2013 Spring Antique Show Guide

Got cabin fever? Are you dying to bust out of your wintery abode and hit the road for some antique pickin’? Looking to plot out your travel calendar this spring for some antiquing adventures? Well, look no further…here’s a quick list of some DO NOT miss shows for the Mid Atlantic region:

I bet there are lots of great treasures waiting for you inside this building!

I bet there are lots of great treasures waiting for you inside this building!

What: DC Big Flea Market
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2013 – Rain or Shine! 9am – 5pm
Where: Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA
How much: $8 admission fee – good for the entire weekend!
What’s gonna be there: 300 vendors from around the country, bringing you one of the Mid Atlantic’s largest antiques and collectibles shows.
More info: www.facebook.com/events/278137342242084/
Need more info? Watch this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N56DBe_ZP60

If you are serious about early American furniture and decor, then this is the show for you!

If you are serious about early American furniture and decor, then this is the show for you!

What: The Philadelphia Antiques Show
When: April 13-15, 2013 – 11am – 6pm (special preview April 12th from 6pm – 9:30pm)
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
How much: $20 admission fee
What’s gonna be there: Looking for that museum quality piece of early Americana for our estate? Then this show is for you! The Show is now recognized as the finest and most prestigious Show in the United States, offering diverse furnishings and decorative arts for both the period and modern American home. Bring your check books…I have a feeling this one will be expensive!!
More info: www.thephiladelphiaantiquesshow.org
Need more info? Read this: www.philadelphiaantiquesweek.com/2012/10/15/2013-philadelphia-antiques-art-show-announced/

Joe Adams of Yesteryear Antiques at Liberty Antiques Festival (Photo: www.ourstate.com)

Joe Adams of Yesteryear Antiques at Liberty Antiques Festival (Photo: http://www.ourstate.com)

What: Liberty Antique Festival
When: Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 2013 – Rain or Shine! 8am – 5pm
Where: Pike Family Farm, Liberty N.C.
How much: $7 admission fee
What’s gonna be there: 400 dealers from more than 25 states pack a 100-acre farm with 18th-20th Century antiques. No craft and no reproductions! Sounds like a good time to me!
More info: www.libertyantiquesfestival.com
Need more info? Read this: www.ourstate.com/liberty-antiques-festival

I've been to this event twice and always had a blast. Now I'm wondering why didn't purchase this awesome cola sign!!

I’ve been to this event twice and always had a blast. Now I’m wondering why I didn’t purchase this awesome cola sign!!

What: 52nd Shenandoah Antiques Expo
When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 10, 11 & 12, 2013 – 10am – 5pm (Saturday – 9am – 5pm) (Sunday – closes at 4pm) Rain or Shine!
Where: Augusta Expo Center, Fishersville, VA
How much: $5 admission fee (or buy a 3-day pass on Friday for $10!)
What’s gonna be there: 300 dealers inside and outside the expo center! Dealers are set up in three exhibition halls, four large barns and tents outside. Everything from high end early American to fresh rusty pickin’s right off the truck! My advice…bring CASH, wear comfy walking shoes and bring a tote bag for your treasures. I’ve been and my experience is that the better deals are outside.
More info: http://heritagepromotions.net/events.htm
Need more info? Read this: https://thesavvyseeker.com/2012/05/21/2012-fishersville-antique-expo/

One day, I WILL get to this show!!! But how will haul all my treasures home??

One day, I WILL get to this show!!! But how will haul all my treasures home?? (photo: Masslive.com)

What: Brimfield Spring Antique Show
When: Tuesday – Sunday, May 14-19, 2013 – Sun up to sun down! Rain or Shine!
Where: Brimfield, MA
How much: $5 admission fee (though off street parking ranges from $3 – $10)
What’s gonna be there: One of the biggest open air antique/flea shows in the United States! Yowzers!! More than 6,000 dealers and it takes place around 21 open fields! This show is held three times a year and is well known among antique lovers to be the quintessential show for anyone looking for a treasure!
More info: www.brimfieldshow.com
Need more info? Read this: www.brimfield.com OR www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/brimfield_antiques_show_has_a.html

This show is on my to-do list as well! I've heard it's a great show with a good eclectic mix of goods for sale.

This show is on my to-do list as well! I’ve heard it’s a great show with a good eclectic mix of goods for sale.

What: Clover Market
When: May 19, 2013 – 10am – 5pm – Rain or Shine! (There’s also another Clover Market on April 14th)
Where: Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA
How much: No admission fee
What’s gonna be there: The Clover Market is an open-air market in downtown Ardmore PA (just outside Philly) featuring 100+ vendors with antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, handmade items, original art & artisan crafts.
More info: clovermarket.blogspot.com
Need more info? Watch this: clovermarket.blogspot.com/p/pictures.html

If you go to one of these shows, let me know how it was and what treasure you scored! What show will you be going to this spring?

Copyright 2013. The Savvy Seeker blog by Erin Hurley-Brown. All Rights Reserved.

2 thoughts on “2013 Spring Antique Show Guide

  1. Wish I could go to them all! But you inspired me to start making note of the shows in my area of the country in preparation for the warmer weather that will come ‘some day’!

    • Hi Lauren! Me too! I love going to antique shows in the spring because everyone just seems so happy to be out and about and enjoying better weather:) Plus, you get to see all the great antiques that the dealers have been storing away all winter:) Have fun…happy hunting!

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