Antiques and Fine Art Fair NEC 2024 dates

Spurred on by the success of its inaugural three-day Antiques and Fine Arts Fair at the NEC Birmingham last year, the organisers have announced dates for 2024 as well as a brand-new, additional venue.

Ceramics collector John Andrews, who is the driving force behind Classic Antique Fairs, said he is busy planning this year’s fairs and intends to make them even bigger and better.  

“We were so buoyed up by the response from dealers and visitors to our first event that we have decided to hold several more,” said John, who added that he would be working again with InLoco Events on the arrangements.  

As well as a fair at the NEC in time for Christmas, running from Friday November 29 to Sunday December 1, John has also secured dates in July – Friday July 12 to Sunday July 14.  

John has also chosen a brand-new venue which has not been used before for an Antiques Fair – Hall 5 at Farnborough International Airport’s Exhibition & Conference Centre. The event there will run from Friday September 20 to Sunday September 22.  

“I am delighted to have found this space because it is convenient geographically for many of our loyal dealers and for visitors. It has secure, drive-in access entrance foyers so it will be ideal for setting up stands that will attract buyers as Farnborough is ideally placed for visitors from London and the south,” said John. 

“We have had so many inquiries about future events that I am pleased to be able to confirm the dates now. I am looking forward to re-creating the same atmosphere and quality of stands that we had before as I know there were some excellent sales and we look forward to seeing our numbers grow.” 

Among those dealers who will be returning are leading authorities on Art Deco and Art Nouveau sculpture and glass, Hickmet Fine Art; Cotswold based specialists in fine English furniture, WR Harvey; Julian Eade, specialist in Doulton pottery and porcelain; Jewellers Scarab London; long establish clock and watch specialists Kembery Clocks; Clarice Cliff and Moorcroft collector Andrew Muir and family-run Art World Gallery.