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The world-renowned Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair is the largest event of its kind in Europe – a world-wide phenomenon. The fair is held at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground attracting thousands of dealers and buyers from around the globe.

With up to 2,500 stands the variety of choice is endless from chandeliers and rugs, to sports memorabilia and paintings to the finest of antiques.

There is only one fair that can hold the ‘Europe’s largest’ crown and that’s Newark!


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Art Inspired Day Trips for the Avid Collector


The United Kingdom is rich in history and culture, which makes it the perfect place for avid collectors and art enthusiasts to explore. Art appreciation trips are a great way to become more informed and inspired, so they are an ideal way to spend time if you have a growing interest or a passion for the world of art and antiques. This article will look at 5 amazing art and antiques inspired day trips across the United Kingdom that would be any collector’s dream.

Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair


Newark, Nottinghamshire

If you’re an avid antiques collector, then you’ve most likely heard of the Newark International Antiques & Collectors Market. This renowned event is the largest of its kind in Europe and boasts everything from glittering chandeliers to vibrant paintings and sports memorabilia. You’re truly spoilt for choice here!

The town itself is a must-visit for history lovers. This thriving historic town is known for its castle, which played a significant role in the Civil War. If you’re interested in finding out more, be sure to book on to the Nottinghamshire Civil War Trail which takes you to kay landmarks which explores this particularly turbulent period in Nottinghamshire’s history.

And if that isn’t enough, Newark hosts a selection of antique shops, which are dotted throughout the town. Just don’t forget to finish off the day with a boat ride along Beeston Marina river and enjoy a drink at the Boathouse Café. Read more...

Posted: 4 May 2021



iacf & LoveAntiques supporting the trade during Covid


As one of the biggest fair organisers in the UK, iacf have had to postpone and cancel several events due to Covid-19. Throughout this period their dealers have been at the forefront of their plans. With the first of their three big fairs in three weeks kicking off next week, we hear more about how they've supported their traders to grow their online businesses during the pandemic, and ambitions for life after lockdown.


iacf and the pandemic

International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (iacf) are organisers of the biggest antiques events in the UK, hosting thousands of antiques dealers and business owners at their events, allowing them to showcase their unique and interesting stock to visitors. 

Unfortunately, the Covid crisis led to the postponement of many events for iacf, including the largest antiques market in Europe, Newark Antiques Market, as well as the Festival of Antiques, Peterborough. Safety of iacf’s visitors, dealers and members of staff were their top priority - meaning events from March - July 2020 were sadly cancelled. 

Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair
Newark Antiques Market

iacf took great care in ensuring that antiques dealers were supported during this difficult time, giving special attention to those struggling to adapt to the move towards online sales.


Covid safe events 

The most important factor for iacf in response to the pandemic was helping all of our visitors, stallholders and staff feel safe and comfortable whilst attending our markets. Changes to our events, such as introducing contactless card payments upon entry, encouraging strict social distancing methods with signage - as well as working closely with venues on the supply of hand sanitiser stations - all helped make our events safer for all. 

Stall sizes were increased to space out each stand and reduce crowding, and when entering buildings visitors were reminded to put on their masks, with stewards giving out fresh face masks to all who required them. Track and trace was mandatory for entry to the markets and we offered visitors the chance to safely check in before the event, helping to save time spent queuing. 

Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair
Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair

Online Support for Dealers

Our antiques dealers were provided with online support throughout the pandemic, helping make up for those important iacf events missed. Guidance on Instagram shopping, website optimisation and how to reach new customers during lockdown was given to many antiques dealers and one-on-one support provided some of them with the opportunity to deliver marketing campaigns through their social media accounts.

Our #iacfDealeroftheDay campaign allowed participating dealers to have the spotlight on them through iacf’s Instagram page, which has 11.9K followers and is growing every day. Dealers’ products were posted with an image, product description and information on how to purchase the item.

Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair

iacf also offered our antiques dealers a
2 months free membership to sell their products through, the number one website for buying and selling antiques. Antiques dealers looking to increase their online presence were able to do so, uploading up to 600 items per month and also having the option to easily create their own websites using LoveAntiques’ user friendly templates. 


New iacf website launch

iacf are excited to announce the launch of our new website next month, helping increase online interest in our markets, improve the user journey and provide a more exciting online experience for visitors and dealers. Watch this space!

Posted: April 2021



Finding upcycling inspiration from Newark Antiques Market

Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair

The drag of lockdown has definitely sparked some creativity in many people. At iacf, we are ethical enthusiasts, and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the increase in upcycling and DIY projects, specifically using antiques and vintage items.

Scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest has had a huge impact on people’s motivation to do projects themselves, with many interior designers offering fun content based around tips on how to upcycle and decorate your home yourself, it’s no wonder why a spark of creativity has been raised!

When scrolling through Instagram ourselves, we came across this stunning upcycled bathroom sink, a piece found at Newark Antiques Markets by Vintage Home Staging (Karen Murray, @vintagehomestaging).

“Bathroom sink counters are usually so boring, off the shelf cheaply made things that I can’t face parting with my money for one…” Karen exclaims. “I would always rather find an interesting vintage unit with some history behind it as well as being of far better quality.”

We couldn’t agree more, and it’s so great to see a piece found at iacf antiques markets used beautifully in Karen’s home, see what you think for yourself...Read more...


Posted: 17 February 2021 by Eve Oliver




Newark Survival Guide

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A selection of exhibits at the Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair


Posted: 24 February 2021




Newark : The Local Area


Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair

Newark Castle Newark-Upon-Trent


Europe's largest antiques market takes place in Nottinghamshire, the home of everyone's favourite outlaw Robin Hood.

Nottinghamshire is a fitting location for such a phenomenal antiques event, being a county steeped in history. Here you'll find ancient underground caves, Ice Age drawings at Creswell Craggs and in Nottingham itself the site where the English Civil War began when King Charles I raised his standard in 1642. The Newark International Antiques & Collectors Market takes place at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground in Winthorpe, just 5 minutes from the historic market own of Newark-on-Trent. Why not combine your visit to the fair with a stay in the region for a break packed full of activity?

You could further your interest in all things from days gone by with a trip to the award winning attraction Galleries of Justice. You could visit Southwell and see the splendour of its Minster.

Or why not make your trip a combination of contemporary and classic and indulge in further retail therapy in Nottingham city centre? Fitting for a city that was once home to style icon Paul Smith, you'll find fabulous clothes shops, and many stylish bars and restaurants to round off your trip perfectly.

To find out more about the region which is home to Europe's largest antiques event visit:






Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair

Plenty of eclectic treasure at Newark!


 Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair

Tramps (UK) Ltd - Vintage shutter doors.


Antiques News & Fairs - Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair 

George Adams Interiors - Counter made up with drawers and Georgian panelling to sides . Freestanding.


Event: The Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair
Organiser: IACF
Venue: Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground, Nottinghamshire


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