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Arena/Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at the East of England Arena.

By Rail

Trains from Peterborough go to London Kings Cross. There are 4 trains running most hours and the journey is 51 mins. Rail passengers should travel to Peterborough station, located approximately 6 miles from the Showground. Telephone 08457 484950 for rail travel enquiries.

Peterborough is located on the East Coast Main line, which runs from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. There are plenty of frequent trains that run on this network, which makes it accessible to reach Peterborough every hour.

Rail Replacement Coaches leave from the station entrance. The station has its own taxi rank, which means reaching the East of England Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station.


By Taxi

Taxi ranks are located outside the station. The Peterborough Bus Station is located opposite the railway station. The estimated Peterborough Taxi Fare from Peterborough train station to East of England showground is GBP £ 11. The journey usually takes 14 minutes to reach East of England Showground from Peterborough train station (which are 8.864 Miles apart).

Here is a list of local taxi services:

City Cabs Peterborough 01733 341111

Peterborough Cars 01733 704444

Cabline Taxis Peterborough 01733 333 399

Goldstar Cabs Ltd 01733 310777

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


By Bus

For timetable information and routes please telephone the Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. There is a bus each hour leaving Peterborough Arena to Peterborough. It is no 24 leaving Oundle Road at 0957, 1057, 1157, 1257, 1357 and 1642 only. It takes 45 mins.

The following Peterborough lines that pass near the East of England Showground include: 1 & 4X. The nearest bus stop to the Showground is Lynch Wood. The earliest bus that you can get to the East of England Showground is the X4, which arrives at the nearest bus stop at 10:34.

There is also a Stagecoach bus service that runs a half-hourly service during the week, stopping just outside the East of England Arena. The bus number to look for is X4 leaving Bay 15 at Queensgate, Peterborough. The bus stop is located at the Marriott Hotel, Lynchwood. A fifteen-minute walk will bring you to the East of England Arena’s main entrance gate.

By Air

If you are travelling by air then the East of England Arena’s location is a great location to get from London Stansted, London Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham airports. All four of these airports are around 60-90 minutes by car. If you are looking for transport from the airport to the East of England Showground, then there are plenty of taxis to use to get there (please see taxi section).

There are plenty of local hotels to the East of England Arena that you can stay in after your flight, please visit our Peterborough Accommodation for further information on where you can stay! Please note that iacf are not liable for any services used.

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