The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair had its first annual exhibition in 2014 and since then has grown from strength to strength. The venue for this fair is Petworth House, a famous National Trust property in the UK, in the picturesque market town of Petworth. The house was inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe and has one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust. This has proved to be the perfect location and attracts thousands of eager visitors each year.
In its spacious marquee, the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair has around 60 exhibitors, predominantly members of The British Antique Dealers’ Association and LAPADA. The chosen vendors are carefully vetted, so visitors to the fair can shop happily with the assurance of quality and authenticity. The vendors often display some of their unique pieces for the first time at this fair, so collectors can enjoy the chance to find some antiques new to the market.
Vendors at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair offer for sale a wide range of desirable items. These range from furniture, sculpture, glass, lighting fixtures, photography, jewelry/”>jewelry & watches, to silver, paintings, drawings, ceramics, clocks, 20th-century design objects, maps, prints, militaria, oriental carpets, tribal art, historical medals, aeronautical, and many other decorative and unique works of art spanning the centuries. The ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped country park provides an incredible backdrop for this annual antiques fair.
Visitors to the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair enjoy free access to Petworth House during the span of the fair, which takes place over three days in May. A fee of £10 is required to enter the antique fair. However, visitors who register online in advance can enter the fair for free. National Trust members may also attend the antiques fair free of charge.
To stay energized and make the very most out of the event, light refreshments are available outside the marquee and a fuller range of meals is provided in the restaurant inside the fair. Parking is free and plentiful, so there is no need to arrive at the crack of dawn to make sure of your place!